Archive for 2013

  • Summary of Primary 2013 Legislative Changes to the Minnesota Estate and Gift Tax

    December 23, 2013 dehs
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    By Mark Krogstad

    The state of Minnesota recently passed tax legislation affecting not only residents of Minnesota, but also non-residents of Minnesota owning Minnesota real estate or other tangible property in Minnesota.  This article offers a summary of these legislative changes and insight into how they may impact residents of South Dakota and beyond.

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  • Trust Litigation

    December 18, 2013 dehs

    Davenport Evans, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is here to help protect what you’ve built. With its innovative trust laws and low taxes, South Dakota is consistently recognized as the most friendly jurisdiction in the country for establishing trusts.  If disputes develop, Davenport Evans can offer a powerful team to protect and defend your rights

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  • Van Heuvelen Accepted Into Leadership Sioux Falls

    October 22, 2013 dehs

    Matthew W. Van Heuvelen, an attorney at Davenport Evans, has been accepted into the 28th session of Leadership Sioux Falls.  The goal of the program, which is sponsored by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, is to inform, challenge and motivate participants by providing information on community resources, discussing community concerns, interacting with community

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  • Legal Assistant Michele Ensz Named State Park Volunteer of the Year

    October 22, 2013 dehs
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    Volunteerism is important to many professionals, but for Davenport Evans legal assistant Michele Ensz and her husband Bob, community service has become a way of life.  For the past 12 years, Michele and Bob have dedicated every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day educating state park visitors about birds.  The couple puts on programs

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  • STI Student Alexis Reich Awarded Davenport Evans Scholarship

    October 15, 2013 dehs
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    At a ceremony September 25, Davenport Evans attorney Anthony Hohn and Marketing Director Kristen Townsend joined scholarship donors and recipients for the Southeast Technical Institute Investor Scholarship Reception.  Alexis Reich, a Cardiac Ultrasound Program major from Vermillion, South Dakota, was awarded the 2013-2014 Davenport Evans scholarship.  Alexis was drawn to her field of study due

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  • What in the World is a General Intangible?

    September 10, 2013 dehs

    Creditors should be aware of the many different forms of personal property which fall under the umbrella of general intangibles. Attorneys Keith Gauer and Michael Snyder discuss potentially valuable types of personal property assets recognized by courts as general intangibles.

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  • Donohue speaks at ACTEC regional meeting in Vail, CO

    September 09, 2013 dehs

    On September 8, 2013, Davenport Evans attorney P. Daniel Donohue spoke at the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting in Vail, Colorado.  Donohue has lectured on various estate planning, trust administration, trust situs and private trust company topics at programs across the United States, including American Bar Association meetings,

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  • Tanck in Business Journal on New Tax Benefits for Corporate Acquisitions

    August 05, 2013 dehs

    In an article in the Sioux Falls Business Journal, Davenport Evans attorney Catherine A. Tanck advised corporations about a new rule providing tax-planning benefits in corporate acquisitions. On May 10, after a delay of almost 27 years, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations under Section 336(e) of the Internal Revenue Code. These regulations provide

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  • Davenport Evans Lawyers Attend Second Circuit Golf Tournament

    August 02, 2013 dehs

    Attorneys from Davenport Evans will be attending the 19th Annual R.D. Hurd Second Circuit Bar Association Pro Bono Golf Tournament today at Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls. Open to all attorneys, spouses, significant others, interns and law students, as well as the court, the tournament is a fun tradition raising money for a

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  • 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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