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Business Transactions, Finance and Corporate Governance

We advise large public and private companies, as well as emerging companies in Kansas.  We have extensive experience in areas of corporate activity including corporate governance, banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate buyouts and restructurings, partnership structures, limited liability companies, private equity, venture capital, and joint ventures.
Our goal is simple: to build long-term relationships with our clients and help them solve their problems and achieve their corporate objectives.

Our corporate governance practice includes:

  • Advising boards of directors and board committees on corporate matters.
  • Reviewing, assessing and updating corporate codes of conduct, document retention policies,  business opportunities agreement and conflict of interest policies.
  • Defending shareholder class action and derivative litigation alleging breach of fiduciary duty by directors and officers.
  • Providing crisis management strategies.
  • Assisting in compliance with corporate governance and disclosure-related obligations.
  • Training directors and officers on ethics and compliance issues.
  • Responding to shareholder proposals.
  • Conducting internal investigations.

For many of our private company clients we provide services on an as-needed basis that, in larger company, may be provided by a staff attorney, such as:

  • Drafting buy-sell, and other shareholder agreements.
  • Advice on executive and employee compensation and benefits.
  • Counseling on labor and employment issues including terminations and noncompetition agreements.
  • Contract and lease review, drafting and negotiation support.
  • Regulatory advice including environmental and government contract matters.
  •  Transactional support on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
  •  Advice and services regarding litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Structuring alliances, partnerships and joint ventures
Recognized as 2017 Highly Recommended Local Litigation Firm
Hite Fanning & Honeyman is one of only two Kansas law firms “Highly Recommended” by Benchmark Litigation 2017. Benchmark Litigation is described as the definitive guide to America’s leading firms and attorneys in the area of commercial litigation. Benchmark Litigation also specifically profiled Richard Hite, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson as standouts among Kansas litigation attorneys. A special congratulations to them! This is the fifth year that these HFH attorneys have been highlighted. https://www.benchmarklitigation.com/
The Kansas Bar Association named F. James Robinson the 2017 recipient of the Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction. He was also presented with the 2017 Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.
The Kansas Association of Defense Counsel presented F. James Robinson with the Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the KADC’s highest honor, given only to those individuals with a distinguished legal and public service career. Aside from being a highly regarded attorney, Jim serves as a leader in the educating others of the role of an independent judiciary. The award was presented during the KADC's annual conference in December 2017.
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.