Klenda Austerman Runners Cross the Finish Line at Prairie Fire Once Again



The Klenda Austerman runners were at it again. For the sixth time, Klenda Austerman sponsored the Prairie Fire Marathon Race Series.   The Prairie Fire Marathon continues to be a popular event in Wichita, with this year’s event boasting a total of 2,200 participants from 24 states and over 280 communities. This year’s Spring race was particularly special as it was held on May 4th, which is known by Star Wars fans worldwide as National Star Wars …

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Bob Kaplan Named Wichita Lawyer of the Year in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law



Bob Kaplan Named Wichita Lawyer of the Year in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law  The Wichita Business Journal named Bob Kaplan Lawyer of the Year in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law for 2013. Bob joined Klenda Austerman LLC as Of Counsel in May 2010 and specializes in real estate development, zoning, and condemnation law. In his spare time, Bob is likely rooting on the Wichita State Shocker’s or spending time with his twelve (soon to …

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Happy Thanksgiving from Klenda Austerman!



This week our firm celebrates an annual tradition as we host our festive Thanksgiving luncheon. We gather together each year for a pot luck meal of sorts, reserving time away from our busy schedules to reflect on and give thanks for our fortunes. It is this time that we are especially reminded of the many people who help us succeed and make our work life enjoyable throughout the year. With heartfelt sincerity we pass along …

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Catching (Wild)Fire – A Running Recap



On September 14th 2013 Klenda Austerman LLC sponsored a great local event—The Wild Wind XC (Cross Country) Festival.  The purpose of the Wild Wind XC Festival is to “provide a first-rate cross country race for aspiring and established athletes, while at the same time introducing young children to the sport of running.”  The organizers detail they feel that “a friendly, festive, energetic environment forms the best backdrop to accomplish these goals.” We were on hand …

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Peier Elected Vice Chair of Fort Hays State University Foundation



Klenda Austerman partner Jeffrey D. Peier was recently elected Vice Chair of the Fort Hays State University Foundation for the 2013-14 fiscal year at the Foundation’s annual meeting held on August 24.  Jeff also serves as Chair of the Foundation’s Investment Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.  Jeff holds two undergraduate degrees from Fort Hays State University [economics (B.A ‘80) and finance (B.S ‘80)].

Leading Through Service: Aaron Good



Aaron Good, an associate attorney at Klenda Austerman, has quickly become a part of the Klenda Austerman tradition of leading through service.  Good recently served as a property lead in revitalizing homes through Young Professionals of Wichita’s (“YPW”) Enhance CommunitYProject. Each year the Enhance CommunitYProject takes on a different Wichita Neighborhood and selects homes within that Neighborhood to be revitalized.  Good led a group of about twenty-five volunteers to revitalize two properties through Enhance in …

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Klenda Austerman Participates in Spring Philanthropy Events



Springtime is a season for renewal, and this spring, Klenda Austerman renewed its commitment to several worthy causes impacting Wichita and the surrounding community.  Attorneys, staff, and their families dedicated some time away from the office to raise money for local scholarship programs, promote disease prevention and education, and support youth mentoring efforts in Sedgwick County. Bright and early on April 6, 2013, a group from the firm participated in the 2nd Annual President’s Run …

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Continued Leadership and Service: Steve Cook



Steve Cook, Klenda Austerman’s Office administrator continues his service to the legal profession as the newly elected Treasurer of the Wichita Area Chapter of Legal Administrators (“WALA”), a chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators.  WALA was formed in 1981 and provides professional development and networking opportunities to legal management professionals.  As a member of the Board of WALA, Cook continues his service to the organization and legal profession.  Cook previously served as treasurer, and …

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