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Brendan Reilly Returns to Davenport Evans

Brendan W. Reilly returns to Davenport Evans as a Partner, having previously practiced law at the firm for 19 years. Brendan’s practice encompasses a wide area but he works most frequently in general corporate law, from the formation of new legal entities to the...

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2020 Estate and Gift Tax Exclusions

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, 2020. Applicable Exclusion Amount Under the 2010 Tax...

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Where There’s a Will: The Importance of Estate Planning

Many parents today are too busy raising their families to look decades down the road. More than half of all adults in the country haven’t bothered to draw-up a will. Davenport Evans estate planning lawyer Sarah Richardson Larson was recently interviewed for the...

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Davenport Evans Welcomes Michael J. Srstka

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney, Michael J. Srstka, to the firm. Mike Srstka joined Davenport Evans as an associate attorney in 2019. His practice includes corporate and business law and real estate law....

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DOL Raises Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemptions

By Davenport Evans employment lawyer Jean Bender, as published in the October 2019 State Bar of South Dakota newsletter. Effective January 1, 2020, employees who make less than $35,568 will be eligible for overtime pay under a final rule issued by the U.S. Department...

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Wishing Rita Edwards A Happy Retirement!

Davenport Evans Financial Services lawyer Rita Edwards is saying "Goodbye" to her long commute and "Hello" to retirement! Rita came to Davenport Evans having served as in-house counsel at a local bank. She was a valued member of our Financial Institutions and General...

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Current Status of Hemp Legalization—Just the Facts

The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Drug Enforcement Agencies list of controlled substances.  This action opened the door for the potential commercialization of hemp as a legitimate farm crop in the United States.  In South Dakota and other states, the Farm...

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