Archive for 2015

  • Banking in South Dakota — 1994 and Today

    September 29, 2015 dehs
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    Comparison of South Dakota banking statistics from 2014 to 1994 graphically illustrate something that everyone knows is happening: There are significantly fewer, but larger banks. Davenport Evans lawyer Doug Hajek explores reasons for the shift and shares history by the numbers.

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  • Madden V. Midland Funding, LLC – as Published by ICBSD

    September 17, 2015 dehs

    Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC – A Nasty Speedbump for the Secondary Market?, by Davenport Evans lawyer Charles D. Gullickson, appeared in the September 2015 edition of the Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota newsletter. The article is the first in a recurring column featuring Davenport Evans lawyers, entitled, “The Fine Print.”

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  • Davenport Evans Welcomes Associate Attorney Joel R. Rische

    September 08, 2015 dehs
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    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney to the firm.  Joel R. Rische has joined Davenport Evans as an Associate Attorney, practicing in the areas of complex and commercial litigation and insurance litigation.

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  • Happy Human Resources Professionals Day!

    September 01, 2015 dehs
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    Governor Dennis Daugaard has issued an Executive Proclamation naming September 1, 2015 as Human Resources Professionals Day in South Dakota. Davenport Evans labor and employment attorneys today honor South Dakota’s human resource professionals for their dedication to improving the workplace with a special drawing.

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  • Hajek at USD- When Citibank Came to South Dakota

    August 10, 2015 dehs

    On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Douglas J. Hajek will lecture at USD, presenting, “When Citibank Came to South Dakota: The Economics, Personalities, and Politics Behind the Move.” The presentation will take place at 4 p.m. at Farber Hall, Old Main, and is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Beacom

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  • Employers Rethink Policies Following Supreme Court Rulings

    July 22, 2015 dehs
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    Recent historic Supreme Court decisions have employers across the nation taking a closer look at their policies, procedures, and benefits. In this article, Davenport Evans lawyer Sandra Hoglund Hanson reviews the impact of these decisions and what employers should know.

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  • FFIEC Issues Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

    July 15, 2015 dehs

    Regulators are becoming increasingly concerned with the ability of banks to prevent and respond to cyber attacks. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) advised bankers that it was developing a “Cybersecurity Assessment Tool” for banks to use in evaluating their risk for a cyber attack and their ability to prevent and respond to such an attack. The Cybersecurity Assessment Tool has now been published. Davenport Evans lawyer Keith Gauer takes a closer look.

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  • Supreme Court Bars Action on Guaranty Following Foreclosure

    June 19, 2015 dehs

    On May 13, 2015, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled against a bank seeking to enforce four separate personal guaranties relating to the indebtedness owed by a corporate borrower in connection with the Crossroads Hotel & Convention Center in Huron. Davenport Evans lawyer Keith A. Gauer discusses how banks ought to carefully consider their strategy in foreclosure actions where the indebtedness is also subject to personal guaranties, and offers two approaches.

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  • Peterson Credits Scholarships with SD Career

    June 15, 2015 dehs

    In a June 11  Argus Leader article, Mitch Peterson looked back 20 years, to the day he graduated from high school with 14 scholarship awards.  Peterson credits the scholarships, including one from Davenport Evans, with allowing him to return to his hometown of Sioux Falls rather than starting his career in a large metropolis. Read the full story here, including advice for students and parents considering scholarships.


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  • Appellate Law

    June 15, 2015 dehs

    Davenport Evans law firm, in Sioux Falls, SD, has long been recognized for its experience and reputation in the appellate levels of both state and federal courts. Its appellate lawyers handle appeals in cases tried by other law firms, as well as our own. These lawyers are involved in all aspects of appellate practice, such

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