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Trish Voth Blankenship

Trish Voth Blankenship



1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

T: 316.291.9767
M: 316.210.3079
F: 866.347.3139

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Trish Voth heads up Foulston’s wind and solar energy practice, and is also a leader in the firm's real estate practice, applying her 20 years of experience and commitment to the real estate, renewable energy, and legal industries. 

Project developers, managers, investors, lenders, property owners, and leasing directors rely on Trish for practical strategic legal advice and effective negotiation. In-house counsel routinely trust Trish to serve as local counsel and to deliver outsourced diligence and industry expertise.

To learn more about Trish’s capabilities and clients served, please visit our Wind and Solar Energy Practice and Real Estate Practice; or review her below relevant experience, professional information, and presentations.


  • Washburn University (J.D., 1998)
    magna cum laude; Certificate in Agricultural Law
  • Washburn University (B.A. in Public Administration, 1995)
    summa cum laude


  • Kansas (1998)
Community Involvement
  • Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurship Task Force, Past Member
  • Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Board of Directors
  • Greater Wichita YMCA, Andover Branch Advisory Board Member
  • Park System Master Plan Steering Committee for the City of Andover, Member
  • Andover USD 385 – Key Communicator Network, Member; District-Wide Parent Legislative Council, Past Member; and Meadowlark Elementary School Site Council, Past Member
  • Rotary Club of Andover, Past Member, Board Member, and Membership Chair
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita, Inc., Past Board of Directors – President, Executive Committee and Golf Tournament Fundraiser Committee Member
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Kansas Chapter, 2010 Woman-of-the-Year
  • Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • United Way of the Plains Young Leader
  • United Way of Ford County, Past President and Allocations Committee Chair
  • Leadership Wichita, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Dodge City, Dodge City Chamber of Commerce
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Harvey County and Shawnee County, Past Member
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ford County, Past President and Founding Board Member
  • Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas, Volunteer Business Plan Advisor and Event Speaker
  • Executive Women’s Golf Association – Wichita Chapter, Past President and Founding Board Member
  • Wichita Business Journal's Mentoring Monday, Mentor
Relevant Experience

Clients with commercial real estate interests benefit from Trish's extensive track record supporting clients in mergers and acquisitions both as sellers and acquirers, as developers of commercial sites and larger mixed-use projects, representing both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing, and assisting with commercial property financing and local counsel opinions. Trish draws from her involvement with real estate issues, practices and trends in many sectors: hospitality, medical, restaurant, office, industrial, manufacturing, retail, agricultural and recreational. She also supports clients in matters involving a wide range of project real estate documents, plus complimentary law practice areas, including: oil and gas, environmental, construction, eviction, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, statutory liens, water law, health care, like-kind and tax-deferred exchanges, zoning and land use, eminent domain, property tax exemption, and corporate/entity agricultural land ownership restrictions. Additionally, Trish's wind energy practice spans work as developer's counsel, and other times as landowner's counsel, so that her work for clients is built on experience of issues from both angles. Wind energy projects are large-scale sophisticated real estate developments, involving many project real estate documents, plus permitting, regulatory, tax, power transmission, power sale, and financing aspects.

Mergers and Acquisitions - Real Estate

  • Purchaser's counsel to acquire 34 operating hotels in multiple transactions. Representation spanned negotiating asset acquisition agreements, conducting diligence and risk assessment, and operations turnover.
  • Real estate member of firm’s transaction team representing a dairy operation in the asset purchase of large feedlot and agriculture enterprise in Western Kansas. The firm’s role included negotiation and preparation of letters of intent, asset purchase and related transaction documents, ERISA and employee benefit matters, business and tax issues, review and negotiation of land title and permitting issues, water rights and environmental issues and a broad range of general corporate matters.
  • Real estate member of firm’s transaction team representing heavy equipment dealer’s two separate successful acquisitions of other large franchise equipment dealer’s operations and territory. The first acquisition doubled its territory from 49 to 99 Kansas counties; the second added 45 more counties in Kansas and Missouri. The real estate portion of the transactions included 16 new operations sites, the real estate diligence and related financing and third party agreements for each, and negotiation of the real estate related portions of the acquisition agreements.
  • Real estate member of firm’s transaction team that successfully represented the seller of a 20-hotel portfolio of assets located in 11 states to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Legal real estate work included negotiation of real estate terms of sale agreement, responding to real estate diligence inquiries and issues, and obtaining lessor, owners associations, governmental and other third-party required consents.
  • Represented seller in successful sale of multi-state, multi-location convenience store operator for 50 business sites. Real estate issues included negotiation of real estate terms of sale agreement, creatively address and solve title objections, leasing, estoppels, third party consents, licenses, lot-splits, new easements, and zoning and code compliance.
  • Real estate member of firm’s transaction team that successfully represented the seller of a 99-bed hospital operations to an HCA subsidiary, including negotiating real estate terms of sale agreement, a long-term lease, related re-financing terms and documentation for the site, shared building use and services terms with other occupant, plus assisting with real estate diligence items.

Wind and Solar Energy

  • Represented project developers, project managers, county regulators, or land owners, regarding more than 30 wind and solar energy projects.
  • Real estate local counsel for party acquiring interests in and developing wind energy projects of approximately 419 megawatts spread over 66,000 acres, and an additional approximately 240 megawatts over additional acreage.
  • Local counsel for national renewable project developer regarding approximately 200 megawatt wind energy project.
  • Local counsel for an international renewable project development and management company regarding wind energy projects and potential development, including three projects totaling approximately 650 megawatts and approximately 180,000 acres.
  • Representation of project development and management company regarding approximately 74-megawatt wind energy project.
  • Local counsel in $150,000,000 financing of electric transmission assets across 14 counties.
  • Advising of alternatives, and negotiating and drafting documents, to facilitate transfer of renewable project income stream separate from project lease.
  • Represented national leader in sales and installation of distributed wind energy projects, including Vestas, Gamesa, Northern Power, and Endurance turbines.

Real Estate Development

  • Hotel developer’s outside counsel, including leading real estate legal team handling all aspects of new site acquisition negotiation, diligence and entitlement, to acquire, construct and operate or franchise more than 180 sites throughout the United States.
  • Counsel for hotel developer obtaining industrial revenue bonds.
  • Site acquisition and diligence counsel to regional shopping center developer.
  • Represent acquirer of 15-acre industrial site, including pre-acquisition diligence, and post-acquisition complex re-development leasing and diligence.
  • Local Kansas counsel for significant casino company, assisting with a range of site acquisition, development and permitting issues, including laws and use concerns unique to a casino operation, for a proposed $260 million, 275-acre development.
  • Represented developer of approximately 29-acre urban mixed-use multi-building public-private downtown revitalization development in all aspects: development agreements, land contracts, multiple ground leases to support national retailer, offices, national hotel chain and condominiums, subleases, owners associations, financing, platting, permitting, restrictive covenants, easements, parking agreements, and use limitations.
  • Counsel to land seller of largest and still-expanding recent commercial development corridor in Garden City, Kansas, including Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Applebee’s, Menard’s and hotel sites. Representation included involvement in development, tax, government incentives, platting, zoning, utilities, easement and restrictive covenant issues.
  • Exclusive representation of developer of approximately 700-acre mixed-use development. Handled all development aspects, including land contracts, leasing, owners associations, financing, platting, permitting, restrictive covenants, easements, parking agreements, and use limitations.

Real Estate Leasing

  • Representation of landlord of 131,000 sq. ft. multi-story office building with national and regional tenants, negotiating tenant leasing documents and related documents and issues, including for an 81,000 sq. ft. tenant.
  • Assisted with over 85 transactions – a mix of leasing (single-site, pad site, and in-line) and site sale/purchases of fee title -- across five states for franchisees of several national restaurant chains.
  • Represented landlord in complex industrial leasing transaction involving over 1,200,000 square feet.
  • Negotiated tenant’s three industrial leases covering over 1,000,000 square feet.
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Geneva Group International (GGI), Energy Industry Group Leader (Global alliance of 584 professional firms)
  • One of 100 "Women to Watch" United States business leaders Bizwomen's/American City Business Journal's 2016 list
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award recipient, in recognition of extraordinary support of an employee serving in the Kansas Army National Guard
  • Wichita Business Journal Women in Business honoree 2016
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) , Member
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2015 Wichita Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Real Estate Law, 2011-2020
  • Identified by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the United States for Real Estate, 2008-2019
  • Foulston Siefkin Leadership: Wichita Transactional Group, Vice-Chair; Associates Committee, Past Member, Past Co-Chair; Recruiting Committee, Past Member
  • Wichita Business Journal / 40 Under 40 Business Leader 2007
  • American Bar Association Real Property Section and Business Section, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association Real Estate, Probate and Trust; Oil Gas and Minerals; Corporation, Banking and Business Sections; Kansas Title Standards Committee, Past Member
  • Wichita Bar Association Real Estate Committee, Past Chair
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association
  • Wichita Women Attorneys Association
  • CCIM - Kansas Chapter, Affiliate Member
  • Women in Commercial Real Estate (WICRE) Member


  • Ethics in Transaction Negotiation, Drafting, and Deal-Making – How Does Your Style Stack Up, Ethically? (Wichita Bar Association)
  • Qualified Opportunity Zones & Tax Strategies for Investing (Women in Commercial Real Estate)


  • Unconscious Bias - How to Spot It and Become and Inclusive Leader (International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference)
  • Qualified Opportunity Zones (Wichita CCIM Chapter)


  • Advanced Title Issues and Solutions (International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference)


  • Title Insurance and Surveys (International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference)


  • Wichita State University, Advanced Real Estate Development Class (Guest lecturer on the topic of legal issues & utilizing lawyers regarding real property development)
  • Growing Greater Results: Becoming a Better Negotiator (Kansas Women Attorneys Association, Breakout Session)
  • Deal or No Deal – What Are You Willing to Bet on Your Boilerplate Provisions (Wichita Bar Association)
  • Working With Real Estate Lawyers (Women In Commercial Real Estate)
  • Legal Basics: Financing and Structuring Commercial Real Estate Transactions (Women In Commercial Real Estate)


  • Branding Makeover – Take Years Off Your Networking & Business Development Learning Curve (Kansas Women Attorneys Association, The 2014 Lindsborg Conference)
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours: Wind Turbines, Cell Towers, & Billboard Agreements - Getting Comfortable with Odd-Shaped Objects (Wichita Bar Association)
  • Commercial Real Estate Business Books (Women In Commercial Real Estate)


  • Wind Project Title Insurance: Breeze through the Issues (Kansas Land Title Association, District Meeting)


  • Wichita State University, Advanced Real Estate Development Class (Guest lecturer on the topic of legal issues & utilizing lawyers regarding real property development)
  • Survey Shape-Up and Title Tone-Up: 50 Minutes to Faster, Firmer & Fabulous Orders, Reviews, Negotiations & Purchases (Wichita Bar Association)
  • Issues Related to Wind Energy Transactions from a Construction and Real Estate Perspective (Kansas Bar Association, Faculty presenter of “Energizing the Law Practice” seminar)


  • 2010 Construction Industry Legislative Update (Kansas Construction Network)


  • Preparing the Title Opinion and Issues in Title Insurance (National Business Institute seminar)
  • The Lay of the Land: Land Title Issues (Chapters 2 & 12 of Kansas Real Estate Practice and Procedure Handbook) (Kansas Bar Association, 27th Annual KBA Plaza Lights Institute)
  • Ethics In Real Estate Transactions (Wichita Bar Association, Real Estate Seminar)
  • Wichita State University, Advanced Real Estate Development Class (Guest lecturer on the topic of legal issues & utilizing lawyers regarding real property development)


  • Title Examinations
    -Chapter author of Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Real Estate Practice and Procedure Handbook