Corporate and Business Law

Corporate and Business Law

Davenport Evans Corporate and Business lawyers, in Sioux Falls, SD, provide a broad range of legal services for business, professional, and non-profit entities of all types and sizes, including publicly-traded and closely-held corporations, and general and limited partnerships. The services provided to these clients include the selection and organization of the entity, the operation of the entity, employment matters, and commercial transactions of all types, including financing, contract negotiation, and the merger, acquisition and sale of businesses and their assets.

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The firm provides these services to entities engaged in manufacturing, financial services, real estate development, insurance, transportation, communications, construction, health care, accounting and other professional services, retail and general service industries. In addition to providing these services to entities located in South Dakota, the firm regularly acts as local counsel for entities located elsewhere having transactions relating to South Dakota and also in connection with multi-state transactions involving South Dakota.

Contact our Corporate and Business attorneys at 605-336-2880, or click here for each attorney’s direct contact information.


Davenport Evans lawyers are involved in the full spectrum of Commercial Litigation. The firm represents a wide variety of businesses in disputes that arise in today’s complex commercial life. The firm also represents participants in construction projects, ranging from owners to architects and contractors, as well as sureties. The firm’s litigators have been involved in a variety of complex litigation, including asbestos and other toxic tort claims, copyright, antitrust, RICO and securities fraud.

Professional Liability Defense

Davenport Evans attorneys in the Professional Liability Defense practice group have earned a solid reputation for success in the defense of physicians, hospitals, lawyers, accountants and architects, as well as a wide range of other professionals, both in the courtroom and administrative proceedings.  Attorneys in the Professional Liability practice group collaborate with the attorneys in other practice groups to provide integrated, thorough legal services to our clients.  Our attorneys also benefit by using state-of-the-art litigation management systems to support efficiencies and coordination in complex cases.

Please contact us for more information on how our Professional Liability practice group can assist you in risk management matters and the defense of professional liability claims.

Real Estate

Davenport Evans has extensive experience in all aspects of Real Estate Law. Our attorneys frequently assist clients with the structure and documentation of real estate purchases and sales. The firm also provides advice with respect to financing options, representation before governmental regulatory authorities at all levels and assistance in negotiating and documenting transactions related to development of property. Davenport Evans has regularly represented landowners and developers and also represents professionals and contractors engaged in the development process. The firm is also engaged in all types of litigation related to land acquisition and development. Two members of the firm are Fellows of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

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