Withers, Gough, Pike & Pfaff, LLC does not attempt to be all things to all clients. We limit our areas of practice to those where we have substantial experience and expertise. To learn more about our areas of practice and the attorneys who practice in those areas, please select one or more of the areas of practice listed below:
Business and Corporate Law
Our business clients range from small entrepreneurial firms to large businesses that have regional or national operations. We represent business entities of all types and provide counsel in many areas. For additional information, please click this area of practice.
We have considerable experience and expertise in both state and federal courts to handle a wide variety of commercial litigation ranging from the simple contract dispute for small business owners to complex contract and class action litigation for large corporate clients. We provide representation in many areas of business law. For additional information, please click this area of practice.
We have experience in all areas of consumer law. We provide legal advice to consumers, businesses and insurance companies concerning the rights of consumers under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, the Consumer Credit Code and under various statutes that provide remedies to consumers under insurance contracts. Consumers have broad remedies to recover from businesses and insurance companies who misrepresent the facts, improperly attempt to eliminate consumer remedies or who improperly refuse to pay insurance claims. For additional information, please click this area of practice.
Employment law has been an area of rapid change and increasing complexity as the result of legislation and emerging case law. We represent both employers and employees on employment law issues. We routinely advise our clients on many employment related subjects. For additional information, please click on this area of practice.
Kansas has large expanses of prairie and agricultural land. Water resources are precious. Environmental law attempts to define the acceptable impact that industrial and agricultural activities may have on our land and water resources. We represent both industry and landowners in claims concerning surface and water pollution. For additional information, please click this area of practice.
Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts
We provide estate planning and probate administration services tailored to each client, ranging from simple wills involving small estates to preparation of inter vivos revocable trusts and testamentary trusts to minimize federal and state estate taxes in large estates by taking advantage of the marital deduction and unified credit. For additional information, please click on this area of practice.
We have extensive experience in defending major insurance companies and their insureds in civil litigation. Our experience in the insurance industry qualifies us to handle a wide variety of insurance claims and to evaluate coverage issues under different types of policies. For additional information, please click this area of practice.
Oil and Gas
Withers, Gough, Pike & Pfaff, LLC is one of the leading oil and gas firms in the State of Kansas. We represent many independent producers, large producers, exploration companies, drillers, landmen, operators of extraction plants, and operators of gathering systems in a wide variety of legal matters involving the oil and gas industry. For additional information, please click this area of practice.
Personal Injury Litigation
We have considerable experience in both state and federal courts in litigating personal injury cases. We defend personal injury cases on behalf of major insurance companies. We also represent individuals who have compensable injuries against defendants who are not insured by any of our insurance clients. We believe that our experience and ability give us a substantial advantage in handling personal injury cases. For additional information, please click this area of practice.
We defend manufacturers in product liability cases. We have a proven track record of success in defending some of the largest manufacturers in the world in these cases. We have experience in handling many types of product liability cases involving different products. For additional information, please click this area of practice.
For many years we have defended attorneys who have been sued for legal malpractice. We represent the largest professional liability insurer of attorneys in the State of Kansas. We have also litigated cases involving the professional liability of architects and engineers in construction cases. We have found that these cases often involve complex issues with a lot at stake, namely, the professional reputation of the defendant that often has been developed over many years in a given community. For additional information, please click this area of practice.
We provide legal advice concerning the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, agricultural land, oil and gas properties and homes. We have a great deal of experience in the examination of real estate titles, title insurance requirements and title curative documents. We represent companies and individuals who lease commercial property, agricultural land and residential property. We represent property owners in eminent domain proceedings and in property tax appeals. We have been involved in all aspects of construction litigation and breach of contract claims. For additional information, please click this area of practice.
We represent wind developers in a variety of contexts: negotiation and drafting of wind leases; negotiation of maintenance agreements; decommissioning agreements and payment in lieu of taxes (commonly referred to as PILOT payments) agreements with counties; and representation at zoning hearings to obtain necessary permits and variances.