Wednesday June 25, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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SDSU Extension Regional Center 
325 S. Monroe St.
Winner, SD 57580

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Swier Law and Security National Wealth Management 

Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers 

Join us for a Swier Law and Security National Wealth Management Educational Seminar.

Learn about Estate Planning Basics:

Preparing to Transfer the Farm Business

Farm Business Transfer Strategies

Utilizing Partnerships and Corps


Scott Swier

Swier Law, Senior Partner

Scott Swier is a recognized authority in state and federal legal matters. While serving in private legal practice and as Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Dakota, he has represented individuals, businesses, and governmental entities before state and federal trial courts, state and federal appellate courts, and state regulatory agencies.

As Assistant Attorney General, Scott served as counsel for the State of South Dakota in many high-profile cases and his clients included Governor M. Michael Rounds, Attorney General Larry Long, Secretary of State Chris Nelson, South Dakota Department of Education Secretary Tom Oster, South Dakota Department of Revenue and Regulation Secretary Paul Kinsman, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Steve Pirner, and South Dakota Commission on Gaming Executive Secretary Larry Eliason.

Scott is also a highly sought-after author and speaker on legal and legislative topics for state agencies, constitutional offices, and professional organizations, including the South Dakota State Medical Association, the South Dakota Pharmacists Association, the South Dakota Association of County Commissioners, the South Dakota Association of County Officials, the South Dakota Municipal League, the South Dakota State's Attorney's Association, and the Associated School Boards of South Dakota.

Scott attained his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Mount Marty College in Yankton. He attained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota School of Law where he served on the Board of Editors for the South Dakota Law Review.

Gary Popkes

Security National Bank Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor


Security National Bank since 2008

20 years Wealth Management, Investment & Trust Experience


Certified Financial Planner (CFP)


Augustana College, B.A. Business Administration

College for Financial Planning

Civic Affiliations:

Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council, Inc.; Sertoma Club; Kiwanis Club

Jake Fischer

Jake Fischer leads the law firm’s Agricultural Law Practice Group and will focus on agricultural law, including crop insurance disputes, employment law disputes, agricultural litigation, entity selection and general corporate matters, environmental concerns and disputes, governmental regulation, purchase and sale of agricultural property, and taxation issues.

Jake graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served on the Environmental Law moot court and devoted over 100 hours of service to the Minnesota Justice Foundation. Prior to joining Swier Law Firm, Jake worked as a judicial clerk in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District, serving Hennepin County. Upon completion of his service as a judicial clerk, Jake moved into a position with The Minnesota Project, where he worked with Minnesota farmers on renewable energy and energy efficiency issues.

Jake grew up in Parkston, South Dakota and is excited to be back in South Dakota after living in the Twin Cities for the past decade. Jake and his wife Robin recently added their daughter, Rosalie, to the family. His hobbies include music, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, and helping on the family farm.