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Our Professionals

Scott M. Hill

Partner

Bio
Education
Representative Experience
Court Admissions
Honors
Professional Memberships
Community Involvement

Our Professionals

Scott M. Hill

Partner

HILL@HITEFANNING.COM
Bio
Education
Representative Experience
Court Admissions
Honors
Professional Memberships
Community Involvement

Bio

Firm partner, Scott Hill, is an experienced business attorney and also brings a wide breadth of knowledge to the areas of business transactions, banking and bankruptcy litigation. In addition, he offers extensive experience in the areas of construction, corporate law, real property, probate, estate planning and civil litigation. 

In addition to Scott’s experience in providing legal guidance to business professionals on a multitude of issues, Scott holds an undergraduate business degree and a M.B.A.  Whether representing clients in multi-million-dollar transactions, providing guidance to small and medium-sized businesses or successfully litigating matters related to construction defects, foreclosures, and loan defaults, Scott can be counted on to offer practical advice based on his solid knowledge of the law and business experience. His ability to efficiently and effectively focus on his clients’ business decisions makes him a valuable resource in determining the best course of action tailored to their specific needs.

Scott is admitted to practice in Kansas state and federal courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit. He has been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition, 2009-2017.

Scott serves on the firm’s three-person Management Committee and devotes significant time to firm management and marketing matters. 

When he’s not at the office, Scott brings his focus and work ethic to running, having completed more than 100 marathon or longer running events, including eight 100-mile ultramarathon single day runs. And, of course, Scott and his wife enjoy raising their family and volunteering in our vibrant community.

Education

  • Independence Community College, A.A., 1998
  • Pittsburg State University, B.B.A., 2000, magna cum laude
    • Student Body President, 1999-2000
  • Washburn University, M.B.A., 2003
  • Washburn Law School, J.D., 2003, with honors
    • Member of Law Journal, 2001-2003
  • Year Started practicing: 2003

Representative Experience

Banking & Financial Services

Represented local and national banking institutions in multi-million dollar commercial and multi-residential foreclosure actions and subsequent work-out financing arrangements. Represented a large local bank in multi-million-dollar commercial loans including multi-state securitization.  Represented various banks on regulatory and administrative issues. 

Business & Corporate Law

Represented numerous local, regional and national businesses on corporate formation, M&A and corporate restructuring, shareholder relations, franchising negotiations and compliance, and multi-state transactional matters. Represented area and regional construction contractors in both contract negotiation and construction disputes.

Real Estate

Represented various individuals and firms on real estate acquisitions, sales, due diligence, compliance, regulatory negotiations, leasing, and financing matters.  Represented various firms on condemnation matters. 

Business Litigation

Represented individuals and firms in business disputes in areas of real estate, employment, banking, construction, franchising, fraud, shareholder disputes, and fiduciary liability.

Civil Litigation

Represented both individuals and firms and both plaintiffs and defendants on liability matters ranging from foreclosures, contracts, bankruptcy, probate, business and property damage torts, to consumer protection.

Bankruptcy

Represented Chapter 7 Trustee in widely varied adversary litigation in areas of asset turnover, preferences, and fraud. Represented creditors in Chapters 7, 11 and 13 in areas of claims, stay relief and dischargeability. 

Court Admissions

  • Kansas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2005

Honors

  • Kansas Bar Foundation "Fellow"
  • Preeminent AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, 2009-2017
  • Kansas Bar Association “Outstanding Young Lawyer,” 2008
  • Kansas Bar Association “Outstanding Service Award,” 2018
  • Wichita Bar Journal “40 Under 40,” 2008
  • Wichita Bar Association "President's Award," 2011 and 2019
  • Wichita Bar Association Bar-o-Meter Co-Editor, 2016-2020

Professional Memberships

  • Wichita Bar Association, Member: 2003-present; Young Lawyer’s President 2006-2007; Technology Committee Chair 2008-2011; Bar-O-Meter Committee 2010-Present Co-Editor 2016- present; Business Law Committee 2014-Present; Real Estate Committee 2014-Present; Technology Committee 2006-2015, 2019- Present; Bankruptcy Committee 2014- Present
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member: 2003-present; Young Lawyer’s President 2008-2009
  • American Bar Association, Member: 2003-present; Young Lawyer’s Division District Representative, Kansas and Missouri 2009-2011
  • Kansas Bar Foundation, Board Member: 2013-present; Executive Committee Member: 2015-2016; Secretary/Treasurer: 2018-2019; President Elect: 2019-2020; IOLTA Committee Chair, 2018-2020

Community Involvement

  • Information Network of Kansas Inc., Board of Directors 2014-2017; Treasurer 2016-2017
  • Pittsburg State University, Sedgwick County Champion 2011-Present
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), Board Member 2006-2011
  • Coach for LLS Team in Training Program, 2006-2014
  • Junior Achievement community classroom volunteer, 2005-2007
  • Kansas Defenders, Inc. Board of Directors 2014- Present; Volunteer Basketball Coach 2014- Present
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