Litigation and Business Law 

Hite Fanning is a premier litigation and business law firm committed to helping our clients be successful and solving their toughest problems. This firm's mission is to provide superior counsel, responsive client care, creative, pragmatic, timely, and cost-effective solutions to our clients. We aim to earn our clients' loyalty by recognizing their goals and working with them to achieve those goals.

At Hite Fanning, we pride ourselves on living up to our core values. 

  • We conduct ourselves with professionalism and the highest ethical standard.
  • We attract highly motivated lawyers and staff with diverse backgrounds who are recognized for their talents and skills, ability to thrive in a collegial work environment, and commitment to continuous learning and professional growth.
  • We support our profession and the communities in which we practice.

Founded in 1983

18 people in their team


Practice areas
Business
Employment & Labor
Bankruptcy & Debt
Elder Law
Family

Languages spoken
English
Spanish

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Practice areas

Business

Aviation
Banking & Finance
Health Care
Oil, Gas & Energy

Experienced Aviation Attorneys

Located in the heart of the air capital, we offer the right mix of aerospace, aviation, and government contract industry experience. Our aerospace and aviation clients are respected component part manufacturers, material suppliers, metal finishers, and machine shops, both large and small, all of whom do business with the most prominent manufacturers in the industry. Our understanding of the cyclical nature of the business and the unique challenges of operating in a highly competitive global market combines with our experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating complex supply contracts; addressing quality assurance issues; representing companies providing goods to manufacturers in Canada, Belgium, Brazil and Israel; mergers and acquisitions; distributorships; addressing the regulatory challenges facing the defense industry and government contractors; and a wide-range of corporate, labor and employment and litigation matters.

We are committed to adding value for our clients. Our culture of teamwork, efficient staffing and competitive rates reflects Kansas values and sets us apart from our much larger national peer firms.

Health Care Dispute Litigation

Every day our lawyers defend physicians, health systems, and hospitals in a wide array of disputes. As a result, our lawyers are not only strong litigators, they also are familiar with the medical, technical and regulatory pressures unique to health care.

We represent hospitals, health systems, physician groups, nursing homes and all health care providers in litigation related to the purchase and sale of practices, non-competition and restrictive covenants, labor and employment issues, practice disputes, medical staff proceedings, administrative hearings, intellectual property, and other issues.

Health care professionals who find themselves to be the subject of litigation need attorneys who understand the challenges faced by this unique profession. We realize a lawsuit by a patient takes its toll on your time, your family and your reputation. We defend hospitals, physicians, allied health practitioners, management companies, and drug and medical device manufacturers. 

Our wealth of courtroom experience over the years, our thorough well-planned trial strategies, and pretrial dispute resolution where appropriate, sets us apart from our peers.

Qualified Energy Attorneys

The Kansas oil and gas industry is a major player industry and we have been fortunate that our lawyers have provided clients with guidance on many interesting and diverse legal issues. Our firm provides advice to producers, oil field suppliers, drilling companies and operators. In addition, we represented several major producers in nationwide royalty owner class actions involving the Hugoton gas field.

Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P has experience drafting and litigating leases and development agreements. Additionally, we provide regular counsel to companies involved in lease acquisitions and oil and gas exploration. 

We provide counsel on various aspects of several wind farm projects in Kansas as well as have experience with ethanol plant construction and maintenance.

Banking and Finance

In our banking practice, we represent banks and financial institutions in a wide range of contracts, employment, bankruptcy, and litigation matters.  We know that every debt financing transaction is different. We are pragmatic problem-solvers who work to bring transactions to a successful close while protecting the interests of our clients. We regularly act as counsel for lenders, borrowers, and other participants in asset-based loan transactions.

We represent several lenders which provide financing for acquisitions, construction, recapitalizations, and working capital needs. We are involved in the creation and perfection of liens on, and security interests in, various types of collateral, both real and personal. In addition, our firm also represents various banks in commercial and residential foreclosure.

Employment & Labor

Employment Rights
Hiring & Firing
Job Discrimination
Labor Law
Pension
Retirement
Sexual Harassment
Social Security
Wage & Hour
Wrongful Termination
Whistleblower & Qui Tam

Employment

Employers

If you are an employer, we stay on top of emerging issues and trends in labor and employment so you don’t have to. We train you and your employees so you feel confident that you comply with the law. We represent clients in all of the areas in which they may have issues, including the enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements; wage and hour litigation; claims of harassment, discrimination, or unlawful retaliation; pay disputes; and unemployment compensation. We draft, review, analyze and update employment contracts, handbooks, and policies.

Employees

If you are an employee, we understand that challenging an unfair or illegal employment act can be daunting. We can help you. We can analyze whether you have a claim and negotiate a severance agreement with your employer. If appropriate, we can help you bring a claim against your current or former employer, and file and prosecute claims for illegal discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. We can help you figure out whether you have had wages withheld illegally, advise you on whether your employer has complied with the FMLA or with wage and hour laws. We work with employees on both an hourly and a contingency basis.

Our clients can count on our advice in every area of employment law.

Bankruptcy & Debt

Bankruptcy
Debt & Collection
Credit Repair
Creditor

Skilled Bankruptcy Attorneys

We are recognized in Kansas for our success in representing creditors and stakeholders, such as financial institutions and buyers of troubled companies, throughout the bankruptcy process.

Hite, Fanning & Honeyman lawyers are recognized experts, serving as editors of and contributors to the Kansas Bankruptcy Handbook. We frequently speak at continuing legal education programs and one of our partners is a Chapter 7 Trustee.

Our practice covers all forms of insolvency practice, including receivership, administration, and liquidation to bankruptcy and voluntary arrangements. The practice's experience covers a wide variety of engagements and a vast array of industries. These industries include automotive, aviation, construction, distribution, energy, and financial services. In addition, we work with companies in the food and beverage, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, professional services, real estate, and retail industries.

We are dedicated to serving our clients’ needs and we work to reach agreements to maximize a client’s recovery. If there is not a workable solution available, we are tough minded litigators. Our formidable reputation for litigation enhances our ability to obtain favorable deals for our clients.

Elder Law

Estate Planning
Probate

Estate Planning and Probate Services

Your family will benefit from your long-term planning and our attorneys can structure a plan for the future that will provide for your loved ones and adhere to your personal wishes. We have a wealth of experience in wills and trusts, tax planning, estates, family and personal planning, preparation of powers of attorneys and all aspects of estate planning and administration.

We also provide services advising executors and trustees on the administration of estates and trusts and in disputes involving probate or trust estates.

Family

Adoption
Child Abuse
Child Custody
Child Support
Child Visitation
Divorce & Separation
Father's Rights

The area of family law can present numerous challenges, not only emotionally but financially as well. Without guidance, these challenges can be overwhelming. We guide clients providing legal advice, a compassionate ear, and aggressive representation. We have represented people facing divorce, legal separations, child custody and support, paternity, adoptions and annulments.   

Our lawyers are prepared to handle even the most challenging matter. In terms of the equitable division of property, we have structured the division of complicated small businesses and the award of retirement benefits.   Hite, Fanning & Honeyman attorneys are cost-conscious and caring, and will be with you every step of the way in this very personal litigation.

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