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J.T. Klaus has been assisting Kansas local government in the issuance of municipal debt obligations for both infrastructure improvement and economic development since 1990. Mr. Klaus has extensive experience serving as Bond Counsel in connection with the issuance of governmental debt obligations, including general obligation bonds and temporary notes, municipal revenue bonds, as well as such “hybrid” and “conduit” type financings as tax increment bonds, lease financings (certificates of participation) and industrial revenue bonds. Mr. Klaus has served and continues to serve as Bond Counsel to governmental entities throughout the State of Kansas and regularly assists local industry, hospitals and health care in connection with financing their facilities. Mr. Klaus regularly advises local government on the various tax incentives and financing tools available to communities that desire to strengthen local industry and support economic development.

Contact & Links


  • 2959 North Rock Road, Suite 300
    Wichita, KS 67226

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, Kansas Bar Association


  • Center of Hope, Inc. - Board Member & Development Chair
  • Mulvane Education Foundation, Inc. - Board Member & General Counsel
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Public Finance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Public Finance Law, Wichita (2019)
  • Public Finance Law, Wichita (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Public Finance Law

Special Focus:

  • Bond
  • COVID-19
  • Economic Development
  • Health Care
  • Municipal

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Municipal Law

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