The Ronke & Feist Law Firm in Sioux Falls and Viborg South Dakota

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Eric Ronke of the Ronke & Feist Law Firm

Eric J. Ronke

Eric began his journey to the legal field by working as alife insurance agent prior to returning to college. While working with a family that wasstruggling financially, he learned just how important proper planning is forall families, not just wealthy families.He learned that day of the unexpected death of this family?s teenagedaughter. He saw how much their entirefamily went through because they were not prepared for such a horrificsituation. It was that day and thatstory that made Eric realize that he wanted to help make sure that familiesdidn?t have to go through what this family went through. He knew that, although proper planning wouldnot have brought back their daughter, it would have given this family morepeace of mind.

Eric returned to school and obtained Associate?s Degrees inAccounting and Business Administration while pursuing his Bachelors of Sciencein Finance. While finishing hisBachelor?s degree Eric decided that he wanted to continue his education, and takehis career path to a place where he could truly help families accomplish thegoal of achieving peace of mind through proper planning. Eric attended law school at the University OfSouth Dakota School Of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree in2012.

Eric started out as a solo practice attorney in his hometown of Viborg, SD in November 2012. In April 2013, Eric moved his practice toSioux Falls while maintaining a satellite office in Viborg one day per week.Eric continues to travel to the Viborg office on Thursdays each week. In April 2014 Eric joined Bethanna and formedRonke and Feist Law Firm, Prof. LLC where Eric focuses on Estate Planning andBusiness Planning while also helping clients with various other areas of thelaw.


Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of South Dakota School of Law (2012)
  • Bachelors in Finance and Associates in Accounting, Colorado Technical University (2009) - Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Associates in Business Administration, Colorado Technical University (2008)

Admitted to Practice

South Dakota State Court
United States District Court, District of South Dakota

Memberships

State Bar of South Dakota



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Practice Areas


Estate Planning

- Last Will and Testament
- Trusts
- Living Wills
- General Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Powers of Attorney


Business Law

- Business Planning
- Business Formations
- Taxation
- Liens

Bankruptcy

Debtor/Creditor

- Debt Collection
- Debt Settlement

Contracts

- Contact For Deed Drafting
- Contract For Deed Disputes
- General Contract Drafting
- General Contract Disputes
- Real Estate Documents Drafting



Bethanna M. Feist of the Ronke & Feist Law Firm

Bethanna M. Feist

Bethanna, along with Eric, formed Ronke and Feist Law Firm in April 2014, where she is a managing partner. Before moving to Sioux Falls, Bethanna was Chief Legal Counsel of the South Dakota Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection Division, where she handled everything from civil judgments to criminal prosecutions. Before leading the Consumer Protection Division, Bethanna was in the Appellate Division. Most notably, Bethanna argued State v. Toben in front of the South Dakota Supreme Court during the October 2013 term.

Bethanna is originally from Pierre, South Dakota.


Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of South Dakota School of Law (2012)
  • Masters of Public Administration, University of South Dakota Graduate School (2012)
  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Bachelors of Science in Political Science, University of South Dakota (2009) - Honors Scholar

Admitted to Practice

South Dakota State Court
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
United States District Court, District of South Dakota
FlandreauSantee Sioux Tribal Court

Memberships

State Bar of South Dakota
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
Second Circuit Women in Law

Social Media

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Practice Areas


Family Law

- Divorce
- Child Custody and Support
- Adoption
- Child Visitation
- Abuse and Neglect
- Juveniles


 
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