Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP

Corporate/Commercial Department

South Dakota
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What the team is known for Highly reputable group that acts in the insurance, financial and banking regulatory sectors. Full-service firm with a strong bench of specialized attorneys. Represents a diverse range of local and national clients on complex M&A and other corporate transactions. Also particularly noted for its strengths in bankruptcy work, federal and state tax matters, and trust and estates issues.

Notable practitioners


Charles Gullickson
operates an extensive commercial practice and offers valuable regulatory advice to a host of clients. He regularly works on lending transactions, among other matters.


Dixie Hieb
often assists clients in the financial sector with regulatory concerns. She has expertise on issues relating to student loans and credit cards.


Douglas Hajek
is a leading lawyer who advises on corporate law and public finance matters. He works on a host of transactional and regulatory issues.


Jonathan Brown
is a distinguished practitioner who focuses his practice on commercial transactions. His expertise covers acquisitions, sales and joint ventures.


Keith Gauer
has a premier practice which includes advising on transactions. He has further capabilities in bankruptcy matters.


Daniel Donohue
is recommended for his work on trust matters. He also handles real estate and commercial work.


Robert Hayes
has a wide-ranging practice which includes representation in real estate, corporate and general business matters. He also has expertise in creditors' rights law.


Terry Prendergast
often counsels clients on issues relating to trusts and estates. His sector expertise covers education and insurance.