Alexander C. Ellman

Alexander C. Ellman
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101 South Reid Street
Suite 302
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103
T 605.978.5222
F 605.978.5225
  • South Dakota

Alexander Ellman represents and advises clients regarding estate planning and probate matters, including South Dakota trust formation, wills preparation, and conservator and guardianship proceedings. Alex also helps clients with a variety of general corporate matters, including leases, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and the formation and management of South Dakota limited liability companies and non-profit organizations.

Alex is a senior non-commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve, and he instructs nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare operations at the U.S. Army Chemical School. Prior to joining the firm, Alex was a veteran police officer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  • Assisted small business owners, farmers, and private clients develop meaningful estate plans to maximize estate and gift tax exemptions and facilitate smooth ownership and management succession.
  • Helped beneficiaries safeguard their interests by obtaining supervised court administration and addressing trustee mismanagement of assets and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Formed limited liability companies and special entities for South Dakota businesses and trustees seeking liability protection. 
  • Obtained 501(c)(3) status for various nonprofit charitable organizations by ensuring qualification for and maintaining tax-exempt status.
  • Represented business clients in various matters, including leases, buy-sell agreements, dissociations, and mergers and acquisitions. 
Media & Presentations
News Releases
"The Emergency Aid Doctrine and 911 Hang-ups: The Modern General Warrant"
68 Vand. Law Rev. 919
"Estate & Succession Planning 101"
Crossroads Summit, Sioux Falls, SD
"Death and Divorce - Estate Planning Considerations"
National Business Institute, Sioux Falls, SD
  • South Dakota
Professional & Community

Professional Memberships

  • South Dakota State Bar Association, Member
  • Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council, Member

Community Involvement

  • Vanderbilt Law School, Admissions Interviewer
101 South Reid Street
Suite 302
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103
T 605.978.5222
F 605.978.5225
  • Vanderbilt Law School

    (J.D., Notes Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review)

  • University of South Dakota

    (B.S., magna cum laude)

  • South Dakota

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