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School of Law Hosts Law Review Symposium

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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.


USD’s Knudson School of Law prepares students for leadership in the administration of justice in South Dakota, including in rural areas where the demand is great, and for private practice, public service, business and other law-related endeavors anywhere. Its joint degree program allows students to also earn one of nine master’s degrees within the traditional three-year law curriculum, which includes course tracks in business, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, environmental, Indian, real estate and tax law as well as civil litigation and estate planning.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
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