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Eat Better, Work Better, and Protect Data Better: New Year Resolutions for the Tax Professional and Useful Tips

To read this Alert as a PDF, click here. January brings a fresh start for many businesses as they gear up for the New Year. It is when tax professionals meet with clients and request financial records to prepare tax returns for the prior...

Surprise! Privacy Compliance Does Affect You. What to Expect in 2023.

To read this Alert in PDF format, click here. Have you recently received notices from vendors, social media platforms, or other service providers about updates to their privacy policies? You might be wondering what all this privacy buzz is about or,...

Employee Benefits

Deadline Reminder – Gag Clause Attestations Due by Year’s End

As you may be aware, the first annual Gag Clause Prohibition Compliance Attestation (GCPCA) – which was mandated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and which nearly all group health plans and health insurance issuers must complete –...

Good News for Small Employers: Changes to Plan Audit Requirement Counting Methods

Revisions to the Form 5500 released earlier this year are about to make life a little easier for many small employers that sponsor defined contribution plans. Specifically, the revised form reflects a change to the methodology small employers must...

The Impending End of the National and Public Health Emergencies and Its Effect on Health and Welfare Plans

On January 30, 2023, President Biden issued the long-anticipated announcement that the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies will end soon. (Yes, two different “emergencies” are currently in effect, with different consequences flowing...

SECURE ACT 2.0: IMPACT ON RETIREMENT PLANS

To read the Alert in PDF format, click here. On December 29, 2022, the President signed legislation that makes major changes to the current laws governing retirement plans. These changes have an impact on all retirement plans and will require plan...

COBRA: New Required and Recommended Notices

To read this Alert in PDF format, click here. In our recent Alert on March 25, 2021 (see here), we briefly addressed some of the latest COBRA developments regarding (i) how to calculate COBRA deadlines now that the COVID-19-inspired suspension of...

COBRA: New Developments – Suspended Deadlines

To read this Alert in PDF format, click here. If you’re an employer and you offer a group health plan to your employees that is subject to COBRA, you will be affected by two recent developments coming out of Washington: New Guidance Regarding...

Employment Law

Surprise! Privacy Compliance Does Affect You. What to Expect in 2023.

To read this Alert in PDF format, click here. Have you recently received notices from vendors, social media platforms, or other service providers about updates to their privacy policies? You might be wondering what all this privacy buzz is about or,...

BREAKING NEWS: SUPREME COURT ALLOWS CMS VACCINE MANDATE TO BE ENFORCED

To read this alert as a PDF, click here. Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a narrow 5 to 4 decision, lifted two injunctions blocking a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Vaccine Mandate.  This means CMS may...

BREAKING NEWS: SUPREME COURT STAYS THE OSHA SHOT-OR-TEST RULE

To read this alert as a PDF, click here.  This afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6 to 3 decision, issued a stay against the OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (the “ETS”).  This means that OSHA is...

OSHA SHOT-OR-TEST MANDATE BACK IN EFFECT: NEW DEADLINES IN EARLY 2022

On Friday, December 17, 2021, a divided three-judge panel for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (the “OSHA ETS”). With the stay removed, the OSHA ETS is...

NATIONWIDE INJUNCTION ISSUED AGAINST FEDERAL CONTRACTOR COVID-19 MANDATE

To read this Alert in PDF format, click here. Yesterday afternoon (December 7, 2021), a federal district court in Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for...

UPDATE ON OSHA & CMS VACCINE MANDATES

We have continued to monitor court cases regarding the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Interim Rule. This Alert summarizes important new information we have learned recently about those rules that...

Estate Planning

Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)

On January 1, 2021, Congress enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). The main purpose of the CTA is to protect the United States financial system from being used for money laundering and other illicit activities. Effective January 1, 2024,...

FDIC Insured Amounts for Common Types of Accounts

FDIC Insured Amounts for Common Types of Accounts While most Americans know that their bank deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, also known as the FDIC, few understand how their coverage is determined.  Fewer still...

Warning! Your ILIT Could Become Subject to Estate Tax

Warning! Your ILIT Could Become Subject to Estate Tax Death of the Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) The proposed tax legislation in Washington includes a lurking surprise for many who have used an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) to...

House Committee Reconciliation Bill Requires Clients to Act Now to Lock In Estate Tax Savings

House Committee Reconciliation Bill Requires Clients to Act Now to Lock In Estate Tax Savings To read this alert as a PDF, click here.  The House Ways and Means Committee recently submitted its proposed language for the massive reconciliation...

Beware Potential 2021 Gift Tax Trap

For 2021, the gift and estate tax exemption under current law is $11.7 million per person. Many pundits and articles have warned people about making gifts in 2021 that could become taxable if tax reform legislation is made retroactive to January 1,...

Now What? Post-Election Estate Tax Planning Recommendations

Now that Biden has been sworn in as the President of the United States AND the House and Senate are controlled by the Democrats, creating a unified government, many people are asking, “Now What?” when it comes to various estate tax planning...

Litigation & Product Liability

Hinkle Law Firm Member assists with $1.45B Halcón Resources deal.

Member John Broomes assisted Houston-based oil and gas explorer Halcón Resources with a $1.45B acquisition in the Bakken Shale. Halcón bought producing and undeveloped oil and gas assets in North Dakota's Williston Basin from Petro-Hunt LLC....

Medical Malpractice Litigation

Warning: Scammers Impersonating DEA Agents Are Calling Doctors for Sensitive Information

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning the public of a widespread fraud scheme in which telephone scammers impersonate DEA agents in an attempt to steal personal identifiable or sensitive information from doctors or other health care...

New Legislation Updates Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Requirements for Healthcare Providers

On May 19, 2021, Governor Kelly approved and signed S.B. 78, a lengthy insurance bill, into law. This law relates to various aspects of insurance requirements. Most importantly, however, this law amends the Healthcare Stabilization Fund (the...

H.B. 2126: Providing Protection to Nursing Home Facilities from COVID-19-related Claims

On April 9, 2021, Governor Kelly signed H.B. 2126 into law, which provides immunity to nursing home facilities from certain COVID-19-related claims.  This is a long-awaited win for nursing home facilities, which were initially excluded from such...

The Emerging World of Medicine – Kansas’s Telemedicine Standards and Regulations

In general, telehealth practice standards and rules governing where and how telehealth may be used to deliver care is largely determined at the state level. Federal laws create some legal considerations for telehealth providers, including the...

Kansas’s 2020 COVID-19 Legislation (HB 2016) – What Does it Mean for Doctors

During the 2020 Special Session, the Kansas Legislature presented to Governor Laura Kelly HB 2016.  HB 2016 is a response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas. HB 2016 provides, among other things, certain relief related to healthcare issues...

Text Messaging in the Workplace – Think Before You Send

Text Messaging in the Workplace – Think Before You Send Text messaging has changed the way healthcare providers communicate with one another in the workplace. Most providers carry smartphones or tablets with them throughout the day, and many use...

Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas Update: COVID-19

With the current state of the economy and events happening worldwide, it may be a good time to review your leases to determine the minimum obligations that must be met to maintain them in force and what protections they may provide in the event of...

Tax & Business Law

Taxpayer Guide to the CARES Act

Taxpayer Guide to the CARES Act The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was approved by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020.  The CARES Act is a $2.2 Trillion Dollar tax-and-spending package intended to provide...

The EIDL Loan Program

By Krystle Dalke To view and download this Alert as a pdf, click here.  We recently published an alert discussing the Paycheck Protection Program (the “Program”) provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or “CARES...

PAYCHECK PROTECTION LOANS

By Laura Fent, with contributions by Scott Pohl, Scott MacBeth, Chris Arellano, and Krystle Dalke To view and download this Alert as a pdf, click here.  Last updated May 14, 2020 One of the most helpful set of provisions to small businesses in...

There’s No Place Like Home?

KANSAS ESTABLISHES “STAY HOME” ORDER - EFFECTIVE MARCH 30, 2020 On March 28, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16 to be effective March 30, 2020.  The order notes that several Kansas counties have already issued...

IRS Makes Significant Changes to Audit Rules for Partnerships and LLC’s

This ALERT is relevant to you if: • Your company is a partnership or limited liability company (LLC) taxed as a partnership; or • You own an interest in a partnership or limited liability company taxed as a partnership. You may download a...

Preparing for a Healthcare Transaction Sale

Preparing for a Healthcare Transaction Sale – Member, Laura D. Fent As you prepare for a Healthcare Transaction Sale, there are many things to keep in mind to ensure a smooth transaction for both parties. Sales Process The sales process...

seminars & presentations

Hinkle Law Firm attorneys speak at a variety of seminars and presentations throughout the year. Each is designed to educate attendees on relevant and important topics in their field. Our attorneys break down complex legal matters so attendees can walk away with actionable information.

Below is a listing of upcoming seminars and presentations. For questions on these events, contact Melissa Smith.

   

 – We are pleased to host the Wichita Healthcare Academy lunch and learns. Click here to learn more. 

News

Hinkle Law Firm LLC Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024

Hinkle Law Firm LLC has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by US News –  Best Lawyers®, regionally in 27 practice areas. The list, below, honors the hard work of our attorneys in our Wichita and Lenexa offices. This...

Best Lawyers Recognizes 31 Hinkle Law Firm Attorneys in 2024 Edition

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC Expands Chambers USA Ranking

Hinkle Law Firm LLC expanded its Chambers USA ranking with four practice areas and five individual attorneys listed in the 2023 guide. Hinkle Law Firm's Labor & Employment practice area joined the prestigious publication's list of best law firms...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC Announces Managing Members for 2023

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce its new Managing Members for 2023. Effective January 1, Mark Maloney joined Eric Namee and Scott Schillings as Managing Members to manage the Firm’s day-to-day operations and strategic planning. The...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC Ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms”

Hinkle Law Firm LLC has been ranked in the 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 25 practice areas. The list, below, honors the hard work of our attorneys in our Wichita and Lenexa offices. This is the thirteenth...

Hinkle Attorneys Secure Unanimous Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Trial

Hinkle Law Firm LLC attorneys Greg Young and Brian White secured a unanimous defense verdict in a case involving allegations of medical malpractice against our client. After 8 days of trial, the jury of 12 unanimously returned the defense verdict,...

Twenty-seven Hinkle Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for 2023

Hinkle Law Firm LLC has twenty-seven attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are...

Hinkle Law Firm Recognized as 2022 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm LLC has been named a “Best Law Firm” in several practice areas by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2022. The list, below, honors the hard work of our attorneys in our Wichita and Lenexa offices. This is the...

Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2022

Hinkle Law Firm has twenty-two attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are...

COVID-19 v. Criminal Defendants

One of the most complex problems lawmakers must resolve during the COVID-19 pandemic is what to do about criminal defendants awaiting trial, especially when disruptions to courts' standard operating procedures occur. Member John Rapp and summer law...

Hinkle Law Firm Recognized as 2021 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm LLC was recognized as a Best Law Firm in a number of practice areas by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers(R) for 2021. The list, below, recognizes the hard work of our attorneys in our Wichita and Lenexa offices. This is the...

Hinkle Law Firm Makes Significant Hires

At a time when some firms national have paused hiring, Hinkle Law Firm continues its growth by adding six new attorneys. Blair C. Bohm, Lindsey R. Freihoff, Jesse J. Gutierrez, and Kayla L. Stavinoha have joined the firm as Associate Attorneys....

Twenty-Three Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2021

Hinkle Law Firm has twenty-three attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are...

Mitchell L. Herren confirmed by United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals as Federal bankruptcy judge for the District of Kansas

We are pleased to share that on Friday, July 24, Mitchell L. Herren was confirmed by the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals as the newest Federal bankruptcy judge for the District of Kansas. He replaces Judge Robert Nugent who retired...

Hinkle Law Firm Completes Move to The District at Lenexa City Center

Hinkle Law Firm LLC has relocated their office from 6800 College Boulevard in Overland Park to the fourth floor of Penn I in City Center Lenexa. The first day of business in the new office was Monday, April 27, 2020. The Lenexa office is home to...

Megan S. Monsour Joins Hinkle Law Firm LLC

Megan S. Monsour, a family building attorney with over a decade of experience in adoption, collaborative reproduction, and child permanency litigation, has joined Hinkle Law Firm LLC. Megan’s practice includes representing hopeful adoptive...

Hinkle Law Firm Recognized as 2020 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm LLC was recognized as a Best Law Firm in a number of practice areas by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers(R) for 2020. The list, below, recognizes the hard work of our attorneys in our Wichita and Overland Park offices. This...

Twenty-Three Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2020

Hinkle Law Firm has twenty-three attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are...

Scott J. Schneider joins Hinkle Law Firm LLC

Hinkle Law Firm establishes Topeka office with addition of attorney Scott J. Schneider to lead its Governmental Relations practice Scott J. Schneider, a Wichita native with over twenty years of experience in government relations, has joined...

Mark McFarland Joins Hinkle Law Firm LLC

Mark McFarland, a Lenexa resident with over thirty years of experience, has joined Hinkle Law Firm LLC. McFarland’s practice includes serving design professionals, representing corporate clients, and litigating business matters. He will office in...

Winton Hinkle, 1942-2019

Winton Hinkle - Articulate. Calm. Professional. Principled. Intelligent and adept at breaking down complex matters so laymen could understand. All are descriptions fellow attorneys use for Winton Hinkle, a founder of the firm in 1987. Well before...

Twenty Hinkle Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm has thirteen attorneys named 2018 Super Lawyers and the seven attorneys named 2018 Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this...

Hinkle Law Firm Recognized as 2019 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm LLC was recognized as a Best Law Firm in a number of practice areas by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers(R) for 2019. The list, below, recognizes the hard work of our attorneys in both our Wichita and Overland Park offices....

Medical Malpractice Defense Team Gets Another Win

On September 7, thanks to the work of our Medical Malpractice Defense team, a jury found No Fault by a Sedgwick County community health mental agency and one of its psychiatrists in the death of a patient. Members Gregory S. Young and Brian L. White...

Twenty Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2019

Hinkle Law Firm has twenty attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are reviewed...

Hinkle Law Firm continues growth with the addition of three new attorneys

Hinkle Law Firm LLC continues its strategic growth by adding three new attorneys to the Wichita office. Krystle M. S. Dalke, Lora J. Smith, and Jeffrey A. Wilson each joined the firm as associate attorneys. Dalke and Wilson will support the firm’s...

Chambers USA Ranks Hinkle Attorneys Among Kansas’s Top Lawyers For 2018

Chambers USA recognized six Hinkle Law Firm attorneys for the 2018 publication year. The following attorneys were recognized in their respective categories: David M. Rapp Litigation – White Collar & Govt Investigations (Band...

John W. Broomes to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas

On April 12, 2018 the Senate confirmed John W. Broomes to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas (https://www.congress.gov/nomination/115th-congress/988). Judge Broomes was nominated by President Trump in September of 2017. ...

Medical Malpractice Defense Team Gets Great Win

The Hinkle Law Firm medical malpractice defense team, led by Gregory Young and Mark Maloney, recently completed a four week jury trial involving the defense of three physicians.  The defendant physicians were resident physicians at the time of...

Hinkle Law Firm Announces Changes for 2018

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce its Managing Members for 2018. Effective January 1, L. Dale Ward and Scott Schillings joined Eric Namee as Managing Members to lead the Firm in its strategic vision for continued growth. Ward and Schillings...

Michelle Stewart receives defense verdict for her client

Defense Verdict! Hinkle Member Michelle Stewart successfully defended her client before a Johnson County jury in the case of National Surety Corporation vs. United Heating & Cooling Inc., with the jury returning a verdict 12-0 for the...

Hinkle Law Firm recognized as Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm LLC was recognized as a Best Law Firm in a number of practice areas by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers(R) for 2018. The list, below, recognizes the hard work of our attorneys in both our Wichita and Overland Park offices....

Hinkle Law Firm Helps to Recognize HR Professionals in Wichita

Hinkle Law Firm was a sponsor of this year's Wichita Business Journal HR professionals. Nearly two dozen HR professionals were recognized for their work in the field of human resources and for their work in the Wichita community at a luncheon on...

Seventeen Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2018

Hinkle Law Firm has seventeen Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC celebrates Best Doctors

Last Thursday evening, Hinkle Law Firm was proud to help celebrate and recognize the Best Doctors recipients in the Wichita area. Member Chris Arellano shares why it was important to us to recognize those in the medical community who do exceptional...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC bankruptcy practice scores victory

Martin R. Ufford, a Member in Hinkle Law Firm’s bankruptcy practice, scored a major victory last week on behalf of client American Enterprise Bank based out of Chicago. Martin was able to win a summary judgment motion that he filed for his client,...

2016 Hinkle Law Firm Employment Law & Employee Benefits Seminar

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to invite you to its 2016 Employment Law & Employee Benefits Seminar. Presented by our experienced employment law and employee benefits attorneys, this full-day seminar is jam-packed with current, practical, and...

Hinkle Law Firm Opens New East Office

Hinkle Law Firm LLC, one of the state’s preeminent law firms with offices in Wichita and Overland Park, is pleased to announce that their new office in the Hinkle Law Building, located at 1617 N. Waterfront Parkway, is open for business. “The...

Hinkle defense team gets solid win

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Hinkle Law Firm LLC defense team of Mark R. Maloney and Gregory S. Young obtained a defense verdict on behalf of two general surgeons in a medical malpractice lawsuit.  The case was tried in Saline County,...

The New Overtime Exemption Regulations: What Employers Need to Know – October 3 & 11

 Millions of employees will be affected by the Department of Labor’s new Overtime Exemption Regulations that become effective December 1, 2016. To help employers figure out how to deal with these regulations, our experienced wage/hour attorneys...

13 HINKLE LAW FIRM ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2017 BEST LAWYERS® IN AMERICA LIST

Hinkle Law Firm has thirteen Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are reviewed...

Hinkle Continues to Grow with the Addition of New Attorney

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is proud to announce attorney Mark Maloney has joined the firm as a Member. Mark has 25 years of experience representing hospitals, assisted living/long term care facilities, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician...

Hinkle Attorneys Receive 2015 Super Lawyers Designation

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to congratulate the 15 attorneys named 2015 Super Lawyers, and the 7 attorneys named Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to...

2015 HINKLE LAW FIRM EMPLOYMENT LAW & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SEMINAR

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to invite you to its 2015 Employment Law & Employee Benefits Seminar. Presented by our experienced employment law and employee benefits attorneys, this full-day seminar is jam-packed with current, practical, and...

Hinkle Law Firm Is Moving To Waterfront

Hinkle Law Firm has announced it will consolidate its two Wichita offices, consisting of 40 lawyers and 70 employees, into a new facility in Wichita’s Waterfront development. Hinkle will occupy three of the building’s seven floors and will have...

If You Want To Have A Chance To Discharge Your Income Tax Liability, You Must File Your Tax Returns On Time

In some circumstances, it is possible to discharge in bankruptcy certain income tax liabilities, including the taxes themselves, penalties and interest. However, in a decision handed down on December 29, 2014 by the United States Court of Appeals for...

13 Hinkle Law Firm Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

Hinkle Law Firm  is pleased to announce that 13 lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the...

Hinkle Attorney Gives Welcome In Kansas Connects Magazine

Trinidad Galdean, Kansas SHRM President, authors message in Kansas Connects Magazine. The magazine is supplied to over 2,600 human resources professionals in the Mid-West.  Trinidad frequently advises human resource professionals and management on a...

Steven Smith Listed As A Presenter At The 2015 Kansas SHRM Annual Conference.

Steven P. Smith will speak at the 2015 Kansas SHRM Annual Conference in Overland Park, Kansas. On September 24th, Smith will present on “Keeping up with the ACA: What employers need to know." There are only a few select attorneys asked to speak at...

Michelle Stewart Named Fellow Of Litigation Counsel Of America

Kansas City attorney Michelle R. Stewart, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Ms. Stewart is a leader in the litigation practice group and is the Member in charge of the firm’s Overland Park office. A 1996 graduate...

J. Philip Davidson Named Fellow Of Litigation Counsel Of America

Attorney J. Philip Davidson, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Davidson leads Hinkle’s litigation practice group. A 1987 graduate of the University of Kansas, he received his Juris Doctor degree from Washburn...

Firm Announces New Managing Members

The firm is pleased to announce the election of Michael Herd, Eric Namee, and Edward Nazar as managing members.  They will jointly manage the firm’s day-to-day operations and strategic planning.  Michael Herd has practiced in the Wichita...

Chambers USA ranks Hinkle Attorneys Among Kansas’s Top Lawyers

The prestigious Chambers & Partners USA has recognized Hinkle Law Firm LLC as one of the top U.S. firms.  It also has individually recognized Trinidad Galdean, Michael Herd, Mitchell Herren, David Rapp and Dale Ward each as top attorneys in...

Hinkle to Host Employee Benefits Institute of Kansas City/ University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law Workshop

Hinkle Law Firm is proud to announce that it is hosting, in partnership with AGH Employer Solutions and UMKC School of Law, a presentation by John W. Mayers, Associate Regional Director of the Kansas City Regional Office, U.S. Department of Labor...

Attorney to Speak at Kansas SHRM 8th Annual Employment Law & Employee Benefits Conference on the Hill.

Attorney Eric Namee is scheduled to present at the Kansas SHRM 8th Annual Employment Law & Employee Benefits Conference on the Hill. The presentation will take place in Topeka, Kansas on February 19th. The title of Namee’s presentation is...

Hinkle Law Firm Announces New Members

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that Christopher Arellano and Matthew Holcomb have been made Members of the firm. Chris’s practice is focused on assisting clients with Healthcare Business Transactions and Corporate and Real Estate...

New Attorney Will Join Hinkle Law Firm

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce that attorney John Rapp will join the firm as a member effective January 2, 2015. The addition of John brings strength to Hinkle’s white collar crime and criminal litigation practice areas.  “We are...

Hinkle Attorneys Win Judgment for Client in Colorado State Court

Hinkle Law Firm trial attorneys won a $2.6 million judgment for a Kansas client in Colorado state court.  The trial involved claims of Hinkle’s client that a former general partner of a closely-held limited partnership had engaged in self-dealing...

Redmond & Nazar to Join Hinkle Law Firm

WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce that the attorneys of Redmond & Nazar, LLP will become members of the firm effective January 1, 2015. Hinkle Law Firm is one of the state’s leading business law firms with offices in...

Hinkle Law Firm ranked in 2015 “Best Law Firms”

Wichita, KS -- Hinkle Law Firm has been ranked in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the following areas: Tier 1, Wichita, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Tier 1, Wichita, Public Finance...

COMPLETE DEFENSE VERDICT GRANTED TO HINKLE LAW FIRM CLIENTS IN JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS

In 2013, a PEO Provider (Hinkle client) hired an employee from another PEO provider in order to start operations in the Kansas City market.  The former employer alleged the employee had a non-compete agreement that prevented him from going to work...

Winton Hinkle To Retire

Winton Hinkle, one of the founding member of the firm, has retired. Hinkle served as senior counsel for the firm for the last several years. His retirement marks the end of a 46-year legal career. A Washburn University graduate and Garden City...

Hinkle Attorneys Receive 2014 Super Lawyers Honors

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to applaud the 12 attorneys named 2014 Super Lawyers, and the 6 attorneys named Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive...

New Attorney Joins Hinkle Law Firm

Wichita, KS -Hinkle Law Firm LLC welcomes Travis Pfannenstiel.  He joins the firm as an associate attorney and will assist in a variety of practice areas, including business and corporate law, real estate, and commercial litigation Travis was...

11 Hinkle Law Firm LLC Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers in America List

Hinkle Law Firm  is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers. Attorneys on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on...

Hinkle Law Firm Announces New Co-Managing Members.

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to announce today that David Rapp and Dale Ward will be joining Mitch Herren as co-managing members of the firm. Dale joined the firm in 1990 and has focused his practice primarily on business, financing and real estate...

Attorney to participate in Panel Discussion regarding Careers in Law

Attorney Steven Smith is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion for undergraduate students who are interested in a legal career. The panel discussion is sponsored by the Political Science Department and will take place Thursday, March 27th on...

Attorney Licensed to Practice Law in State of Missouri

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Greg Young is now licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri.  After practicing in Kansas for the past 18 years, Greg applied to the state of Missouri in order to better serve his and the...

Hinkle Law Firm Announces New Member

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that Ryan Farley has been named a Member of the firm. Ryan’s practice focuses on Estate Planning and Administration, and Family Business Planning. “Ryan has become an important part of our planning team. He...

Hinkle Law Firm Client Granted Judgment as a Matter of Law as a Result of Medical Malpractice Jury Trial.

In 2008, a 35 year old female presented to her primary care physician (PCP - Hinkle's client).  The PCP ordered radiologic evaluation of the lump.  The patient underwent a mammogram and ultrasound to evaluate the palpable lump in her right...

Hinkle Law Firm makes the Wichita Business Journals top 10 website search list.

Hinkle Law Firm makes the Wichita Business Journals top 10 website search list. Hinkle is the only Law Firm to make the 2013 list. Click the link below for the complete...

No Fault Verdict Returned in Favor of Hinkle Law Firm Client.

A Sedgwick County jury affirmed a no fault verdict in favor of a Hinkle Law Firm client who is an internal medicine physician. A 44 year old male underwent an anterior lumbar inter-body fusion. The patient had a history of blood clotting disorder,...

Hinkle Attorneys Receive 2013 Super Lawyers Honors

Hinkle Law Firm has 18 Attorneys named as 2013 Super Lawyers. Congratulations to Peter Collins, Philip Davidson, Trinidad Galdean, Hugh Gill, Mitch Herren, Ken Lang, Dan Peare, Eric Namee, David Rapp, Dale Ward, and Gregory Young. Attorneys Eric...

Steven P. Smith To Speak At Wichita Bar Association Event

Steven P. Smith will speak at the Wichita Bar Association’s Affordable Care Act Continuing Legal Education Seminar.  The seminar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on November 15 and will provide an in depth look at how the Affordable Care Act...

Hinkle Attorneys Receive 2014 Best Lawyers Honors

Hinkle Law Firm has 11 Attorneys named 2014 Best Lawyers.  Congratulations to J. Philip Davidson, Hugh W. Gill, Mitchell L. Herren, Winton M. Hinkle, J. Scott MacBeth, Dan C. Peare, David M. Rapp, Michelle R. Stewart, L. Dale Ward, and Gregory S....

Trinidad P. Galdean has been appointed as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Immigration Section of the Kansas Bar Association

Trinidad P. Galdean has been appointed as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Immigration Section of the Kansas Bar Association. Trinidad’s practice at the firm focuses on immigration and employment law issues. His immigration practice includes advising...

Attorney Presents to Large Group of Employers in Winfield

Cowley First Economic Development Partnership, the Arkansas City and Winfield area chambers of commerce, and the South Central Kansas SHRM Chapter invited Steven P. Smith from the Hinkle Law Firm and Linda Sheppard from the Kansas Insurance...

Steven P. Smith to Present on Healthcare Reform

Steven P. Smith will be making a presentation July 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m. at Southwestern College’s Messenger Hall in Winfield, KS.  Smith will discuss the Affordable Care Act. The presentation is being sponsored by the Winfield Area...

New Attorney Joins Hinkle Law Firm

Wichita, KS -Hinkle Law Firm LLC welcomes Jordan W. Bergkamp. Jordan joins Hinkle as an associate attorney, his primary area of practice is trust and estates. Jordan was raised outside of Garden Plain, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State...

Attorney Scheduled to Speak at the American Truck Associations General Forum for Motor Carrier’s General Counsel.

Attorney Philip Davidson will speak Monday, June 15  to the ATAs litigation centers forum for motor carrier general counsel on the subject of minimum driver physical qualifications and the EEOC. The event will take place in Coeur d'Alene,...

New Attorney Joins Hinkle Law Firm

Wichita, KS -Hinkle Law Firm LLC welcomes David P. Madden. Madden joins the firm as an Of Counsel attorney in the Overland Park office.  Michelle Stewart is excited to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Madden.  She says, "Dave brings litigation...

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms No Fault Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

On May 21, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the jury verdict finding of no fault on the part of a Hinkle Law Firm client. The case involved claims that a doctor failed to diagnosis a patient during an emergency room visit.  The doctor...

Attorney Honored by the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Trinidad Galdean received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service in the Hispanic community.  Over the years, he has served in several roles in the Hispanic Chamber and in assisting the Hispanic community.  He was one of the area leaders who...

New Attorney Joins Hinkle Law Firm

Wichita, KS -Hinkle Law Firm LLC welcomes Matthew F. Namee. Matthew joins Hinkle as an associate attorney, his primary areas of practice will include employee benefits, employment law, and taxation. Matthew is a Wichita, KS native and a graduate...

Steven Smith to Present at Sedgwick County Roundtable.

Attorney, Steven Smith is scheduled to speak at the Sedgwick County Health Care Roundtable on May 8 at the Hyatt in Wichita, KS. This is the 35th year of the Roundtable. It was established to promote dialogue among hospitals, physicians, businesses...

Attorney Brad Schlozman to present at the Pension Focus Conference.

Brad Schlozman is scheduled to speak at the Annual Pension Focus Conference in Branson, Missouri on Friday, May 3. Schlozman will highlight common mistakes that occur in the administration of qualified retirement plans and will then identify the...

March 12, 2013 Workshop – Health Care Reform: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Make Decisions Now – Video Replay

On March 12, 2013, the Employee Benefits attorneys at Hinkle Law Firm LLC presented a workshop titled “Health Care Reform: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Make Decisions Now.” The workshop was designed to dive into the nuts and bolts of...

Attorney to Speak at SHRM Event

Steven P. Smith is scheduled to speak to the Salina (Kansas) Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) at its meeting on February 28, 2013.  Mr. Smith will speak on “The Affordable Care Act: Recent Guidance from the IRS and Other...

Free Workshop – Health Care Reform: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Make Decisions Now

Free Workshop for Employers and HR Professionals                                                                  Dates offered Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m..-...

ATTORNEY TRINIDAD GALDEAN TO SPEAK AT SHRM EVENT

Attorney and current Kansas SHRM President-Elect, Trinidad Galdean, will speak to Human Resource professionals at a seminar entitled, HR leading with the Employment Changes on January 16th in Wichita. Participants will be provided with information...

The U.S. News & World Report Ranks Hinkle Among Top Law Firms in the Country.

The U.S. News Best Law Firms rankings are based on a scrupulous evaluation process that is comprise of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from top attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of...

HINKLE MEMBER ERIC NAMEE TO PRESENT AT KANSAS SHRM

Member Eric Namee is scheduled to present twice at the 2013 SHRM Employee Benefits conference in May.  On May 3, Namee will give a presentation entitled 401(k) Mistakes and How to Fix Them. On the following day he presents How to Protect Your...

Hinkle Attorneys Receive 2012 Super Lawyers Honors.

Hinkle Law Firm has seven Attorneys named to the 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition.  Congratulations to J. Philip Davidson, Mitchell L. Herren, Kenneth R. Lang, Eric S. Namee, David M. Rapp, Dale L. Ward, and Gregory S. Young. Super Lawyers...

Hinkle Law Firm Receives a 2013 Best Law Firm Designation.

Hinkle Law Firm has received a first-tier designation by Best Lawyers- Best Law Firms in the following categories; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, and Trusts...

Member Michelle Stewart is featured in Ingram’s Best Lawyers in Kansas City.

Member Michelle Stewart is profiled in the October issue of Ingram’s Best Lawyers in Kansas City.

Click here to read her profile.

Member Eric Namee to speak to the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

The Society of Financial Service Professionals - Wichita Chapter has invited Hinkle Member Eric Namee to speak at an event November 20, 2012.  The topic is Government Focus on ERISA Plan Fiduciaries (Including Financial Professionals): How to...

Employee Benefits Attorney Steven P. Smith Talks to the Wichita Business Journal About the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Employers will be expected to move “full speed ahead” on implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act now that it has been largely upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, says Steven Smith, an attorney at Hinkle Law Firm LLC. ...

Attorney Hugh Gill Featured in the Wichita Business Journal

Hugh Gill grew up around business. His family ran Gill Mortuary in Wichita for 90 years, until it ceased operations in 1980. His grandfather was the last Gill to run it. Gill says that exposure gave him an appreciation for entrepreneurs and...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC adds Trinidad Galdean, Of Counsel, to Employment Law Team

Wichita, KS - Hinkle Law Firm LLC has added Trinidad Galdean, Of Counsel attorney, to its employment law team. Galdean has extensive experience in employment law and employment litigation, including multi-state counseling on employment...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC Employee Benefits Practice Group Recognitions

Thursday, November 10, 2011 Wichita, KS – Hinkle Law Firm is proud to announce that Attorney Eric S. Namee has been appointed to the University of Kansas Law Alumni Board of Governors. This will be the second term Namee has served on this...

Hinkle Law Firm Attorneys Honored as Super Lawyers

Monday, October 24, 2011 Wichita, KS – Hinkle Law Firm LLC is proud to announce the following attorneys have been recognized by the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2011: Hugh G. Gill, Kenneth R. Lang, Dan C. Peare, Dale L. Ward, Philip J....

Hinkle Law Firm Adds New Attorneys

Monday, September 26, 2011 Wichita, KS– Hinkle Law Firm has added Casey Jones and Sean Walsh to the East Wichita team of attorneys. Jones graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2011 and recently passed the Kansas Bar. While...

Geron Bird Named Wichita Business Journal 40 Under 40

Thursday, July 14, 2011 Wichita, KS - Hinkle Law Firm LLC is proud to announce Geron Bird has been selected as one of the Wichita Business Journal's 40 Under 40 honorees for 2011. The 40 Under 40 is an annual selection of local professionals...

Hinkle Law Firm Adds Peter G. Collins, Of Counsel

Overland Park, KS - Hinkle Law Firm LLC has added Peter G. Collins, of Counsel, to its Overland Park team of attorneys. Collins has extensive litigation experience in the areas of professional negligence, construction litigation and other complex...

Hinkle Law Firm Adds Arellano As Associate

WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Law Firm LLC has added Christopher L. Arellano as an associate attorney. Arellano’s practice encompasses many areas of the law, including general business issues, commercial and residential real estate matters, health care...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is New Name for Long-time Wichita Legal Practice

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC is changing its name to Hinkle Law Firm LLC. The new firm name reflects both the firm’s origins and its more recent evolution. David Elkouri, a founding member of the firm,...

Ken Lang on the Assessment and Resolution of Product Liability Risks

Ken Lang has authored an article in the Financier Worldwide Global Reference Guide to Risk Management & Insurance on the Assessment and Resolution of Product Liability Risks. The entire article can be read here.

Fent Named Hinkle Elkouri’s Newest Member

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC has made Laura Fent, a business attorney, a member of the firm. Fent’s practice at Hinkle Elkouri focuses on the areas of business and corporate law, healthcare, franchising,...

Steven P. Smith Shares Health Care Reform Insights with Hays Businesses

Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, LLC attorney Steven P. Smith recently undertook a statewide tour to share information on health care reform regulations with employers. During one stop on his tour, the Hays Daily News featured Steven in an article covering...

Videos Decode Health Care Regulation for Employers

A video replay of our Health Care Reform workshops for Employers is now available on hinklaw.com. The video features attorneys from the Hinkle Law Firm LLC employee benefits group, who conducted workshops for employers to explain the impact of...

Attorney to Prepare HOAs for New Legislation

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 J. Scott Pohl, a business and real estate attorney with Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC, has teamed with Elsea and Petty HOA Management to bring a no-cost seminar homeowner's association administrators, realtors and home...

Hinkle Elkouri Partners with Benefits Management Inc to Explain Health Care Reform to Employers in Kansas

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 The Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC will join with Benefit Management Inc. to explain how the new Health Care Reform law will impact employers. The sessions are designed for Kansas employers and are offered at no cost to...

Employee Benefits Group Presents No Cost Health Care Reform Workshops for Kansas Employers

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC will be conducting no-cost workshops for employers throughout the month of September, designed for business owners, human resources professionals and others who work with employee benefits....

Hinkle Elkouri Expands into Kansas City Market

Thursday, July 1, 2010 KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC, one of the state’s leading law firms based in Wichita, is expanding its presence by adding a Kansas City office in Overland Park, Kan. Michelle R. Stewart, a local Kansas...

Lang and Decker on The Necessity, Selection and use of Independent Experts in Litigation

Thursday, May 13, 2010 Ken Lang and Amy Decker have co-authored an article in the May issue of Financier Worldwide on the Necessity, Selection and use of Independent Experts in Litigation. The article could be subtitled 'Experts 101' and is...

Lang and Decker on the Challenges to Manufacturers and Insurers in Evaluating Trial Versus Settlement

Friday, March 19, 2010 Ken Lang and Amy Decker have co-authored an article in the March issue of Financier Worldwide on the New and Emerging Challenges to Manufacturers and Insurers in Evaluating Trial Versus Settlement. The article examines the...

Barth and Broomes Become Hinkle Elkouri’s Newest Members

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC has made Eric Barth and John Broomes members of the firm. Eric Barth is a member of Hinkle Elkouri’s litigation group, where he practices in the areas of Commercial...

J. Philip Davidson and Paul J. Skolaut on the Transportation Industry in the Era of Global Warming

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 J. Philip Davidson and Paul J. Skolaut have co-authored an article in the Fall 2009 Issue of ALFA International’s Transportation Update. They focus on the roots and potential effects of a report presented to the...

Hugh Gill Discusses the Guardianship Assistance Program

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 In order to help families with special-needs children get the legal protection they need, Hugh Gill helped found the Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP), a partnership between Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, The Arc of...

Hinkle Elkouri Attorneys Successfully Defend Wrongful Death Claim

Thursday, June 4, 2009 In a case tried by Ken Lang with the assistance of Amy Decker and Scott Schillings, attorneys with Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, LLC based in Wichita, Kan., a jury in Santa Fe, N.M. found that a propane heater manufactured by...

Monahan Joins Hinkle Elkouri

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 Wichita, Kan. – Laura Dakhil Monahan has become associated with Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC Laura Dakhil Monahan practices in the areas of business and corporate law, healthcare law and medical malpractice litigation....

Dan Peare Named to Worth Magazine’s List of Nation’s 100 Top Attorneys

WICHITA, Kan. – Worth magazine has named Dan Peare to its top 100 attorneys list, making him the first Kansas attorney to earn the distinction. Worth magazine is a personal finance and luxury lifestyle magazine with a focus on topics related to...

Hinkle Elkouri Promotes Spencer and White to Member

Thursday, February 5, 2009 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC has selected James C. Spencer and Brian L. White to member status. James C. Spencer, who has been with the firm since 2006, advises business clients on federal and state...

Supreme Court Appoints Hinkle Elkouri Member to CLE Commission

Monday, August 25, 2008 WICHITA, Kan. - Hinkle Elkouri member Hugh Gill was appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court to the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Commission. His term began on July 1, 2008 and will continue for 3 years. Gill is a member of...

Hinkle Elkouri Adds Fent to Staff

Friday, August 1, 2008 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC has hired Laura Fent as an of counsel attorney, practicing in the area of business law. Fent’s legal areas of focus include entity formation, health care, securities/private...

Newly Elected Wichita Bar Association President Begins in June

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri member Michael D. Herd is the incoming elected president of the Wichita Bar Association. His term will begin on July 1, 2008 and he will officiate until June 30, 2009. Herd is a...

Employment Law Practice Area Co-Authors Kansas Chamber of Commerce’s Kansas HR Guide

Monday, October 1, 2007 TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Chamber of Commerce has released the 2008 versions of the Kansas Human Resources Manual and the Model Policies and Forms for Kansas Employers. Both manuals were written by the attorneys at the...

Epic Center Filling Vacant Spaces; Wichita May See Downtown Rental Rates Increase

  It's been less than a year since new ownership took control of the Epic Center, but the landmark office building's occupancy rate is the highest it has ever been. The addition of one new tenant and expansion by several existing ones...

Estate Planning with highly appreciated stock

Thursday, May 28, 1998 Wichita Business Journal - by Dan C. Peare The 1990s have seen one of the largest -- and longest -- bull market rallies of all time. As a result, there are more individuals whose estates consist of large amounts of...

It’s not pleasant — but IRS audit is survivable

Friday, April 3, 1998 Wichita Business Journal - by Eric Namee April 15th is right around the corner, which means many people will be frantically trying to get their tax returns filed and hoping they won't be audited. Generally, only 1 percent...

Blogs

Goodbye to Physician Non-Competes in Kansas?

May 9, 2024- Laura Fent Non-compete, non-solicitation (“no poaching” of patients or employees) and non-disclosure provisions are widely used in Kansas physician employment agreements. As such, it is perhaps no surprise that Kansas case law...

April Fool’s Day: Lawsuits and Lessons Learned

April Fool's Day, a day of light-hearted pranks and jokes, often brings laughter and amusement. However, there have been times when these pranks go too far, resulting in lawsuits and legal consequences. If you participate on April 1st, it's essential...

Tips for being Pulled Over After Drinking

March 22, 2024 – John E. Rapp It can be a very scary and alarming moment when a law enforcement officer turns on their lights behind you after you have been drinking. But, there are some steps that you can take to try and avoid making the...

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women's Day! Our attorneys are sharing their favorite historical female figures, advice for women wanting to enter the legal field, inspiring women, and barriers they faced and how they overcame them. We hope these answers inspire...

Debunking the Myth: Understanding Overtime Pay Beyond the 8-Hour Workday

February 27, 2024 – James C. Spencer In the realm of U.S. employment law, misconceptions about overtime pay abound. One of the most prevalent myths is the belief that working more than 8 hours in a day automatically triggers overtime compensation....

Why Do I Need an Estate Plan?

January 15, 2024 – Ryan D. Farley Why do I need an estate plan? The simple answer is control. There are others, summarized below, but ultimately, the reason you need an estate plan is to be able to make the decisions about who will receive your...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024

Hinkle Law Firm LLC has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by US News –  Best Lawyers®, regionally in 27 practice areas. The list, below, honors the hard work of our attorneys in our Wichita and Lenexa offices. This...

Best Lawyers Recognizes 31 Hinkle Law Firm Attorneys in 2024 Edition

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC Expands Chambers USA Ranking

Hinkle Law Firm LLC expanded its Chambers USA ranking with four practice areas and five individual attorneys listed in the 2023 guide. Hinkle Law Firm's Labor & Employment practice area joined the prestigious publication's list of best law firms...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC Announces Managing Members for 2023

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce its new Managing Members for 2023. Effective January 1, Mark Maloney joined Eric Namee and Scott Schillings as Managing Members to manage the Firm’s day-to-day operations and strategic planning. The...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC Ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms”

Hinkle Law Firm LLC has been ranked in the 2023 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 25 practice areas. The list, below, honors the hard work of our attorneys in our Wichita and Lenexa offices. This is the thirteenth...

Hinkle Attorneys Secure Unanimous Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Trial

Hinkle Law Firm LLC attorneys Greg Young and Brian White secured a unanimous defense verdict in a case involving allegations of medical malpractice against our client. After 8 days of trial, the jury of 12 unanimously returned the defense verdict,...

Twenty-seven Hinkle Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for 2023

Hinkle Law Firm LLC has twenty-seven attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are...

Hinkle Law Firm Recognized as 2022 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm LLC has been named a “Best Law Firm” in several practice areas by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for 2022. The list, below, honors the hard work of our attorneys in our Wichita and Lenexa offices. This is the...

Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2022

Hinkle Law Firm has twenty-two attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are...

COVID-19 v. Criminal Defendants

One of the most complex problems lawmakers must resolve during the COVID-19 pandemic is what to do about criminal defendants awaiting trial, especially when disruptions to courts' standard operating procedures occur. Member John Rapp and summer law...

Hinkle Law Firm Recognized as 2021 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm LLC was recognized as a Best Law Firm in a number of practice areas by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers(R) for 2021. The list, below, recognizes the hard work of our attorneys in our Wichita and Lenexa offices. This is the...

Changes to Student Loan Forgiveness

While student loan debt continues to be a hot political topic recently there have been changes to student loan forgiveness, particularly those from a private, for-profit school. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (which sits in Denver and covers...

Hinkle Law Firm Makes Significant Hires

At a time when some firms national have paused hiring, Hinkle Law Firm continues its growth by adding six new attorneys. Blair C. Bohm, Lindsey R. Freihoff, Jesse J. Gutierrez, and Kayla L. Stavinoha have joined the firm as Associate Attorneys....

Twenty-Three Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2021

Hinkle Law Firm has twenty-three attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are...

Mitchell L. Herren confirmed by United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals as Federal bankruptcy judge for the District of Kansas

We are pleased to share that on Friday, July 24, Mitchell L. Herren was confirmed by the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals as the newest Federal bankruptcy judge for the District of Kansas. He replaces Judge Robert Nugent who retired...

Does the Means Test Apply in a Business Bankruptcy?

If your business has been struggling and you have considered seeking help in a bankruptcy, you may wonder whether the Means Test would apply to your case. The short answer is “No.” What is the Means Test? It was added to the Bankruptcy Code in...

Hinkle Law Firm Completes Move to The District at Lenexa City Center

Hinkle Law Firm LLC has relocated their office from 6800 College Boulevard in Overland Park to the fourth floor of Penn I in City Center Lenexa. The first day of business in the new office was Monday, April 27, 2020. The Lenexa office is home to...

Foreclosures and Evictions During COVID-19 – CARES Act

Update as of March 27, 2020: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed in to law on Friday, March 27, 2020. It contains important changes in the Bankruptcy Code aimed at assisting small businesses and...

There’s No Place Like Home?

KANSAS ESTABLISHES “STAY HOME” ORDER - EFFECTIVE MARCH 30, 2020 On March 28, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16 to be effective March 30, 2020.  The order notes that several Kansas counties have already issued...

Foreclosures and Evictions during COVID-19 – An UPDATE

This is an update to our previous post on March 20, 2020: Foreclosures and Evictions during COVID-19 Governor Laura Kelly has issued a new Executive Order that rescinds, and clarifies, Executive Order 20-06 previously issued on March 17, 2020. The...

Foreclosures and Evictions during COVID-19

Both the State of Kansas and the federal government have implemented temporary restrictions on access to courts that affect many businesses’ and individual’s rights. On March 17, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order 20-06. It became...

Megan S. Monsour Joins Hinkle Law Firm LLC

Megan S. Monsour, a family building attorney with over a decade of experience in adoption, collaborative reproduction, and child permanency litigation, has joined Hinkle Law Firm LLC. Megan’s practice includes representing hopeful adoptive...

Hinkle Law Firm Recognized as 2020 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm LLC was recognized as a Best Law Firm in a number of practice areas by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers(R) for 2020. The list, below, recognizes the hard work of our attorneys in our Wichita and Overland Park offices. This...

Twenty-Three Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2020

Hinkle Law Firm has twenty-three attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are...

Scott J. Schneider joins Hinkle Law Firm LLC

Hinkle Law Firm establishes Topeka office with addition of attorney Scott J. Schneider to lead its Governmental Relations practice Scott J. Schneider, a Wichita native with over twenty years of experience in government relations, has joined...

North Carolina signs law that constitutes monumental change for general contractors and design professionals

On July 8th North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed into law an amendment to G.S. 22B-1 that constitutes a monumental change for general contractors and design professionals engaged in agreements governed by North Carolina law.   In summary, the...

Mark McFarland Joins Hinkle Law Firm LLC

Mark McFarland, a Lenexa resident with over thirty years of experience, has joined Hinkle Law Firm LLC. McFarland’s practice includes serving design professionals, representing corporate clients, and litigating business matters. He will office in...

Winton Hinkle, 1942-2019

Winton Hinkle - Articulate. Calm. Professional. Principled. Intelligent and adept at breaking down complex matters so laymen could understand. All are descriptions fellow attorneys use for Winton Hinkle, a founder of the firm in 1987. Well before...

Chapter 12 Bankruptcy: A Beginner’s Guide

I was recently interviewed for an article, Chapter 12 Bankruptcy: A Beginner’s Guide, on Magnify Money by Lending Tree on the things you should know about a Chapter 12 Bankruptcy. According to the article in the 12-month period ending Sept. 30,...

Twenty Hinkle Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm has thirteen attorneys named 2018 Super Lawyers and the seven attorneys named 2018 Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this...

Hinkle Law Firm Recognized as 2019 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm LLC was recognized as a Best Law Firm in a number of practice areas by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers(R) for 2019. The list, below, recognizes the hard work of our attorneys in both our Wichita and Overland Park offices....

Medical Malpractice Defense Team Gets Another Win

On September 7, thanks to the work of our Medical Malpractice Defense team, a jury found No Fault by a Sedgwick County community health mental agency and one of its psychiatrists in the death of a patient. Members Gregory S. Young and Brian L. White...

AB Trust Creates Tax Liability

The Will or revocable Trust you signed to minimize estate taxes may actually increase the tax burden on your family after your death. There have been significant changes to the federal estate tax system since 2013, including the doubling of the...

Twenty Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2019

Hinkle Law Firm has twenty attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are reviewed...

Hinkle Law Firm continues growth with the addition of three new attorneys

Hinkle Law Firm LLC continues its strategic growth by adding three new attorneys to the Wichita office. Krystle M. S. Dalke, Lora J. Smith, and Jeffrey A. Wilson each joined the firm as associate attorneys. Dalke and Wilson will support the firm’s...

Family Business Succession Planning May Have Income Tax Consequences

There is now increased attention to income tax issues in estate planning in lieu of death tax planning. This change is due to the increase in the estate tax exemption to $11.18 million per person under the new tax law. In addition to revocable trust...

Chambers USA Ranks Hinkle Attorneys Among Kansas’s Top Lawyers For 2018

Chambers USA recognized six Hinkle Law Firm attorneys for the 2018 publication year. The following attorneys were recognized in their respective categories: David M. Rapp Litigation – White Collar & Govt Investigations (Band...

John W. Broomes to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas

On April 12, 2018 the Senate confirmed John W. Broomes to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas (https://www.congress.gov/nomination/115th-congress/988). Judge Broomes was nominated by President Trump in September of 2017. ...

Medical Malpractice Defense Team Gets Great Win

The Hinkle Law Firm medical malpractice defense team, led by Gregory Young and Mark Maloney, recently completed a four week jury trial involving the defense of three physicians.  The defendant physicians were resident physicians at the time of...

Hinkle Law Firm Announces Changes for 2018

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce its Managing Members for 2018. Effective January 1, L. Dale Ward and Scott Schillings joined Eric Namee as Managing Members to lead the Firm in its strategic vision for continued growth. Ward and Schillings...

Michelle Stewart receives defense verdict for her client

Defense Verdict! Hinkle Member Michelle Stewart successfully defended her client before a Johnson County jury in the case of National Surety Corporation vs. United Heating & Cooling Inc., with the jury returning a verdict 12-0 for the...

Hinkle Law Firm recognized as Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Hinkle Law Firm LLC was recognized as a Best Law Firm in a number of practice areas by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers(R) for 2018. The list, below, recognizes the hard work of our attorneys in both our Wichita and Overland Park offices....

Hinkle Law Firm Helps to Recognize HR Professionals in Wichita

Hinkle Law Firm was a sponsor of this year's Wichita Business Journal HR professionals. Nearly two dozen HR professionals were recognized for their work in the field of human resources and for their work in the Wichita community at a luncheon on...

Seventeen Hinkle Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2018

Hinkle Law Firm has seventeen Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are...

Overtime regulations on hold until further notice

November 23, 2016 - Jim Spencer Late yesterday afternoon, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s overtime regulations that were set to take effect on December 1, 2016. The injunction is nationwide....

Student Loans are Defaulting at Higher Rates than Previously Thought

An article in the Washington Post on March 14, 2017 reported the number of people defaulting on their student loans has skyrocketed in the past year. Reporting on a study conducted by The Consumer Federation of America (CFA), the Post indicated that...

Discharging Student Loan Debt & the Brunner Test

Having your student loans discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case is very difficult; you must show that repayment would cause you “undue hardship.” Because of this, many courts use a three-factor test, called the Brunner Test, to determine if...

Farmers Facing Foreclosure May Experience ‘Double Whammy’

If you are a farmer facing foreclosure, you should know about Chapter 12 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Also called a “Farm Bankruptcy,” Chapter 12 was created specifically for family farmers and is designed to provide flexibility because it takes...

Love & Money – What to consider when filing both bankruptcy & divorce

Many times financial problems lead to marital problems. When marital problems cannot be resolved and one or both parties decide a divorce is necessary, there are several decisions you must address before you take action. If you are considering filing...

Overtime regulations on hold until further notice

November 23, 2016 - Jim Spencer Late yesterday afternoon, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s overtime regulations that were set to take effect on December 1, 2016. The injunction is nationwide....

Department of Labor Issues New Fact Sheet Regarding Treatment of Bonuses

DOL Issues New Fact Sheet Regarding Treatment of Bonuses for Exempt White Collar Employees November 8, 2016 – Eric W. Barth Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Fact Sheet regarding the Treatment of Bonuses for Exempt White...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC celebrates Best Doctors

Last Thursday evening, Hinkle Law Firm was proud to help celebrate and recognize the Best Doctors recipients in the Wichita area. Member Chris Arellano shares why it was important to us to recognize those in the medical community who do exceptional...

New Workshops on Health Care Coverage Reporting Requirements

Health Care Coverage Reporting Requirements – “Good Enough is No Longer Good Enough” Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  (Overland Park Office) Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  (Wichita Downtown...

Employers Should Act Now to Comply With New Overtime Regulations – Effective December 1, 2016

October 25, 2016 – Eric Barth, Member The key provisions of the new rule are: The salary level for EAP employees will increase from $455/week to $913/week (i.e., $47,476/year). Non-discretionary bonuses, incentive payments, and commissions...

UPDATE – In a Bankruptcy, Filing Your Tax Return On Time is Necessary

On August 23, 2015, we posted a short article on the decision made by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in In re Mallo, 774 F.3d 1313 (2014), cert. denied sub nom. Mallo v. I.R.S., — U.S. —, 135 S. Ct. 2889, 192 L.Ed.2d 924 (2015) where the...

UPDATE – IN A BANKRUPTCY, FILING YOUR TAX RETURN ON TIME IS NECESSARY

Update to Blog Post made August 23, 2015. October 24, 2016 – by W. Thomas Gilman On August 23, 2015, we posted a short article on the decision made by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in In re Mallo, 774 F.3d 1313 (2014), cert. denied sub...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC bankruptcy practice scores victory

Martin R. Ufford, a Member in Hinkle Law Firm’s bankruptcy practice, scored a major victory last week on behalf of client American Enterprise Bank based out of Chicago. Martin was able to win a summary judgment motion that he filed for his client,...

2016 Hinkle Law Firm Employment Law & Employee Benefits Seminar

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to invite you to its 2016 Employment Law & Employee Benefits Seminar. Presented by our experienced employment law and employee benefits attorneys, this full-day seminar is jam-packed with current, practical, and...

Hinkle Law Firm Opens New East Office

Hinkle Law Firm LLC, one of the state’s preeminent law firms with offices in Wichita and Overland Park, is pleased to announce that their new office in the Hinkle Law Building, located at 1617 N. Waterfront Parkway, is open for business. “The...

Hinkle defense team gets solid win

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Hinkle Law Firm LLC defense team of Mark R. Maloney and Gregory S. Young obtained a defense verdict on behalf of two general surgeons in a medical malpractice lawsuit.  The case was tried in Saline County,...

The New Student Loan Assistance Program – Everyday Scams

My client received a check about student loan assistance in the mail, unsolicited, for $18,000! My client is an elderly woman, in her late 70’s. Her life is like a lot of my clients – filled with ups and downs. That’s why she’s my client....

The New Overtime Exemption Regulations: What Employers Need to Know – October 3 & 11

 Millions of employees will be affected by the Department of Labor’s new Overtime Exemption Regulations that become effective December 1, 2016. To help employers figure out how to deal with these regulations, our experienced wage/hour attorneys...

Save the Date – Seminar on New Overtime Exemption Regulations

September 1, 2016 - by Jim Spencer As I reported in May, December 1 is the effective date for the Department of Labor's new overtime exemption regulations. To help employers figure out how to deal with these regulations, our experienced wage/hour...

13 HINKLE LAW FIRM ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2017 BEST LAWYERS® IN AMERICA LIST

Hinkle Law Firm has thirteen Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Publication. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey of 1.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. They are reviewed...

Preparing for a Healthcare Transaction Sale

Shortly after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, the health care industry saw an increase in mergers and acquisitions activity. Five years later, there is no sign of a slow-down. Locally, Via Christi Health’s acquisition of...

Hinkle Continues to Grow with the Addition of New Attorney

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is proud to announce attorney Mark Maloney has joined the firm as a Member. Mark has 25 years of experience representing hospitals, assisted living/long term care facilities, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician...

CONSIDERATIONS FOR DRONE USAGE AT CONSTRUCTION SITES

The use of drones is becoming ever more prevalent in today’s technologically advanced society.  This is very much the case in the construction industry.  Drones can provide a multitude of benefits at a construction site, including, efficient...

Hinkle Attorneys Receive 2015 Super Lawyers Designation

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to congratulate the 15 attorneys named 2015 Super Lawyers, and the 7 attorneys named Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to...

Application of the Economic Loss Doctrine in Construction Defect Cases

The economic loss doctrine is a judicially created doctrine that initially arose out of products liability claims.  The essential holding of the economic loss doctrine is that a plaintiff cannot recover in a tort action (i.e., a negligence claim) if...

2015 HINKLE LAW FIRM EMPLOYMENT LAW & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SEMINAR

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to invite you to its 2015 Employment Law & Employee Benefits Seminar. Presented by our experienced employment law and employee benefits attorneys, this full-day seminar is jam-packed with current, practical, and...

Hinkle Law Firm Is Moving To Waterfront

Hinkle Law Firm has announced it will consolidate its two Wichita offices, consisting of 40 lawyers and 70 employees, into a new facility in Wichita’s Waterfront development. Hinkle will occupy three of the building’s seven floors and will have...

If You Want To Have A Chance To Discharge Your Income Tax Liability, You Must File Your Tax Returns On Time

In some circumstances, it is possible to discharge in bankruptcy certain income tax liabilities, including the taxes themselves, penalties and interest. However, in a decision handed down on December 29, 2014 by the United States Court of Appeals for...

If You Want to Have a Chance to Discharge your Income Tax Liability, You Must File your Tax Returns On Time

In some circumstances, it is possible to discharge in bankruptcy certain income tax liabilities, including the taxes themselves, penalties and interest. However, in a decision handed down on December 29, 2014 by the United States Court of Appeals for...

13 Hinkle Law Firm Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

Hinkle Law Firm  is pleased to announce that 13 lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the...

Hinkle Attorney Gives Welcome In Kansas Connects Magazine

Trinidad Galdean, Kansas SHRM President, authors message in Kansas Connects Magazine. The magazine is supplied to over 2,600 human resources professionals in the Mid-West.  Trinidad frequently advises human resource professionals and management on a...

Steven Smith Listed As A Presenter At The 2015 Kansas SHRM Annual Conference.

Steven P. Smith will speak at the 2015 Kansas SHRM Annual Conference in Overland Park, Kansas. On September 24th, Smith will present on “Keeping up with the ACA: What employers need to know." There are only a few select attorneys asked to speak at...

Michelle Stewart Named Fellow Of Litigation Counsel Of America

Kansas City attorney Michelle R. Stewart, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Ms. Stewart is a leader in the litigation practice group and is the Member in charge of the firm’s Overland Park office. A 1996 graduate...

J. Philip Davidson Named Fellow Of Litigation Counsel Of America

Attorney J. Philip Davidson, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Davidson leads Hinkle’s litigation practice group. A 1987 graduate of the University of Kansas, he received his Juris Doctor degree from Washburn...

Firm Announces New Managing Members

The firm is pleased to announce the election of Michael Herd, Eric Namee, and Edward Nazar as managing members.  They will jointly manage the firm’s day-to-day operations and strategic planning.  Michael Herd has practiced in the Wichita...

Chambers USA ranks Hinkle Attorneys Among Kansas’s Top Lawyers

The prestigious Chambers & Partners USA has recognized Hinkle Law Firm LLC as one of the top U.S. firms.  It also has individually recognized Trinidad Galdean, Michael Herd, Mitchell Herren, David Rapp and Dale Ward each as top attorneys in...

Hinkle to Host Employee Benefits Institute of Kansas City/ University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law Workshop

Hinkle Law Firm is proud to announce that it is hosting, in partnership with AGH Employer Solutions and UMKC School of Law, a presentation by John W. Mayers, Associate Regional Director of the Kansas City Regional Office, U.S. Department of Labor...

Physicians Warned to Ensure Medical Directorships are Fair Market Value

  Yesterday, the DHHS OIG issued a fraud alert warning physicians to make sure that medical directorships reflect fair market value and otherwise comply with the federal anti-kickback statute.  The short fraud alert is available for download...

DOL Issues New FMLA Forms

May 27, 2015 - Jim Spencer Earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its updated model FMLA forms.  The new forms are good for another 3 years - they expire on May 31, 2018 -  and can be downloaded here. The new forms are very...

Changes to the DOL’s FLSA Overtime Exemptions are Coming Soon

For the past year, employers and human resource professionals have been on the lookout for changes to the Department of Labor's overtime regulations. On May 5, 2015, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced that a proposed rule has been submitted to...

H-1B Cap Reached Again in 5 Days for FY 2016

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced yesterday it reached the H-1b cap for the Fiscal Year 2016.  Essentially, similar to past years, USCIS received more H-1b applications than the available number of H-1b visas for...

HR Staying Current – Employment Law Update 2015

Employers and Human Resource Professionals today deal with continued changes in employment law.  On April 15, 2015, Trinidad Galdean, JD, PHR, SHRM-CP, will be speaking to the Wichita Society of Human Resources Management (Wichita SHRM) on...

NLRB General Counsel Issues Report on Employee Handbook Policies

Posted March 20, 2015 by Jim Spencer On March 18, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an important report about employee handbook rules that, in the NLRB's view, violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). ...

Working with HR Professionals

Staying on top of human resource issues and employment law trends is a big part of partnering with human resource professionals and employers.  The recent Wichita Business Journal article addresses the firm’s employment attorneys' involvement with...

FMLA Forms Extended to 3/31/15

Posted February 25, 2015 by Jim Spencer When the DOL issues new FMLA forms, the forms have to be approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before they are official.  The current FMLA forms are set to expire on February 28, 2015.  The...

UPDATE ON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYERS

Kansas Super Lawyers are presenting today on Employee Benefits updates with Kansas SHRM. Topics include addressing retirement plans and how to fix troubled plans. Such topic is presented by employee benefit expert, Eric Namee, of Hinkle Law Firm....

OVERTIME PAY – CHANGES TO THE EXEMPTIONS FOR OVERTIME

In an interview yesterday with the KWCH Channel 12,  we discussed the upcoming changes in overtime pay exemptions.  While individuals may be exempt from overtime now, the updated regulations (anticipated this month or next) may change that. To...

Attorney to Speak at Kansas SHRM 8th Annual Employment Law & Employee Benefits Conference on the Hill.

Attorney Eric Namee is scheduled to present at the Kansas SHRM 8th Annual Employment Law & Employee Benefits Conference on the Hill. The presentation will take place in Topeka, Kansas on February 19th. The title of Namee’s presentation is...

Hinkle Law Firm Announces New Members

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that Christopher Arellano and Matthew Holcomb have been made Members of the firm. Chris’s practice is focused on assisting clients with Healthcare Business Transactions and Corporate and Real Estate...

New Attorney Will Join Hinkle Law Firm

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce that attorney John Rapp will join the firm as a member effective January 2, 2015. The addition of John brings strength to Hinkle’s white collar crime and criminal litigation practice areas.  “We are...

Hinkle Attorneys Win Judgment for Client in Colorado State Court

Hinkle Law Firm trial attorneys won a $2.6 million judgment for a Kansas client in Colorado state court.  The trial involved claims of Hinkle’s client that a former general partner of a closely-held limited partnership had engaged in self-dealing...

Redmond & Nazar to Join Hinkle Law Firm

WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce that the attorneys of Redmond & Nazar, LLP will become members of the firm effective January 1, 2015. Hinkle Law Firm is one of the state’s leading business law firms with offices in...

Hinkle Law Firm ranked in 2015 “Best Law Firms”

Wichita, KS -- Hinkle Law Firm has been ranked in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the following areas: Tier 1, Wichita, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Tier 1, Wichita, Public Finance...

COMPLETE DEFENSE VERDICT GRANTED TO HINKLE LAW FIRM CLIENTS IN JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS

In 2013, a PEO Provider (Hinkle client) hired an employee from another PEO provider in order to start operations in the Kansas City market.  The former employer alleged the employee had a non-compete agreement that prevented him from going to work...

Winton Hinkle To Retire

Winton Hinkle, one of the founding member of the firm, has retired. Hinkle served as senior counsel for the firm for the last several years. His retirement marks the end of a 46-year legal career. A Washburn University graduate and Garden City...

Hinkle Attorneys Receive 2014 Super Lawyers Honors

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to applaud the 12 attorneys named 2014 Super Lawyers, and the 6 attorneys named Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive...

New Attorney Joins Hinkle Law Firm

Wichita, KS -Hinkle Law Firm LLC welcomes Travis Pfannenstiel.  He joins the firm as an associate attorney and will assist in a variety of practice areas, including business and corporate law, real estate, and commercial litigation Travis was...

11 Hinkle Law Firm LLC Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers in America List

Hinkle Law Firm  is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers. Attorneys on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on...

Product Liability Topics


Hinkle Law Firm Member, Geron Bird discusses the hottest topics in the Product Liability field.

Estate Plan


Hinkle Law Firm Member, Dan C. Pearce discusses how to review your Estate Plan.

Hinkle Law Firm Announces New Co-Managing Members.

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to announce today that David Rapp and Dale Ward will be joining Mitch Herren as co-managing members of the firm. Dale joined the firm in 1990 and has focused his practice primarily on business, financing and real estate...

Attorney to participate in Panel Discussion regarding Careers in Law

Attorney Steven Smith is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion for undergraduate students who are interested in a legal career. The panel discussion is sponsored by the Political Science Department and will take place Thursday, March 27th on...

Attorney Licensed to Practice Law in State of Missouri

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Greg Young is now licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri.  After practicing in Kansas for the past 18 years, Greg applied to the state of Missouri in order to better serve his and the...

Hinkle Law Firm Announces New Member

Hinkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that Ryan Farley has been named a Member of the firm. Ryan’s practice focuses on Estate Planning and Administration, and Family Business Planning. “Ryan has become an important part of our planning team. He...

Hinkle Law Firm Client Granted Judgment as a Matter of Law as a Result of Medical Malpractice Jury Trial.

In 2008, a 35 year old female presented to her primary care physician (PCP - Hinkle's client).  The PCP ordered radiologic evaluation of the lump.  The patient underwent a mammogram and ultrasound to evaluate the palpable lump in her right...

Hinkle Law Firm makes the Wichita Business Journals top 10 website search list.

Hinkle Law Firm makes the Wichita Business Journals top 10 website search list. Hinkle is the only Law Firm to make the 2013 list. Click the link below for the complete...

No Fault Verdict Returned in Favor of Hinkle Law Firm Client.

A Sedgwick County jury affirmed a no fault verdict in favor of a Hinkle Law Firm client who is an internal medicine physician. A 44 year old male underwent an anterior lumbar inter-body fusion. The patient had a history of blood clotting disorder,...

Hinkle Attorneys Receive 2013 Super Lawyers Honors

Hinkle Law Firm has 18 Attorneys named as 2013 Super Lawyers. Congratulations to Peter Collins, Philip Davidson, Trinidad Galdean, Hugh Gill, Mitch Herren, Ken Lang, Dan Peare, Eric Namee, David Rapp, Dale Ward, and Gregory Young. Attorneys Eric...

Steven P. Smith To Speak At Wichita Bar Association Event

Steven P. Smith will speak at the Wichita Bar Association’s Affordable Care Act Continuing Legal Education Seminar.  The seminar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on November 15 and will provide an in depth look at how the Affordable Care Act...

Hinkle Attorneys Receive 2014 Best Lawyers Honors

Hinkle Law Firm has 11 Attorneys named 2014 Best Lawyers.  Congratulations to J. Philip Davidson, Hugh W. Gill, Mitchell L. Herren, Winton M. Hinkle, J. Scott MacBeth, Dan C. Peare, David M. Rapp, Michelle R. Stewart, L. Dale Ward, and Gregory S....

Trinidad P. Galdean has been appointed as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Immigration Section of the Kansas Bar Association

Trinidad P. Galdean has been appointed as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Immigration Section of the Kansas Bar Association. Trinidad’s practice at the firm focuses on immigration and employment law issues. His immigration practice includes advising...

Attorney Presents to Large Group of Employers in Winfield

Cowley First Economic Development Partnership, the Arkansas City and Winfield area chambers of commerce, and the South Central Kansas SHRM Chapter invited Steven P. Smith from the Hinkle Law Firm and Linda Sheppard from the Kansas Insurance...

Steven P. Smith to Present on Healthcare Reform

Steven P. Smith will be making a presentation July 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m. at Southwestern College’s Messenger Hall in Winfield, KS.  Smith will discuss the Affordable Care Act. The presentation is being sponsored by the Winfield Area...

New Attorney Joins Hinkle Law Firm

Wichita, KS -Hinkle Law Firm LLC welcomes Jordan W. Bergkamp. Jordan joins Hinkle as an associate attorney, his primary area of practice is trust and estates. Jordan was raised outside of Garden Plain, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State...

Attorney Scheduled to Speak at the American Truck Associations General Forum for Motor Carrier’s General Counsel.

Attorney Philip Davidson will speak Monday, June 15  to the ATAs litigation centers forum for motor carrier general counsel on the subject of minimum driver physical qualifications and the EEOC. The event will take place in Coeur d'Alene,...

New Attorney Joins Hinkle Law Firm

Wichita, KS -Hinkle Law Firm LLC welcomes David P. Madden. Madden joins the firm as an Of Counsel attorney in the Overland Park office.  Michelle Stewart is excited to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Madden.  She says, "Dave brings litigation...

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms No Fault Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

On May 21, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the jury verdict finding of no fault on the part of a Hinkle Law Firm client. The case involved claims that a doctor failed to diagnosis a patient during an emergency room visit.  The doctor...

Attorney Honored by the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Trinidad Galdean received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service in the Hispanic community.  Over the years, he has served in several roles in the Hispanic Chamber and in assisting the Hispanic community.  He was one of the area leaders who...

New Attorney Joins Hinkle Law Firm

Wichita, KS -Hinkle Law Firm LLC welcomes Matthew F. Namee. Matthew joins Hinkle as an associate attorney, his primary areas of practice will include employee benefits, employment law, and taxation. Matthew is a Wichita, KS native and a graduate...

Steven Smith to Present at Sedgwick County Roundtable.

Attorney, Steven Smith is scheduled to speak at the Sedgwick County Health Care Roundtable on May 8 at the Hyatt in Wichita, KS. This is the 35th year of the Roundtable. It was established to promote dialogue among hospitals, physicians, businesses...

Attorney Brad Schlozman to present at the Pension Focus Conference.

Brad Schlozman is scheduled to speak at the Annual Pension Focus Conference in Branson, Missouri on Friday, May 3. Schlozman will highlight common mistakes that occur in the administration of qualified retirement plans and will then identify the...

March 12, 2013 Workshop – Health Care Reform: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Make Decisions Now – Video Replay

On March 12, 2013, the Employee Benefits attorneys at Hinkle Law Firm LLC presented a workshop titled “Health Care Reform: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Make Decisions Now.” The workshop was designed to dive into the nuts and bolts of...

Attorney to Speak at SHRM Event

Steven P. Smith is scheduled to speak to the Salina (Kansas) Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) at its meeting on February 28, 2013.  Mr. Smith will speak on “The Affordable Care Act: Recent Guidance from the IRS and Other...

Free Workshop – Health Care Reform: What Every Employer Needs to Know to Make Decisions Now

Free Workshop for Employers and HR Professionals                                                                  Dates offered Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m..-...

ATTORNEY TRINIDAD GALDEAN TO SPEAK AT SHRM EVENT

Attorney and current Kansas SHRM President-Elect, Trinidad Galdean, will speak to Human Resource professionals at a seminar entitled, HR leading with the Employment Changes on January 16th in Wichita. Participants will be provided with information...

The U.S. News & World Report Ranks Hinkle Among Top Law Firms in the Country.

The U.S. News Best Law Firms rankings are based on a scrupulous evaluation process that is comprise of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from top attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of...

HINKLE MEMBER ERIC NAMEE TO PRESENT AT KANSAS SHRM

Member Eric Namee is scheduled to present twice at the 2013 SHRM Employee Benefits conference in May.  On May 3, Namee will give a presentation entitled 401(k) Mistakes and How to Fix Them. On the following day he presents How to Protect Your...

Hinkle Attorneys Receive 2012 Super Lawyers Honors.

Hinkle Law Firm has seven Attorneys named to the 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition.  Congratulations to J. Philip Davidson, Mitchell L. Herren, Kenneth R. Lang, Eric S. Namee, David M. Rapp, Dale L. Ward, and Gregory S. Young. Super Lawyers...

Hinkle Law Firm Receives a 2013 Best Law Firm Designation.

Hinkle Law Firm has received a first-tier designation by Best Lawyers- Best Law Firms in the following categories; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, and Trusts...

Member Michelle Stewart is featured in Ingram’s Best Lawyers in Kansas City.

Member Michelle Stewart is profiled in the October issue of Ingram’s Best Lawyers in Kansas City.

Click here to read her profile.

Member Eric Namee to speak to the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

The Society of Financial Service Professionals - Wichita Chapter has invited Hinkle Member Eric Namee to speak at an event November 20, 2012.  The topic is Government Focus on ERISA Plan Fiduciaries (Including Financial Professionals): How to...

Employee Benefits Attorney Steven P. Smith Talks to the Wichita Business Journal About the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Employers will be expected to move “full speed ahead” on implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act now that it has been largely upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, says Steven Smith, an attorney at Hinkle Law Firm LLC. ...

Attorney Hugh Gill Featured in the Wichita Business Journal

Hugh Gill grew up around business. His family ran Gill Mortuary in Wichita for 90 years, until it ceased operations in 1980. His grandfather was the last Gill to run it. Gill says that exposure gave him an appreciation for entrepreneurs and...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC adds Trinidad Galdean, Of Counsel, to Employment Law Team

Wichita, KS - Hinkle Law Firm LLC has added Trinidad Galdean, Of Counsel attorney, to its employment law team. Galdean has extensive experience in employment law and employment litigation, including multi-state counseling on employment...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC Employee Benefits Practice Group Recognitions

Thursday, November 10, 2011 Wichita, KS – Hinkle Law Firm is proud to announce that Attorney Eric S. Namee has been appointed to the University of Kansas Law Alumni Board of Governors. This will be the second term Namee has served on this...

Hinkle Law Firm Attorneys Honored as Super Lawyers

Monday, October 24, 2011 Wichita, KS – Hinkle Law Firm LLC is proud to announce the following attorneys have been recognized by the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2011: Hugh G. Gill, Kenneth R. Lang, Dan C. Peare, Dale L. Ward, Philip J....

Hinkle Law Firm Adds New Attorneys

Monday, September 26, 2011 Wichita, KS– Hinkle Law Firm has added Casey Jones and Sean Walsh to the East Wichita team of attorneys. Jones graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2011 and recently passed the Kansas Bar. While...

Geron Bird Named Wichita Business Journal 40 Under 40

Thursday, July 14, 2011 Wichita, KS - Hinkle Law Firm LLC is proud to announce Geron Bird has been selected as one of the Wichita Business Journal's 40 Under 40 honorees for 2011. The 40 Under 40 is an annual selection of local professionals...

Hinkle Law Firm Adds Peter G. Collins, Of Counsel

Overland Park, KS - Hinkle Law Firm LLC has added Peter G. Collins, of Counsel, to its Overland Park team of attorneys. Collins has extensive litigation experience in the areas of professional negligence, construction litigation and other complex...

Hinkle Law Firm Adds Arellano As Associate

WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Law Firm LLC has added Christopher L. Arellano as an associate attorney. Arellano’s practice encompasses many areas of the law, including general business issues, commercial and residential real estate matters, health care...

Hinkle Law Firm LLC is New Name for Long-time Wichita Legal Practice

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC is changing its name to Hinkle Law Firm LLC. The new firm name reflects both the firm’s origins and its more recent evolution. David Elkouri, a founding member of the firm,...

Ken Lang on the Assessment and Resolution of Product Liability Risks

Ken Lang has authored an article in the Financier Worldwide Global Reference Guide to Risk Management & Insurance on the Assessment and Resolution of Product Liability Risks. The entire article can be read here.

Fent Named Hinkle Elkouri’s Newest Member

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC has made Laura Fent, a business attorney, a member of the firm. Fent’s practice at Hinkle Elkouri focuses on the areas of business and corporate law, healthcare, franchising,...

Hinkle Elkouri’s Stewart Honored by Missouri Bar Foundation for Appellate Work

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Overland Park, Kan. – Michelle Stewart, an attorney with Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC, has been named as a 2010 recipient of the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award, presented by the Missouri Bar Foundation. “When...

Steven P. Smith Shares Health Care Reform Insights with Hays Businesses

Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, LLC attorney Steven P. Smith recently undertook a statewide tour to share information on health care reform regulations with employers. During one stop on his tour, the Hays Daily News featured Steven in an article covering...

Videos Decode Health Care Regulation for Employers

A video replay of our Health Care Reform workshops for Employers is now available on hinklaw.com. The video features attorneys from the Hinkle Law Firm LLC employee benefits group, who conducted workshops for employers to explain the impact of...

Hinkle Elkouri Attorneys Earn 15 Spots on Super Lawyers List

Monday, November 1, 2010 WICHITA, Kan. – Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine has named 15 attorneys at Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC to their annual listing of outstanding lawyers. Only the top 5 percent of Kansas attorneys are listed....

Attorney to Prepare HOAs for New Legislation

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 J. Scott Pohl, a business and real estate attorney with Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC, has teamed with Elsea and Petty HOA Management to bring a no-cost seminar homeowner's association administrators, realtors and home...

Hinkle Elkouri Partners with Benefits Management Inc to Explain Health Care Reform to Employers in Kansas

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 The Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC will join with Benefit Management Inc. to explain how the new Health Care Reform law will impact employers. The sessions are designed for Kansas employers and are offered at no cost to...

Employee Benefits Group Presents No Cost Health Care Reform Workshops for Kansas Employers

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC will be conducting no-cost workshops for employers throughout the month of September, designed for business owners, human resources professionals and others who work with employee benefits....

Hinkle Elkouri Expands into Kansas City Market

Thursday, July 1, 2010 KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC, one of the state’s leading law firms based in Wichita, is expanding its presence by adding a Kansas City office in Overland Park, Kan. Michelle R. Stewart, a local Kansas...

Laura Fent and James Spencer Make the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List

Friday, May 28, 2010 Wichita, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri is proud to have Laura Fent and James Spencer on the Wichita Business Journals 40 Under 40 list. The 40 Under 40 is an annual selection of local professionals under the age of 40 who make a...

Lang and Decker on The Necessity, Selection and use of Independent Experts in Litigation

Thursday, May 13, 2010 Ken Lang and Amy Decker have co-authored an article in the May issue of Financier Worldwide on the Necessity, Selection and use of Independent Experts in Litigation. The article could be subtitled 'Experts 101' and is...

Lang and Decker on the Challenges to Manufacturers and Insurers in Evaluating Trial Versus Settlement

Friday, March 19, 2010 Ken Lang and Amy Decker have co-authored an article in the March issue of Financier Worldwide on the New and Emerging Challenges to Manufacturers and Insurers in Evaluating Trial Versus Settlement. The article examines the...

Barth and Broomes Become Hinkle Elkouri’s Newest Members

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC has made Eric Barth and John Broomes members of the firm. Eric Barth is a member of Hinkle Elkouri’s litigation group, where he practices in the areas of Commercial...

Dave Rapp Named to 2009 Kansas Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 A leader of Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC’s litigation practice group, Dave Rapp has been named to the Kansas Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2009 by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Membership in the association is...

J. Philip Davidson and Paul J. Skolaut on the Transportation Industry in the Era of Global Warming

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 J. Philip Davidson and Paul J. Skolaut have co-authored an article in the Fall 2009 Issue of ALFA International’s Transportation Update. They focus on the roots and potential effects of a report presented to the...

Hinkle Elkouri Attorneys Named to 2009 Super Lawyers List

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 WICHITA, Kan. – Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine has named 13 attorneys at Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm L.L.C. to their annual listing of outstanding lawyers. Of all Kansas licensed lawyers, only the top 5...

Mike Herd and Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm Receive Awards from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Mike Herd received a Leadership Award as recognition for his years of service as past Kansas President and past National Board of Representatives member. Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC received a Corporate Citizenship...

Hinkle Elkouri Attorneys Voted “Best Lawyers in America”

Friday, July 31, 2009 Wichita, Kan. – Thirteen Hinkle Elkouri attorneys have been selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2010 list by Best Lawyers, the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. Published for...

Hugh Gill Discusses the Guardianship Assistance Program

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 In order to help families with special-needs children get the legal protection they need, Hugh Gill helped found the Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP), a partnership between Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, The Arc of...

Hinkle Elkouri Attorneys Successfully Defend Wrongful Death Claim

Thursday, June 4, 2009 In a case tried by Ken Lang with the assistance of Amy Decker and Scott Schillings, attorneys with Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, LLC based in Wichita, Kan., a jury in Santa Fe, N.M. found that a propane heater manufactured by...

Monahan Joins Hinkle Elkouri

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 Wichita, Kan. – Laura Dakhil Monahan has become associated with Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC Laura Dakhil Monahan practices in the areas of business and corporate law, healthcare law and medical malpractice litigation....

Dan Peare Named to Worth Magazine’s List of Nation’s 100 Top Attorneys

WICHITA, Kan. – Worth magazine has named Dan Peare to its top 100 attorneys list, making him the first Kansas attorney to earn the distinction. Worth magazine is a personal finance and luxury lifestyle magazine with a focus on topics related to...

Hinkle Elkouri Promotes Spencer and White to Member

Thursday, February 5, 2009 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC has selected James C. Spencer and Brian L. White to member status. James C. Spencer, who has been with the firm since 2006, advises business clients on federal and state...

Hinkle Elkouri Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in America”

Saturday, October 25, 2008 Wichita, Kan. – Nine Hinkle Elkouri attorneys have been selected for “The Best Lawyers in America 2009 list” by Best Lawyers, the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. Published for...

Hinkle Elkouri Attorneys Make 2008 Super Lawyers List

Friday, October 24, 2008 WICHITA, Kan. – Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine has named seven attorneys at Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC to their annual listing of outstanding lawyers. Only 5 percent of licensed lawyers in the state are...

Supreme Court Appoints Hinkle Elkouri Member to CLE Commission

Monday, August 25, 2008 WICHITA, Kan. - Hinkle Elkouri member Hugh Gill was appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court to the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Commission. His term began on July 1, 2008 and will continue for 3 years. Gill is a member of...

Hinkle Elkouri Adds Fent to Staff

Friday, August 1, 2008 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC has hired Laura Fent as an of counsel attorney, practicing in the area of business law. Fent’s legal areas of focus include entity formation, health care, securities/private...

Firm Wins First 2008 Best in Business Award

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC won the Wichita Business Journal 2008 Best in Business Award Thursday, June 19. This award annually recognizes privately held companies for their revenue growth, community...

Newly Elected Wichita Bar Association President Begins in June

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri member Michael D. Herd is the incoming elected president of the Wichita Bar Association. His term will begin on July 1, 2008 and he will officiate until June 30, 2009. Herd is a...

Hinkle Elkouri Receives Wichita Chamber of Commerce Award

Thursday, April 17, 2008 WICHITA, Kan. – Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC was one of four recipients of the 2008 Over the Years Award from the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. This award is given to businesses that have exhibited a long-standing...

Employment Law Practice Area Co-Authors Kansas Chamber of Commerce’s Kansas HR Guide

Monday, October 1, 2007 TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Chamber of Commerce has released the 2008 versions of the Kansas Human Resources Manual and the Model Policies and Forms for Kansas Employers. Both manuals were written by the attorneys at the...

Epic Center Filling Vacant Spaces; Wichita May See Downtown Rental Rates Increase

  It's been less than a year since new ownership took control of the Epic Center, but the landmark office building's occupancy rate is the highest it has ever been. The addition of one new tenant and expansion by several existing ones...

Estate Planning with highly appreciated stock

Thursday, May 28, 1998 Wichita Business Journal - by Dan C. Peare The 1990s have seen one of the largest -- and longest -- bull market rallies of all time. As a result, there are more individuals whose estates consist of large amounts of...

It’s not pleasant — but IRS audit is survivable

Friday, April 3, 1998 Wichita Business Journal - by Eric Namee April 15th is right around the corner, which means many people will be frantically trying to get their tax returns filed and hoping they won't be audited. Generally, only 1 percent...

Events

The DOL Issued Its Final Overtime Rule: Now What?

Date: Tuesday, July 9

Time: 9:00 a.m.

On April 26, 2024, the Department of Labor published its final rule that raises the salary basis threshold for overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective July 1, 2024, the final rule increases the standard salary to...

Employment Law Update (Video Playback)

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Join us for this informative update on two critical employment law topics. In back to back sessions, we will explore the Department of Labor's proposed overtime regulations and their implications for employers, followed by an important overview of...

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