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Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

"Business interruption" insurance is a type of insurance coverage common in commercial insurance policies. Typically, the insurer agrees to compensate the insured for a loss of income resulting from an interruption of business operations caused by events defined in...

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Modifying Loans During COVID-19

Modifying Loans During COVID-19

Over the course of the past week, we have learned that many banks are being asked to consider loan modifications, payment deferrals, and other similar accommodations to borrowers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many banks are apparently considering payment waivers...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Explained

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Explained

This article by Davenport Evans lawyer Kalen K. Biord offers a brief explanation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. For more information, view the "Act" via the Congress.gov Families First Coronavirus Response Act webpage or contact Kalen K. Biord at...

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Small Business Help for COVID-19

Small Business Help for COVID-19

The federal government is taking action to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses.  While the information and guidance is fluid and changes almost hourly, Davenport Evans lawyer Brendan W. Reilly has prepared the following non-exclusive list of...

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New SD Law HB 1113 Allows Shareholders to Meet Remotely

New SD Law HB 1113 Allows Shareholders to Meet Remotely

On March 5, 2020, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1113 into law, which aims to “provide for remote participation in a shareholders’ meeting.” The new statute, SDCL § 47-1A-709, will be effective July 1, 2020, Davenport Evans lawyer Michael J. Srstka...

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2020 Davenport Evans Banking Seminar Canceled

2020 Davenport Evans Banking Seminar Canceled

Protecting our clients is our mission. Consistent with that mission and the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on March 15, we believe it is in the best interests of our registrants to cancel the Davenport Evans Banking Seminar scheduled...

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KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Winner

KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Winner

Remarkable Women of KELOLAND, presented by Davenport Evans Law Firm, is pleased to announce the 2020 winner, Shari Kastein! Click here to hear Shari's story. She will travel to New York City to attend The Mel Robbins Show. Shari Kastein is among more than 100 women...

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KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Patricia Tille

KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Patricia Tille

From Police Officer to PhD Our fourth and final Remarkable Woman nominee is Patricia Tille. “I was born and raised in Sioux Falls and I was a female police officer back in the early days when there weren’t a lot of us and then decided I was going to go to college,”...

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KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Rachel Hangman

KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Rachel Hangman

A Tradition of Service Our third Remarkable Woman nominee, Rachel Hangman, has many titles to her name, from Sergeant 1st Class, to coach, to mother, all of which inspires her to help younger generations. “I was on my way up to SDSU my sophomore year of college and...

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Davenport Evans Recognized at Spirit of Caring Award Event

Davenport Evans Recognized at Spirit of Caring Award Event

The Sioux Empire United Way recently celebrated a successful fundraising campaign for the 25th consecutive year at its annual Thank You Event. The 2020 Campaign raised $10,084,447, exceeding its goal of $10,074,508. Davenport Evans was recognized for a tradition of...

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KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Shari Kastein

KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Shari Kastein

Giving Victims a Voice Remarkable Women of KELOLAND, presented by Davenport Evans Law Firm, is pleased to announce the second Remarkable Women nominee, Shari Kastein of Sioux Center, IA. The second finalist was announced February 18, 2020. “My passion in life has...

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KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Julie Becker

KELOLAND Announces Remarkable Women Finalist Julie Becker

The first Remarkable Woman nominee, Julie Becker, Director of the St. Francis House, has overseen an expansion, fundraising campaign and move into a new facility that allows the organization to serve even more people moving from “homelessness to hope.” If that isn’t...

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Is Your Collateral Description Sufficient?

Is Your Collateral Description Sufficient?

A fundamental principle of the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) is that a creditor must perfect her security interest by filing a financing statement in the appropriate jurisdiction. In the financing statement, the creditor must describe the collateral that she has an...

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Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Reece Almond

Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Reece Almond

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce that Reece M. Almond has become a partner in the firm. Reece M. Almond, JD, is a member of the firm’s litigation section, having joined the firm in 2014. His practice is primarily focused on commercial...

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Happy Retirement, Dee Steilen

Happy Retirement, Dee Steilen

Davenport Evans gathered today to wish Dee Steilen a Happy Retirement, and to thank her for 34 years of dedicated service. Attorney Eric Schulte shared memories of starting as a new attorney, relying on her support like many young lawyers starting out their careers....

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What Paul Volcker Did for South Dakota

What Paul Volcker Did for South Dakota

By Douglas J. Hajek, Davenport Evans Lawyer Paul Volcker’s strategy for dealing with inflation was painful across America. And while it suffered along with every other state, in 1980, South Dakota found itself on the receiving end of a very pleasant surprise.  It was...

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