Joshua R. Brown

Sioux Falls

Joshua R. Brown is a corporate lawyer with a diverse transactional practice. Joshua advises and represents clients on their mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. Joshua has experience negotiating and drafting purchase agreements, ancillary agreements, resolutions and disclosure schedules, and performing due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. Joshua assists business owners with operational issues, management succession, and financing options in order to continue to grow or restructure their business.

Joshua also handles a variety of matters related to real estate, tax, and private client services, including business, estate and tax planning. Joshua has experience creating, reforming and decanting trusts to take advantage of South Dakota’s favorable trust laws, trust and estate administration, and business succession planning.


Representative Matters

  • Assisted a large ESG company in the acquisition of a direct competitor.
  • Assisted a privately traded company in the sale of its operating business, inventory and real property assets.
  • Assisted in the stock sale of a large medical services provider.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

State Bar of South Dakota

Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council

South Dakota Business Law Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Trusts and Estates, 2023

South Dakota Trial Academy Certification, July 2018

Speaking Engagements

“Current Status of the Federal Transfer Tax System,” Trusts and Estates Lunch and Learn Series, November, 2019.

“Estate Planning Basics,” Life Scape Financial Planning & Charitable Gifting Presentation, March, 2016.



University of Denver (LL.M. in Taxation 2015)

University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D. 2013)

South Dakota State University (B.A., cum laude, 2008)
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South Dakota

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Court