Practice Areas

Martindell provides top-notch service across the board, and we take pride in every matter that we handle, from the simplest to the most complex. But we believe there are certain areas that truly distinguish us from other law firms. Here are some of them.

 

Agribusiness

 

Martindell has a long history of representing agricultural and agribusiness concerns, including large production farms, ranches, implement dealers, ethanol plants, processing facilities and significant lenders and investors in the agricultural and agribusiness industries. Lawyers working in this area have experience in financing, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, regulatory and water issues, estate planning and litigation.

 

Complex Litigation

 

The intellectual strength of our individual attorneys brings value to every aspect of our practice, but it can be particularly important when a transaction or lawsuit involves unusual legal issues. In this situation, it does not make sense, and is not economical, to hire a law firm that is good and competent, but unexceptional. In this situation, you want the most able and creative attorneys available. In Central and Southwest Kansas, that is the Martindell firm. Although we take pride in handling trial and appellate cases across the spectrum of complexity (from simple cases on which associates take the lead role, to highly complicated disputes) it is in the area of complex litigation that we can bring a level of talent and creativity that few law firms in our region can match.

 

Estate Planning and Probate

 

Martindell’s estate planning team is respected throughout the state. We are frequently called on by accountants, other attorneys, banks, and trust companies to handle the most sophisticated estate planning, probate, and trust administration cases. One of our lawyers is a fellow in the prestigious American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel.

 

Our estate and succession planning team specializes in estate and trust administration matters and the development of estate plans which help our clients achieve maximum savings in income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes. We handle the traditional aspects of personal estate planning, such as the preparation of revocable trusts, wills, and irrevocable trusts. In addition, we work closely with our clients to plan for the succession of family businesses and wealth among generations in a tax efficient manner. We analyze and implement the latest techniques to reduce estate and gift taxes and preserve our clients’ wealth, including limited liability business entities such as family limited partnerships and limited liability companies and charitable remainder and lead trusts. We assist our clients with the preparation of estate and gift tax returns.