Patrick G. Goetzinger, senior partner at Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP in Rapid City, South Dakota, has been elected to the American Bar Association (ABA) Board of Governors Board for a three-year term beginning August 2019. The ABA is the largest volunteer professional organization in the world. The Board of Governors is composed of 42 members. It functions as the board of directors governing the work of the ABA.
Pat’s desire to give back to his profession is demonstrated by being the founder of Project Rural Practice, an initiative to restock rural main streets with attorneys and improve access to justice in rural areas.
Along with serving on the American Bar Association Board of Governors, Pat is past President of the South Dakota State Bar Association, and the South Dakota Bar Foundation, a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (South Dakota State Chair), and a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Pat is listed among the Best Lawyers in America, Great Plains Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA, America's leading Lawyers for Business in the categories of Corporate/Commercial Law and Real Estate Law, and Private Wealth Law.
Through his service to the State Bar Association and the Governor's Task Force on Trust Reform and Administration since its inception in 1997, Pat has been actively involved in drafting and supporting the enactment of trust and business legislation in the South Dakota Legislature.
Patrick G. Goetzinger
Pat is a partner with Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP, where he leads the firm's Business and Estate Planning Group and serves on the Executive Committee. He practices in the areas of business and estate planning with a focus on family-run businesses, affluent individuals, business transactions, and real property law.