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Nate Orr and Mayor Sly James “Slow Jam” Downtown Kansas City’s 2017 Accomplishments / January, 2018

Nate Orr and Mayor Sly James “Slow Jam” Downtown Kansas City’s 2017 Accomplishments

Spencer Fane LLP Partner Nate Orr and Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James recently presented the Downtown Council of Kansas City’s 2017 accomplishments in “slow jam” style, similar to the popular recurring “Slow Jam the News” segment on “The Tonight Show.”

Ellen Stewart Shares Legal Insights at Healthcare Reimbursement Summit

Spencer Fane LLP Partner Ellen Stewart presented “Healthcare Law Update” at EKS&H’s 2018 Healthcare Reimbursement Summit.

Ken Mason Quoted by Employee Benefit Adviser on Tax Changes Affecting Transportation Assistance

Spencer Fane LLP partner Ken Mason was recently quoted in Employee Benefit Adviser in an article detailing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s effect on transportation assistance benefits.

Helen Holden Quoted by Business Insurance on Updated Guidelines for Intern Pay

Spencer Fane LLP attorney Helen Holden was recently quoted in Business Insurance in an article detailing the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent actions modifying criteria businesses must meet to utilize unpaid interns.

Spencer Fane Market Analysis Cited by Sports Business Journal

Sports Business Journal recently cited research conducted by Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville in an article detailing the most critical issues facing university athletic departments in 2018.

Josh Dickinson Testifies Before Nebraska Judiciary Committee on Legislative Bill 710

Spencer Fane LLP attorney Josh Dickinson testified before the Nebraska Judiciary Committee on January 19, 2018 in conjunction with the Nebraska Collector’s Association (NCA) support of Legislative Bill (LB710). The bill presents an amendment and clarification to Nebraska statute 25–1801, which establishes collector’s rights to seek interest, costs, and attorney’s fees on certain debt.

Spencer Fane welcomes Steven Laureanti and David Banko

Firm’s growing Phoenix office adds capacity to IP practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome partner Steven Laureanti and associate David Banko to the firm’s Phoenix office. The addition of Laureanti and Banko brings new depth to the firm’s intellectual property practice, and continues a strong growth trend that has included six new attorneys in Phoenix and seventy-one new arrivals firm-wide since December 2016.

Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville Publish Article on FBS Assistant Football Coaches’ Contract Trends

Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville recently collaborated to write an article published in AthleticDirectorU (ADU) that summarizes the findings from their recent collaboration with USA Today on a database of assistant football coach salaries. In the ADU article, they discuss their observations related to trends in the data, including compensation disparities between head coaches and their staff in each of the Autonomy 5 conferences.

Leslie Greathouse Named Spencer Fane General Counsel

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that partner Leslie Greathouse, who has been with the firm since 2008, has been appointed general counsel of Spencer Fane. This is a new position in the firm and Leslie’s role is effective as of January 1. Previously, partner Nick Badgerow served as the chair of the firm’s professional responsibility committee since 1988, and continues with Spencer Fane in his capacity as a litigator and mediator.

Paul Trimble to Present on Joint Operating Agreements in Oil & Gas Ventures

As part of The University of Oklahoma College of Law Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, Partner Paul Trimble will present “What’s New in the 2015 AAPL JOA.”  The event covers Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) as they relate to the American Association of Professional Landman (AAPL), and gives attendees the opportunity to earn 5-6 hours of CLE credit.

Spencer Fane Growth Continues in Dallas Market

We are pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Jason Cross and Alison Rowe in our Dallas office.

Joe Bednar Receives 2018 Carnahan Award for Public Service

Spencer Fane LLP Partner Joe Bednar has been named recipient of the 2018 Governor Mel Carnahan Award for Public Service. The award, named after the former Missouri Governor, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions through their public service, both paid and volunteer, in the government, education, nonprofit, or legal sectors.

Spencer Fane Opens Plano, Texas Office as Paul Sander Joins Firm

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our growth in the Dallas market with the opening of an office in Plano, Texas that will be led by new Office Managing Partner Paul Sander. Paul joined Spencer Fane Monday, January 8 in our real estate practice.

Nikki Hutson Article on Workplace Harassment Published in HR.com

Spencer Fane LLP attorney Nikki Hutson recently wrote an article published in HR Legal and Compliance Excellence Essentials on the recent spotlight on sexual harassment and high-profile claims. The article provides suggestions to employers on performing a successful complaint investigation and preventative measures organizations can take to minimize their exposure for harassment claims.

Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville Write Article on New Tax Act’s Impact on College Coaches’ Compensation

Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville recently collaborated to write an article published in AthleticDirectorU about effects of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on coaches’ compensation. The article discusses the nuances of the new act, its impacts and the possible strategies for universities moving forward.

Four Attorneys Promoted to Partner

We are pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been elected as partners effective Jan. 1, 2018. The attorneys include George Freedman, Ryan Hardy, Justin Leck and Kelly Vos.

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