Eric has been practicing law in South Dakota and Iowa for more than 10 years. As a licensed attorney, real estate investor, and real estate broker, Eric is a uniquely qualified real estate attorney. He particularly enjoys representing syndicators of private equity funds organized to purchase multifamily real estate, along with representing sellers and buyers of residential, multi-family and commercial real estate. Eric is adept at simplifying complex transactions to achieve his client’s goals. In addition, he has assisted numerous clients in drafting contracts for deed, lease agreements, mechanic’s liens, easements, and other contracts and real estate documents.
Eric has also formed numerous limited liability companies (LLCs) for single-member and multi-member LLCs, and he regularly provides advice to LLCs owning real estate, as well as advising businesses regarding issues that arise in acquiring, owning, operating, and selling a business.
In addition, Eric has been involved in a variety of disputes involving real estate, including mortgage foreclosures, evictions, partition actions, disputes involving the failure of a seller to disclose known defects, foreclosures of mechanic’s liens and public improvement contract liens, and landlord-tenant disputes. He also represents creditors in collection matters and bankruptcy court (Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13).
Eric has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, as well as a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, where he serves as the State Chair of South Dakota. Eric has also been locally recognized as a trusted Business Whyse Advisor in the areas of business and real estate.