Archive for 2013

  • Roche and Clarke Serve Up a Firm-Wide Feast

    July 25, 2013 dehs
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    The staff and lawyers of Davenport Evans were recently treated to delicious smoked pork and chicken prepared by attorneys Vince Roche and Justin Clarke.  An annual tradition, Roche and Clarke began planning weeks ahead.  They prepared the meat the night before and fired up the smokers at 4:30 a.m. the day of the event, in

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  • Hoglund Hanson Speaks on FMLA – Tackling the Top 10 Issues

    July 23, 2013 dehs

    On July 17, 2013, Sandra Hoglund Hanson spoke to the Brookings Area Human Resources Association on “FMLA – Tackling the Top 10 Issues.”  In this presentation, Sandra spoke about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), who is covers, what benefits it provides to employees, the requirements it imposes on employers, and the challenges it creates

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  • Health Care Reform Update: “Play or Pay” Mandate Delayed

    July 05, 2013 dehs
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    On July 2, 2013, the Obama Administration announced a one-year delay in the effective date of the mandate requiring employers with 50 or more full-time employees (or the equivalent thereof) either to provide such employees with heath care coverage meeting certain minimum requirements or to pay a penalty.  Employer compliance with this “play or pay”

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Hands Down Victories for Employers in Two Title VII Cases

    July 03, 2013 dehs

    By Mike Snyder, Summer Associate, with Jean H. Bender On June 24, the United States Supreme Court issued two decisions affecting claims filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the United States Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, held that a Title

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  • Sioux Falls Touted in National Journal

    July 03, 2013 dehs

    In an article appearing in the July 3, 2013, edition of the National Journal, Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether had the opportunity to promote the City’s many features that make it a great place to live and work.  National Journal is an American weekly magazine aimed at Washington, D.C., insiders that reports on political and

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  • An Employer’s Perspective on the Supreme Court’s Decisions Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

    July 02, 2013 dehs
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    The United States Supreme Court recently issued landmark decisions regarding same-sex marriage. Although the decisions do not change the fact that same-sex couples may not marry in South Dakota [at the time this article was published], employers may still be impacted by resulting changes to the interpretation of numerous federal laws, including laws which affect many common employee benefits.

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  • Donohue Interviewed by Business Journal on State’s Efforts to Lure Trusts

    June 25, 2013 dehs
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    Davenport Evans attorney P. Daniel Donohue was recently quoted in the June 19 Sioux Falls Business Journal cover story “State’s efforts to lure trusts paying off.”  Trusts have long been big news in South Dakota, drawing families from across the nation and the world due to the State’s favorable laws and tax structure. Donohue, a

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  • Donohue Speaks on Incentive Trusts at Minnesota Probate and Trust Law Conference

    June 21, 2013 dehs

    On June 11, 2013, Davenport Evans attorney P. Daniel Donohue presented “Planning and Drafting for the Use of Incentive Trusts” at the Minnesota State Bar Association’s 39th Annual Probate and Trust Law Section Conference in St. Paul.  Incentive trusts, a trending request among clients today, forego traditional asset transfer strategies in favor of provisions that

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  • Schulte and Clarke Participate in Polar Plunge

    June 04, 2013 dehs
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    Community Involvement Update: On April 27 Davenport Evans attorneys Eric Schulte and Justin Clarke took the “Polar Plunge,” raising $2,500 for Special Olympics South Dakota. Their team, “Pirates of the Big Sioux River,” also included fellow Sioux Falls attorney Charles Larson. The 15th annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge event required participants to jump into frigid waters,

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  • Davenport Evans Welcomes Summer Associates

    May 25, 2013 dehs
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    Summer Associates Michael Snyder, Morgan Peck and Tyler Coverdale Davenport Evans is pleased to welcome its 2013 summer associate class of Michael Snyder, Morgan Peck, and Tyler Coverdale. Davenport Evans has a long history of hiring associates who have participated in the firm’s summer associate program. Michael Snyder attends the University of South Dakota School

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