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Latest News

Spencer Fane Brings in Ehrlich as Business Transactions Of Counsel in Phoenix Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Gerald F. Ehrlich to the Business Transactions practice group as of counsel in the firm’s Phoenix office.

Spencer Fane Brings In Moorefield to Bolster Tax, Trusts, & Estates Practice in Houston

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Crawford Moorefield has joined the firm as of counsel in the firm’s Houston Office. He will be a part of the Tax, Trusts, & Estates practice group.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Sonja McGill as a Partner in Firm’s Dallas Labor & Employment Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Sonja McGill has joined the firm’s Dallas office. She will be a partner in the Labor & Employment practice group. With both in-house counsel and outside counsel experience, she is highly regarded for her pragmatic solutions to legal issues faced by employers.

Helen Holden Explains Best Practices for Employers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Spencer Fane attorney Helen Holden was recently quoted in an article for the Phoenix Business Journal on staying compliant with Arizona’s employment regulations during the current spread of COVID-19.

Spencer Fane welcomes Adam Holmes to Springfield office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce attorney Adam Holmes has joined the Real Estate practice in the firm’s Springfield office.

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Latest Publications

Understanding the Cyber and Privacy Risks Of Zoom and Tips For Using It More Securely

By now everyone has now heard of — and likely used — Zoom for staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. In what may have been a brilliant strategy to gain market share during adverse times, Zoom offered its videoconferencing service for free to schools, organizations, businesses, and individuals as a means of staying connected while the world is exercising social distancing and it seems as if everyone is now using Zoom.

Summary of Tax Provisions of the CARES ACT Passed on March 27, 2020

Below is a summary of the individual and business tax provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020. For provisions relating to retirement plans, please click here for a summary by Spencer Fane’s Employee Benefits Group.

Title Insurance Issues Relating to COVID-19: Lender Recommendations

This memorandum is in regards to some of the changes we are seeing in the title insurance industry due to COVID-19. While the issues and impact may vary slightly by county and by title company, this memorandum addresses the following three (3) recurring concerns:

  • Delays in recording and delay affidavits;
  • The requirement of a gap indemnity agreement to be signed at closing; and
  • Exceptions to title related to COVID-19.

Prohibition on Beneficiary Inducements Hinders Rural Hospital Efforts to Aid Communities During COVID-19 Outbreak

During times of national or local crisis, people often look to the pillars of their communities, local employers, charities and other publicly-supported institutions, to provide much needed resources and stability.  In many rural communities, the local hospital fits into all three categories being one of the largest (if not they largest) local employer, charity and publicly-supported institution in the community (other than the local government).  As a result, people often look to hospitals during times of crisis, not just for healthcare services but also for the other resources needed in their lives (e.g., food, housing, financial assistance, etc.).

COVID-19 Resources

As COVID-19 continues to spread, so does its impact on employers, health care providers, financial institutions, real estate entities, fiduciaries, and small businesses. Spencer Fane has created a COVID-19 Resources page to serve as a resource to all individuals and entities grappling with the consequences of this ordeal, and will be updated as new developments take place.

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Latest Events

Spencer Fane Health Care 2020

Join the Spencer Fane Health Care Team for a discussion on trending health care topics.

Shawn Tuma and Jeremy Rucker to Present at SecureWorld Dallas

Spencer Fane attorneys Shawn Tuma and Jeremy Rucker will present at the SecureWorld Dallas Conference on the current and future legal climate of cybersecurity.

John Watson to Provide Insight on Colorado Good Samaritan Act

Spencer Fane attorney, John L. Watson, will participate on a panel at the annual San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference in Silverton, Colorado on the topic “Reimagining Superfund in Historic Mining Districts.”

Shawn Tuma to Serve as Co-Chair at CAIL Cybersecurity Conference

Spencer Fane attorney Shawn Tuma will participate in The Center for American and Internal Law (CAIL) Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Conference as both co-chair and moderator of two panels.

Mike Patterson to Participate in Panel on Capital Funding for Technology Companies

Spencer Fane attorney Mike Patterson will join a panel discussion about capital available for technology companies at a Perimeter83 Lunch & Learn event.

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