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14 TWG Attorneys with names and what they were recognized for in the 2022 Best Lawyers® 2022 list

Fourteen TWG attorneys named to 2022 Best Lawyers® list

Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022. In addition, five of these lawyers have been named Best Lawyers® 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Wichita, and one attorney has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch (2022 Edition) in Wichita.

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TWG Attorney Kimberlyn Gilchrist recognized among Women Who Lead in Legal

TWG Attorney Kimberlyn Gilchrist recognized among Women Who Lead in Legal TWG Business Law Attorney Kimberlyn Gilchrist has been recognized among Women Who Lead in Legal. The Women Who Lead series is hosted monthly by the Wichita Business Journal. As a native of Wichita, Kimberlyn has dedicated her legal career to serving the community. Kimberlyn practices in TWG’s business law group, with an emphasis on municipal law and finance, real estate, corporate law, and contracts. She also serves as the City Attorney for the City of Hillsboro. TWG is proud of Kimberlyn.

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Gov. Kelly appoints Rachael Pirner to Kansas Senior Care Task Force

Gov. Kelly appoints Rachael Pirner to Kansas Senior Care Task Force TWG Attorney Rachael Pirner has been appointed by Governor Laura Kelly to serve as elder law attorney for the Kansas Senior Care Task Force. Pirner’s appointment to the Task Force was announced on July 1, 2021. The job of the Task Force is to consider policy that will affect elder law issues and to study the well-being of Kansas seniors. The Task Force will also review state statutes, policies, and programs, and report on improvements and recommended changes to these areas. Pirner comes to the Task Force bringing 33 years of experience as an elder law attorney. In addition, she has served the Kansas community as a board member of an adult care home for nine years, on the Financial Abuse Specialist Team for the Sedgwick District Attorney since 2008, and is currently

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TWG attorneys obtain federal jury verdict against scammers

TWG attorneys obtain federal jury verdict against scammers TWG Business & Commercial Litigation Attorneys James Walker and Shane Rosson won a federal jury court case in which their client was awarded $3.25 million in punitive damages and $182,600 in actual damages. The jury rendered its verdict on July 1, 2021. The TWG attorneys’ client was an independent oil and gas operator from Harvey County, Kansas, and has been in business for over 50 years. The defendants were from Southern California and the New York City area. Before victimizing TWG’s client, the defendants had previously scammed domestic companies in the energy sector more than 50 times. The defendants conspired in falsely promising to finance North American energy projects in exchange for brokerage fees and short-term loan proceeds purporting to use sovereign bonds issued by a South American nation as collateral. The client was the only

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TWG Welcomes Summer Law Clerks

TWG Welcomes Summer Law Clerks TWG recently welcomed Summer Law Clerks Piper Hampton and John Ralston to the team. Hampton is from Norman, Oklahoma, and attends the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Ralston is a Wichita native and attends Washburn University School of Law. Both will be third-year law students in the fall. As law clerks, Hampton and Ralston assist TWG attorneys with various projects, such as drafting documents and researching legal issues. “It just depends on the type of law and the type of attorney that comes up to you,” Hampton said. “But you’re not limited to just one type of work here; you get everything.” Hampton said the opportunity to intern with TWG grabbed her interest because she wanted to branch out of Oklahoma. She started her internship with the firm on June 1 and said she is excited to be

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TWG attorney gets third article published in the Journal of Accountancy

TWG attorney gets third article published in the Journal of Accountancy TWG’s Estate and Tax Attorney Matthew Schippers has had his third article published in the Journal of Accountancy. The journal published Schippers’ article, “Court holds refund claims were not duly filed,” in the Tax Matters section of its April/May 2021 Issue. In the article, Schippers analyzed a case decided by the Court of Federal Claims in which the married plaintiffs, Mr. George P. Brown and Mrs. Ruth Hunt-Brown, were denied tax-refund claims from 2015 and 2017 because they failed to sign their amended tax returns of those respective years. Schippers found the Brown case noteworthy in analyzing the requirements for refund claims and reached out to the Journal of Accountancy’s editor of Tax Matters to propose summarizing the case. Schippers has previously written articles summarizing cases for the Journal of Accountancy, including “Tax

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American Bar Association State Delegate Report by Kansas Delegate Rachael K. Pirner

2021 Virtual Mid-Year Meeting Hello fellow members of the ABA! I am sending this report hoping you are safe, healthy and in good spirits. While progress is consistently being made, we continue to find ourselves in challenging and difficult times. The ABA President Patricia L. Refo issued a statement in response to the Violence at the United States Capitol. In her statement, President Refo urged that “All elected officials and others in positions of civic responsibility must now uphold their oath to defend the Constitution, support a peaceful transition of power, and thereby protect the rule of law.” In addition, the ABA Task Force on Legal Needs Arising Out of the 2020 Pandemic continues to provide resources on its Webpage including: the results of its 2020 survey; the list of the seven approved House of Delegates resolutions relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic; and updates

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TWG’s Gilchrist Sworn As Hillsboro City Attorney

TWG’s Gilchrist Sworn As Hillsboro City Attorney On February 2, 2021, TWG lawyer Kimberlyn Gilchrist was sworn in as the City Attorney for City of Hillsboro, Kansas. Gilchrist practices in TWG’s business law group, with an emphasis on municipal law and finance, real estate, corporate law, and contracts. She is a 2016 graduate of the KU School of Law, and a 2013 graduate of Newman University. TWG has decades of history with the City of Hillsboro, Kansas, including work as Bond Counsel on municipal finance projects and issues involving the Hillsboro Community Hospital. TWG is honored to strengthen its ties with Hillsboro through Gilchrist’s service as the City Attorney. TWG has a wide range of experience serving communities in Kansas like Hillsboro, particularly in the practice areas of municipal law, bond law, utilities law, and administrative law. TWG lawyers also serve as City Attorney

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2020 TWG Tax Planning Update

2020 TWG Tax Planning Update As the end of 2020 approaches, TWG Tax Attorney Matt Schippers* notes the following year-end considerations for 2020 tax planning: COVID-19 Tax Law Changes On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act included the following noteworthy tax provisions: Economic Impact Payments. The CARES Act provided economic impact payments, in the amount of $1,200 ($2,400 for joint filers) plus $500 for each qualifying child, to eligible individuals. The payments were subject to phase outs at certain income levels. For income tax purposes, the payments will be treated as advance refunds of a 2020 income tax credit. On their 2020 tax return, taxpayers will reduce the amount of the credit available by the amount of the advance refund payment. Accordingly, individuals may claim the difference

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