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American Agricultural Law Association (“AALA”) awards Jess Phelps the Organization’s 2017 Professional Scholarship Award

At its annual meeting in October, the AALA awarded Phelps the top award for his recent article, Defining the Role of Conservation in Agricultural Conservation Easements, published in Ecology Law Quarterly, the University of California-Berkeley’s environmental law review. The President of the AALA explained that “Jess’ article provides a thorough examination of the tension between   MORE >

November, 2018
PUBLICATION

Audio of discussion regarding OCR Proposed Title IX Regulations Available for Download

On November 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights’ (“OCR”) posted on its web site proposed Title IX regulations. The proposed regulations are available here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/title-ix-nprm.pdf. The proposed regulations, if adopted as proposed, would include many potential changes in how OCR will enforce Title IX, including changes to the definition of   MORE >

November, 2018
DINSE BRIEF

Dinse Brief: How 70 ½ Year-Olds Can Make Charitable Distributions Directly From a Retirement Account and Receive a Tax Benefit

Malory Lea and Dan Sharpe Charitable contributions have long been tax-favored.  Federal and Vermont taxpayers who itemize their deductions reduce their Federal and Vermont taxable income with contributions to United Way, American Red Cross, churches and synagogues, and other charitable, religious and educational organizations.  After taking into account the state and Federal deductions, a charitable   MORE >

November, 2018
NEWS

Spencer Knapp Rejoins Firm as Senior Counsel

Dinse announced today that Spencer Knapp rejoined the firm as Senior Counsel, after stepping down as Senior Vice President & General Counsel of UVM Health Network and UVM Medical Center on September 30.  Mr. Knapp served in those positions for 16 years. Before joining the Medical Center, Mr. Knapp was a longtime partner of Dinse   MORE >

November, 2018
NEWS

Dinse Welcomes New Litigation Attorney

Dinse is pleased to announce that Andrew Sullivan has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Andrew is a member of the firm’s litigation group, and provides support and counseling in a variety of areas, including personal injury, insurance defense, medical malpractice, employment, and education, among others. Prior to joining the firm, he was a   MORE >

November, 2018
NEWS

New England Super Lawyers Recognizes Thirteen Dinse Attorneys

Dinse P.C. announces that eleven attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2018 New England Super Lawyers list in six different practice areas, and two attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2018 New England Rising Stars list.  Attorneys are identified as “Super Lawyers” based on extensive nomination and polling among New England   MORE >

October, 2018
DINSE BRIEF

Dinse Brief: Qualified Opportunity Zones

By Ted Lawrence Background To encourage investment in low-income communities, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act created a new section of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 USC § 1400Z, that address investments made in “Qualified Opportunity Zones.” What are Qualified Opportunity Zones? Qualified Opportunity Zones are specific geographic areas that have been designated as such   MORE >

September, 2018
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