Kalen K. Biord

Kalen K. Biord

Business and Real Estate Lawyer

My Story

A South Dakota native, Kalen joined the firm in 2017 after practicing for a number of years in Wyoming. Kalen is as a member of the Transactions and General Business practice group, and also practices with the Trusts and Estates group, holding a Master’s Degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Kalen works with business clients on a variety of matters, including those concerning initial structuring and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, succession planning, and key-person compensation matters. He also assists various tax-exempt entities, including 501(c)(3) organizations and private foundations, regarding governance and operations. He is a member of the American Bar Association, South Dakota Bar Association, Wyoming Bar Association, and North Dakota Bar Association.

Kalen has been selected to the 2022 and 2023 Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in the areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Tax Law.

Outside of work, Kalen enjoys spending time with his family, chipping away at the honey-do list, and woodworking. He also serves on the board for Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc.

Position: Partner
Direct: (605) 336-2880
Email: kbiord@dehs.com

Professional Experience

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP 
Partner: 2019 – present
Associate: 2017 – 2018 

Crowley Fleck PLLP


South Dakota State University 
(B.A., 2006) 

University of South Dakota School of Law
(J.D., with Sterling Honors, 2012)

New York University School of Law 
(LL.M in Taxation, 2022)

Professional Memberships

State Bar of South Dakota
State Bar of Wyoming
State Bar of North Dakota
American Bar Association


Admitted to Practice (State): 
South Dakota, 2018
Wyoming, 2012
North Dakota, 2012


Presenter: Digital Asset Estate Planning: Covering Your Digital Assets, Wyoming State Bar Convention (2016)

Presenter: Wyoming Lien Laws for Contractors, Sheridan, Wyoming Contractor Seminar (2016)

Protecting what you’ve built.

Phone Numbers

Driving Directions

Davenport Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP

206 West 14th Street
P.O. Box 1030
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1030