- Managing Partner: Charles C Steincamp
- Number of partners: 7
- Number of other lawyers: 2
Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer, LC is a mid-size general practice law firm in Wichita, Kansas. With the firm’s roots tracing back to 1885, the firm has built a highly respected firm practicing administrative, environmental, aviation, business, energy, estate and trust planning, civil practice, litigation and mediation. Attorneys are individually known on a state and national-level for their expertise, skills and ethical practices. Many firm members have backgrounds and experience in non-legal professions such as geology, biology, chemistry, business administration and aviation that inform and complement our ability to provide legal services. Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer brings a very high level of experience to client issues in a variety of fields. The firm’s small size enables it to maintain personal involvement with its clients. Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer is dedicated to serving its clients with integrity and the best representation.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm’s lawyers are not only skilled in the traditional areas of litigation such as personal injury and product liability, but also in advocating in the areas of environmental law, oil and gas, employment and other matters that affect the personal and business affairs of clients. Randy Rathbun leads the litigation efforts. As a former United States Attorney and Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, his experience allows the firm to engage in complex litigation of all types. Dennis Gillen is responsible for the firm’s commercial and business litigation.
Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer’s lawyers have the experience and skill to represent a business through any stage of its existence from formation through expansion, succession planning, and, if necessary, contraction or restructuring. The firm’s lawyers are familiar with the statutory, legal, financial and tax consequences involving sole proprietorship, joint ventures, partnerships, limited partnerships, business trusts, the various types of corporations (general, close, non-profit, professional, ‘C,’‘S,’ etc.) and limited liability companies and partnerships, and the firm can guide its clients through the negotiation and structuring necessary to achieve the best possible results.
The Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation and National Transportation Safety Board each have jurisdiction-often overlapping-over areas of aviation. The firm regularly represents clients before each of these agencies and before comparable agencies throughout the UK and the ECC and many other countries. Lawyers have a working knowledge of the various international conventions and treaties governing aviation.
Employment relationships are heavily regulated by numerous federal and state agencies. Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer regularly represent employers and employees in employment matters before the State and Federal Courts, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor and other applicable federal and state agencies.
The firm represents numerous regional oil and gas independent operators and investors on their various leasing, exploration, development and financing transactions and certain major oil and gas companies on selected transactions. The firm frequently appears before the Kansas Corporation Commission and has general familiarity with the laws and regulations of other states with significant energy production.
Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer represent individuals, business entities and political bodies, before various state and federal agencies including the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, other state environmental agencies and various local and regional health and environmental agencies. This representation has included among other things: violations representation, compliance issues, permitting, clean-up, regulatory inspections, investigations, toxic torts and wind energy.
The firm has been involved with formation and business needs of numerous healthcare providers. Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer consult on a regular basis with those clients in the ever-changing administrative interpretations of rules and regulations governing the healthcare industry, keeping abreast of these changes to meet the needs of its clients. The firm also appears before the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) and the Kansas Department of Health.
Estate & Trust Planning:
Personal and business succession planning, protection and care of children and other loved ones, and the ever present and impending tax consequences, require that the client have the best and most current assistance available. Throughout its existence Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer has assisted its clients to fulfill this need.
Mediation & Arbitration:
The firm is committed to alternate dispute resolution. Today’s litigation may involve costs which can become unreasonable or even prohibitive. Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer has participated in and administered various forms of alternate dispute resolution including: binding and non-binding arbitration, mediation, negotiation and nonjudicial trial. Dennis Gillen provides over 30 years of experience in this field.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer has assisted hundreds of businesses in their mergers, acquisitions, sales and reorganizations. Clients have varied from small family companies to large publicly traded institutions. The deals have been structured using stock, cash, other assets and techniques to achieve the business and tax goals clients desired.
Advanced PT, LLC; Aero Controls, Inc.; Ahavath Achim- Hebrew Congregation; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Anderson Energy, Inc.; Associated Material & Supply Co., Inc.; Bachus & Son, Inc. dba The Yard Store; CITGO Petroleum Corp.; Custom RX; Downing & Lahey, Inc.; Dugan Truck Line; EOG Resources, Inc.; Evenson Auctioneers, Inc.; Globe Engineering, Inc.; Heartland Cardiology, P.A.; Heckendorn Manufacturing Co., Inc.; J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.; Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.; Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center, LLC; McCoy Petroleum Corporation; Murfin Drilling, Inc.; Pintal Petroleum, Ltd.; Professional Insurance Management, Inc.; Range Oil Company, Inc.; Ritchie Exploration, Inc.; Sauerwein Construction Co.; Spurrier Chemical Cos.; Stannard Construction Co., Inc.; Sullivan Higdon & Sink, Inc.; Trans Pacific Oil; Walz, Harman & Huffman Construction, Inc.; Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.; Shell Exploration & Production Co.; ConocoPhillips.