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Latest News

August 18, 2016
Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 47 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas ranging from white collar criminal defense and environmental litigation to bankruptcy and tax law.
General News
August 17, 2016
In national industry publication, Industry Week, Spencer Fane attorney Brian Peterson gives insight to employers on new OSHA regulations regarding drug testing.
August 15, 2016
Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Patrick McInerney has joined the firm’s Kansas City office as Partner in the White Collar Criminal Defense practice group.
General News
August 9, 2016
The Missouri Banker featured an article in its July publication written by Spencer Fane attorneys, Heather Morris and Eric Peterson, about the Commercial Receivership Act becoming a law. In the article, Heather and Eric discuss how the act provides a complete statutory structure for the appointment of receivers, and explain how it affects banks.
General News
August 4, 2016
Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Patrice Douglas has joined the firm as Of Counsel.
General News

Latest Publications

August 21, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, buyers of industrial and commercial properties in Kansas may qualify for a Certificate of Environmental Liability Release (CELR) under the state’s new Contaminated Property Redevelopment Act. This liability release for pre-existing contamination is important for prospective purchasers of industrial and commercial properties by helping to facilitate those transactions and allow the buyer to avoid state cleanup responsibility. But not only buyers benefit, as sellers can also demonstrate a framework that allows the transaction to proceed and maximize the property value without the buyer or seller taking on unnecessary risk if the proper steps to obtain the CELR are followed.
August 15, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently issued temporary regulations with respect to income inclusion rules under Section 50(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code). Guidance on Section 50(d) has been anticipated primarily in the historic tax credit (HTC) arena, due to its implications for the pass-through of tax credits under a master tenant structure.
August 9, 2016
We are pleased to report a victory in the Eastern District of Missouri in an FDCPA case concerning the collection of statutory post-judgment interest on an unpaid Missouri state court judgment.
July 29, 2016
On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) 2011 regulation classifying “service advisors” as eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) was not enforceable.
July 15, 2016
Document retention sounds like a boring topic until you realize that your bank can be subject to huge monetary damages and possible regulatory action if it doesn’t handle document retention correctly. In the old days, banks could simply keep every document forever to be on the safe side. That isn’t a practical alternative in today’s environment. Nowadays, retaining documents after their useful date can actually harm the bank.

Upcoming Events

September 19, 2016
Spencer Fane attorneys, Blane Markey & Laura Bond were selected to present at the NAMSS (National Association Medical Staff Services) 40th Educational Conference and Exhibition on September 19, 2016, in Boston.
September 20, 2016 - October 6, 2016
Spencer Fane Partner, Elizabeth Fast will be conducting Deposit Account Training for Frontline Bankers in conjunction with the Community Bankers Association of Kansas.  
Training Session
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