Ballard Spahr's Jordan D. Veurink has been named the 2018 South Dakota Young Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of South Dakota. The prestigious honor recognizes attorneys under age 36 for outstanding service to the legal profession, the state bar, and the community.

"This is a tremendous acknowledgement of Jordan's tireless commitment to serving the firm's clients and elevating the legal profession," said Amy L. Arndt, Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr's Sioux Falls office. "Jordan is an extremely talented attorney who will represent the State Bar's Young Lawyers Section with the utmost integrity."

Mr. Veurink advises clients in all aspects of estate planning, by developing estate plans that minimize estate tax liability and drafting trusts, wills, and business succession documents to implement such plans. He also represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries in trust administration, probate and guardianship, and conservatorship matters.

In 2018, Mr. Veurink was appointed as a fellow of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust and Estate (RPTE) Section. He also has served as a Vice Chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division RPTE Section.

In Sioux Falls, Ballard Spahr's Business and Finance attorneys represent clients in a range of industries—from agribusiness and renewable energy to financial services, health care, hospitality, and manufacturing—and its private client services team helps clients capitalize on South Dakota's favorable trust and tax laws. The firm's litigators have decades of experience in South Dakota, ranked by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as the nation's most business-friendly jurisdiction. They handle single-plaintiff cases, national class actions, and government enforcement activities involving data security, insurance recovery, shareholder disputes, and insolvency matters.