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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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  • Why You Need An Employment Lawyer: Jean Bender on Keloland Living

    January 07, 2019 dehs
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    Employers today face new challenges. They must navigate the changing world of online recruitment, marijuana laws, and the evolving scope of harassment in the workplace. South Dakota Employment lawyer Jean Bender recently provided some practical insights on these topics on Keloland Living. Check out the video here or via Keloland Television.

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  • Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Kalen Biord

    January 04, 2019 dehs
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    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce that Kalen K. Biord has become a partner in the firm. A South Dakota native, Kalen joined Davenport Evans in 2017 after practicing in Wyoming for a number of years.

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  • Johnson Family Shares an Antique Christmas in Valley Springs

    December 24, 2018 dehs
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    After 12 years at Davenport Evans, Larry Johnson will be retiring at the close of 2018. But before he goes, Larry invited his co-workers to his home in Valley Springs, SD for an antique Christmas open house.

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  • Davenport Evans Volunteers at The Banquet West

    December 20, 2018 dehs
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    Davenport Evans lawyers and staff continued the firm’s annual holiday tradition of volunteering at The Banquet, a feeding ministry, in December. Led by Banquet Board member and Davenport Evans lawyer Eric Schulte, the group of around 30 volunteers served at The Banquet West location at the W. H. Lyons Fairgrounds.

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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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  • 2019 Estate and Gift Tax Exclusions

    November 26, 2018 dehs

    The lifetime estate exclusion amount (also sometimes called the estate tax exemption amount, the applicable exclusion amount, or the unified credit amount) has been increased for inflation beginning January 1, 2019. See tables here from Davenport Evans lawyers.

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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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  • Find SD Pheasant Hunting News and Resources from Davenport Evans

    October 17, 2018 dehs
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    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith Law Firm, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, welcomes pheasant hunters to the pheasant hunting capitol of the world! We have compiled South Dakota pheasant hunting resources and news from across the state, in one convenient place.

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