Dan Covington is a partner at Petefish, Immel, Hird, Johnson, Leibold & Sloan, LLP, in Lawrence, Kansas.
While he works in various areas, most of Dan’s work is with business owners at all stages, in simplifying estate planning and in working through all manner of real estate issues. Practicing since 1999, Dan has represented a great variety of entrepreneurs and business owners: banks, farms, dairies, telephone and internet providers, commercial toy and novelty distributors, horse boarders, physical therapists, oral surgeons, apparel and sporting goods retailers, body shops, RV camp, rental management and owners, roofers, grain elevator, seed dealer, self-storage, lumber company, general and sub-contracting construction, title company,
He has counseled the purchase or sale of a variety of business interests including banks, craft stores, pharmacies, equipment supply, veterinary services, and surveying
Business Law (there for you at all stages … as hands-on or hands-off as you prefer):
- Choice of entity (LLC, corporation, partnership) and formation
- Leasing/buying equipment and real estate
- Employee practices and handbooks
- Non-compete arrangements
- Buy-sell and other stock agreements
- Annual records and reports necessary to preserve business as distinct from personal assets
- Business disputes, anti-competitive practices and protection of reputation
- Transition to family, asset or stock sales
Estate Planning (simplifying your plan so that you know it is taken care of):
- Conveying assets in a simple manner, usually with an eye toward avoiding probate
- Multigenerational planning
- traditional or “mixed-family” wills and living trusts
- Protection from creditors
- Special needs and pass-through trusts
- Flexibility, with opportunity to amend as lives change
- Buying, selling, leasing … drafting or review, critique and negotiation
- Options when you experience a change
- Easements, licenses, other access and marital rights in and to property
- Foreclosure, quiet title, partition
Dan is active in estate planning and business planning, business and commercial law, real estate, and litigating civil matters. He has experience representing business clients ranging from banks to farms and dairies, and from cities to telephone companies and commercial toy and novelty distributors. He has counseled the purchase or sale of a variety of business interests including banks, craft stores, pharmacies, equipment supply, veterinary services, and surveying, as well as commercial and residential real estate.
Dan has been practicing law in Kansas since 1999, and is a partner and owner in the firm. He has successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in the Kansas Court of Appeals, and won and collected more than one half million dollars for his client in an international contract federal jury trial. Dan is a zealous advocate, litigating not only federal cases but also state court matters in several counties in the region, including Douglas, Franklin, Anderson, Miami, Shawnee and the surrounding area.
He grew up in Kansas, and earned his undergraduate degree immediately after high school. He then served four years in the U.S. Navy before returning to Kansas to pursue graduate studies at the University of Kansas School of Law. While in law school, he was on staff of the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy which published his article regarding secured transactions, and he worked for the Paul E. Wilson Defender Project.
Dan has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for a private college and other not-for-profit organizations, having contributed now more than twenty years on such boards. Dan is a member of the Kansas Bar Association as well as a member and past president of the Franklin County Bar Association.