VERMILLION, S.D. -- The South Dakota Law Review will hold its annual symposium April 1 at the University of South Dakota School of Law. This year’s topic is “Asset Protection and Trust Innovations: South Dakota’s Role in Paving the Way for Innovations Nationwide.”
The symposium will be held in the law courtroom from 9 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1. The keynote speaker is Jay Adkisson, Riser Adkisson LLP, who has written several books on the topic of asset protection, most notably “Asset Protection: Concepts and Strategies for Protecting Your Wealth.” The event also features several other prominent speakers.
The symposium is approved for continuing legal education credit in both Nebraska and Iowa. Those attending are eligible for up to four hours of continuing legal education.
The schedule of events (times are approximate):
9 a.m. -- Opening by Al King and Pierce McDowell, South Dakota Trust Co.: History of asset protection and trusts in South Dakota and nationally
10 a.m. -- Keynote by Jay Adkisson, Riser Adkisson LLP: Charging orders
11:30 p.m. -- Break for lunch (on own)
1:00 p.m. -- Hot topics panel moderated by Dennis Collins, Jewell, Collins & DeLay: Matthew Bock and Craig Krogstad, Woods, Fuller, Schulz & Smith, directed trusts and special purpose entities; Heath Oberloh, Linquist & Vennum, series LLCs; Mary Akkerman, Linquist & Vennum, decanting; Terry Prendergast, Redstone Law Firm, special spousal trusts
3:30 p.m. -- Asset protection panel moderated by Dennis Collins, Jewell, Collins & DeLay: Matthew Van Heuvelen and Mark Krogstad, Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, domestic asset protection trusts (DAPTs); Diane Klien, professor of law at University of La Verne College of Law, ethical issues with asset protection; Victoria Haneman, professor of law at Concordia University School of Law; incentive trusts and impact RAP has in other states; Alice Rokahr, president, Trident Trust Co. South Dakota, benefits and tax implications of U.S. trusts for foreign settlors
USD School of Law students first produced the South Dakota Law Review in 1956. They publish it three times a year as a forum for materials and views on subjects of interest to the legal profession.