DEPC Meeting: South Dakota Trust Law: Pulling Back the Curtain

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Location: Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80204
Speaker: Patrick G. Goetzinger

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Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80204

The Program:

"South Dakota Trust Law: Pulling Back the Curtain. A Soup to Nuts Tour of South Dakota Trust Law"


Presented By:

Patrick G. Goetzinger is a partner in the Rapid City law firm Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP, where he leads the firm's Business and Estate Planning Group and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. He practices in the areas of business and estate planning with a focus on family run businesses, affluent individuals, business transactions, and real property law. Pat's practice has expanded to include service as a mediator, expert witness and court appointed fiduciary on business, trust and estate matters.

Pat is a past President of the South Dakota State Bar Association, and the South Dakota Bar Foundation, a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is listed among the Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers USA, America's leading Lawyers for Business in the categories of Corporate/Commercial Law and Real Estate Law, and Private Wealth Law.

Through his service to the State Bar Association and the Governor's Task Force on Trust Reform and Administration since its inception in 1997, Pat has been actively involved in drafting and supporting the enactment of trust and business legislation in the South Dakota Legislature.

Pat’s desire to give back to his profession and the state is demonstrated by being the founder of Project Rural Practice, an initiative to restock rural main streets with attorneys and improve access to justice in rural areas. Pat especially enjoys the connection to the Black Hills & the Mount Rushmore National Memorial provided by his lifetime membership in the Mount Rushmore Society.

The meeting begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m.  Free parking is available in the Denver Athletic Club parking garage.  Please notify the parking attendant that you are there for the meeting.

Members are invited to bring guests.  We do not charge for guests at this time.  Printed copies of the presentation will not be available at the meeting.  A copy of the presentation will be available on the website prior to the meeting.

This meeting is sponsored by:

This presentation qualifies for CPE credit in Colorado.

Learning objectives: This program is intended to inform participants on Estate Planning Issues.
​Instructional delivery method: Live instructor
CPE credits: 1 (one) hour
Field of study: Estate Planning
Prerequisites: None
Program Level: Basic
Advance Preparation: None
Program Description:
Course Registration Requirements: Click Register Now on this page or email Stephanie Hill at
Refund Policy: N/A, cost included in annual membership dues
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