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Davenport Evans Welcomes Alayna A. Holmstrom

Davenport Evans Welcomes Alayna A. Holmstrom

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney, Alayna A. Holmstrom, to the firm. A native of Rapid City, South Dakota, Alayna Homstrom joined the firm as an associate attorney in September 2020. She is a graduate of the...

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New Regulations Provide Relief for Usury Headache

New Regulations Provide Relief for Usury Headache

It is a truism in banking that federal regulations are a burden for the industry, and bankers often cite compliance with federal regulations as a significant burden. In a rare exception to that truism, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal...

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Best Lawyers® 2021 Recognizes 17 Davenport Evans Lawyers

Best Lawyers® 2021 Recognizes 17 Davenport Evans Lawyers

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD is pleased to announce that 17 Davenport Evans lawyers were listed in Best Lawyers® 2021 for South Dakota, in 24 different practice areas. In addition, Jean H. Bender was named “2021 Lawyer of the Year” for...

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Davenport Evans Welcomes Lori M. Rensink

Davenport Evans Welcomes Lori M. Rensink

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney, Lori M. Rensink, to the firm. A native of Freeman, South Dakota, Lori Rensink joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2020. She is a graduate of the University of...

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Common Questions on Asset Protection Trusts

Common Questions on Asset Protection Trusts

From time to time the news media covers various issues related to the popularity of South Dakota’s trust laws. Recently there has been some coverage on the use of asset protection trusts in South Dakota. This coverage, combined with the challenging financial...

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OCC Combination Rules and Bank Lending Limits

OCC Combination Rules and Bank Lending Limits

When it comes to fast food dining, the combo meal makes life easy. When it comes to applying combination rules to a bank’s lending limits, though, it’s not quite as simple as a quick drive-thru at your local fast food joint. Bankers are well acquainted with lending...

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Announcing 2020 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Announcing 2020 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

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 in the state of South Dakota. “The firm...

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Davenport Evans Sponsors Levitt in Your Living Room Series

Davenport Evans Sponsors Levitt in Your Living Room Series

Join Levitt at the Falls and sponsor Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith for the premier of Levitt in Your Living Room, May 16 at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live! What is Levitt in Your Living Room? It’s a sneak peak, it’s a deep dive, and it’s a musical experience to...

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How to Prepare Your Will from Home

How to Prepare Your Will from Home

Davenport Evans continues to actively provide estate planning services during this time of social distancing. The following estate planning lawyers at Davenport Evans can be contacted by phone or email through these links:  Sarah Richardson Larson, Matthew W. Van...

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Davenport Evans Lawyers Ranked Tier One by Chambers 2020

Davenport Evans Lawyers Ranked Tier One by Chambers 2020

Lawyers from Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP in Sioux Falls, SD have again been ranked Tier One by Chambers USA. In South Dakota, rankings are given in five categories: Corporate/Commercial Law, Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Labor &...

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Remote Notary Law Adopted in South Dakota

Remote Notary Law Adopted in South Dakota

South Dakota’s strides into the digital age continue to change the way financial institutions do business. Last month, our e-newsletter highlighted changes to the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) to allow for legal recognition of blockchain as an electronic...

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What is Remote Notarization?

What is Remote Notarization?

Remote notarization allows a notary to notarize a document executed by an individual not in their physical presence at the time the document was signed. Instead, the individual may execute the document remotely, so long as they appear before the notary by means of...

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