Business Law

A significant portion of our firm’s practice is devoted to business and business transactions. We have been privileged to counsel firms and institutions in activities that have shaped the economic landscape of Newton, surrounding cities and the State of Kansas. We represent large, established corporations and assist in the growth and development of successful small businesses and entrepreneurial endeavors. We offer counsel on the choice and structure of organizations from both a business and taxation standpoint. Areas of Representation: General business law for existing businesses, […]

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Employment Law

As a legal practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the area of Human Resources and Employment Law, Randall J. Pankratz can provide your business with affordable answers for employment and labor relations questions. You can choose from several rate packages – hourly, flat fee or monthly retainer, depending upon the needs of your business. Randy encourages his Employment Law clients to undertake proactive measures such as conducting employee and management training and the creation of employee handbooks. He is available to your business […]

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Banking

Our firm has experience helping banks and financial institutions participate effectively in their local market. While working with bankers, we’ve found that they know better than anyone the balance between good intentions and reality. To help maintain a borrower’s good intentions, we have advised banks on how to structure complex secured loans. We also have extensive experience with helping banks regain control of their collateral while recognizing the timelines provided to debtors by the law. If you need help with these or other banking questions, […]

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Pankratz attends Midwestern Estate Planning Institute

Randy Pankratz recently took part in the Midwestern Estate, Tax and Business Planning Institute, held June 12 and 13 in Indianapolis.  Several hundred attorneys and other Midwestern estate planning professionals participated in the meetings.  Subjects covered included changes in recommended provisions and procedures for revocable trusts, retirement assets, and advance directives. Pankratz said the subject matter of the institute was especially applicable to central Kansans who are planning ahead for their family’s interests.  “Almost every working or retired Kansan over the age of 40 is […]

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Adrian & Pankratz Law Firm Celebrates 40th Anniversary

A celebration of the Adrian & Pankratz law firm’s 40th anniversary will be held in the Reception Room on the first floor of the Old Mill, 301 N. Main, Newton, on Monday, October 14, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The law firm began in 1973 as Adrian & Walker, founded by Tom Adrian and Richard B. Walker of Newton.  From two attorneys, the firm has grown to a Main Street work force of sixteen, including six attorneys.   Adrian said the firm’s clients are to […]

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