James P. Rankin - Foulston Siefkin LLP

James P. Rankin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987
Phone: 785-233-3600

Mr. Rankin’s practice focuses on employee benefits law as it relates to public, private, governmental and tax exempt organizations. Mr. Rankin’s work emphasizes regulatory, ERISA and tax law rules applicable to pension, profit sharing, tax sheltered annuity and health and life insurance plans. A large part of his practice involves insurance regulatory and compliance issues including those related to product documentation and regulatory approval particularly with regard to tax qualification issues. Mr. Rankin enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest "AV" rating for lawyers and is listed in the Best Lawyers of America. Mr. Rankin is the Foulston Siefkin representative with State Law Resources, Inc., a national network of independent law firms, selected for their expertise in administrative, regulatory, and government relations at the state and federal level.

Washburn UniversityBA 1973Washburn UniversityJ.D. 1976New York UniversityLL.M 1977
Topeka Bar Association Kansas Bar Association American Bar FoundationKansas Bar FoundationTopeka Shawnee County LibraryTopeka Downtown Rotary ClubWashburn University Endowment Association

Client Comments

"James (Jim) Rankin possesses a ready command of the sometimes complex issues in ERISA matters and brings the necessary resources to understand any unique issues or circumstances. He is a quick and thorough study, and is exceptionally responsive to his client's needs."

"Jim Rankin is a fine gentleman and a great lawyer. I would refer clients with issues in the Midwest to him without hesitation, and have done so in the past. I have found Jim to be very thorough in his preparation for any matter. Over my career of over 35 years as a lawyer, there have been few lawyers of the integrity and civility of Jim Rankin."

-Hector DeLeon
DeLeon, & Washburn, PC

"James Rankin is very responsive and thorough."

"This firm dealt with Jim Rankin of Foulston Siefkin. Jim was knowledgeable, competent, accessible, and a gentlemen. If ever I have to opportunity to use Jim's services again, I will do so without hesitation."

-Hector DeLeon
DeLeon, & Washburn, PC

"Jim provides high quality and affordable guidance and support on insurance agent benefit plan matters and related legal issues."

-Leif Gustafson
Aviva USA

Office Location

534 S Kansas Avenue, #1400
Topeka, KS 66603
United States

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (ERISA, Executive Compensation, Pension, Health and Welfare)
Government Relations Practice (Insurance, Public Policy)
Litigation - ERISA

Other Information

Gender: Male