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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

April 15, 2014
Spencer Fane Partner Nate Orr is named one of Ingram’s 2014 40 Under Forty.
General News
April 2, 2014
Spencer Fane, a full service business law firm based in Kansas City, announced plans to remain downtown by renewing its lease for at least another twelve years. The firm, which has called this area home for more than a century, plans to transform the space located at 10th and Walnut to meet the demands of its clients and growth plans.
General News
March 26, 2014
We are pleased to announce that Ron Fano has been named the Denver Office Managing Partner.
General News
March 17, 2014
Spencer Fane congratulates 3 of our attorneys, William Brady, Stuart Pack and Jamie Cotter, selected for inclusion in 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers®.
General News
March 6, 2014
Ryan Hardy has been selected to serve on the standing Local Rules Advisory Committee (LRAC) for the Eastern District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court
General News

Latest Publications

April 23, 2014
One of the most persistent rumors regarding individual retirement accounts (“IRAs”) is that they are exempt from all creditors. While it is true that the laws of most states exempt IRAs from general creditors, including in the event of a bankruptcy, IRAs are generally not exempt from tax levies.
Blogs
April 23, 2014
In Revenue Procedure 2014-30, the IRS has announced the 2015 inflation-adjusted amounts for health savings accounts (“HSAs”) and qualifying high deductible health plans (“HDHPs”), all as determined under Section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code.  The adjusted total annual out-of-pocket expense amounts also apply to all “essential health benefits” offered under non-grandfathered health insurance plans and policies for the 2015 plan and policy years.  Additionally, Congress recently eliminated the deductible caps on health plans offered in the small group market.
Client Alerts
April 22, 2014
A St. Louis Circuit Court Judge, David Dowd, entered a temporary restraining order finding that immediate and irreparable harm will or may result in the form of risk to the public by allowing the online ride share app Lyft to engage in the business of transporting passengers in commerce without being duly licensed under the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission Vehicle for Hire Code. The relief granted in the restraining order is quite sweeping: it requires Lyft to “…disable its software application from use by prospective riders within the City of St. Louis or St. Louis County.”
Blogs
April 20, 2014
We frequently receive questions from banks regarding garnishments, particularly in response to recent changes in applicable regulations. To assist banks with such questions, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently issued the "Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments" booklet.
Blogs
April 18, 2014
In each of Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series on implied warranties, we urged you to disclaim your implied warranties, and promised that we would soon tell you how. In this post, we make good on that promise.
Blogs

Upcoming Events

May 13, 201402:00 - 03:15
OSHA is at your doorstep, now what? Too often, companies are unprepared for agency inspections and do not understand the associated ramifications. During this 75 minute webinar, we will outline the fundamental basics on OHSA Inspections so that your business is prepared for an agency inspection.
Webinar
May 14, 201403:00 - 05:00
The 2014 Annual Ethics CLE Program will be offered in Kansas City.
Seminar
May 15, 201407:30 - 04:00
The 2014 Complimentary Labor & Employment Seminar will cover topics of interest to HR professionals and in-house legal staff.
Seminar