Davenport Evans Top Ranked by Chambers High Net Worth 2017

September 20, 2017 | dehs

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP has received a top ranking in Chambers High Net Worth 2017 in the area of Private Wealth Law. Objective, independent and research-based, the Chambers High Net Worth guide recognized the world’s leading high net worth advisors. The following was issued by the publication and www.chambersandpartners.com.

Davenport Evans is a long-standing Sioux Falls firm representing local and national clients. An eight-strong estate planning, probate and trust administration team handles the full range of private client matters including contentious probate and trusts litigation.

The firm has a strong trusts and probate practice, representing South Dakota residents and out-of-state clients looking to set up trusts in South Dakota. It also acts for financial institutions and fiduciary management companies. One source says: “They have traditionally had a strong banking practice, and have been involved in the formation of private trust companies formed by families to govern and administer family-held trusts.”

Notable practitioners

Sarah Larson is an “excellent” trusts practitioner who does “top-notch work,” South Dakota sources say. Larson advises on trust litigation, estate planning and probate matters.

P. Daniel Donohue specializes in trusts and probate, with a particular interest in dynasty trusts matters. He serves on the Governor’s Task Force on Trust Administration Review and Reform, a South Dakota initiative with the aim of making South Dakota’s trust laws the most attractive in the USA to outside investment. “I think that Dan would be the best-known trust lawyer in our state,” says one source. “He’s got decades of experience and he’s got all the credentials.”

Davenport Evans Trust Lawyers

P. Daniel Donohue is an of counsel attorney practicing in the areas of trust companies, estate planning and probate and trust administration, trust litigation, real estate, corporate and business law. Dan is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a member of the Board of Directors of the ACTEC Foundation, serves on the South Dakota Governor’s Task Force on Trust Law Reform, and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Sarah Richardson Larson is a partner practicing in the areas of estate planning and probate and trust administration, trust litigation, employee benefits, and corporate and business law. Sarah is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and has been a member of and headed both the Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council and the State Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.

Dixie K. Hieb is a partner practicing in the areas on trust companies, banking and financial services, corporate and business law, and e-commerce, internet and cyber law. Her practice focuses on bank regulatory compliance and trust company formation and operation.

Terry N. Prendergast joined the firm in 2017 as an of counsel attorney, with a prestigious career of nearly 40 years practicing law in Sioux Falls. Terry practices in the areas of trust companies, estate planning and probate and trust administration, real estate, corporate and business law, and insurance regulatory law. Terry has provided legal counsel to hundreds of trust clients with trusts containing assets ranging from a few thousand dollars to over $5 billion and has assisted trust company clients with over $180 billion of assets under management in South Dakota. He currently serves on the Governor’s Task Force on Trust Administration Review and Reform.

Ashley G. Blake joined the firm in 2017 as an associate attorney with degrees from the University of South Dakota School of Law and Harvard University. Ashley practices in the areas of trusts and estates, trust companies, business and corporate law and e-commerce, internet and cyber law.

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.