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June 22, 2017
Spencer Fane attorney Mary Bacon has been selected to the 2017 Nevada Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.
June 21, 2017
The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City has selected Spencer Fane attorney Stephanie Lovett-Bowman as a member of the 2017 class of the Kansas City Tomorrow program.
June 20, 2017
FOCUS St. Louis, the region’s premier leadership organization, has selected Spencer Fane Partner Thomas Hayde to be part of its Leadership St. Louis (LSL) program.
June 14, 2017
Over 60 community leaders, real estate developers and members of the business community gathered Wednesday night at the Roasters Block in Kansas City to discuss the state of historic tax credits in Missouri.
June 9, 2017
On Thursday, June 15, Spencer Fane Partner Pat McInerney will share his insights on Internal Investigations with members of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association at the 30th Annual Corporate House Counsel Institute.
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Latest Publications

June 19, 2017
On May 22, 2017, EPA finalized a new rule establishing subsurface intrusion as a new component of the Hazard Ranking System (HRS), the principal mechanism for placing contaminated sites on the National Priorities List (NPL).
Blogs
June 8, 2017
As stated here in an earlier post, the Martinez decision, if upheld by the Supreme Court, has major implications for all fossil fuel as well as hardrock mineral development in the state of Colorado.
Blogs
June 8, 2017
Using a telemarketer to market goods or services can be extremely costly to the seller if the telemarketer conducts its business in a manner that violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Penalties for violations of the TCPA range from $500 to $1,500 per call. And with call or text campaigns that may reach thousands of recipients, or even millions – the potential liability can be astronomical. It should be no surprise TCPA class action lawsuits are flourishing.
Blogs
May 24, 2017
According to U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Fiduciary Rule will become effective on June 9th. In Field Assistance Bulletin 2017-02, the DOL has indicated that it will not pursue claims against an adviser or financial institution during the Transition Period of June 9, 2017 through December 31, 2017, as long as such parties are working in good faith to comply with the Rule and related exemptions. In addition, the Bulletin confirms the Treasury Department’s and IRS’s agreement to not assess potential excise taxes for related prohibited transactions. The DOL also released new FAQs to provide guidance to the financial services industry during the Transition Period.
Blogs
May 22, 2017
It is common for employers to contract with one or more third parties (sometimes referred to as “leasing companies”) to provide individuals to perform services for the employer. Various issues may arise regarding the treatment of such individuals under a retirement plan maintained by the employer.
Blogs
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