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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

8/18/2014
Earlier today, the 21st edition of the Best Lawyers in America© list was published and named 37 Spencer Fane attorneys. Four of these attorneys were also listed as Lawyers of the Year, an honor given to a single outstanding attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.
General News
8/16-2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is expanding its Springfield office by adding two attorneys. Jon Cline and Kevin Hoffmeyer will join the firm’s growing real estate practice group.  

July 30, 2014
Mike Hockley, a Spencer Fane partner, participated in Ingram’s industry outlook roundtable discussion on July 9, 2014. The discussion’s focus: “The Military Factor: Economic Might, Talented Workers.” It included men who have served in the military and are now executives in Kansas City businesses.
General News
7/24/2014
The Business Leadership Network of Greater Kansas City (BLN-GKC) was recently recognized as the July 2014 Spotlighted Affiliate by the United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN). Specially showcased was Spencer Fane’s employment law attorney, Sue Willman.
General News
July 8, 2014
Spencer Fane is proud to announce that Gary Powell, a Partner in our Springfield office, has been named one of Springfield Business Journal’s Men of the Year for 2014.
General News

Latest Publications

August 28, 2014
We pick up our discussion of effective limited warranties by addressing limitations of remedies.
Blogs
August 28, 2014
The Missouri Supreme Court recently issued two decisions (Conway v. Citi Mortgage, Inc. and Federal National Mortgage Association and Watson v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.) holding originators and servicers of mortgage loans may be subject to causes of action for unfair or deceptive practices under the Missouri Merchandise Practices Act (MMPA).
Blogs
August 27, 2014
The Eighth Circuit recently issued a decision regarding the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”) that may change your bank’s approach to spousal guaranties. 
Blogs
August 26, 2014
The HIPAA Omnibus/Final Rule, published on January 25, 2013, changed the specifications for business associate agreements (BAAs). In general, covered entities were required to comply with the changes to the rule; however, rather than requiring covered entities to immediately enter into new BAAs with all business associates, the Final Rule grandfathered valid HIPAA business associate agreements entered into by the covered entity prior to that date through September 22, 2014. But now this grace period is quickly coming to an end. With the ultimate compliance deadline looming, covered entities that took advantage of this grace period will be required to ensure their grandfathered BAAs, and for that matter all their BAAs, are fully compliant with the Final Rule requirements.
Blogs
August 26, 2014
On June 19, 2014, Deborah Feinstein, the current Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, addressed the Fifth National Accountable Care Organization Summit in Washington, D.C. Her speech, entitled “Antitrust Enforcement in Health Care: Proscription, Not Prescription, advised that “there is no tension between rigorous antitrust enforcement and bona fide efforts to coordinate care, so long as those efforts do not result in the accumulation of market power.”
Blogs

Upcoming Events

September 10, 201401:00 - 04:30
Join Spencer Fane's Employee Benefits Practice Group for a free, half-day seminar. We'll start with a primer on how to survive a DOL or IRS audit, and then follow with updates concerning both retirement plans and health & welfare plans. A reception will follow.
Seminar