Mr. Spencer H. Larche
Phone : (251) 441-9283
J.D., magna cum laude,
Marquette University Law
B.S., summa cum laude, Spring
Hill College, 2005
Spencer Larche has broad, large firm experience that he brings to organizations of all sizes in South Alabama. He represents major health care providers, banks and financial institutions, and companies covering a range of industries in their immigration and transactional matters.
From closing SBA and other loans to handling acquisitions, Spencer has a broad range of transactional and corporate experience that also includes advising clients on matters of corporate governance, commercial contracts and regulatory compliance. Spencer is known for his practical and passionate approach to clients, as well as his approachability, accessibility and responsiveness.
Spencer has become a sought-after lawyer by businesses and individuals to handle their immigration concerns, including providing counsel to businesses and individuals on the ever-changing immigration regulations and policies. He also guides employers through the permanent residence process initiated for employees in various immigration categories, including offering advice on the PERM Labor Certification system. Spencer also advises individuals directly on many family-based immigration matters and removal defense.
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.
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.
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)
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, Marquette Sports Law Review Editors Alumni Board
Seminars / Presentations
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).
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
What Our Clients are Saying
“Johnstone Adams was a great help when it came to drawing up our family’s will and advanced directives prior to the birth of our first son. These are certainly things that no one wants to think about, but the process was easy. They were professional and knowledgeable, answering all of our questions along the way with compassion and sensitivity. Johnstone Adams responded quickly to any questions and was easy to get in touch with! We would highly recommend them for any legal work!!”
“My wife and I approached Johnstone Adams to help us make a better informed decision regarding her immigration. They have been a truly invaluable asset. They brought their knowledge, experience, confidence, and calm demeanor to the process, which put our minds at ease. The worry and anxiety that we were facing melted away, and we have been, literally, hand-held during this daunting process. We can’t thank or recommend Johnstone Adams enough and look forward to continuing to use their services in the future.”
“My husband and I were referred to Johnstone Adams in the spring of last year. We are working very closely with Jessica Welch and Greg Watts on an ongoing and unwanted family estate matter. Ms. Welch and Mr. Watts have been so professional and knowledgeable.
In addition, considering the nature of the suit, Jessica has provided my husband and I with a peace of mind we didn"t think was possible during this extremely stressful time of our lives. She is an amazing trial attorney. They have gone above and beyond. To sum it up, I have nothing but the utmost respect and appreciation for them. I would strongly reccomend either of them to my dearest friends and family members. I'm so thankful that we stumbled upon them. I'm actually going to miss Jessica Welch when this is all over.”
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