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Lindsay M. Harris

Lindsay M. Harris

Head of the Estate Planning, Business & Corporate Law Groups at Swier Law
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Elder Law...
  • South Dakota
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Summary

Lindsay M. Harris leads Swier Law Firm's Business & Corporate Law Practice Group and Estate Planning & Probate Practice Group. Lindsay protects what is most important to you using forward thinking and creative solutions derived from exceptional expertise. Prior to joining Swier Law Firm, Lindsay practiced at Thompson Law, PC in Sioux Falls where she focused her practice on Estate and Business Planning. Her previous insight and experience allows her to uniquely address her clients’ goals and concerns. Family is everything to Lindsay. She finds joy and fulfillment in working to help protect what is most important to people - their family and their business. Whether it is creating wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, or advanced business plans such as family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, or corporations, Lindsay’s passion is to ensure that every family and business is protected when life changing events occur. From representing large companies to small family farms, Lindsay has seen first hand the legal challenges businesses face and is prepared and equipped to help you every step of the way. She strives to become a trusted resource for all of the businesses she represents to ensure that every transaction helps promote the overall health of the business. Whether it is setting up a new business, selling a business, or daily business tasks, corporate work requires a common sense perspective led by a focused attorney. Lindsay wants to work on your business so you can work in your business. Lindsay maintains over 63 hours of continued legal education in the areas of estate and business planning each year. Outside of the office, Lindsay can be found on the tee box, ski hill, or in front of her art easel. She enjoys spending Saturday mornings having coffee with her grandparents and playing with her nieces and nephews. As community involvement is important to Lindsay, you may also find her volunteering.

Education
University of South Dakota
B.A. / Political Science
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
University of South Dakota School of Law
J.D.
Honors: High Honors
Activities: Lindsay was an active member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board and took 2nd place at the American Bar Association’s Mediation Competition in Texas. Lindsay was also an active member of the Trial Team, Women in Law, and the Innocence Project.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Expert Legal Advice
Prairie Business Magazine
Who Owns Your Farm?
Dakota Farmer Magazine
Are Santa's Elves Working for the IRS? A Look at Federal Estate & Gift Taxes for 2017
South Dakota Legal Notes
Estate Planning: Not One and Done
Dakota Farmer Magazine
Complex Issues in Estate Administration
National Business Institute
Ethics in Estate Administration
National Business Institute
Speaking Engagements
Succession Planning 101, Prairie Family Business Association, Fargo, ND
Family Business Succession, Paul Nelson Farms Conference, South Dakota
Prarie Family Business Association
Estate Planning Refresher Course, Sioux Falls, SD
Ethics in Estate Administration, Estate Administration from Start to Finish, Sioux Falls, SD
National Business Institute
Organ Donation Declarations, Sioux Falls Convention Center
Planning for Life after Death: Living Wills and Organ Donation Declarations, Sioux Falls, SD
Complex Issues in Estate Administration, Estate Administration from Start to Finish, Sioux Falls, SD
National Business Institute
Awards
Superb Estate Planning Attorney
Avvo
Superb Business & Corporate Law Attorney
Avvo
Superb Trust Attorney
Avvo
Superb Probate Attorney
Avvo
Mediation Finalist
American Bar Association
High Honors Distinction
USD School of Law
1st Place in Client Counseling
USD School of Law
Summa Cum Laude Distinction
University of South Dakota
Nelson Shield Award
University of South Dakota
Excellence in Business & Corporate Law
American Bar Association
Professional Associations
State Bar of South Dakota # 4318
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Second Circuit Bar Association
Member
Current
Wealth Counsel
Member
Current
Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council
Member
Current
Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce
Member
Current
The Bakery
Member
Current
Farm Planning Counsel
Member
Current
Business Planning Counsel
Member
Current
Asset Protection Planning Counsel
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Dakota
8th Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Swier Law Firm
Blog
Swier Law Firm Articles
Contact & Map
Sioux Falls Office
2121 W. 63rd Pl., STE. 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
USA
Telephone: (605) 275-5669
Fax: (605) 286-3219
Avon Office
202 N. Main St.
PO Box 256
Avon, SD 57315
USA
Telephone: (605) 286-3218
Fax: (605) 286-3219
Corsica Office
240 E. Main St.
Corsica, SD 57328
USA
Telephone: (605) 946-5096
Fax: (605) 286-3219
White Lake Office
306 South Johnston St., STE 1
White Lake, SD 57383
USA
Telephone: (605) 249-2424
Fax: (605) 286-3219
Winner Office
142 E. 3rd St.
Winner, SD 57580
USA
Telephone: (605) 842-3373
Fax: (605) 842-3375