Mr Richard Hayse
|Rich Hayse practices in the areas of estate planning, real estate, small business entities and banking, His clients include manufacturers, distributors, retailers, banks, computer companies, food service, real estate, professional firms and public agencies. Rich has handled the legal aspects of business sales, prepared and delivered opinions in complex interstate financial transactions, and represented clients in commercial litigation. He practices in both state and federal courts in Kansas, as well as before state administrative agencies. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Rich's practice also includes work with the Kansas Legislature on pending legislation.
Areas of Practice:
o Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
o Business Organizations Law
o Real Estate Law
o Estate Administration
o Financial Services
o Kansas State University, BA, 1964
o Washburn University Law School, JD, 1969
o Editor-In-Chief, Washburn Law Journal, 1968-69
o Admitted to Kansas Bar, 1969
o Admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, 1969
o Admitted to practice before Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
o Admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
o Assistant Kansas Attorney General (civil), 1969-70
o Foreign Service Information Officer, U.S. Information Agency, 1971-75
o Private law practice, Topeka, Kansas 1975-present
o Kansas Bar Association, President 2005-2006
o Member, KBA Board of Governors, 1999-2007
o Chair, Kansas Commission on Judicial Performance, 2006-2010
o Member, American, Kansas and Topeka Bar Associations
o Fellow, Kansas Bar Foundation
o Co-author, Business Organizations chapter, Kansas Annual Survey of Law, 1990-2005
o Chapter Author, Kansas Corporation Law and Practice (KBA 1998)
o Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory rates Rich at its highest AV®* rating.
o He has been listed in both Best Lawyers in America and Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers publications for over 10 consecutive years.
o Named Best Lawyers’ 2017 Topeka Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
o Named Best Lawyers’ 2016 Topeka Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
o Professionalism Award, Kansas Bar Association.
o Professionalism Award, Topeka Bar Association.
o Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Bar Association.
o Trustee, The Library Foundation, Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, 2012 – present
o Trustee, Kansas Bar Foundation, 2015 – present.
o Past director/past president: Cornerstone of Topeka, Inc., Topeka Lions Club, Topeka Youth Project, Topeka Symphony Society, Shawnee Yacht Club
o Past chapter advisor, Phi Delta Theta chapter at Washburn University
In a former life Rich was a Foreign Service Information Officer, posted to U.S. embassies in Brussels, London and Dakar, and the U.S. Missions to NATO and the EC. The Hayses now enjoy entertaining friends and the challenges of the Kansas climate for gardening at their home in Topeka, with the occasional cruise to more exotic locales. Rich and his wife, Linda, have two adult children and two granddaughters, all of whom live in Seattle or nearby, the perfect excuse for trips to Seattle several times a year for family visits.
* AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.