Banking and Financial Services

Due to its nationally-recognized pro-banking business climate, South Dakota attracts major regional and national leaders in the financial services industry. Many are surprised to find that South Dakota also offers highly-qualified lawyers with sophisticated practices in specialized areas of commercial law. Davenport Evans offers banking and compliance attorneys with diverse backgrounds serving clients ranging from community banks to multi-national institutions.

South Dakota ranks #1 in banking assets among all states, with South Dakota-based banks holding over $3.1 trillion in assets at year-end 2018. Major credit and prepaid card issuers and related processing and service providers are based in South Dakota, and Davenport Evans has provided legal counsel to many of these industry leaders during a forty-year period of unparalleled growth and prosperity.

Contact our Banking and Financial Services attorneys:  Charles D. GullicksonRobert E. Hayes, Dixie K. HiebKeith A. Gauer, Tiffany M. Miller, Douglas J. Hajek, Anthony M. Hohn and Terry N. Prendergast.

Davenport Evans Banking Seminar

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 7:45 a.m. – Noon

The Country Club of Sioux Falls

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We’re taking a leap of faith and putting an in-person event on the calendar for September 24. Please save the date, watch your email and for seminar registration, going live in the spring.

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Davenport Evans Banking and Financial Services

Davenport Evans is committed to providing a full range of legal services to financial industry clients in a timely and cost-efficient manner. We share your focus on quality and service through strong, individualized working relationships.

Davenport Evans represents banks and their marketing partners in all phases of federal and state banking law and regulatory compliance including:


  • bank acquisitions and mergers
  • branch banking
  • regulatory compliance
  • creditors’ rights
  • commercial litigation
  • prepaid and credit card programs
  • subprime lending
  • financial privacy
  • bank-vendor relationships
  • strategic planning
  • unclaimed property

Learn about National Products Experience at Davenport Evans.

Learn about Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights at Davenport Evans.

Learn about Corporate and Business Law at Davenport Evans.

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