Lawyers from Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP in Sioux Falls, SD have again been ranked Tier One by Chambers USA. In South Dakota, rankings are given in five categories: Corporate/Commercial Law, Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate. The following is a roster of ranked Davenport Evans lawyers in each area of practice.

Chambers USA 2022 rankings for Davenport Evans lawyers include:

Corporate/Commercial – South Dakota

What the team is known for:

Highly reputable group that acts in the insurance, financial and banking regulatory sectors. Full-service firm with a strong bench of specialized attorneys. Represents a diverse range of local and national clients on complex M&A and other corporate transactions. Also particularly noted for its strengths in bankruptcy work, federal and state tax matters, and trust and estates issues.

Notable practitioners

Robert Hayes, Senior Statesman

Jonathan Brown

Charles Gullickson

Douglas Hajek

Terry Prendergast

P. Daniel Donohue, Senior Statesman

Keith Gauer

Dixie Hieb

Bankruptcy/Restructuring – South Dakota

Robert Hayes, Senior Statesman

Keith Gauer

Labor & Employment – South Dakota

What the team is known for

Varied portfolio of work with particular strength in workers’ compensation and employee benefits. Represents a wide variety of clients, including large insurance companies, self-insured employers and small businesses, as well as educational institutions. Offers both strategic advice and litigation experience.

Strengths

Sources praise the group as a “high-quality firm.”

Notable practitioners

Jean Bender

Litigation: General Commercial – South Dakota

What the team is known for

Preeminent litigation practice with a versatile and experienced bench. Regularly sought after for its counsel in product liability, insurance, employment and trusts litigation. Acts for a diverse client roster including corporations, healthcare providers and financial institutions.

Notable practitioners

Mitchell Peterson

Real Estate – South Dakota

What the team is known for

Distinguished real estate group with a strong bench. Handles sophisticated real estate assignments and financings, including transactions, leases and mortgages. Work includes documentation and liaison with governmental regulatory agencies.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Brown

P. Daniel Donohue, Senior Statesman

Robert Hayes, Senior Statesman

 

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the state’s largest law firms. The firm’s attorneys provide business and litigation counsel to individuals and corporate clients in a variety of practice areas. For more information about Davenport Evans, visit www.dehs.com.