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Fennemore and WKBKY Join Forces to Transform Legal Landscape in Sacramento and Throughout the West.

Sacramento, California, February 20, 2024 – Fennemore, the nation’s fastest-growing law firm, proudly announces its combination with the esteemed Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP (WKBKY), effective March 1, 2024. This momentous combination marks Fennemore’s third combination in 2024, hot on the heels of successful combinations in San Diego with Sullivan Hill and Seattle with Savitt Bruce & Willey. The Fennemore WKBKY union ushers in a new era of legal services in Sacramento and throughout the West. In the local Sacramento market, this dynamic union will operate under the name Fennemore WKBKY and will be recognized on a national scale as Fennemore.

WKBKY is recognized throughout Northern California for their tax driven transactional practice representing multi-generational family businesses and corporations in large real estate, corporate and other transactions, tax planning, and succession planning. Additionally, Robin Klomparens will continue to lead a robust trust and estates practice as a Fennemore director, dedicated to advising clients on high-net-worth estate planning, including estate and gift taxation and the utilization of charitable techniques. WKBKY’s experienced litigation team excels in delivering successful outcomes with a focus on contract, probate, trust, corporate, partnership, and other related disputes.

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Fennemore, known for its forward-thinking mentality, client-centric approach, and dedication to an employee-first culture, is excited about incorporating the remarkable WKBKY team into Fennemore. “WKBKY is a tax powerhouse, and the lawyers and legal professionals joining Fennemore from it are going to supercharge our already dynamic tax and corporate teams,” Fennemore’s CEO, James Goodnow, states. He continues, “This strategic combination is a game changer for Fennemore, positioning us to accelerate our reach and amplify our impact for our business clients across all business and geographic sectors.”
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“This is a huge moment for us,” said Belan Wagner, the managing partner at WKBKY. “Joining forces with Fennemore not only broadens our horizons but also deepens our commitment to delivering top-notch legal services to our clients. Our combined strengths promise a new chapter of excellence and innovation. I am eager to leverage my knowledge to expand and enhance the already outstanding Fennemore Tax Practice Group.” Belan will assume the role of Co-Chair of the Tax Practice Group at Fennemore, a recognition that highlights the invaluable experience that Belan, along with WKBKY, brings to the combined entity, further strengthening capabilities and leadership at Fennemore.
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Minna Yang, WKBKY partner and business transaction leader who will assume the role of office managing partner, concurs. “This combination will further our capacity to serve clients throughout the West. Our tax experience will complement Fennemore’s broad array of legal services, creating a comprehensive platform for addressing complex business challenges.”

This combination underscores Fennemore’s rapid expansion and unwavering dedication to addressing both current and emerging legal challenges faced by clients in diverse sectors. Through the combination with WKBKY, Fennemore not only bolsters its bench strength but also reaffirms its dedication to providing outstanding client service across sectors throughout the Western United States. Now operating from 17 offices across five key western states—Washington, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona—Fennemore’s union with WKBKY exemplifies its strategic pursuits of collaborative partnerships that align with its long-term vision. This combination, along with the two others earlier in 2024, sets a new benchmark for client service and industry leadership.

About Fennemore.

Since 1885, Fennemore has led the way in providing top-flight legal services tailored for businesses and business owners across the West. With a focus on people, innovation, and collaboration, Fennemore ensures that businesses receive exceptional service. Committed to client satisfaction and success, Fennemore offers cutting-edge legal services designed to empower businesses and their owners. For more information, visit

About WKBKY.

WKBKY operates on the fundamental principle of providing the highest quality, comprehensive legal representation for its clients. Committed to promptly achieving effective results for clients in a cost-effective manner, the firm maintains long-lasting, mutually respectful client relationships. WKBKY’s experienced team of seasoned partners, skilled associates, and dedicated support staff is committed to seamlessly navigating clients through today’s often complicated legal issues.

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  • Belan Wagner
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  • Minna Yang
  • Partner
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  • James Goodnow
  • President and CEO