Trent R. Byquist

Trent R. Byquist



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

T: 316.291.9786

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Mr. Byquist represents businesses and their owners in a wide variety of transactional matters, including contract negotiation and preparation, mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, financing transactions, leasing, creation and termination of business entities, and general corporate matters. He routinely advises financial institutions of all sizes on operational, financial, and regulatory matters. Mr. Byquist also helps franchisees and franchisors navigate and exploit the unique challenges and opportunities posed by the franchise relationship.

Prior to joining Foulston Siefkin, Mr. Byquist clerked for two years for the Honorable Lawton R. Nuss, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kansas.


  • University of Kansas (J.D., 2013)
    Order of the Coif; Kansas Law Review; William L. Burdick Prize
  • Kansas State University (B.S. in History and Political Science, 2010)
    summa cum laude; University Honors


  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (2013)
  • Kansas (2013)
Community Involvement
  • Junior Achievement of Kansas Wichita Advisory Board, 2020-2023
  • National Speech and Debate Association Volunteer - West Kansas District Alumni Achievement Award, 2015
  • Kansas State University Alumni Association
Relevant Experience
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Lawton R. Nuss, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Kansas, 2013-15
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in the areas of Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law, 2021-2024; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2022-2024
  • Identified by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the United States for Corporate/M&A Law, 2024
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars List, 2022-2023 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising and Business Section
  • Kansas Bar Association, Young Lawyers Delegate
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Wichita Business Journal "40 Under 40" Honoree, 2022


  • Derailing FELA’s Causation Standard: The Supreme Court’s Misinterpretation of FELA in McBride and Suggestions to Restrict the Potential for Unlimited
    -61 U. KAN. L. REV. 559
  • Kansas Criminal Procedure Survey, Contributing Author
    -60 U. KAN. L. REV. 1257, 1313-22