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Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Joel Rische

Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Joel Rische

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce that Joel R. Rische has become a partner in the firm. Joel R. Rische, is a member of the firm’s litigation section, having joined the firm in 2015. Joel’s focus is on commercial litigation in both state...

FFCRA Leave Expires December 31, 2020

FFCRA Leave Expires December 31, 2020

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, President Trump signed COVID-19 relief legislation providing government funding and a long-anticipated coronavirus relief package. The wide-sweeping legislation contains the answer to the question employers have been asking for weeks—do...

Preparing to Bank Hemp and Marijuana in South Dakota

Preparing to Bank Hemp and Marijuana in South Dakota

Hemp production has been legalized under both Federal and South Dakota law, and to the surprise of many, South Dakota voters recently approved a constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana.  Bankers are already experiencing deposit-opening and loan requests from...

Davenport Evans Welcomes Mary A. Akkerman

Davenport Evans Welcomes Mary A. Akkerman

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Mary A. Akkerman to the firm. Mary Akkerman joined the firm in December and will become a partner in January 2021. Mary has 20 years of experience practicing law in estate...

What Measure 26 and Amendment A Mean for Employers

What Measure 26 and Amendment A Mean for Employers

On November 3rd, South Dakota voters approved Initiated Measure 26 (IM 26) to legalize medical marijuana and Amendment A to legalize recreational marijuana in South Dakota. Both IM 26 and Amendment A are not set to take effect until July 1, 2021. However, on November...

Davenport Evans Law Firm Takes the Safer Sioux Falls Pledge

Davenport Evans Law Firm Takes the Safer Sioux Falls Pledge

Davenport Evans Law Firm has taken the Safer Sioux Falls Pledge. The Safer Sioux Falls Pledge is a voluntary community commitment to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following mitigation efforts in organizations and businesses. These include wearing facial...