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Mr. Spencer H. Larche

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Admitted In:

  • 2013, Mississippi

  • 2012, Alabama

  • 2008, Wisconsin

  • Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 2013

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 2013

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2013

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2012

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2009

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2008


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Marquette University Law School, 2008

  • B.S., summa cum laude, Spring Hill College, 2005 

Honors and Awards:

  • CALI Awards (Top Grade): Legal Research & Writing I; Antitrust Law; Workshop: Amateur Sports; Seminar: Selected Topics in Sports
  • Sports & Entertainment Law Section Student Writing Competition Winner, State Bar of Wisconsin (2008)
  • Joseph E. O'Neill Prize for Student Writing, Marquette University Law School (2008)
  • Sports Law Certificate, National Sports Law Institute (2008)


Additional Information:


  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • Member, Marquette Sports Law Review Editors Alumni Board

  • Member, Red Shoe Society (Young Professionals Group Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities)


  • Where, Oh Where, Is Affordable Care? Johnstone Adams LLC Alabama Labor & Employment Seminar, Dec. 12, 2013.

  • Time to Reform Your Healthcare Policies: What You Need to be Doing Now, Johnstone Adams LLC Alabama Labor & Employment Seminar, Nov. 15, 2012.


  • Co-authored, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act for Financial Institutions, July 2010.

  • Co-authored, Change is Coming to the Financial Services Industry, BizTimes Milwaukee, Oct. 30, 2009.

  • Co-authored, Obama Plan Overhauls Financial Services Regulation, July 2009.

  • Co-authored, Legacy Assets and the Public-Private Partnership, J. of Corp. Renewal, June 2009, at 8.

  • Co-authored, Restructuring of the U.S. Financial Services Regulatory Structure, Mar. 2009.

  • Co-authored, ARRTA Amends the Executive Compensation Restrictions of EESA, Feb. 2009.

  • Co-authored, Treasury Outlines Financial Stability Plan, Feb. 2009.

  • Co-authored, TARP Capital Purchase Program Under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Oct. 2008.

  • Comment, Pink-shirting: Should the NCAA Consider a Maternity or Paternity Waiver? 18 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 393 (2008).

  • Comment, From the Twin Cities to Twin States: Legislating the Classroom Placement of Twins and Other Higher Order Multiples, 91 Marq. L. Rev. 587 (2007)

Representative Cases

  • Health Care

  • Drafting contracts pertaining to health care transactions and business relations.

  • Advising on health care fraud and abuse prevention, including compliance with Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the False Claims Act.

  • Analyzing Federal and state pharmaceutical laws and regulations.

  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory agency rules, including the Alabama Board of Pharmacy, the Alabama Medicaid Agency, and the Alabama Department of Mental Health, among others.

  • Complying with HIPAA and state health privacy laws.

  • Advising health care clients in regard to preparation for and implications of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Business and Corporate

  • Regularly advise clients on entity formation and corporate governance issues.

  • Represented financial technology services client in stock exchange merger transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.

  • Represented lenders in real estate financing transactions, including golf courses and other commercial properties.

  • Represented materials handling company in an approximately $40 million acquisition of a former subsidiary distributor.

  • Represented closely-held corporation in stock purchase transaction in the healthcare industry.

  • Represented seller in asset purchase of gas station and convenience store.

  • Represented buyer in asset purchase of marine equipment provider.

  • Successfully represented non-profit client on appeal to Alabama Supreme Court in approximately $1 million lawsuit over the use of donated funds.

  • Immigration

  • Preparing nonimmigrant visa petitions, including those in the K-1 (fiance), K-3 (spouse), R (religious), and F-1 (student) categories.

  • Preparing employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions, including those in the L-1 (intracompany multinational executive transfers), H-2A (temporary agricultural workers), and H-1B (professionals) categories.

  • Preparing employment-based immigrant visa petitions, including those in the EB-2 (advanced degree professionals) and EB-1 (multinational executives) categories.

  • Directed employers through the PERM Labor Certification process.

  • Prepared family-based and VAWA-based petitions for individuals to obtain lawful permanent residence.

  • Prepared I-601A extreme hardship waivers of the unlawful presence bar.

  • Preparing naturalization and related citizenship petitions, including the N-400s, the N-600, and the N-600k.

  • Facilitated petitions to remove conditions on permanent residence.

  • Represented individuals in removal proceedings.