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Meet the minds.

Francis Baalmann

Business Attorney and Partner
Francis Baalmann

Francis Baalmann represents companies in the Midwest and across the country in start-ups, supply chain management, M&A, and general business. He works with large public and private corporations as well as closely held businesses and has led several multimillion-dollar transactions.

In addition to his law practice, Francis is a serial entrepreneur who founded three successful companies. Reliance Property Management and Reliance Home Services manage and service nearly 800 properties in the region, while WHIS Real Estate Holdings owns more than 100 Midwest rental properties.

Francis is passionate about investing in and supporting Wichita’s start-up ecosystem. He founded ICT Avengers Club Fund, a group of professionals and business owners who invest in and mentor start-up companies across the Midwest. He also serves as a mentor for the Wichita LaunchPrep Program and a finalist judge for the Shocker New Venture Competition at Wichita State University.

Jeff DeGraffenreid

Commercial Litigator and Partner
Jeff DeGraffenreid

Jeff DeGraffenreid represents individuals, non-profits, and small and large businesses in effectively dealing with disputes of all kinds. Most of his career has been with Foulston, but he spent nine years as Deputy General Counsel of Spirit AeroSystems, where his practice included litigation as well as employment, commercial, corporate, regulatory, data privacy, and compliance matters. His commitment to community led him to become a social entrepreneur as a founder of The Meeting House, a nonprofit community meeting venue and coffee shop; he is also a real estate investor and serves on multiple Wichita-area boards.

Foulston Siefkin LLP

Established in 1919, Foulston Siefkin LLP is the largest and one of the oldest law firms in Kansas, with a strong tradition for legal excellence. The firm represents a broad range of clients, including major agriculture, energy, and natural resource producers and processors, construction general and sub-contractors, corporations, financial institutions, franchisers and franchisees, health care and senior care providers, insurance companies, manufacturers, professional entities, public utilities, service providers and others. For entrepreneurs, they will consider deferred fees for a period of time or until the startup completes a funding round.