Scott Perrenoud



Scott Perrenoud joined the firm in 1997, and has been a full partner since 1999. He represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of industries, including credit card and other banking, real estate development, as well as a wide variety of commercial transactions, including buying and selling businesses. He also assists bank and non-bank lenders in structuring secured 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)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 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
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA

Board or Volunteer Service:
  • Various church boards; Sioux Falls Christian Schools Foundation Board; Christian Schools School Board

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

Published Decisions:

  • In re Tri-State Ethanol Co., LLC, 369 B.R. 481 (D.S.D. 2007)
  • 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)