A South Dakota Trust &
Estate Litigation Law Firm

Committed to
Client Success
Representing Clients Locally and Globally

Get to Know
Our South Dakota Legal Team

Corey, Shannon, and Meghann share a common thread - a deep commitment to the legal profession. They each bring a unique set of skills to the table, cultivated over years of practicing in various practice areas. From the complexities of trusts and estates litigation to navigating the intricacies of employment law, these professionals are well-versed in multiple areas of legal practice, ensuring that their clients receive the best possible representation.

Our firm is dedicated to providing exceptional service and innovative legal solutions to our clients. We understand the challenges that our clients face, and we are committed to finding customized solutions to meet their unique needs.
We pride ourselves on our expertise in various industries and our ability to think outside the box to solve complex problems. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients by delivering exceptional value and transparent communication throughout every step of the process.

At our core, we believe in integrity, responsibility, and giving back to the communities we serve. We are proud to help our clients build a better business or secure their legacy.

Business Litigation Laws and Regulations

Understanding Business Litigation Laws & Regulations
Business litigation laws and regulations provide a framework to address disputes that arise in the business realm. These laws aim to ensure fairness, predictability, and justice in commercial dealings. T

Types of Business Litigation

Understanding The Types of Business Litigation
Business litigation pertains to the legal disputes that emerge within the corporate and commercial sectors. Such disputes can arise from various facets of business operations and can be either internal, such as between partners, or external, such as with competitors.

Business Litigation Overview

Business litigation encompasses a wide range of legal disputes that can arise in the business world.

Workers' Compensation

Understanding Workers Compensation
Workers' compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. In exchange for these benefits, employees typically give up their right to sue their employer for negligence. The system aims to ensure that workers are protected from financial hardships arising from work-related injuries or illnesses, while also shielding employers from potentially costly litigation. The specifics of workers' compensation vary by jurisdiction, but the overarching goal is to provide a safety net for both workers and employers in the event of workplace incidents.

Wage and Hour Laws

Understanding Wage and Hour Laws
Wage and hour laws in South Dakota govern the compensation of workers and the hours they work, ensuring that employees are fairly remunerated and protected from exploitation. These laws, while mirroring federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, may have specific provisions unique to South Dakota. They address aspects such as the state's minimum wage, overtime requirements, breaks, and child labor restrictions.

Discrimination and Harassment

Understanding Discrimination & Harassment Laws
South Dakota, like many states in the U.S., has its unique cultural, historical, and legislative context concerning discrimination and harassment. While the state upholds federal laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and religion, there have been regional debates and challenges specific to South Dakota's population and values. Local industries, indigenous communities, and rural-urban dynamics further shape the experiences of discrimination and harassment. Understanding these nuances is crucial for anyone wishing to delve into the intricacies of how South Dakota addresses these pressing issues.

Directed Trusts

South Dakota's
Special Laws And Provisions

Privacy and Confidentiality

South Dakota's
Special Laws And Provisions

Domestic Asset Protection Trusts

South Dakota's
Special Laws And Provisions

Dynasty Trusts and Perpetuity Rules

South Dakota's
Special Laws And Provisions

Our Approach
to Legal Service.

Our team of attorneys is your trusted partner for a variety of legal needs. Our diverse backgrounds and extensive experience allow us to provide you with unparalleled representation. We understand the value of communication and customer service, which is why we make it our top priority.

We want you to feel heard and understood throughout the entire legal process. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law and are equipped to create customized legal strategies that cater to your individual needs. We are dedicated to helping you navigate any legal challenges you may be facing.
We strive to be not only perceptive and thorough in our approach, but also compassionate and empathetic to the challenges our clients may be facing.

Our mission is to provide reliable guidance and support to help ease the often difficult and stressful legal process. So, rest assured that with us, you'll have a team of legal professionals who are fully committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your case.
A Member of the
Fraud Group (IFG)
An Alliance of Over 30 Law Firms
We understand the difficulties and stress that your legal issues bring. Our team is committed to providing you with the individual attention, communitcation, and dedication you deserve.
AI Integration at the Firm
Our firm has made a significant investment to integrate Artificial Intelligence into our research capabilities and drafting, which makes us more efficient with our time and on-point with our analysis.
01 | Legal Research
AI is part of our legal research platforms. AI allows us to search for relevant legal information and precedents quickly and efficiently. AI-powered search engines analyze vast amounts of legal data and find relevant cases, statutes, and regulations based on specific search queries.
02 | Case Analysis
AI research tools allow us to select cases that support our legal theories of the case and build legal arguments. AI can also assist in distinguishing cases that are factually dissimilar or have unsound reasoning. AI also helps find patterns of decisions from various legal jurisdictions.
03 | Document Analysis
Our briefing and our opposing counsels briefings can be uploaded through our AI software to make assure us that we are utilizing the most relevant case and statutory authority. This feature allows us to be confident in our analysis of the citations to authority we are representing to the Courts. We can also quickly find where opposing counsel has made an error in their analysis and citations.
04 | Legal Writing
Our AI-powered software platforms contain interactive tools to help generate our work product. AI helps us be more time efficient, and helps us to make sure that we have considered each and every issue relevant to a matter.
2023 Martindale-Hubbell Award
Corey Denevan
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal & Ethical Standards
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have been an integral part of Martindale-Hubbel's services to the legal community since 1887. The Peer Review Rating process which evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada is solely based on peer review.
The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbel.
Best Lawyers Recognition Badge
Shannon R. Falon
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication company in the legal profession
Recognition by Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by their peers. For more than four decades, our publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.
Meghann M. Joyce
The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbel.
Our Clients
Success Stories

Shannon is Smart, Committed, Dedicated to her craft, and Responsive – Hard to get a better combination than that.


I have had the opportunity to work closely with Ms. Falon, as a corporate representative,  on a multi-year bad faith case involving a large regional insurance carrier. Ms. Falon is very detail oriented, but yet understands the big picture of our lawsuit. Ms. Falon has a very pleasant personality and has been a pleasure to work with.


In my parents’ final years, I found myself dealing with a sibling who had stopped talking to me and was exerting influence over our parents. I needed help protecting my aging parents, my visitation with my parents, the management of their estates, and the administration of their estate plan. With the assistance of the lawyers at Denevan Falon Joyce, I was able to continue my relationship with my parents, provide input into their care, obtain information about their estates, protect their estate planning, and make sure their estate was distributed according to their wishes.


I just can’t say enough good things about this firm. Corey, Shannon and Meghann were exceptional! Our case was more than just a case to them. They were so dedicated and actually cared so much about what happened to us! Their dedication was outstanding! They were there when we needed them and we were treated with respect and so much kindness ! I highly recommend them and would definitely give them 5 stars ! I will always be thankful that they were recommended to us and took our case .