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Teresa Shulda: Wonder Woman in Business

In case you missed it, our very own Teresa Shulda was recently recognized by the Wichita Business Journal as a 2019 Women in Business honoree. Teresa and 26 other commendable Wichita women were awarded for creating successful careers and working to improve their companies and their community. 

Not only is Teresa an active member of our employment and labor team, where she serves as Vice-Chair, she also supports many firm initiatives as a part of the firm’s Associates, Recruiting, Strategic Planning, and Diversity and Inclusion Committees. Outside of the office, she’s a wife, mother, and board member for the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas. Wonder Woman or Teresa Shulda, you say? It’s difficult for us to tell the difference.

If you have attended our annual Employment Law Institute, HR Trainings, or other sessions, you may recognize Teresa as our employment discrimination, FMLA, and ADA guru. We are proud to recognize our lawyer and friend for her well-deserved achievement.

You can view Teresa’s honoree questionnaire and get to know more about her here.

Foulston Presents: Employment Discrimination Mock Trial at SHRM State Conference
By: Steve Massoni

Will we be seeing you at the 2019 Kansas SHRM State Conference in September? We’re excited to bring you an interactive, two-part breakout session the last morning of the conference: an Employment Discrimination Mock Trial.

As an HR professional, you are trusted by your employer to make difficult decisions that are legally compliant. However, sometimes personnel decisions can lead to messy lawsuits that may go to trial where a jury will scrutinize your actions. At this Mock Trial, you will get the unique chance to weigh in on a case, learn how the trial process unfolds, and view your actions from a different perspective.

With Foulston attorneys cast as the judge, the trial lawyers, and the witnesses, you will take on the role of the jurors — you will hear the witnesses’ testimony, evaluate the lawyers’ arguments, and then you will deliberate with other jurors to analyze the evidence and reach a verdict.

Hope to see you there! Be sure to arrive early, as seating is limited. You can also catch us in the Marketplace at booth 59. Register now and learn more at: https://2019.ksshrm.org/

What: 2019 KS SHRM State Conference | Employment Discrimination Mock Trial
When: Friday, September 13 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM and 9:15 – 10:15 AM
Where: Overland Park Convention Center | Courtyard 1
Foulston Partner Assists in Kansas LLC Statute Revisions
By: Boyd Byers

Bill Matthews, partner at Foulston Siefkin LLP and subcommittee member of the Kansas Bar Association (KBA) Section on Corporation, Banking and Business Law, was the principal drafter on the team that prepared revisions to the Kansas Revised Limited Liability Company Act (KRLLCA) and the Business Entity Standard Treatment (BEST) Act that were recently made law. Other subcommittee members included Webb Hecker, Virginia Harper Ho, William Quick, and Garrett Roe.

“Updates to our business entity laws, like the recent updates to the Kansas Revised Limited Liability Company Act, are important because they provide access to the latest innovations in business law to Kansas businesses and help make Kansas an attractive jurisdiction to form and relocate businesses,” Matthews said. The new provisions include permitting the division of an LLC, establishing public benefit LLCs, and wholesale amendments for series LLCs, and modifications address consent/approval, blockchain technology, and default fiduciary duties, among others. Matthews testified in support of the proposed legislation on behalf of the KBA before the Kansas House and Senate Judiciary Committees this spring.

The KRLLCA, modeled after the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (DLLCA), was adopted in 1999 and replaced Kansas’s original LLC act. The last significant revision to the KRLLCA occurred in 2014 with several amendments between 2014-16, including the adoption of the BEST Act. In 2017, a committee of the KBA’s Corporate, Banking and Business Law section considered amendments to the KRLLCA based on changes to the DLLCA that have occurred, and the resulting bill was introduced to the      Continue Reading...


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