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Robert J. McFadden

Robert J. McFadden

Associate

Wichita

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

T: 316.291.9533
F: 866.790.9483

rmcfadden@foulston.com

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Bob McFadden is a member of Foulston Siefkin’s real estate, energy and environmental law team. Bob grew up in Wichita and graduated from Pittsburg State University with a B.S. in Engineering. After graduation and before entering law school, he spent a year gaining worldly experience backpacking Australia and the Pacific. From there Bob attended Washburn University School of Law where he discovered a passion for real estate and energy law. 

Bob assists clients with a wide variety of legal matters related to oil and gas production, real estate development, wind energy, and other natural resource mining. He negotiates and drafts the gamut of agreements in the commercial real estate and energy industries, including oil and gas leases, purchase and sale agreements, easements, operating agreements, farmout agreements, unitization agreements, and surface use and saltwater disposal agreements. In particular, he enjoys the mineral, oil and gas title examination process, and is on the faculty of the Mineral Title Examination course at Washburn University School of Law. Bob also represents clients in administrative proceedings before the Kansas Corporation Commission and actively participates in the Kansas oil and gas bar.

Education

  • Washburn University (J.D., 2016)
    summa cum laude; Washburn Law Journal; Dawson Scholar; CALI Award in the following courses: Real Estate Transactions, Advanced Oil & Gas Law, Contracts, Secured Transactions, Civil Procedure, Remedies, Debtor/Creditor Relations, Decedents’ Estates and Trusts, Legal Analysis, Research & Writing I and II
  • Pittsburg State University (B.S. in Engineering, 2008)

Admissions

  • Kansas (2016)
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas Title Standards Committee (2019-present)
  • Wichita Bar Association, Real Estate & Business Law Committee
  • Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA)
  • Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Association (EKOGA)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Young Lawyers Section of the Wichita Bar Association
Presentations

2019

  • Guest Lecturer, Mineral Title Examination Course (Washburn University School of Law)

2018

  • Kansas’ Marketable Record Title Act: To Use or Not to Use, That is the Question (Kansas Bar Association Oil, Gas & Mineral Law CLE; Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Law Conference; Wichita Association of Petroleum Landmen)

2017

  • Guest Lecturer, Mineral Title Examination Course (Washburn University School of Law)
Publications

2016

  • The BOTS Act: A Small Step for Fankind When a Giant Leap is Needed
    -55 Washburn L.J. 427 (2016)

2014

  • Criminal Forfeitures: The Supreme Court Gives Unbridled Discretion to Curtail the Sixth Amendment
    -54 Washburn L.J. 253 (2014)