Roger Hughey's law practice focuses on representing lenders and other businesses in real estate transactions and enforcement of creditors' rights in bankruptcy and real estate foreclosures. He has extensive experience in legal design and document drafting for commercial loans and residential and manufactured home loan programs. He negotiates, prepares and closes purchase contracts and leases for commercial and industrial transactions. He is responsible for condominiums, townhouse developments and planned unit developments, advising owners' associations and developers and creating, modifying, and terminating regimes for changing times.
He advises and represents business clients (including development, manufacturing, construction, finance and retail) on matters ranging from entity selection through mergers and acquisitions, vendor and customer contracts and disputes, to management transitions - in some instances to the third generation.
He has also served as an expert witness and consultant to other lawyers in real estate, probate, and business disputes.
-Represented developers of over a dozen local residential areas.
-Represented seller of largest business machine dealership in Kansas in merger transaction.
-Served as Kansas counsel for acquisition and/or finance of $73MM, 12MM, 3.5MM, 7.2MM, 2.8MM, 5MM, 600MM, 42MM, 240,000MM, 33MM, 12MM, 18MM, 41MM, 140MM, 18.5MM, 23MM, 5MM, 141,000MM, 10MM, 30MM and 10MM factories, apartments projects, broadcasting stations and restaurant chains.
-Through trials and pretrial procedures, successfully foreclosed hotels, office and retail buildings, a network of machine shops and a major amusement park.
-Successfully tried objection to bankruptcy discharge.
-Served as trustee of $8MM private trust.
-Organizer and secretary of long-term church endowment corporation.
-Presented over a dozen seminars to state and local bar associations on business contracts, foreclosures and real estate development issues.
-Condominium Chapter Author, Kansas Bar Association Real Estate Practice and Procedure Handbook (2009)
-Kansas Chapter Author, National Mortgage Summary, American College of Mortgage Attorneys (2003, 2005, 2007)
-Mortgage Chapter Co-Author, Kansas Bar Association Real Estate Practice and Procedure Handbook (1999)
-Best Lawyers In America©, listed in Real Estate
-Super Lawyers Missouri & Kansas, listed in Real Estate
-Legal 500 U.S. 2010, listed for "expertise in real estate"
-AV® Preeminentš rating, Martindale Hubbell
-2010 recipient of the Howard C. Kline Distinguished Service Award given by the Wichita Bar Association
Representative Client Industries
-Real Estate Developers
-Real Estate Lenders
-American College of Mortgage Attorneys (Fellow, 1985-2010 and Regent, 2002-2010)
-Wichita Bar Association (President, 1995-96; Secretary-Treasurer, 1992-93; Chair, Real Estate Practice Committee, 2004-05; Ethics Committee, 2010-)
-Kansas Bar Association (Executive Committee, Real Estate Probate & Trust Section, 1988-2007)
-American Bar Association (1972-2010)
-Wichita Bar Foundation (President, 1996-2001)
-U.S. League of Savings Institutions (Attorneys Committee, 1978-89)
-Rotary Club, Downtown Wichita and East Wichita
-Newman University, Wichita, Kansas (Director, 1976-88)
-Serra International, Wichita Club (1982-95, President, 1989-90)
Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award; Law Week Award. Listed: Chambers USA, Real Estate; Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2008. Co-Author: Kansas Bar Association Real Estate Handbook (Condominiums). Deputy County Attorney, 1968-1969. Special Assistant Attorney General, 1970-1973. Fellow: American College of Mortgage Attorneys (Regent, 2003—).
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