Serving South Dakota Since 1946

Business Transactions

Business Transactions

Business Transactions

Your Team for Business and Corporate Matters.

Lynn Jackson has considerable experience in business and corporate matters including entity formation, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, franchises, intellectual property, construction, non-profits and business succession planning.


Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., has considerable experience in representing ag-based clients. Indeed, many of our lawyers come from farming and ranching backgrounds themselves. This gives us a distinct advantage in understanding the unique needs of our agricultural clientele. We help clients with their estate planning needs in transitioning to the next generation, setting up land companies and other entities to help separate and protect important assets, and assist with preparation, negotiation and enforcement of lease agreements and land purchase and sales.

Banking and Financial Services

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., has experience on both the lender and borrower side of banking to provide effective legal services to financial institutions in making and documenting loans, including: loan negotiations, drafting, preparing, and reviewing loan documents. The firm’s attorneys are also experienced in negotiating workouts, initiating foreclosures, receiverships, and representing financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings.

Business Organization

There are several options when starting a business as to which entity may be the correct one given a set of circumstances. Much can depend on the type of business, who will be involved as an owner, what the long term goals of the business are, and the type of assets the entity will hold. “One size” does not fit all when it comes to the best entity selection. The firm’s business practice group can help you determine what is best for your business in taking these initial steps.

  • General partnerships, limited partnerships (LPs), and limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
  • Joint ventures of separate entities or individuals
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • “C” corporations and “S” corporations
  • Non-profit entities
  • Cooperatives

Once you have selected the correct entity for your business, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., will be there to help you develop the necessary governing documents to stay consistent in running the business and other corporate formalities, including: articles of incorporation, articles of organization, partnership agreements, operating agreements, bylaws, shareholder agreements, and buy-sell agreements.

Construction Law

The construction industry is expansive and complex. The firm’s attorney’s work with owners, contractors, managers, engineers, architects, material suppliers, and subcontractors. We draft, review, revise, and provide counsel on construction contracts of all sizes, both residential and commercial. Our lawyers have experience in:

  • Construction contracts
  • Builder’s risk insurance
  • Governmental requirements
  • Mechanics liens
  • Construction bonds
  • Defective workmanship

When problems arise, at any point in a project, our lawyers have the ability to navigate, mediate, arbitrate, and litigate matters for our clients.


In today’s business environment, written contracts are more important than ever. These documents define the rights and obligations of the parties, whether they be long time acquaintances or new business partners. Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., has the experience to draft and review these documents to help identify common pitfalls and better protect you from issues that may otherwise arise.


Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., represents energy cooperatives and producers in the following areas:

  • Domestic oil production
  • Natural gas
  • Solar energy
  • Wind power
  • Electricity generation and transmission

Our attorneys represent energy producers in regulatory proceedings before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, in state and federal courts, in contract negotiations, land and easement acquisition and renewals, and in advisory capacities for boards of directors.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Selling a company or business can be an intricate process. Likewise, buying a company or business can seem daunting. Our attorneys are here to help—from the letter of intent to the closing checklist. Often times these transactions require several documents to adequately protect the interests on both the buyer’s and seller’s side. We work with companies on mergers, acquisitions, stock sales, asset sales, restructuring, and reorganization with a keen eye or spotting potential issues and protecting the client.

Real Property

We represent clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, residential and commercial. Contracts for deed, commercial lease agreements, purchase agreements, representing brokers, developers, buyers, sellers, and lending institutions. Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. has the expertise to assist you comprehensively in your real estate needs, including representation in zoning, permitting, and land use issues before city and county planning and zoning boards.

Renewable Energy

Lynn Jackson represents developers, owners and operators of renewable energy projects and transmission facilities, with experienced attorneys providing services for project development, real estate, contracts, state and local permitting and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions and local counsel opinions.

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