established 1891

Kristi's practice focuses on transactional law. Her practice includes real estate law, commercial/business law, estate planning, probate, trusts and trust administration, and elder law. While practicing in these areas, she has handled a wide variety of matters, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • The review, analysis and development of estate plans for high net worth individuals and the preparation of the wills, trust agreements and related documents necessary to implement such plans
  • The opening, administration, distribution and closing of estates
  • The administration and distribution of trusts
  • The review, analysis and development of succession plans for closely held businesses and the preparation of the documents necessary to implement such plans
  • Federal estate and gift tax planning, draft various trust instruments to implement such planning
  • Set-up various types of legal entities for businesses, lease agreements and other commercial contracts
  • Sale of businesses, assets, real estate
  • Estate plans for parents of minor children and grandchildren

Kristi is a lifelong resident of Sioux Falls. She and her husband, Gabe, have two children, twins Brayden and Briley. Kristi enjoys spending time with her family and practicing law. She also enjoys running, biking, hunting pheasants with her dogs - Dakota and Nova, boating, water sports, and all things outdoors.

Legal Biography

Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Garry (2007-2009, Associate) (2010-present, Partner); ABA Member; Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council; Second Circuit Bar; Second Judicial Circuit of South Dakota; Editor Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy 2006-2007, Moot Court, 2006-2007

Selected Articles:

  • "No More Government Theft of Property! A Call to Return to a Heightened Standard of Review after the United States Supreme Court Decision in Kelo v. City of New London," Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy (Fall 2005).

Civic Associations:

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church
  • Sioux Empire United Way
North Dakota State University, B.S., with honors, 2004 Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 2007
Bar Admissions
2007, South Dakota
Kristi M. Laber

T:  +1 605.336.0828
F:  +1 605.336.6036

Assistant: Diane Tucker