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2019 South Dakota Legislation Includes Blockchain in UETA

For the first one hundred and ten years of South Dakota’s history, contract law was quite formal and stiff. Written contracts had to be signed manually and the parties needed to keep the “wet” signatures on an original. By the 1960s and the 1970s, signature facsimiles...

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Lake County Blocks Gravel Mine Expansion Near Racing Stable

Janet Weber feels she’s found a little piece of heaven just east of Madison, SD. There’s no feeling like caring for the thoroughbred race horses she breeds and boards. When a neighbor recently petitioned to expand a gravel mining operation to within 200 feet of her...

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UCC Foreclosure and the Triple Whammy

In most respects the Uniform Commercial Code adheres to one of its stated purposes which is the facilitation of commercial transactions. Revised Article 9 departs from that goal in some respects concerning the provisions regarding exercise of remedies for default by a...

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Announcing 2019 Davenport Evans Scholars

Announcing the 2019 Davenport Evans Scholars Over the last 30+ years, Davenport Evans scholarships have benefited over 250 high school seniors through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. The scholarships are designated for use at institutions of higher learning...

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2019 Banking Seminar: Protecting Your Bank’s Future

Thank you to all who joined us for the 13th Annual Davenport Evans Banking Seminar, Friday, April 26, at The Country Club of Sioux Falls. The seminar offered important legal updates and best practices useful in "Protecting Your Bank's Future." Banker attendance...

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Five Questions with Tiffany Miller

Davenport Evans lawyer Tiffany Miller was interviewed for the monthly feature, "Five Questions," appearing in the April 2019 edition of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber News. The feature asks the same five questions each month of a different Chamber...

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80 Boxes of Cereal Donated for 80th Anniversary

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is celebrating the firm's 80th Anniversary. The attorneys decided one meaningful way to celebrate would be to give back to the community through donation of 80 items to a different non-profit each month in 2019. The Davenport...

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Arcade Bash for Autism 2019

On Sunday, April 7 from Noon-5 p.m. families gathered for the Fifth Annual Arcade Bash for Autism. The event raised $7,040 in support of autism awareness through arcade games, pinball, and air hockey at Electric Rainbow in the Western Mall. The first 100 in attendance...

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How to Legally Operate an Online Giveaway

We see them everywhere online – promotional giveaways in which companies offer consumers a chance to win prizes. But, just because everyone seems to be offering online giveaways doesn’t mean everyone is doing so legally. Davenport Evans lawyer Tiffany Miller offers a...

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Sandbag Filling for Sioux Falls Flood Relief

Davenport Evans lawyers joined volunteers from across the Sioux Empire today filling sandbags for Sioux Falls flood relief. Sioux Falls area residents are preparing for increased flood risks this weekend, due to rising river levels. The City of Sioux Falls has...

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