Eric R. Kerkvliet
Eric Kerkvliet specializes in many areas of real estate law, including assisting with real estate transactions, drafting real estate documents, and representing property owners with foreclosures, evictions, partitions, mechanics liens, and landlord-tenant disputes. In addition, he assists in the organization of entities to invest in real estate, including assisting in the syndication of private equity funds. Eric is not only a licensed attorney, but also a licensed real estate broker and real estate investor. He is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in South Dakota and Iowa.
A native of northwest Iowa, Eric attended Augustana University and earned his law degree, with honors, from the University of South Dakota in 2006. Eric was a judicial clerk for the First Judicial Circuit Court, and was in private practice with another firm prior to joining Lynn Jackson in 2008.
Eric was named a Rising Star by Great Plains Super Lawyers® and has been recognized as a trusted Business Whyse Advisor. He is currently a member of the South Dakota, Second Circuit, and American Bar Associations, as well as the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and serves as the State Chair of South Dakota of that organization.
Eric and his wife Brooke have four children, and he enjoys golfing and attending his children’s school and sporting activities.
- Represented several syndicators of private equity investments for purchasing multifamily real estate
- Represented a court-appointed receiver in a multi-million dollar foreclosure of real estate with environmental concerns
- Regular representation of lenders, debt buyers, Sheriff’s Sale purchasers, and junior lienholders in foreclosure actions
- Ongoing representation of property management companies and landlords in eviction matters and providing general business advice
- Multiple cases of representation of title insurance companies in disputes with their lender insureds
- Successful representation of tenant before the Sioux Falls Human Relations Commission involving a landlord’s failure to comply with the Fair Housing Act and Sioux Falls City Ordinances
- Successfully obtained and transferred a nearly $175,000 judgment to North Dakota before executing and levying on judgment in full satisfaction of debt owed to creditor client
- Negotiated complex forbearance agreement and successfully collected on indebtedness secured by forbearance agreement, which exceeded $1,000,000 for the creditor client
- University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2006
- Augustana College, B.A., Economics, 2003
- American Bar Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
- American College of Mortgage Attorneys
- Great Plains Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2014-2016)
- Board of Directors of Primary
- Valerie Winegar – Paralegal
- State of South Dakota
- State of Iowa
- United States District Court for the District of South Dakota