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Health Care Group Publishes New Blog

January 26, 2017 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm’s Health Care Group is pleased to announce the launch of its new blog, Health Care Law Observer.  The Health Care Group will be publishing content in all areas of the health care industry, from medical malpractice to health IT to updates from state and federal lawmakers.  As the health care industry continues to evolve, both nationally and in South Dakota, clients and the general public can turn to the Health Care Law Observer for recent updates and guidance.

The new blog can be accessed at http://www.boycehealthlawobserver.com/.  Please visit the site and, as always, we value your feedback.  If there is a particular issue you’d like discussed, we are always open to suggestions for new content and posts.

Boyce Law Firm hosted the Kids’ Chance of South Dakota Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Ribbon cutting

January 18, 2017 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm hosted the Kids’ Chance of South Dakota Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Ribbon cutting on January 17, 2017.   Kids’ Chance of South Dakota provides post-secondary and trade school scholarships to the children of South Dakota workers who have been severely or fatally injured in a workplace accident.  For more information please visit http://kidschanceofsd.org/.

Boyce Law Firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Employment Group Publishes New Blog

January 9, 2017 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

In order to provide the most up-to-date content on the changes in the field of workers’ compensation and employment, the attorneys in the Workers’ Compensation and Employment Group have officially launched a Workers’ Compensation and Employment Blog which can be found at http://www.boycewceinsight.com/.  By following the link, you can subscribe to the blog on the right-hand side of the webpage, which will send you a confirmation email for you to validate your subscription request.  After that, anytime we post a new blog you will receive an email update alerting you to the post.  The hope in publishing the blog is to provide you the changes or updates in the law in a more timely fashion.  A post will appear on the blog when a new case has been published, or to address hot topics effecting workers’ compensation and/or employment law.

In order to provide the most relevant content feedback regarding the information that is posted is welcome.  Additionally, if there is a certain topic you would like addressed, please let one of the attorneys in the Workers’ Compensation and Employment Group know. We want our blog to be informational, insightful and helpful to each of you, and we will make any changes necessary to ensure that is the result.

Michael McKnight, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, Receives Award at Comp Laude Awards & Gala

November 8, 2016 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Sioux Falls, SD.— (November 5, 2016) Awards were presented for outstanding contributions to the workers compensation industry at the 5th Annual Comp Laude Awards and Gala,  Saturday, November 5 in Burbank, CA.

“Our mission with this event is to show what is going right with our industry,” said Yvonne Guibert, Marketing Director. “This event was the vision of WorkCompCentral’s founder, the late David DePaolo. He felt our industry gets so much negative press, he wanted to change the story of our industry. So we’ve designed these awards with rigorous judging protocols in place to identify the best of the best.”

The Attorney Comp Laude Award was presented to Michael S. McKnight, of Boyce Law Firm, LLP for his contributions and leadership in the work comp industry.

The Comp Laude Awards, meaning “with honor” were presented to individuals and companies representing many segments of the workers compensation industry, even injured workers. This year, awards were presented in 13 categories.

Top honor awards were presented to two well-known industry veterans. Mark Pew, Prium received the Magna Comp Laude (with great honor) award, and Richard Victor, Sedgwick, received the Summa Comp Laude (with highest honor) award. WorkCompCentral announced that the Summa Comp Laude award will now be called the David J. DePaolo award, in memory of the company’s founder and CEO who passed away earlier this year.

For a complete list of the nominees and Honor Roll Recipients, visit http://bit.ly/2016Nominees

Next year’s Comp Laude Awards and Gala event is scheduled for October 30-November 1 in San Diego, CA. Call 805-484-0333 for details.

About WorkCompCentral

Based in Camarillo, Calif., WorkCompCentral produces daily news, continuing education courses and other live events and can be reached at 805-484-0333 and via www.workcompcentral.com.

WorkCompCentral contact:

Yvonne Guibert, marketing director
805-484-0333, ext. 140
yguibert@workcompcentral.com

Significant Changes in Store for Common Gifting Strategy

October 17, 2016 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Significant Changes in Store for Common Gifting Strategy

Some family business owners and farmers may soon face a new set of regulations.  The new regs aim to close what many commentators have considered to be a loop hole in federal tax law.  If you plan to gift ownership interests in your business or farmland to the next generation, you’ll want to keep reading.

The Treasury has issued Proposed Regulations under Code Section 2704 which may reduce or eliminate valuation discounts.  Minority discounts and reductions for lack of marketability may be things of the past once the regulations become final.  It is a wealth transfer strategy that has been utilized for many years, and one that the IRS has never liked.  Finally the Treasury is tackling an issue that has been on its hit list for years.  But we are still in the dark.  Neither the effective date nor the final content of the regulations has been announced, although those in the industry expect something to come out in December.

What does this mean to you?  Keep in mind that the Federal Estate Tax only applies to a taxpayer with an estate worth over $5,450,000 per individual ($10,900,000 per couple).  It is those individuals and families facing possible estate tax who typically take advantage of valuation discounts.  Therefore, the impact of the new 2704 regulations will not affect the large majority of Americans.  Still, for those with taxable estates who have established a gifting plan involving the transfer of shares of the family business or farm at a discounted rate, it will greatly impact the usefulness of this estate planning tool and the speed at which generational transfers can be made without incurring tax. In any case, it appears that the regulations will be prospective only and have no impact on gifts made prior to the effective date of the final regulations.

To find out how the proposed 2704 regulations may impact you, schedule a visit with Jennifer Bunkers or Corey Denevan by contacting Megan at (605) 731-0227 or mjpetermann@boycelaw.com.

2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Star list

July 11, 2016 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm, LLP announce  the attorneys that have been selected to the 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Star list!

The following attorneys have been selected to the 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers list:
• Thomas J. Welk in Business Litigation; Thomas was also named to the Top Five in South Dakota for the 4th straight year;
• Michael S. McKnight in Workers’ Compensation;
• Roger A. Sudbeck in Civil Litigation;
• Lisa Hansen Marso in Employment & Labor;
• Gregory H. Wheeler in Construction Litigation;

and the following attorneys have been selected to the 2016 Great Plains Rising Star list:

• Charles A. Larson in Workers’ Compensation;
• Jason R. Sutton in Business Litigation;
• Paul W. Tschetter in Construction Litigation.

High rankings from Chambers USA

June 1, 2016 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm, LLP is proud to announce that the following attorneys have received high rankings from Chambers USA!

Boyce Law Firm, LLP is proud to announce that the following attorneys have received high rankings from Chambers USA:
• Charles A. Larson in Labor & Employment/Workers’ Compensation;
• Lisa Hansen Marso in Labor & Employment;
• Michael S. McKnight in Labor & Employment/Workers’ Compensation;
• Roger A. Sudbeck in General Commercial Litigation and in Medical Malpractice Defense;
• Thomas J. Welk in General Commercial Litigation.

The firm also received top Band 1 rankings in Labor & Employment and General Commercial Litigation.

Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice

February 1, 2016 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm, LLP, is proud to announce the lawyers that have been recognized by Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

The following have been recognized by Super Lawyers:
•Lisa K. Marso, Employment & Labor Law
•Michael S. McKnight, Worker’s Compensation and Employment and Labor Law
•Roger A. Sudbeck, Civil Litigation: Defense
•Greg H. Wheeler, Construction Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, and Professional Liability: Defense
•Thomas J. Welk, Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense and Administrative Law

Super Lawyer Rising Stars:
•Charles A. Larson, Workers’ Compensation
•Jason R. Sutton, Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, and Estate & Trust Litigation
•Michael F. Tobin, Professional Liability: Defense, General Litigation, and Construction Litigation
•Paul W. Tschetter, Construction Litigation

Boyce Law Firm Helps Food-Aid

January 21, 2016 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm attorneys and staff volunteered with “Food to You,” a mobile food pantry, at Augustana Lutheran Church .

Boyce Law Firm attorneys and staff volunteered with “Food to You,” a mobile food pantry, at Augustana Lutheran Church on January 21, 2016. That evening, more than 3,600 pounds of groceries were distributed to 109 families, or 337 people, including 127 children. In addition to partipating in the distribution, Boyce Law Firm purchased food items and donated them to “Food to You.”

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Recognition

January 20, 2016 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael S. McKnight has been inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals in recognition of his mediation practice for the past ten years.