David R Hansen

David R Hansen

Bring harmony to your loved ones, keep them out of court and out of conflict.
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Probate ...
  • South Dakota
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David R. Hansen grew up in a family of nine children. He grew up in the outdoors of New Mexico and Colorado. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics. After working for a five years as a detention officer in Wyoming, he continued his formal education. He completed law school at the University of Wyoming College of Law. He focused his studies on estate planning, business transactions and intellectual property. At school David was the appointed student director of the Estate Planning Practicum; he was elected President of the Wyoming Society for International Law; his team won first place in the Hirst-Applegate Trial Advocacy Competition and went on to compete in the regional competition in Seattle, Washington.

David finds great professional fulfillment in the practice of law. David focuses his practice on helping families with young children protect their children and their wealth through estate planning, probate, trust administration, and business transactions.

In his spare time David enjoys hiking, swimming, jogging, rock climbing, personal fitness, serving in the community and his church, biblical studies, spending time with his wife, and supporting his four children in their various activities.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Dakota
State Bar of South Dakota
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United States Bankruptcy Court of South Dakota
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United States District Court of South Dakota
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken, Written
Professional Associations
State Bar of South Dakota  # 4815
- Current
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Pennington County Bar Association  # 4815
- Current
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. I have become executor of will and have acquired my father's house. Can I let it go back to the bank with all the stuff
A: Hello,

Thank you for the inquiry. Generally under SDCL 29A-3-703, a personal representative (aka executor) of an estate in South Dakota has a fiduciary duty to preserve the assets and act in the best interest of the estate. It is difficult to know how this may apply to your specific situation without knowing more details.

Compass Rose Law Firm offers free initial consultations for probate administration cases. If you would like to schedule a time to discuss this matter, please contact us directly at probate@compassroselawfirm.com. Check out our website at www.compassroselawfirm.com.


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Compass Rose Law Firm
1830 W. Fulton Street
Suite 102
Rapid City, SD 57702
Telephone: (605) 721-3958
Monday: 9 AM - 3 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed