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Business and Commercial Litigation

We represent corporate clients and individuals in a wide variety of contract and other business disputes in many sectors of the economy, including aviation,  banking, energy, big box retailers, franchising, manufacturing, packaging, intellectual property, health care, insurance, real estate, oil and gas, and countless others.

We prosecute and defend claims of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with contract, and similar claims in both state and federal courts, at trial and in the appellate courts, as well as in arbitration. 

Our experience includes:

  • Litigation involving complex commercial loan disputes;
  • Defending shareholder class action and derivative litigation involving alleging breach of fiduciary duty by directors and officers;
  • Managed care reimbursement claims by a health system against third party payers;
  • Bankruptcy litigation attacking sham corporations and fraudulent trusts;
  • Real Estate litigation involving the sale of office buildings and big box retail stores;
  • Litigation involving non-competition provisions in medical practice agreements;
  • Nationwide  oil and gas royalty owner’s class actions;
  • Bondholder class action;
  • Franchise litigation involving a national franchisor that acquired a competing franchise business;
  • Litigation of aviation supply contracts; and
  • Trade secrets litigation
Super Lawyers list includes HFH attorneys
Attorneys of Hite Fanning & Honeyman have been selected for inclusion in the latest issue of Super Lawyers. Richard Hite is included in the category of general litigation, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson are in the business litigation category and Art Chalmers is in the defense litigation category. Linda Parks is recognized in the area of business and corporate work and Gaye Tibbets is included in the category of Employment and Labor. Additionally, Don Gribble and Randy Troutt are included in the list of attorneys defending medical malpractice cases. Finally, Scott Hill was selected to be included in the list of Rising Stars in the area of business and corporate work. Super Lawyers’ annual process for identifying attorneys include independent research and peer review. No more than 5% of the attorneys in the state can be included in the Super Lawyers listing.
Court Rules Against Proposed Wind Farm in Northern Sumner County
On September 21, a Sumner County judge issued a ruling in a zoning appeal case that blocks the construction of a proposed wind farm in northern Sumner County.
HFH Attorneys Named in 2020 Best Lawyers
Eight lawyers of the Wichita law firm of Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP are recognized in the Best Lawyers of America 2020. Additionally, Lawyer of the Year awards are presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. HFH’s F. James Robinson was named the 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Wichita in Bet-the Company litigation; Jim was also recognized for commercial litigation, and banking & finance litigation. Other HFH attorneys recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition are Don Gribble (medical malpractice-defense), Richard Hite (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, mediation and personal injury litigation-defense), Richard Honeyman (personal injury litigation – defense), Jon Newman (employment law-individuals, employment law-management./insurance and workers’ compensation-employers), Linda Parks (bankruptcy creditor and debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law and commercial litigation), Gaye Tibbets (employment law-individuals, employment law management and labor and employment litigation), and Randy Troutt has been ( medical malpractice defense litigation). , Best Lawyers is a peer review publication, seeking the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of colleagues in the same practice area.