Sherwood, Harper, Dakan, Unruh & Pratt, LC

Sherwood, Harper, Dakan, Unruh & Pratt, LC, in Wichita, Kansas, serves small- to medium-sized businesses and their owners throughout Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, Sumner and Cowley Counties in business law, commercial litigation and civil litigation.

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Firm Overview

Our attorneys have in depth experience and a proven track record of achieving positive results for business clients and individuals alike. The firm is comprised of attorneys with large-firm and judicial clerkship experience, who have come together to offer clients personalized attention and direct representation unique to a smaller firm. In addition to its representations of businesses and owners, the firm is proud to represent individuals in matters of employment law, personal injury, and related fields. We listen carefully to our clients
Main Office

Main Office
833 North Waco
Wichita  KS  67203

Phone
  • (316) 267-1281
Fax
  • (316) 267-4086
Business
If you are planning to start your own business in Kansas, or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success.
Sherwood, Harper, Dakan, Unruh & Pratt, LC assists small- to medium-size businesses and their owners with a full range of legal services, including:
-Commercial and civil litigation
-Business formation and advice
-Due diligence
-Financial-investment counseling
-Contract review and development
-Breach of contract
-Buy and sell agreements
-Shareholder disputes

With 180 years' combined industry experience, the attorneys at Sherwood, Harper, Dakan, Unruh & Pratt, LC in Wichita, Kansas are well prepared to handle business legal issues of any size or complexity. If litigation becomes necessary, we work tirelessly to defend your rights in court and provide the best possible results for your case.

Realizing your business dreams:
A focus of our firm is helping clients start their own businesses. Sherwood, Harper, Dakan, Unruh & Pratt, LC reviews your business plans and advises on issues involved in business formation and maintenance, including potential liability, corporate entity formation and tax structures. Once your business has been established, we continue to help it grow by advising on insurance coverage, investment strategies and corporate compliance issues. We also looks after your best interests by finding strategies to limit your personal liability and increase your bottom line.

Helping business owners move forward:
Sherwood, Harper, Dakan, Unruh & Pratt, LC works closely with business owners to ensure businesses run smoothly. We often negotiate and draft contracts and buy-and-sell agreements, assist with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represent businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. Our attorneys are seasoned negotiators and litigators who know how to best represent your financial interests, successfully resolving your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom.

Roger Sherwood

ISLN: 903771793
Member

Admitted: 1964, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1967, U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Awards: AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Law School: Washburn University of Topeka, LL.B.

Member: Wichita (President, 1982-1983) and Kansas Bar Associations; Wichita Young Lawyers Association (President, 1970-1971).


Biography: Certified Public Accountant, Kansas, 1960.

Born: Wichita, Kansas, 1936

Practice Areas:
-Real Estate
-Corporate Law
-Construction Law
-Probate
-Estate Planning
-Eminent Domain
Education
  • Washburn University of Topeka
    LL.B.
  • Washburn University of Topeka
    LL.B.

Kurt A. Harper

ISLN: 906684830
Member

Admitted:1979, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Awards: AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Law School: University of Kansas, J.D.

Biography: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Co-Chairperson, Moot Court Council, 1978-1979. Wichita Symphony Society: Member, Board of Directors, 1987-; Executive Committee, 1995-; President, 2001-2002; Secretary, 2006-. Rotary Club of Wichita: Vice President, 2006-2007; President, 2008-2009. Former: Member, Board of Directors for Episcopal Social Services, Inc. Arbitrator, NASD (now FINRA).

Born: Wichita, Kansas, 1954

Languages: Russian

Practice Areas:
-Commercial Litigation
-Employment Litigation
-Securities Litigation
-Civil Appeals
-Immigration Law
Education
  • University of Kansas
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Kansas
    Juris Doctorate

William E. Dakan

ISLN: 908046902
Member

Admitted: 1979, Kansas

Awards: AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Law School:University of Kansas, J.D.

Biography: Certified Public Accountant, Kansas, 1977.

Born: Wichita, Kansas, 1952

Practice Areas:
-Taxation
-Real Estate
-Business Law
-Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
-Wills
-Trusts and Estates
Education
  • University of Kansas
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Kansas
    Juris Doctorate

Terry L. Unruh

ISLN: 901887700
Member

Admitted: 1979, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2009, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1991, U.S. Supreme Court

Awards: AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Law School: Washburn University of Topeka, J.D.

Member: Wichita (Chairperson, Committee on Professional Diversity, 1996-1997), Kansas and American Bar Associations; Kansas Association for Justice (Commercial Law Editor, KTLA Journal, 1992-1997).

Biography: Law Clerk to the Honorable Sam A. Crow, U.S. District Judge, District of Kansas, 1982-1985. Co-Author: Civil Rights Chapter, Kansas Annual Survey of Law, Kansas Bar Association, 1990-; Kansas Bar Association Insurance Law Institute: ERISA Litigation, 2004; "Litigating Benefit, Fiduciary and Discrimination Claims Under ERISA," Kansas Bar Association, 1991.

Born: Goessel, Kansas, 1947

Practice Areas:
-Civil Appeals
-Civil Litigation
-Insurance
-Labor and Employment
-ERISA Litigation
-Civil Rights
Education
  • Washburn University of Topeka
    Juris Doctorate
  • Washburn University of Topeka
    Juris Doctorate

Corlin J. Pratt

ISLN: 904326947
Member

Admitted: 1984, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Awards: AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Law School: University of Kansas, J.D.

Member: Wichita and Kansas Bar Associations.

Biography: Biography: Adjunct Instructor, Litigation, Wichita State University, 1991-1993. Author: "Obstacles to Wage Claim Recovery," Journal of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1990.
Liberal, Kansas, 1958

Born: Liberal, Kansas, 1958

Practice Areas:
-Civil Litigation
-Civil Appeals
-Personal Injury
-Insurance
Education
  • University of Kansas
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Kansas
    Juris Doctorate
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