established 1891

Scott Perrenoud joined the firm in 1997, and has been a full partner since 1999.  Scott's 25 plus year career in private practice has emphasized business law.  He represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of industries, such as banking transactions (including credit and prepaid card programs), real estate development, as well as a wide variety of commercial transactions, including buying and selling businesses. He also assists bank and other lenders in structuring secured loans, resolving distressed loans and in bankruptcy proceedings. With the growing success of the firm's clients, he finds himself increasingly helping business owners in a variety of areas, including business and estate planning. He concentrates his pro bono efforts primarily in the areas of Christian education and other Christian causes and affordable housing. Scott has been a presenter at seminars sponsored by the State Bar and other organizations.


  • The State Bar of South Dakota (1986 - Present)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (1989 - Present)
  • American Bar Association (1987 - Present) (Business Law Section; UCC Committee Article 9 Task Force
  • Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee, District of South Dakota (1987-1988, 1996 - 2006; Chair 1988-1989)

Honors & Distinctions:


  • Chief Justice Jon Fosheim and Justice Robert A. Miller South Dakota Supreme Court, 1986-1987
  • Chief Judge Irvin N. Hoyt, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, 1987-1989

Other Honors:

Rankings Listings:  

  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights);
  • Chambers USA "Scott Perrenoud is highly regarded by sources for his experience in corporate and commercial matters.";
  • SuperLawyers

Published Articles:

  • Current Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 and Official Proposed Changes: Important Impacts on Attorneys Fee Awards, 31 S.D.L. Rev 209 (1985)

Board or Volunteer Service:

  • Sioux Falls Christian Schools Association School Board; (President 2013 - 2015); Various church boards; Sioux Falls Christian Schools Foundation Board

Published Decisions:

  • In re Tri-State Ethanol Co., LLC, 369 B.R. 481 (D.S.D. 2007)
  • Fin-Ag, Inc. v. Watertown Livestock Auction, Inc., 754 N.W.2d 23 (2008)
  • First Dakota National Bank v. Performance Engineering and Mfg, Inc., 676 N.W.2d (S.D. 2004)
  • VanGorp v. Sieff, 624 N.W.2d 712, (S.D. 2001)
  • In re Kjellsen, 53 F.3d 944 (S.D. 1995)
  • City of Madison v. Bailey-Laffey Const., 495 N.W.2d 95 (S.D. 1993)
  • In re Swann, 149 B.R. 137 (Bkrtcy.D.S.D. 1993)
  • In re Swann, 141 B.R. 678, (Bkrtcy.D.S.D. 1992)
South Dakota State University (B.S. 1983) University of South Dakota (J.D., 1986)
Bar Admissions
South Dakota State Bar Association 1986
Iowa State Bar Association 1989
Various Federal Courts
Scott Perrenoud

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Assistant: Diane Tucker