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The CFPB Pendulum Swings

Recent enforcement actions and notices of proposed rulemaking from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may indicate that Bureau’s official actions are swinging away from “regulation by enforcement” through extensive fines and regulatory burdens on lending...

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CFPB Mines Gold From Sterling!

By Keith Gauer, Financial Services Attorney at Davenport Evans On January 16, the CFPB and the New York Attorney General announced a settlement of claims against Sterling Jewelers, Inc. The claims arose out of Sterling’s point of sale customer financing programs. ...

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Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Kalen Biord

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce that Kalen K. Biord has become a partner in the firm. A South Dakota native, Kalen joined Davenport Evans in 2017 after practicing in Wyoming for a number of years. His practice focuses on real estate...

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Davenport Evans Volunteers at The Banquet West

Davenport Evans lawyers and staff continued the firm's annual holiday tradition of volunteering at The Banquet, a feeding ministry, in December. They also brought in some live music to cheer guests as children visited Santa and selected holiday toys. Led by Banquet...

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A Livestock Branding Primer For Bankers

By Davenport Evans lawyer Vince Roche Anyone who has traveled from east to west across South Dakota has seen the curious sign on the west side of the bridge where Interstate 90 crosses the Missouri River informing the traveler that he or she has now entered the...

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2019 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, 2019. Applicable Exclusion Amount Under the 2010 Tax...

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Best Lawyers® 2019 Recognizes 16 Davenport Evans Lawyers

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD is pleased to announce that 16 Davenport Evans lawyers were listed in Best Lawyers® 2019 for South Dakota, in 22 different practice areas. In addition, four Davenport Evans lawyers were named, "2019 Lawyer...

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