Bob Kaplan – 60 Years of Service



1957. Elvis Presley purchased Graceland. The Cat in the Hat was introduced. Teenagers danced to American Bandstand. And Robert Kaplan began practicing law. Shortly after, he opened his own practice – Kaplan, McMillan and Harris – in downtown Wichita and quickly gained a reputation as an attorney who fought hard for his clients and what was just. His dedication, honest approach and drive to help people who he thought got a bad deal, earned him …

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Klenda Austerman Welcomes Aaron Boswell



Klenda Austerman law firm is pleased to introduce Aaron Boswell as Associate. Aaron’s practice focuses on general litigation. Originally from Wichita, Aaron received his J.D. from Washburn University School of Law and his B.G.S in political science and psychology from the University of Kansas. Aaron approaches his clients with a welcoming demeanor. He has a genuine interest in getting to know his clients and understanding their position. With the client’s goal in mind, he thoroughly …

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How Sweet It Is At Exploration Place



This weekend Klenda Austerman attorney Jeff Peier is pairing two of his favorite things – chocolate and aviation – at Exploration Place’s largest fundraiser, Death by Chocolate. While participants put themselves in a food coma with the finest chocolates, wines and foods Wichita offers, they are supporting the Sedgwick County science and discovery center. This December, Design Build Fly, a new exhibit at Exploration Place will open. Peier is chairman of the resource committee spearheading …

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Klenda Austerman LLC Announces New Member



Klenda Austerman law firm is pleased to announce the firm’s newest member Eric Lomas. Eric has been with the firm since 2010, practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate reorganization and business law. “Eric is a very talented attorney with an immense intellect. He embodies our firm’s mission of providing quality legal services to our clients,” says Greg Klenda, Klenda Austerman managing member. “Eric has worked hard over several years to be an accomplished practitioner …

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Celebrating 45 Years of Service



In 1971, James Sargent and L.D Klenda founded Sargent & Klenda law firm. While the practice of law has certainly changed in 45 years, Klenda Austerman Law Firm remains dedicated to the traditions upon which the firm was built – integrity, creativity, a commitment to the community and legal profession, and a solid Midwest work ethic. Entrepreneurs, individuals, privately owned companies, foundations and large corporations trust Klenda Austerman with the strategic management of their legal …

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YPW Names Jade Martin Finalist for Community Service Award



Klenda Austerman attorney Jade Martin was named a finalist for the Young Professionals of Wichita 2016 Community Service Award. The Community Service Award is presented to a YPW member who is distinguished by their record of service to their community. They have engaged in continuing efforts to preserve and promote Wichita through their time, service, and talents. Read Jade’s interview with YPW below. To see all of the finalists, go to http://ow.ly/HdCA3023OVu Jade Marie Martin, …

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Klenda Austerman Young Professionals Project



Young Professionals from Klenda Austerman along with 100 volunteers gathered in Wichita’s Planeview neighborhood to complete an annual community improvement project organized by Young Professionals of Wichita. Participants met on Saturday, June 18 to paint, plant flowers, remove debris and repair six homes in the neighborhood. This is the eighth year for the community improvement project. Klenda Austerman’s Jade Martin and Kandi Sharp helped organize the event, and worked a home on Ross Parkway on …

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Jade Martin Injects Youth on Kansas Aviation Museum Board



Jade Martin considers herself a Wichitan, even though she’s lived in six cities, graduated from high school in Michigan and law school in Lawrence. Since starting her practice at Klenda Austerman in aviation finance and other aviation business, her passion for the history of aviation has been fueled. After attending a Young Professionals of Wichita meeting at the Kansas Aviation Museum (KAM), Jade knew she had to get involved in the organization. She became the …

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Help Make Wichita The Opportunity Capital



Sam Foreman is the 2016 Young Professionals of Wichita chairman. Sam was asked to share his thoughts on Wichita with the Wichita Eagle. Below is the content of the article. BY SAM FOREMAN | 2016 YPW CHAIR I dare you. Imagine a perfect Wichita community. One filled with limitless opportunities for your family, friends and business. What if I told you that image is within our reach? Skeptical? I believe it is within our reach. …

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Hesston Tragedy



As flags are lowered today around the State, our hearts remain heavy after yesterday’s tragic mass shooting in our neighboring town of Hesston, Kansas. Although the heated debate over gun control will rage on and no doubt be shoved back to center stage as a result of this event, today, we focus our attention, thoughts and prayers on the victims and families affected by this crime.