TWG News

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TWG Remodel Begins | 4.18.18

Construction begins. Construction crews arrived Monday night April 16 as the TWG office transformation began. The anticipated remodel is part of an overall larger project which will transform not only the TWG office, but the entire entrance to the Terra Cotta Tower, as well.

Workers Comp Case Returns Vedict for Transportation Company |

A Wichita-based transportation company found itself named as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by a former employee. The employee, who had suffered a groin injury and received workers’ compensation benefits, claimed that the company had fired him in retaliation for his claim. The transportation company hired Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC to defend the lawsuit.

No good deed goes unpunished. |

No good deed goes unpunished.
TWG represented a physician who agreed to help a former medical school classmate obtain a medical license under a program known as a preceptorship. The physician hoped the former classmate once licensed, would be able to join his practice, but during the process realized the classmate did not meet the physician's standards. Upon completion, a Kansas license was obtained, but no job was offered. The former classmate then sued the physician and his practice alleging a breach of some employment agreement and seeking damages.

A Software Pirate Uncovered. |

TWG was engaged to defend a local technology company against an electronics technician they had contracted to integrate hardware and software components into a wireless fluid management system. The system did not perform as intended and the relationship soured. The independent contractor sent a demand letter to the company alleging their relationship was a “joint venture.” During expert testimony it was revealed the contracted technician was using a third-party software and claiming it as his own.

A Quick Summary of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act effective January 1, 2018 | 1.9.2018

A summary of the New Tax law effective 2018. On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), the largest tax reform since 1986. Most of the Act’s provisions became effective January 1, 2018. TWG has prepared a summary of how the changes can benefit individuals and businesses.

Gosch Named Member of TWG |

The law firm of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC is pleased to announce that Neil C. Gosch has become a member of the TWG firm effective January 1, 2018. Neil first joined TWG as an associate in 2014

Cline Persuades Jury
Client Awarded Damages, Costs, Penalties and Attorney Fees
| 10.11.17

In 2015, a TWG client Homeowner in Maize, Kansas hired a Contractor to repair hail damage to her home. The work was not performed to the Homeowner’s satisfaction, yet the Contractor threatened to put a lien on the client’s home if she did not pay for the work and threatened to sue her to foreclose on her home.

Amy Fellows Cline of TWG filed suit on behalf of the Homeowner and ultimately tried the case before a twelve person jury this past July. After a four-day trial, the jury found for the Homeowner and awarded 100% of the requested damages to TWG’s client.

Lisa L. Martin Joins TWG | 9.6.17

TWG is very pleased to announce that Lisa L. Martin has become associated with the firm. Lisa was born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas. She received her Bachelor of Science in General Studies from the University of Kansas in 2008, with a minor in Business, and her Juris Doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law in 2017.

Matthew T. Schippers Joins TWG | 8.2.17

TWG is very pleased to announce that Matthew T. Schippers has become associated with the firm. Matthew joins two experienced TWG lawyers who have earned their LL.M. in Taxation. Thomas C. Triplett received his LL.M. from New York University, and Ross E. Hellwig received his LL.M. from the University of Florida College of Law.

End of an Era: The Last George Ablah Property Sold | 7.18.17

Recently, AR Nebraska Investment, LLC sold a large warehouse building located in a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. It was the last George Ablah property to be sold closing out an era that saw George closing deals and developing millions of square feet in his lifetime. The building was originally purchased in 2011 by that entity, the members of which were George J. Ablah, Ronald D. Ryan and Frank A. Mills.

TWG Receives Chambers Recognition | 5.26.17

Chambers & Partners®, which has been rating the best lawyers in the USA and internationally since 1990, today released its rankings of law firms for 2017 in 185 different jurisdictions. TWG and its partners were again among lawyers noted in the top tiers in many of the firm’s strongest practice areas. For 2017, TWG was again ranked in the top tiers of Chambers ranking in the practice areas of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, and General Commercial Real Estate. (Chambers [USA 2017]).

Great Business, Great Partners, Great People. | 5.19.17

Congratulations to Bill Warren and Mark and Andy Hutton on the sale of all of the Warren Theatres! Bill conceived, designed, built and operated the theatres in a manner that has set a high nationwide standard for the movie theatre industry. The purchaser is Regal Entertainment Group which operates one of the most geographically diverse theatre circuits throughout the United States and beyond. Every indication is that Regal will carry on the outstanding tradition established by Bill Warren.

J.T. Klaus receives a Lifetime Achievement selection among America’s Top 100 Attorneys® | 5.10.17

J.T. Klaus of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC has received a Lifetime Achievement selection among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®

Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award.

Sun Graphics sold to Brush Group, LLC | 4.26.17

On April 21, 2017, David C. Nesbitt, CEO of Sun Graphics, LLC, a commercial art, graphics and printing company, executed documents for the sale of substantially all of its assets to Brush Group, LLC. Ron Harnden of TWG represented Sun Graphics in the sale to Brush Group.

TWG Assists LDF in Sale of 38 Wendy's Restaurants | 3.13.2017

LDF Food Group, Inc. has completed the sale of 38 Wendy’s restaurants located in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to Wendy’s franchisee, Cotti Foods Midwest, Inc. Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC Attorney Ron Harnden represented LDF and their owner Larry Fleming in the transaction.

Recent transaction demonstrates TWG's commitment to clients across their business life. | 2.27.2017

Overhead Door Company is an excellent example of the longevity with which TWG has served its clients. The success of the Overhead Door Company sale reflects the relationship TWG attorneys develop and mature with clients throughout their business life. From acquisition to sale, Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC is proud to have served the owners of Overhead Door Company for 28 years.

TWG Attorney Sworn | 1.9.2017

The law firm of Triplett, Woolf & Garretson, LLC is pleased to announce that Matthew T. Schippers was officially sworn in as an attorney on January 9, 2017 by Judge Timothy Lahey in Sedgwick County's 18th Judicial District courtroom.

Rosson Named Member of TWG | 1-1-2017

The law firm of Triplett, Woolf & Garretson, LLC is pleased to announce that Shane A. Rosson has become a member of the firm. Shane joined TWG as an associate in 2010, and will continue to focus his practice in the areas of general civil litigation with emphasis in business litigation, employment litigation, and estate and probate litigation.

Attorney Tyler E. Heffron named to Benchmark Litigation’s Hot List of Lawyers. | 9.16.16

Tyler E. Heffron of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC is one of only two Kansas Lawyers named to Benchmark Litigation’s Hot list of Lawyers Under Age 40 in the United States. The under 40 Hot List honors the nation’s most accomplished litigation lawyers that are partners in their law firm and age 40 or younger.

Future TWG attorney receives graduate tax program scholarship | 7.25.2016

Matthew Schippers, who has accepted post-graduate employment with Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC in Wichita is the recipient of a Tax Law Review Scholarship at NYU School of Law for 2016-2017 according to the KULaw Blog. Read the full article at

Appeals Court Upholds Estate Plan Intentions | 7.18.2016

The Kansas Court of Appeals recently affirmed a judgment secured by Derek S. Casey of Triplett Woolf Garretson upholding an elderly gentlemen’s estate plan against his daughter’s accusations that he was mentally incompetent and subjected to undue influence.