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Spencer Fane’s Insights contain a wealth of information on our firm, our attorneys and our recent activities, as well as upcoming events. If you need further information please contact the marketing department.

Latest News

October 23, 2014
Following recent announcements by both the IRS and the Social Security Administration, we now know most of the dollar amounts that employers will need to administer their benefit plans for 2015.
General News
October 13, 2014
Spencer Fane welcomes Elizabeth Wente as an Associate in the firm's Springfield, MO Labor & Employment practice group.
General News
October 8, 2014

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys. Joining the Springfield office are Wade Early in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and Paul Satterwhite joins our Labor and Employment Group. Carl Desenberg is joining our St. Louis office and will be a part of the Real Estate Group.

General News
September 26, 2014
The Kansas City Business Journal announced its 2014 Best of the Bar and four Spencer Fane attorneys were among the honorees.
General News
September 19, 2014

Brian Peterson interviewed as expert in Labor Law.
General News

Latest Publications

October 28, 2014
The North Carolina Supreme Court recently analyzed whether a loan officer owes a borrower a fiduciary duty in a home mortgage transaction.  Dallaire v. Bank of Am., ___N.C.___, 747 S.E.2d 535 (2013), decided June 12, 2014, No. 51PA13.  Jacques and Fernande Dallaire (“Borrowers”) purchased a home as their primary residence in 1998.  Seven years later they filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy due to unrelated business debts. 
Blogs
October 28, 2014
Family limited partnerships (sometimes called FLPs) are limited partnerships that are principally used to transfer wealth among members of the same family. They are completely legal and are used to reduce the level of taxation, but they may not be used to evade taxes. Family limited partnerships have several benefits.
October 26, 2014
Remember when I wrote a glowing column about a Master Development and Supply Agreement Apple and its lawyers drafted?  It was one of the most-read posts I’ve written, so I bet a good number of you do.  Since the post was so popular, and since there have been some, well, we’ll say “unanticipated consequences” for Apple, I thought it warranted some follow up.
Blogs
October 23, 2015
Following recent announcements by both the IRS and the Social Security Administration, we now know most of the dollar amounts that employers will need to administer their benefit plans for 2015.
October 16, 2014
The Third Circuit recently affirmed denial of certification of a class of patients who alleged that the medical testing company, Quest Diagnostics, Inc., routinely overbilled patients.  See Grandalski, et a. v. Quest Diagnostics, Inc., et al., No. 13-4329 (September 11, 2014).  Quest Diagnostics is the country’s largest provider of medical testing. 
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