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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

March 31, 2015
As reported by the Kansas City Business Journal, Spencer Fane is nearing completion of the $5.5 million renovation and expansion of its Kansas City headquarters located in the Commerce Bank building at 1000 Walnut St. Last April, the firm announced that it would recommit to its current office space, which resides in the heart of Downtown Kansas City, by signing a new 12-year lease.
General News
March 30, 2015
Spencer Fane Partner Andrew Brought was recently featured as a guest columnist on Midwest Real Estate News sharing his vast knowledge and insight on environmental site assessments. The article, titled “Top 10 things you need to know about Phase I Environmental Site Assessments,” outlines the role and common misconceptions of environmental site assessments in a property transaction.
General News
March 27, 2015
Former Colorado State Representative, Speaker of the Colorado House and Spencer Fane attorney Frank McNulty was featured in a recent issue of Law Week Colorado in an article that detailed his journey from public office and part-time lawyer to full time private practice.
General News
March 18, 2015
As reported by the Springfield News-Leader, Spencer Fane partner Shawn Whitney was appointed to the Ozarks Regional YMCA board of directors this past week. Whitney was one of four selected for the board and will play a pivotal role in the leadership and guidance of the organization as it continues to grow.
General News
March 16, 2015
Spencer Fane Chairman Pat Whalen was featured as a guest author in this month’s issue of BankNews magazine providing insights and updates on the protocol for handling data breach notifications. The article, titled “When to Send a Data Breach Notification,” discusses the laws surrounding security breaches and the responsibility of companies to determine when notification of customers is both necessary and required by law.
General News

Latest Publications

April 15, 2015
Beware union organizers loitering around your premises!
Blogs
April 14, 2015
On April 10, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit gave a northwestern Minnesota peat mining operation something the company wanted very much -- judicial review of a wetlands jurisdictional decision issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Hawkes Co., Inc., et. al v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, slip op. No. 13-3067 (8th Cir. April 10, 2015). In so doing, the Eighth Circuit built on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA, 132 S. Ct. 1367 (2012), which had made Clean Water Act administrative orders subject to court scrutiny, and continued the Eighth Circuit’s focus on curtailing what it sees as government agency overreaching, as recently expressed in Iowa League of Cities v. EPA, 711 F.3d 844, 868 (8th Cir. 2013).
Blogs
April 14, 2015
Josh Dickinson and Brian Peterson, authors of treatise concerning Nebraska law on labor and employment.
Journals
April 10, 2015
A new NLRB rule, known by pro-business critics as the “ambush election rule,” takes effect on Tuesday, April 14th. The rule makes it easier for unions to organize unrepresented employees through a dramatically shorter time period between the union’s filing of a representation petition and the election. Congress passed a resolution to block the rule in March, but in another victory for labor organizations, President Obama vetoed the Congressional measure.
Blogs
April 8, 2015
Over the last fifteen years, you may have observed significant construction and rehabilitation of commercial and residential real estate in downtown Kansas City. To finance many of these projects, developers utilize both Federal and Missouri Historic Tax Credits (HTCs).
Blogs