Kaplan, Robert W.

Bob Kaplan: Klenda Austerman Attorney

Contact Info

  • P: 316-267-0331
  • F: 316-267-0333
  • Address:
    1600 Epic Center
    301 N Main
    Wichita, KS 67202-4816

Practice Areas

Bob Kaplan has nearly 60 years legal experience and has successfully represented hundreds of commercial and residential property owners with real estate matters. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Bob effectively identifies and evaluates the many legal and factual issues in real estate development, land use matters, zoning, condemnation, and eminent domain. Bob places importance on building personal, sincere relationships with his clients.

Bob Kaplan has successfully resolved real estate matters at trial, before special commissioners, in mediation, in arbitration and in settlement negotiations. Regardless of the method to resolve the case, he provides diligent, skillful, personalized representation.

Typically in eminent domain or condemnation claims, property owners do not fully understand their rights, and only have one opportunity to recover what is constitutionally owed to them. Bob knows eminent domain law from all perspectives, providing legal assistance to property owners of all sizes to ensure that property is not taken without fair compensation, or in violation of laws and constitution. A savvy litigator and negotiator, Bob has also received non-monetary concessions on behalf of his clients, and, in some cases, successfully challenged the governmental entities right to take private property.

Experienced in municipal, county and state code issues, Bob consults clients seeking to locate and develop new sites, relocate or expand operations. With a deep understanding of the law, he analyzes local land development codes, zoning ordinances, development regulations and other restrictions and requirements to ensure that they do not conflict with a client’s proposed project.

Bob has the public policy skills and contacts to represent private and public landholders and developers on land use and zoning matters before city councils, county boards, state planning commissions and other local, state and federal administrative bodies. Bob is equally skilled at challenging adverse administrative actions, and will vigorously defend approved projects if they hit political or regulatory snags.