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Erika S. Olson

Erika S. Olson

Erika S. Olson joined the Lynn Jackson law firm in its Rapid City office in 2017 after ten years as a shareholder with the law firm of Wilson, Olson & Nash, P.C. After graduating from the University of Wyoming College Law, Erika worked for the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General in the Water and Natural Resources Division, representing the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office and focusing on water law and administrative law. In 2006, she returned to the Black Hills to practice law with her father, James W. Olson at Wilson, Olson & Nash, P.C. prior to Jim’s retirement in 2017.

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Thursday, 28 May 2020
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The Best-laid Plans of Mice and Men: When the Agreements Don’t Get Signed

In his poem “To a Mouse,” the great Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote: The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley[,]which has commonly been paraphrased as: “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”As a…
Friday, 06 December 2019
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The Importance of Documenting Business Agreements

In advising business clients, I find they often have “understandings” with people they do business with that are not completely or accurately documented in writing. The parties involved often “agree” to extend deadlines or change terms and never update (or…
Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Good Surveys Make Good Neighbors.

If you’ve lived in the West for very long, you’ve probably heard the saying “good fences make good neighbors.” However, this can only be true when the fences are based on a good survey. Folks often assume that the “natural”…
Thursday, 20 June 2019
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“I Want to Put My Child on the Deed to My House.”

About once a month I get a call from an individual who, for various reasons, wants to either add a child or multiple children to the deed to their home or deed the home entirely to a child or children.…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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“My accountant says I need to set up a ….”

It’s that time of year: meeting with your CPA to do your taxes. She probably had some suggestions for you about how to better track your expenses, and if you are a business owner, may have suggested that you set…
Thursday, 01 November 2018
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Signs you should update your estate plan

When Should I Update My Estate Plan? It’s a good feeling – finishing up something important that you have been meaning to do for years. That’s how our clients often feel after we finish signing their estate planning documents, whether…

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