Financial Institutions

  • The CFPB Pendulum Swings

    February 26, 2019 dehs
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    Recent enforcement actions and notices of proposed rulemaking from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may indicate that Bureau’s official actions are swinging away from “regulation by enforcement” through extensive fines and regulatory burdens on lending activities. Davenport Evans lawyer Rita M. Edwards explains.
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  • CFPB Mines Gold from Sterling!

    January 24, 2019 dehs
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    On January 16, the CFPB and the New York Attorney General announced a settlement of claims against Sterling Jewelers, Inc., including brands Kay Jewelers, Goodman, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry. According to the Complaint, Sterling engaged in unfair and deceptive business practices and violated TILA and Regulation Z in connection with the marketing and sale of credit products at their retail jewelry locations. Davenport Evans lawyer Keith Gauer examines the settlement and provides practical suggestions for banks to consider when originating credit products through third parties at points of sale.

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  • A Livestock Branding Primer For Bankers

    November 30, 2018 dehs
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    What does it mean if an animal is branded in South Dakota? What does branding mean for bankers who lend to livestock producers? Litigation attorney Vince Roche explains.

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  • Regulation O and Section 23A: Good Intentions and Regulatory Traps

    November 21, 2018 dehs
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    Sometimes a bank wants to get a portion of a possibly troubled credit off its books. Management of the bank is willing to step in, motivated by good intentions, and provide financing to the borrower to help pay down the debt. But when both the bank and its affiliate have a lending relationship with the same borrower and the bank continues to advance funds to the borrower, the bank needs to tread carefully to avoid regulatory traps. Read more from financial services lawyer Charles D. Gullickson.

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  • Best Lawyers® 2019 Recognizes 16 Davenport Evans Lawyers

    November 01, 2018 dehs

    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD is pleased to announce that 16 Davenport Evans lawyers were listed in Best Lawyers® 2019 for South Dakota, in 22 different practice areas. In addition, four Davenport Evans lawyers were named, “2019 Lawyer of the Year” for South Dakota. Read more.

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  • Hayes to Speak on Creditors’ Rights at ICBSD Fall Conference

    October 16, 2018 dehs
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    Davenport Evans lawyer Robert E. Hayes will facilitate a discussion of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy issues November 8 at the Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota Fall Conference: Farming, Finance & Global Markets.

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  • Regulatory Flexibility for BHCs: Small Just Got Bigger (Again)

    October 05, 2018 dehs
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    When it comes to capital adequacy requirements “small” bank holding companies have always enjoyed regulatory flexibility compared to their bigger brethren, especially when it comes to leverage requirements. As a result of action by Congress and a rule issued by the Federal Reserve Board, the threshold for “small” has now gone from $1 billion in consolidated assets to $3 billion.

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  • Davenport Evans Welcomes Attorney Olivia R. Karns

    October 04, 2018 dehs
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    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney, Olivia R. Karns, to the firm.

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  • Lawyer Doug Hajek Appears in National Geographic’s The ‘80s Greatest

    August 30, 2018 dehs
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    When the National Geographic Channel embarked on the series, The ’80s Greatest, they viewed the credit card as the catalyst for shopping malls, designer jeans, and the unofficial American motto, “I Want It All.” So they contacted Davenport Evans lawyer Doug Hajek, known for his presentation on how Citibank came to South Dakota. The Citibank move was the first step in making credit cards available to everyday Americans. That’s how a mild-mannered South Dakota lawyer ended up surrounded by celebrities. Check out this fun and fascinating special from the National Geographic Channel, The ‘80s Greatest, Season 1 Episode 6, “I Want It All.”

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  • Should I Have a Revocable Living Trust?

    August 17, 2018 dehs
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    As estate planning attorneys, we are often asked, “Should I have a Revocable Living Trust?” This leads to a discussion of a trust’s advantages and disadvantages. The most notable advantages of a Revocable Living Trust are probate avoidance and ease of administration during settlor’s incapacity. Davenport Evans Lawyer Mark R. Krogstad explains.

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