Archive for 2014

  • New Year’s Eve Marks Final 75th Anniversary “Giving Back” Campaign Gift

    December 31, 2014 dehs
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    Davenport Evans has celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2014 with a year-long “Giving Back” campaign. As part of the campaign, Davenport Evans selected 12 local non-profits, one representing each month of the year, and donated 75 items to each from their wish-lists. New Year’s Eve marked the final gift in this year-long campaign, 75 pillows to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Dakota.

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  • The CFPB’S Proposed Policy On No Action Letters: Will Anyone Use It?

    December 08, 2014 dehs

    On October 8, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a proposed policy on the issuance of no-action letters. Under the policy the CFPB may issue NALs “to specific applicants in instances involving innovative financial products or services that promise substantial consumer benefit where there is substantial uncertainty” about how the CFPB may apply governing laws or regulations. Davenport Evans lawyer Charles D. Gullickson reviews features of the proposed policy.

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  • Davenport Evans Joins #GivingTuesday with Bus Passes, Paint Brushes

    December 02, 2014 dehs
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    Davenport Evans has joined #GivingTuesday, a follow-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.  In honor of #GivingTuesday and the firm’s 75th Anniversary, today Davenport Evans donated 75 30-day Sioux Area Metro bus passes to LifeScape, and 75 paint brushes to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls.

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  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) Interests As Collateral

    December 02, 2014 dehs

    Davenport Evans lawyer Robert E. Hayes offers financial institutions considerations when weighing Limited Liability Company (LLC) interests as collateral.

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  • Anthony M. Hohn to Speak on Non-Competition Agreements

    November 10, 2014 dehs

    On Thursday, December 4, from 10-11 a.m., Davenport Evans lawyer Anthony M. Hohn will present Non-Competition Agreements: Protecting Human Capital and Avoiding Liability, as part of the Howalt-McDowell Webinars & Workshops series. Click here to register for this free webinar.

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  • Davenport Evans Helps Feeding South Dakota Turkey Drive

    November 07, 2014 dehs
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    On November 6, Davenport Evans lawyers helped Feeding South Dakota launch their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive with a donation of 75 frozen turkeys. The donation was part of the Davenport Evans “Giving Back” campaign commemorating the firm’s 75th Anniversary. The food pantry provides full Thanksgiving dinner groceries and other staples to an estimated 400 families a week between now and the Thanksgiving holiday. Click here to learn how you can get involved.

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  • 2015 Estate and Gift Tax Exclusions

    November 03, 2014 dehs

    The gift tax annual exclusion amount and estate tax exemption amount have been determined for 2015. This article provides a table of these figures, including a downloadable PDF.

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  • Will Your Rewards Program Withstand CFPB Scrutiny?

    October 24, 2014 dehs

    By Tiffany M. Miller

    When the CARD Act was signed into law in May 2009, Congress intended to make rates and fees associated with credit cards more transparent so consumers could compare different cards and make an informed decision about selecting a particular card product. Market research indicates, however, that consumers are more likely to select a card product based upon rewards programs. This article provides examples of rewards program practices likely to attract heightened scrutiny, and discusses the need for banks to carefully evaluate all rewards program materials to assess whether any aspect of the program is consistently problematic for consumers.

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  • Special Needs Trusts

    October 21, 2014 dehs
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    By Mark R. Krogstad, as published in ‘Hood Magazine, a local publication celebrating child-hood, parent-hood, grandparent-hood, and all stages of family life.

    Parents of special needs children regularly face the challenges of planning for their child’s care. While every family must ask, “Who will care for the kids if something happens to us,” families with special needs children have even bigger concerns: “Will our estate plan inadvertently disqualify our child from government programs?”

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  • P. Daniel Donohue Inducted into O’Gorman Alumni Hall of Fame for Excellence in Service

    October 06, 2014 dehs
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    On September 26, 2014 Davenport Evans partner P. Daniel Donohue, a 1967 graduate of O’Gorman High School, was inducted into the High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame for Excellence in Service.


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