In 2016, I joined Legacy Law Firm, P.C., where I focus on estate planning, elder law, and business planning. I am dedicated to helping my clients protect their loved ones, preserve their assets and leave behind a lasting legacy.

I derive a great deal of professional and personal satisfaction from educating clients about the various options available to achieve their goals. I take the time to explain complicated planning tools and strategies in plain language that my clients find easy to understand. Then, I design comprehensive plans to help them achieve every one of their goals. My plans, while sophisticated, are rooted in common sense and practicality.

I grew up in Maine but have called South Dakota home for more than twenty years. I earned my law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law and have several years of experience practicing estate and business planning in Sioux Falls. I enjoy working at Legacy Law Firm, P.C., where I am able to focus on the practice areas I love surrounded by a team of professionals who share my commitment to providing exemplary client service.

In my free time, I like to spend time with my wife, Heather, our daughter, Joanna, and a wide circle of family and friends.

Unique facts:

  • Who do I admire most? I admire my father because he is self-sufficient, works hard and treats people with respect. He taught me to value actions over words in every aspect of life.
  • Little known fact about me? I have hiked the 6 tallest mountains in New England, some more than once.
  • When I am not spending time with my Legacy Family, I enjoy goofing around with my 2 year old daughter. My personal interests include home and auto repair, stand-up comedy, the Boston Bruins, and reading when time allows.
  • I have two cats, Dizzy and Twitch. Dizzy can high-five and roll over on command. Twitch is un-trainable.
  • Quirky habits? I have successfully convinced my daughter that I am Batman. I also collect stickers, drink koozies, and old pocket knives.
  • Some of my favorites are:
  • Food – Popcorn
  • Movie – Full Metal Jacket or Full Romance
  • Book – Desperation, by Stephen King
  • Song – Turn the Page, by Bob Seger
  • Place – Anywhere with a campfire

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts & Asset Protection Planning
  • Business Organizations & Transactions
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Probate, Estate & Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council

Community Service

  • Worked with the Welcome Table’s Backpack Program in Vermillion, South Dakota