Congratulations Linda Kizzire



Linda Kizzire, Sedgwick County Treasurer, was recently awarded the prestigious Victor E. Martinelli Outstanding County Treasurer Award, presented annually by the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers. The recipient is recognized for serving as a leader in their home state and as a professional of the highest caliber in the operation of their own County office, according to the organization. “I have had the pleasure and honor of working with Linda her …

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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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U.S. Women’s National Team Files Complaint with EEOC



Five soccer players from the U.S. women’s national team made recent headlines with the filing of a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The players, including notables Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan, allege that female professional soccer players are paid significantly less by the U.S. Soccer Federation than their male counterparts, despite achieving more success and generating more annual revenue. Last year the U.S. women’s national team brought home soccer’s coveted …

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Who is Merrick Garland?



Last week President Obama named Merrick Garland as his first Supreme Court justice nominee. If confirmed, Judge Garland would fill the vacancy left by the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Despite the controversy surrounding President Obama’s attempt to appoint a justice in an election year, and the Republican senators outspoken refusal to hold hearings, we think it’s important to get to know Judge Garland a little better. According to CBS news, Garland has more …

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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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Sedgwick County Tax Foreclosure 2016



Klenda Austerman lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in the area of ad valorem real estate property taxation and foreclosure. On behalf of Sedgwick County, Klenda Austerman will initiate three (3) real estate tax foreclosure actions in 2016. The first case has already been filed with a potential foreclosure sale date pending. At the following links, you can access (1) a copy of the petition filed in the first case along with a listing of the …

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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.

Supreme Court Battle Heats Up



If the political scene was not hot enough going into the upcoming United States presidential election, the untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and more appropriately, President Obama’s opportunity to nominate a new justice, has served to pour gasoline on an already intense fire. The death of Justice Scalia took the SCOTUS head count from nine down to eight – four Republicans and four Democrats. Washington Republicans believe President Obama will nominate a …

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