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Kirby McDonough Provides Guidance for Mortgage Servicers on Disaster Forbearance

Spencer Fane attorney Kirby McDonough recently published an article in Mortgage Compliance Magazine on mortgage servicers’ obligations under the FCRA when reporting on a disaster affected borrower that has accepted a forbearance.

To read the full article, please click here.

5 Spencer Fane Attorneys to Present at MOBAR Annual Meeting

Spencer Fane attorneys Sherry Dreisewerd, Eric Johnson, Rod Nichols, John O’Brien, and Paul Satterwhite will present at the upcoming Missouri Bar Association Annual Meeting.

The conference is the largest gathering of lawyers and judges in Missouri, with professional development courses that cover a full range of topics. A schedule of panels and presentations with Spencer Fane participation is included below.

Riggs Joins Spencer Fane from U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Peter Riggs has joined the firm as of counsel in the Kansas City office. He will work in the Financial Services practice.

Spencer Fane Announces Addition of Tom Dolphin in Denver Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Tom Dolphin has joined the firm’s Denver office. He will serve as an associate in the Financial Services practice group.

Mathew Petersen Provides Insight on Challenges for Banks in Banking CBD Vendors

Spencer Fane attorney Mathew Petersen was recently interviewed for an article in Startland News explaining the risks and difficulties for banks to provide services to CBD merchants.

Caleb Rush Joins Spencer Fane as Financial Services Associate in Plano

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the hire of Caleb Rush, who will be a Financial Services associate in the firm’s Plano office.

Brian Memory Joins Spencer Fane as Partner in Plano Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Memory as a partner in the firm’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group. He will work out of the Plano, Texas office.

Spencer Fane Announces Addition of 2 Partners in Kansas City Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two partners to the firm’s Kansas City office. Brent Erwood joins the Banking and Financial Services practice group, while Jessica Merrigan joins the Environmental and Energy practice group.

Rod Nichols Interviewed by KC Business Journal on Effects of Missouri Marijuana Legalization on Banks

Spencer Fane attorney, Rod Nichols was recently interviewed by the Kansas City Business Journal in an article discussing how the legalization of medical Marijuana could affect banks in Missouri.

Mathew Petersen Provides Insights on Banking Issues Raised by Missouri’s Legalization of Medical Marijuana

Spencer Fane attorney Mathew Petersen was recently interviewed by the St. Joseph News-Press (News-Press NOW) and KNPG television in St. Joseph regarding banking issues surrounding Missouri’s new medical marijuana legislation.

Matthew Wine Discusses Real Estate Transaction Risks at MIBA Conference

Spencer Fane attorney Matthew Wine recently presented at the Missouri Independent Bankers Association (MIBA) Security Conference on banking real estate transaction fraud.

Petersen Joins Spencer Fane as Associate in Kansas City

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the hiring of Mathew Petersen as an associate in the Financial Services practice group in the firm’s Kansas City office.

Elizabeth Fast Provides Insights on New Banking Legislation in Kansas

Spencer Fane attorney Elizabeth Fast was recently interviewed for an article in The Topeka Capital-Journal that details the impact of new legislation in Kansas (Senate Bill 335) that now allows savings and loan banks to convert from a federal charter to a state charter.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 59 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 59 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas.

Bryant Lamer Joins Panel Discussion on Fair Credit Reporting Act

Spencer Fane attorney Bryant Lamer recently participated as a panelist at the National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions and Government Enforcement hosted by the American Conference Institute.

Sam Young to Join Spencer Fane as an Associate in Denver Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Young as an associate in the firm’s Financial Services practice group.

Matthew Wine Examines Potential Impact of New Banking Regulations

Spencer Fane attorney Matt Wine recently published articles in the Missouri Independent Bankers Association magazine, The Show-Me Banker, and the Community Bankers Association of Kansas magazine, In Touch, on banking legislation newly passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump.

Camber Jones Hired as an Associate at Spencer Fane in Springfield

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Camber Jones as an associate in the firm’s Financial Services practice group.

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.

Lisa Epps Named Among Best of the Bar by Kansas City Business Journal

The Kansas City Business Journal has named Spencer Fane Partner Lisa Epps to its 2017 Best of the Bar, a list of top attorneys in Kansas City.

Ryan Hardy and Eric Peterson Speak at MIBA Convention

At the recent annual convention of The Missouri Independent Bankers Association (MIBA), Spencer Fane attorneys Ryan Hardy and Eric Peterson spoke on the topic “The Road Ahead: The Way Forward When My Borrower Defaults.” 

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 58 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 58 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas ranging from white collar criminal defense and environmental litigation to bankruptcy and tax law.

Andrea Chase and Eric Johnson Share Insights on Chapter 11 Conversions

In an article in American Bankruptcy Institute Journal titled “Chapter 11 Conversion Conundrum,” Spencer Fane attorneys Andrea Chase and Eric Johnson, together with co-authors Mark Stingley and Sarah Holdmeyer with the Bryan Cave law firm, discuss the challenges of property ownership when an individual Chapter 11 case is converted to a Chapter 7.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Rodney Nichols to Banking and Financial Services Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Rodney Nichols to the firm’s Banking and Financial Services practice.

New Partners John O’Brien and Scott Sandberg Join Spencer Fane in Growing Denver Office

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of Partners John O’Brien and Scott Sandberg in our Denver office.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Zachary Fairlie to Financial Services Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of associate Zachary Fairlie to its Financial Services practice.

Elizabeth Fast Shares Creative Examples on How to Remain an Independent Community Bank

Published in the Show-Me Banker, Spencer Fane Partner, Elizabeth Fast’s article on “How to Remain an Independent Community Banker” focuses on the importance of this topic to bank shareholders.

Spencer Fane LLP Expands Financial Services Group in St. Louis, Missouri

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Scot Seabaugh has joined the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group as Partner, bringing with him more than 30 years’ experience.

Heather Morris and Eric Peterson Share Insights on Commercial Receivership Act

The Missouri Banker featured an article in its July publication written by Spencer Fane attorneys, Heather Morris and Eric Peterson, about the Commercial Receivership Act becoming a law. In the article, Heather and Eric discuss how the act provides a complete statutory structure for the appointment of receivers, and explain how it affects banks.

Former Oklahoma Corporate Commissioner Joins Spencer Fane LLP

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Patrice Douglas has joined the firm as Of Counsel.

Elizabeth Fast Named in Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards

Spencer Fane Partner Elizabeth Fast has been selected as an honoree for Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business award.

Spencer Fane LLP Expands into Dallas Market

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that the firm has established a presence in the Dallas/Fort Worth market with the addition of three attorneys: Charissa Sloan Dvorak (Litigation) who has joined Spencer Fane from GRACE, a non-profit that assists faith communities with responses to sexual misconduct or abuse, and Jaspal Hare (Intellectual Property) and Jacob Sparks (Litigation and Financial Services), who have joined the firm from Scheef & Stone, L.L.P. The new Dallas office reflects the firm’s continued strategic growth into new markets to better suit clients’ needs.

Spencer Fane LLP Expands Financial Services Group

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Allison Tanner has joined the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group as Of Counsel.

Spencer Fane Expands Financial Services Practice in St. Louis

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Peterson to the firm’s St. Louis office. Peterson will serve as counsel in the Financial Services practice group where he will apply his nearly two decades of commercial bankruptcy and litigation experience in representing financial institutions including banks and finance companies, as well as entrepreneurs, business executives and investors in complex business disputes.

Scott Goldstein to speak at Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute

Scott Goldstein of Spencer Fane will participate on a panel at the 35th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute with Edward Gavin of Gavin Solmonese, Deborah Gutfeld of Perkins Coie, and Christopher Ward of Polsinelli to discuss recent cases where the “alleged” best of intentions of management went awry and led to corporate failure, resulting in litigation seeking restitution for the damage.

Elizabeth Fast to Conduct Banking Staff Training

Elizabeth Fast of Spencer Fane will conduct training sessions for front-line banking staff September 24 in Phillipsburg, KS and September 29 in Mayetta, KS., in conjunction with the Community Bankers Association of Kansas (CBA). The 2-hour sessions will cover important banking laws and regulations that are essential knowledge for staff members to properly handle a bank’s operations. Cost is only $49 for CBA members, and $69 for non-members. To register, go to http://cbak.com/ and click on “Calendar.”

Spencer Fane Welcomes Sherry Dreisewerd to its Financial Services Group

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Sherry Dreisewerd has joined the firm in its St. Louis office as Partner in the Financial Services Group.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska Super Lawyers®

Spencer Fane congratulates 44 of our attorneys selected for inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska Super Lawyers®. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Attorneys are selected for inclusion by their peers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.