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February 25, 2015
Spencer Fane Britt & Browne Partner Rick Kron has been reappointed to the 2015 Board of Directors for Downtown Colorado Inc. In this position, Kron uses his knowledge of and experience with municipalities and local government special districts to play a pivotal role in the leadership and guidance of the nonprofit organization. Kron is the longest continuously serving member of the DCI board.
General News
February 23, 2015
Missouri Lawyers Weekly recently featured Spencer Fane in a Feb. 16, 2015, cover story that recognizes the firm for being “ahead of the curve” by adopting a leverage model that "goes against the traditional law firm business model."
General News
February 16,
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Boatman has joined the firm in its St. Louis office as Of Counsel in the Business Transactions Practice Group.
General News
February 13, 2015
Colorado Springs, Colorado – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP continues to grow its Real Estate and Special Districts practice group by adding an experienced attorney to its Colorado Springs office. The firm announced this week that Pat Hrbacek will join the group as Special Districts of counsel in that office.
February 6, 2015
Spencer Fane Britt & Browne Partner and Co-practice Group Leader of Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Erik Solverud, was selected as one of the 2015 Top St. Louis Small Business Lawyers featured in this month’s issue of St. Louis Small Business Monthly. Solverud was one of 12 selected for the honor among more than 250 nominations from the publication’s readers.
General News

Latest Publications

March 3, 2015
In its recent ruling in Five Delta Alpha, LLC v. Director of Revenue, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that an aircraft transfer is exempt from Missouri use tax under the “sale or resale” exemption even when the aircraft is leased rather than sold to a Missouri common carrier.
Blogs
February 27, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently proposed amendments to regulations that would broaden the definition of “small creditor” in an attempt to increase mortgage lending to rural and underserved markets. Currently, small creditors are able to make loans with slightly less restriction than larger creditors. The proposed changes would make this exemption available to a greater number of creditors.
Blogs
February 27, 2015
In drafting loan documents, banks frequently cite to an index rate as the source of the interest rate governing a particular loan. One of the most commonly cited rates is LIBOR.
Blogs
February 25, 2015
In a recent January 2015 Memorandum to EPA’s Regional Enforcement Managers from Cynthia Giles, EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement, EPA is touting its Next Generation Compliance strategy as “an integrated strategy” intended to “bring together the best thinking from inside and outside EPA.” 
Blogs
February 19, 2015
In a series of notices and FAQs, the IRS has clearly enunciated its view that an employer’s reimbursement of an employee’s premiums for individual health insurance violates certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  While reiterating this key point, Notice 2015-17 does grant a limited period of relief for smaller employers.  Nonetheless, even those employers should be working toward a June 30 deadline to comply with these ACA constraints.
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