Kalen K. Biord

Kalen K. Biord

Business and Real Estate Lawyer

My Story

A South Dakota native, Kalen joined the firm in 2017 as a member of the Transactions and General Business practice group after practicing for a number of years in Wyoming. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, entity formation, purchases and sales of businesses, leasing and financing arrangements, and a variety of other general business matters. Kalen has extensive experience in natural resources law, including wind energy development.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, South Dakota Bar Association, Wyoming Bar Association, and North Dakota Bar Association. He also serves on the board for the American Red Cross of Eastern South Dakota.

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.

Position: Partner
Direct: (605) 357-1231
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)

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