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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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Brendan Reilly Returns to Davenport Evans

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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80 Packs of Diapers for Teddy Bear Den in Honor of 80 Years

80 Packs of Diapers for Teddy Bear Den in Honor of 80 Years

Davenport Evans Law Firm is celebrating our 80th Anniversary by giving back to 12 local non-profits, one for every month in the year. We were pleased to celebrate this occasion with our neighbor, the Teddy Bear Den, stopping by to deliver a towering 80 packages of...

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2020 Estate and Gift Tax Exclusions

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

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 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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