Chambers & Partners®, which has been rating the best lawyers in the USA and internationally since 1990, recently released its rankings of law firms for 2018 in 185 different jurisdictions. TWG and its partners were again among lawyers noted in the top tiers in several of the firm’s strongest practice areas. For 2018, TWG was ranked in the top tiers of Chambers ranking in the practice areas of Litigation, and General Commercial Real Estate. (Chambers USA 2018).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
The Wichita Law Firm of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC announced today that nine of the Firm’s attorneys were named to the 2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List and that Rachael K. Pirner was among the Top 50 Women on that list.
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.
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.
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.
The Wichita Law Firm of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC announced today that 12 of the Firm’s attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. In addition, four attorneys have been named Best Lawyers’® 2018 Lawyer of the Year in Wichita.
Tyler E. Heffron of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC is named to Benchmark Litigation’s Hot list of Lawyers Under Age 40 in the United States for a second consecutive year.
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.
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.
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]).
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 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.
Triplett Woolf Garretson's Amy Fellows Cline was the 2017 recipient of the Louise Mattox award presented by the Wichita Women Attorney's Association.
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.
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.
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 and former Kansas Bar Association President, Rachael Pirner, represented the Kansas Bar Association this week as an elected delegate to the Official House of Delegates at the Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association.
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.
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.
The Wichita Law Firm of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC announced today that nine of the Firm’s attorneys were recently named to either the 2016 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List or the 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Star List.
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.
The Wichita Law Firm of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC announced today that 12 of the Firm’s attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, Tom Garretson has been named Best Lawyers’® 2017 Lawyer of the Year in the area of Corporate Law.
A unanimous published opinion issued by the Kansas Supreme Court on June 10, 2016 in favor of TWG’s client reversed the trial and intermediate appellate courts’ judgment. The case involves secured transaction questions of first impression. Continue Reading
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 http://blog.law.ku.edu/academics/2016-alumnus-receives-merit-scholarship-to-attend-nations-top-ranked-graduate-tax-program/.
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.
Ron Harnden and Tom Garretson represented the member owned, longstanding Crestview Country Club Association in the sale of substantially all of its assets.
John P. Woolf and Thomas P. Garretson from the law firm of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC, have been named Wichita Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in America for 2016. (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.)
Twelve attorneys from the law firm of Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® for 2015. (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.)
Andrew Kovar was appointed by the President of the Kansas Bar Association to serve on the 2012 Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey Committee, along with only twelve other of the State’s preeminent lawyers and legal scholars in thirty separate subject areas.
J.T. Klaus has been selected as the Newman University St. Maria De Mattias Award recipient for 2012. This award honors alumni who display a deep loyalty to Newman University and its mission.
Rachael Pirner was appointed to the Membership and Program Committees by the President of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, following her tenure as President of the Kansas Bar Association.
Eric Metz and Tim McKee were speakers at the 41st Annual Wichita State University Accounting & Auditing Conference. This is the second consecutive year Metz spoke on employment law topics at the conference.