Business Experience is What Matters Most

Understanding How the Economy Works

HARTENSTEIN POOR LLC provides legal services to families, farms and businesses in the Wichita metro and surrounding Southern Plains region. The firm’s professionals come from the corporate sector, having held executive positions in area’s dominant industries – agribusiness, energy and aircraft manufacturing. They understand how this economy works. And, they understand that legal problems can mean the difference between profit and loss.

Eric Hartenstein

Former President, Aerospace Products, Inc.

Scott B. Poor

Former Corporate Counsel/Director of Investor Relations, Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.

As former corporate executives, the firm’s professionals know that it’s better to proactively manage risks than to reactively deal with unintended consequences. They can advise on legal structure, deal structure, financing, insurance, compliance programs and agreements that mitigate potential problems and pitfalls.

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Business experience is what matters most. HARTENSTEIN POOR LLC becomes a trusted advisor because it has the business experience needed to instictively spot problems and prescribe practical solutions. We primarily work for closely-held and family-owned businesses. We work for entrepreneurs. And, we work for real estate developers and commercial propert owners. HARTENSTEIN POOR LLC knows tax, estate and succession planning issues. Our firm has a reputation for understanding the intricacies of regulation, as well as a thorough knowledge of government programs and economic development incentives.

Every Type of Development Project

The lawyers at HARTENSTEIN POOR LLC have served as advisor in more than $500mm in development finance, involving every type of development project. The firm has worked on affordable housing, senior housing, and market-rate multifamily and single family projects. Our attorneys have been involved in historic adaptive reuse and disaster reconstruction projects. They have served as counsel in development of shopping centers, business parks, industrial parks and single-tenant NNN properties. Additionally, our attorneys have been involved in several large-scale infrastructure, energy and value-added agricultural projects.

For builders and developers, experience matters. HARTENSTEIN POOR LLC has the experience and expertise that they need.

The Startup Experience

HARTENSTEIN POOR LLC knows the startup and entrepreneurial experience. Attorney Scott B. Poor is veteran of four renewable energy startups. Many lawyers have done work for entrepreneurs, but few know first-hand what it’s like to take huge risks in order to achieve a vision. HARTENSTEIN POOR LLC knows the nuances of business formation, equity raise and rollout. The firm is an important resource for entrepreneurs, with a thorough understanding of commercial transactions, tax, finance and economic development programs.

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  • Over 40 years of experience
  • Former corporate executives and senior government officials
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