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Foulston Siefkin LLP is regionally ranked in 62 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
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About Our Clients

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  • AVIVA USA
  • Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation
  • Catholic Diocese of Wichita
  • Commerce Bank
  • Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc.
  • Fox & Hound Restaurant Group
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard
  • Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Nueterra Healthcare
  • Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
  • Stormont-Vail Healthcare, Inc.
  • The Coleman Company, Inc.
  • Value Place LLC
  • Via Christi Health
  • Wichita State University

Selected Client Comments

Commercial Litigation

I have worked with Foulston Siefkin for 18 years, and they are my go-to firm in Kansas for commercial litigation. They understand how to prepare and try a case.

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Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Foulston Siefkin is a great firm!

Bart Reuter Foley & Lardner LLP

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Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Working with Craig West of Foulston Siefkin was a pleasure both personally and professionally.

Bennett Lilley State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co.

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Real Estate Law

I have been involved in the Real Estate Development industry for over 40 years, and to date, Foulston Siefken is without a doubt, the most dedicated and talented team I have ever had the privilege to work with. Robert Smith, Jeremy Graber, Trish Voth, and their staff, especially Anitra and Betty are constantly performing above beyond expectations. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to any corporation, large or small, for any and all legal assistance.

Bill Chaffee WaterWalk Hotel Apartments

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Real Estate Law

I have worked with several attorneys of Foulston Siefkin for different aspects of real estate transactions and disputes. I would recommend any/all of them without reservations. They are supportive of one another so that the client is always assured of obtaining expert information, support and representation.

Bobby Seacat Meritrust Credit Union

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Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Foulston Siefkin is excellent. I have worked with attorney Craig West on several insurance defense suits. Craig is a very knowledgeable attorney, and consistently provides thorough defense litigation plans and handling. He has a strong understanding and knowledge of the KS venue. Craig provides prompt responses to my requests, along with detailed explanations to any defense issues, as he has a strong work ethic.

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Commercial Litigation

Foulston Siefkin has excellent lawyers and litigators who give practical advice, are above reproach ethically, and are almost always successful for clients.

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Natural Resources Law

Foulston Siefkin is excellent.

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Energy Law

Foulston Siefkin is excellent.

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Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Foulston Siefkin attorney Sharon Rye worked diligently and non-stop in trying to find a solution to our particular case. We have full trust in her and our other attorney Jay Oliver.

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Commercial Litigation

We have been very pleased with the excellent service and skills of the Foulston Siefkin lawyers with whom we have worked, particularly Tony Rupp and Tara Eberline. They successfully got a dismissal and a directed verdict for us in less than a two week period. Both are prompt, thorough, and excellent attorneys. Moreover, they are enjoyable, caring human beings, a skill that cannot be overlooked when spending weeks in trial preparation and trial itself.

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Litigation - Municipal

We have been very pleased with the excellent service and skills of the Foulston Siefkin lawyers with whom we have worked, particularly Tony Rupp and Tara Eberline. They successfully earned our state entity a dismissal and a directed verdict in less than a two week period. Both are prompt, thorough, and excellent attorneys. Moreover, they are enjoyable, caring human beings, a skill that cannot be overlooked when spending weeks in trial preparation and trial itself.

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Environmental Law

My experience with the environmental attorneys at Foulston Siefkin has been outstanding. In particular, Chuck Efflandt has always demonstrated the utmost professionalism and provided excellent environmental expertise and counsel.

Melisa Carpenter Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

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Insurance Law

Foulston Siefkin has outstanding insurance defense lawyers.

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Litigation - Municipal

Foulston Siefkin provides outstanding representation. They have a very sound understanding of municipal law. They are the best at communicating with their clients.

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Employment Law - Management

Foulston Siefkin has provided our organization with outstanding employment law expertise for over fifteen years. They provide proactive client communication.

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Water Law

Foulston Siefkin has excellent knowledge of water rights and water law in Kansas. They give practical advice.

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Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Foulston Siefkin has a very highly skilled and responsive M&A team.

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Real Estate Law

Foulston Siefkin has proved it worth many times to our agency. We appreciate Patricia Voth's insight into various real estate issues we have had in the past and the two we are dealing with today. She is ethical and understands we want our transactions to be win-wins for all the parties involved.

Emily E. Compton Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc

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Trusts & Estates Law

As a Trust Company manager, it is critically important to find a law firm that is both innovative in the practice of Estate Planning, but also has the experience and influence within the industry to provide the best solutions for our clients. The team at Foulston Siefkin is a fantastic partner. At all times the team provides a great client experience and our clients often express how secure they feel knowing that their legacies are protected through a well-planned and well-drafted estate plan.

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Litigation - Labor & Employment

Foulston Siefkin provides detailed litigation support.

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Employment Law - Management

Foulston Siefkin attorneys are very knowledgeable and able to assist with a wide variety of employment issues.

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Energy Law

I found the attorneys at Foulston Siefkin to be extremely knowledgeable and quick in their responses to my company's needs.

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Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Foulston Siefkin attorneys have high quality legal analysis and excellent trial representation.

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Government Relations Practice

Foulston Siefkin attorneys are experienced and professional.

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Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

I have had the pleasure working with Jack Epps in Foulston Siefkin's Kansas City office for over ten years. Jack is a very thorough and competent professional who always has our company's best interests in mind. He is a solid attorney who practices nothing but the best customer service methods. Jack has become a key part in our business, and we owe a debt of gratitude to him for his services!

Jan Wallace WaterWalk

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Corporate Law

Foulston Siefkin provided the service that I asked for, no more no less. They were excellent to work with for the short time I worked with them.

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Trusts & Estates Law

We primarily work with Stewart Weaver, a partner in Foulston Siefkin's estate and elder law departments. Stewart is a bright, creative attorney who works diligently to meet the individual needs of clients. My experience is that he's very personable and responsive and well-received by people considering working with him and or his firm. Stewart also is able to tap into other partners, Tim O'Sullivan and Matt Bish, for their valued perspective as needed.

John Toothaker Schreck Financial Group LLC

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Litigation - Intellectual Property

Foulston Siefkin assisted our trade association in a matter of trade name infringement by a local Kansas entity seeking to exploit our nationally marketed brand. They bought about a very good result in a personable, timely and cost-effective manner.

Robert Schmitt Recreation Vehicle Industry Association - RVIA

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Health Care Law

Foulston Siefkin is a long standing firm with high quality attorneys, such as Trish Voth and Stan Andeel.

Joseph Galichia M.D., F.A.C.C. Galichia Medical Group, P.A.

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Water Law

David Traster of Foulston Siefkin is considered a water law expert. We have used him many times on complex water rights acquisitions.

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Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Craig West, at Foulston Siefkin, is on Nationwide's Approved List of outside counsel we are allowed to retain on our claim files to represent our policy holders on liability claims. His knowledge and expertise is outstanding. His work is exceptional and very cost effective. The last case I had with him was a large chemical spill over 180 miles away. He was at my insured's plant the same day to mitigate damages and direct our insured on public relations. His responsiveness is outstanding.

Rachel Brownwell Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance

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Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Foulston Siefkin has always been very responsive to the needs of our insureds. They do an excellent job of keeping parties informed on the status of matters and are very timely in responding to inquires.

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Real Estate Law

Of the many firms I've dealt with over the years, Foulston Siefkin is truly superior. Their responsiveness is unrivaled, their creativity in approaching business solutions has been fantastic, and they make my job significantly easier as a result. In the few circumstances we have encountered issues the Foulston staff did not feel they were adequately informed to provide guidance, they would tell me they needed to research it further and would work towards finding a solution; which is tremendous!

Luke White WaterWalk Hotel Apartments

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Copyright Law

We have used Foulston Siefkin for a variety of legal matters and that firm serves as our general counsel. I have always found their advice concerning intellectual property to be practical, as well as protective.

Kim Moore United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

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Banking and Finance Law

Foulston Siefkin has worked with me on 6 separate banking and finance transactions and their expertise and ability to work with both us and our finance counterparty always exceed expectations.

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Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Foulston Siefkin are the best M&A people I have ever worked with, They are always willing to give both legal and common sense advice while working through issues that arise.

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Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

David Rogers with Foulston Siefkin did a great job.

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Water Law

We have been well represented on matters of water law at the state and federal level by David Traster and the Fouston Siefkin firm.

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Non-Profit / Charities Law

Foulston Siefkin has always been a reliable firm with a broad range of expertise. It is rare we need to seek legal advice from anyone other than lawyers at Foulston Siefkin.

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Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Foulston Siefkin is a first class firm with first class/professional, and capable, lawyers.

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Commercial Litigation

James Armstron and Jeffrey Jordan at Foulston Siefkin are excellent attorneys.

Gary Freedman Law Offices of Gary Feedman

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Corporate Law

Many situations arise in my business. I depend on Foulston Siefkin for their expertise and have always been pleased with the results.

Nancy Babcock Ken Babcock Sales

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Commercial Litigation

Jim Armstrong and Holly Dyer of Foulston Siefkin are go-to resources for litigation issues in Kansas. They have outstanding knowledge of the law, excellent customer service and offer crisp and efficient advice.

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Health Care Law

Foulston Siefkin attorneys provide excellent guidance in health care for 40 years.

Dr. Jerry Cohlmia, MD CODA II

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Environmental Law

We have trusted Foulston Siefkin with numerous hotel related projects in being sure we are covered regarding any possible environmental issues with each site we put under contract. They are extremely prompt and follow up with phone calls when possible email directions are more complex. I would highly recommend the firm as it relates to our overall development matters.

Scott Bixler Value Place LLC

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Commercial Litigation

Tara Eberline and Tony Rupp at Foulston Siefkin are excellent lawyers! You couldn't have two better attorneys advocating for you.

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Health Care Law

Foulston Siefkin is able to offer all the services our practice needs. They are always available, professional and provide the guidance that we need. Gary Ayers is excellent! There are several different attorneys we have used at Foulston and we have never been disappointed.

Kari Clark Wichita Surgical Specialists, P.A.

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Commercial Litigation

Foulston Siefkin has high dollar attorneys, but they are worth their weight in gold.

Eustaquio Abay II

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Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Darrell Warta has taken many of my claims to verdict. I have never been disappointed with work. He is a gentleman of the court room and truly a master navigator of the stormy seas of litigation.

John Fitzsimmons Great West Casualty Company

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Commercial Litigation

Working with Foulston Siefkin’s Tony Rupp, and all of the attorneys involved was a pleasure. We were well taken care of and had a successful result. There's a reason Foulston is so well respected across Kansas.

Kyle Holt U, Inc.

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Appellate Practice

Jim Oliver of Foulston Siefkin is a top-flight appellate attorney with excellent writing and analytical skills as well as key knowledge of Kansas appellate courts, court personnel and court rules.

Howard Kenison Lindquist & Vennum LLP

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Commercial Litigation

Foulston Siefkin was the best choice I could have made in a firm. Their legal advice, research, writing and skill in the courtroom are all first class.

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Corporate Law

I have had 25 years' experience with Foulston Siefkin with excellent results. Contracts have stood the test of time, including arbitration with a favorable large-sum outcome. You will not be disappointed with their excellent work.

Nancy Babcock Ken Babcock Sales

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Employment Law - Management

Foulston Siefkin possesses outstanding responsiveness and provides a sound understanding of their client's needs. We have had a very positive experience with Foulston Siefkin.

Elton Allen Swisher Acquisition, Inc.

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Litigation - Labor & Employment

We would not consider using an alternative law firm in the Kansas City area. Foulston Siefkin is our choice.

Elton Allen Swisher Acquisition, Inc.

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Real Estate Law

Foulston Siefkin always provides great advice and is a highly ethical law firm.

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Environmental Law

Foulston Siefkin is extremely timely and efficient and makes discussions understood. They are very trustworthy.

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Corporate Law

I have used this firm extensively for my businesses and personal needs. Foulston Siefkin has done everything from general business and employment law, to representing our company in an arbitrated case that we unequivocally won. I would heartily recommend this firm.

Nancy Babcock Ken Babcock Sales

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Copyright Law

Foulston Siefkin offers a very practical orientation to handle complicated issues with a view toward the reality of our small size and particular interests.

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Non-Profit / Charities Law

Superlative would be a better description on responsiveness. Foulston Siefkin is always quick to get back and provide timely service.

Kim Moore United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

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Corporate Law

My experience with Foulston Siefkin has been outstanding. The firm handles matters very professionally and thoroughly. The level of commitment to excellence is impressive. Research and preparation is in-depth and insightful. Communication is timely and in the amount of detail the client wishes. I could not be more pleased with the work performed.

Randy McAllister Bluestem Emergency Care, P.A.

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Health Care Law

We've worked with Foulston Siefkin for almost 20 years and have found them to be the partners we've always needed. More like family than a law firm; they always have our best interests in mind.

David Ayers Nueterra Healthcare

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Employment Law - Management

Foulston Siefkin is a knowledgeable and responsive firm. They were very helpful and gave excellent advice and direction.

Al Roder Harper County

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Venture Capital Law

Harvey Sorenson of Foulston Siefkin has been the key resource in assisting me in exiting my previous partnership as well as in structuring my new start-up ventures. He is the best business attorney I've worked with. I would refer him to my most key business relationships and best friends.

Todd Dechant GTM Outdoor Products LLC

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Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Foulston Siefkin has an excellent reputation for working with clients to get the best results, responds promptly to client inquiries, and regular communication of litigation activities.

Annette Simpson Broadspire Services

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Litigation - Construction

Foulston Siefkin has great knowledge and provides excellent service.

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Non-Profit / Charities Law

Foulston Siefkin provides both technical and practical assistance in the field of non-profit law in a very timely manner.

Kim Moore United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

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Employment Law - Management

My experience with Foulston Siefkin was exceptional. They provided a skilled legal team of professionals with broad experience and an understanding of the legal issues and likely expectations regarding my legal responses.

Charles P. Deeds Deeds Select Advisors

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Water Law

Excellent service from David Traster of Foulston Siefkin. One of the leading water law attorneys in the area.

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

I've enjoyed working with Jason Lacey at Foulston Siefkin. Jason provided us with sound legal advice and provided the applicable legal documents on a timely basis. He also was very diplomatic on a conference call that we had with one of our investment brokers who questioned our eligibility for a MEP 401K plan. Jason artfully explained our position and was able to successfully resolve the matter to our satisfaction within 24 hours of the call. Jason worked with us on questions about changes we needed to make to our health plan to comply with the Affordable Health Care Act. Jason is highly responsive and is a fun professional to work with on legal issues.

Jeff Feist Axiom Healthcare Services LLC

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Real Estate Law

Foulston Siefkin gives excellent legal advice.

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Commercial Litigation

I have worked exclusively with Darrell Warta and Jay Fowler at Foulston Siefkin, and I believe them to be two of the best transportation defense trial lawyers in Kansas. They are true professionals in every sense of the word, and I give them both my highest recommendation.

Jim Klemme Great West Casualty Company

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Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

I have extensive involvement with defense attorneys throughout Kansas and feel Foulston Siefkin is the best of the best. They are very thorough, timely in their response and provide excellent recommendations. I have the utmost trust in all the attorneys at their firm.

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Litigation - Bankruptcy

I have worked with various members of Foulston Siefkin for over 25 years, and they always get with excellent results. I highly recommend this firm.

David Blakemore Textron Financial Corporation

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Employment Law - Management

Foulston Siefkin is very professional and well-informed on current issues. All concerns are addressed promptly and accurately in down-to-earth terminology. The advice given to me by the legal staff has made my job much more efficient and consistent. I would highly recommend this firm!!!

John Merchant Brown County

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Tax Law

I have worked with Jim Rankin of Foulston Siefkin for years and consider him to one of the best.

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Health Care Law

Foulston Siefkin has attorneys that are knowledgeable in all areas of health care. We use several attorneys in this firm. All are competent, extremely knowledgeable and well-versed. They provide timely responses. Foulston Siefkin holds an annual client education seminar that is very effective at updating hospital personnel on current legal issues in health care.

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Health Care Law

I have found the firm, as a whole, to be very capable to handle a wide range of legal matters with professionalism, knowledge, expertise and integrity. I like the personal interest each attorney takes in dealing with me and my organization as a client.

Ken Johnson Hutchinson Regional Medical Center—Hutchinson

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Mergers & Acquisitions Law

I have worked with Foulston Siefken for over 20 years. They have excellent skills, very responsive service and demonstrated results.

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Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Foulston Siefkin lawyers have excellent knowledge, experience and responsiveness.

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Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Foulston Siefkin does a very good job and is knowledgeable about the Kansas federal court system.

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Commercial Litigation

This firm and the associate assigned as our primary point of contact, in my opinion, did an outstanding job regardless of the outcome. Issues and options were clearly explained, responsiveness was always quick and timely, and we always felt like we were the only client served by this firm.

William Wojciechowski Pratt Community College

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Non-Profit / Charities Law

We are always well served by Foulston Siefkin in handling the range of issues presented in non-profit law from IRS issues to investment matters.

Kim Moore United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

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Water Law

Foulston Siefkin is an outstanding firm. They have assisted our firm and our clients on numerous matters. I never hesitate to refer people or businesses to FS.

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Labor Law - Management

This firm handles a wide variety of Labor Law issues with a very high level of success.

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Labor Law - Union

Foulston Siefkin is an incredibly skilled and responsive Law Firm that has been supportive of our company for many, many years. Their level of expertise and understanding of our needs cannot be matched.

Adam Pogue Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

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Immigration Law

Foulston Siefkin works very timely and has a terrific working knowledge of immigration law. The attorneys respond quickly to all of my enquiries and paralegal, Linda works very well with Donald Berner as a team.

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Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

I have utilized the attorney's at Foulston Siefkin for 20-plus years in the area of personal injury litigation. I have never been disappointed in the service provided and highly recommend them to others.

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

One can't get better help in this area than Douglas Hanisch and Jason Lacey at Foulston.

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Litigation - Labor & Employment

I have found the Foulston, Siefkin firm to be highly knowledgeable and professional on a broad range of labor and employment matters. They have a deep team, their attorneys are responsive and competent, and hourly rates are reasonable.

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Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

Foulston Siefkin is always quick and responsive to questions in this arena.

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Corporate Governance Law

William Wood and his team at Foulston Siefkin are always responsive and always timely with assistance. They are outstanding!

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Tax Law

Chris Hurst and his team at Foulston have provided us sound tax advice.

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Construction Law

Wyatt Hoch at Foulston Siefkin does an outstanding job in Construction Litigation.

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Real Estate Law

Trisha Voth and others at Foulston Siefkin provide excellent Real Estate advice.

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Commercial Litigation

Mikel Stout and Jay Fowler as well as other litigation attorneys at Foulston have done an outstanding job on commercial litigation matters.

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Appellate Practice

Foulston Siefkin is an excellent firm here in Kansas and has an outstanding record.

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Health Care Law

We switched to Foulston Siefkin a couple of years ago, and I couldn't be more satisfied. The firm has a wonderful reputation.

Susan Page Pratt Regional Medical Center

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Commercial Litigation

Jim Armstrong at Foulston Siefkin represents what clients want in a top commercial litigator. He is detail oriented, and understands complex matters, is great to work with, and, best yet, has actually tried, to victory, enormous commercial cases.

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Environmental Law

Foulston Siefkin's Charles Efflandt's knowledge and experience makes him one of the best environmental lawyers you can find in Kansas.

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Trademark Law

William Matthews at Foulston Siefkin has provided sound trademark advice.

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Patent Law

Foulston has some Patent expertise and continues to grow in this area.

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Corporate Compliance Law

William Wood and his team at Foulston Siefkin have been very helpful in Corporate Compliance Law.

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Securities / Capital Markets Law

William Wood and his team at Foulston Siefkin provide excellent advice in the securities/capital market arena.

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Copyright Law

William Matthews with Foulston Siefkin has been responsive in this area.

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Immigration Law

As part of being knowledgeable in all phases of employment law, the Foulston lawyers provide sound, timely advice in immigration law.

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Employment Law - Management

We have worked with Foulston Siefkin for over 20 years. They always come through for us. They have personable attorneys with good knowledge and practical application.

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Government Relations Practice

If ever there is a client with a government relations or administrative/regulatory matter in the Midwest, I would refer that client to Foulston Siefkin. I have found Foulston Siefkin to be knowledgeable, responsive, and courteous in their dealings with both clients and parties on the other side of a matter.

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Non-Profit / Charities Law

Foulston Siefkin is always responsive to our needs in a very timely way. While setting the legal parameters, they consistently work with us to achieve as many of our objectives as is legally possible and do so in a very practical manner. They keep abreast of current issues and legal developments in the nonprofit field and combine that with a good understanding of the pressures facing nonprofits.

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