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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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  • Sandra Hoglund Hanson Appointed a Judge in Second Judicial Court

    October 03, 2018 dehs
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    Davenport Evans lawyer Sandra Hoglund Hanson has been appointed a judge in the Second Judicial Court, Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office announced Wednesday.

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  • Employment Law Update Discusses Recruiting, Culture, Non-Competes, and #MeToo

    September 20, 2018 dehs
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    Thank you to all who joined us for the 2018 Davenport Evans Employment Law Update, Wednesday, September 19, at The Country Club of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, SD. We were pleased to welcome around 150 to this year’s event, for a morning focused on current trends and practical, applicable content for Human Resources professionals.

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  • Davenport Evans Welcomes Attorney Ashley R. Brost

    September 20, 2018 dehs
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    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to welcome attorney Ashley R. Brost to the firm. Brost is a member of the Litigation practice group practicing a variety of litigation work, including commercial and complex litigation, trust litigation, insurance litigation, and employment litigation.

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  • Davenport Evans Welcomes Attorney Mary Ellen Dirksen

    September 05, 2018 dehs
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    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to welcome attorney Mary Ellen Dirksen to the firm. Dirksen is a member of the Labor and Employment practice group and the Estate Planning and Probate and Trust Administration practice group.

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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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  • Some Beneficial Ownership Rules Paused … Again

    August 09, 2018 dehs
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    On August 8, 2018, FinCEN issued an additional extension of the limited exceptive relief previously granted to financial institutions from the obligations of the Beneficial Ownership Rule for certain products and services. The limited exception is granted for an additional 30 days, up to and including September 8, 2018.

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  • Davenport Evans Top Ranked by Chambers High Net Worth 2018

    July 23, 2018 dehs

    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP has received a top ranking in Chambers High Net Worth 2018 in the area of Private Wealth Law. Chambers High Net Worth has given top rankings to P. Daniel Donohue, Sarah Richardson Larson, and Terry N. Prendergast.

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