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Jess Phelps Publishes Second Article, Defining the Role of Agriculture in Agricultural Conservation Easements, in Ecology Law Quarterly

Jess Phelps of Dinse’s Real Estate and Environmental practice groups recently published a second article, Defining the Role of Agriculture in Agricultural Conservation Easements, in Ecology Law Quarterly, the environmental law review published by the University of California- Berkeley. This article builds upon his earlier article, Defining the Role of Conservation in Agricultural Conservation Easements,   MORE >

February, 2019
DINSE BRIEF

Dinse Brief: IRS Announces 2019 Pension and Related Limitation

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the dollar limitations for pension plans and other items beginning January 1, 2019. Please click here for full list of limitations. If you have any questions about this memorandum, please contact any member of our Employment & Employee Benefits practice group listed below. Maggie Platzer mplatzer@dinse.com Daniel Sharpe dsharpe@dinse.com   MORE >

January, 2019
NEWS

Fair, Equitable, Trauma-Informed Investigation Training White Paper Available

Many colleges and universities have recognized that the quality of their sexual assault and intimate partner violence (“IPV”) investigations can be enhanced if they take into account the potential neurobiological effects of trauma.  Institutions have sought and received training for their investigators and adjudicators on these issues, consistent with promising practices, general training requirements imposed by   MORE >

December, 2018
NEWS

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
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