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Announcing 2022 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Announcing 2022 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Davenport Evans has announced its 2022 scholarship recipients. For over 35 years, the firm has awarded eight annual scholarships totaling $20,000 to be used at institutions of higher learning in the state of South Dakota. Scholarships are awarded through the Sioux...

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Highlights from the 2022 South Dakota Legislative Session

Highlights from the 2022 South Dakota Legislative Session

The 2022 South Dakota legislative session ended March 28, 2022, with 245 bills passed and signed by the Governor. All told, there were 340 House Bills, 14 House concurrent resolutions, three House Joint resolutions, five House resolutions, 213 Senate Bills, 8 Senate...

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Remote Work Considerations for South Dakota Banks

Remote Work Considerations for South Dakota Banks

Over the past several years, employers have worked to provide flexible work environments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees have taken advantage of these opportunities and are likely to continue to request flexible work environments in the future,...

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Best Lawyers 2022 Real Estate and Infrastructure Edition

Best Lawyers 2022 Real Estate and Infrastructure Edition

Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, has announced the release of the 2022 Best Lawyers: Real Estate and Infrastructure Edition. This publication features more than 16,000 lawyers recognized in the 2022 editions of The Best...

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Regulatory Interest in the Buy Now Pay Later Industry

Regulatory Interest in the Buy Now Pay Later Industry

If you have made a large (or perhaps even not so large) purchase from an online retailer in the past couple of years, you probably noticed the multiple payment options available to online purchasers. After you select your item, put it in your cart, and select or...

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Reece Almond, Friend of the Big Sioux River

Reece Almond, Friend of the Big Sioux River

Davenport Evans lawyer Reece Almond serves as vice-chair of the Sioux Falls-based non-profit, Friends of the Big Sioux River (FBSR). The organization focuses on water quality monitoring, public policy and advocacy, river restoration, and education. Almond was featured...

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South Dakota Again Top State for Trusts

South Dakota Again Top State for Trusts

Every two years since 2010, Trusts and Estates Magazine has compared all 50 states in the United States to determine where the best state is to situs your trusts. The magazine does extensive studies on numerous factors such as top states for dynasty trusts, income,...

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Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Mike Snyder

Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Mike Snyder

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael L. Snyder has become a partner in the firm. Mike Snyder is a litigation attorney at Davenport Evans. Mike’s practice consists primarily of commercial and complex litigation, workers’...

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OCC Issues Guidance on Payment System Regulation

OCC Issues Guidance on Payment System Regulation

In October 2021, the OCC released new guidance concerning payment systems. This guidance incorporated new regulations promulgated in December 2020, imposing specific notice requirements on national banks and federal savings associations entering new or modified...

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2022 Estate Gift Tax Exclusions

2022 Estate 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, 2022. Applicable Exclusion Amount Under the 2010 Tax...

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Holiday Service at The Banquet 2021

Holiday Service at The Banquet 2021

Davenport Evans lawyers and staff continued the firm’s annual holiday tradition of volunteering at The Banquet, a feeding ministry, in December. Led by former Banquet Board Chair and Davenport Evans lawyer Eric Schulte, the group of volunteers served at The Banquet’s...

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Why Your Bank Must Have a Marijuana Banking Policy

Why Your Bank Must Have a Marijuana Banking Policy

Legalized marijuana is here to stay – in what form and with how much risk is yet to be determined. To assess and control that risk, South Dakota bankers should become familiar with the various new state and local laws and have a clear understanding of the Federal laws...

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