Patrick J. Knecht


Patrick Knecht guides clients through all aspects of real estate, corporate, finance and business matters through his thorough and detailed manner. All of his clients, whether individuals or local, regional or national companies, benefit from Patrick’s practical and service-oriented approach to the practice of law.

Patrick’s clients also benefit from his more than twenty-five years of experience in handling all of types of matters, from the very small and simple to the large and complicated.


After graduating with honors from law school, Patrick served as the Law Clerk for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court in Mitchell, South Dakota. He then practiced for a number of years in Sioux Falls before accepting a position with the national law firm of Kutak Rock LLP in Omaha, Nebraska.  Patrick then joined Wells Fargo Financial’s legal department in Des Moines, Iowa, where he worked for several years as a Senior Vice President and the Managing Attorney of the department’s Commercial Law/Finance Section.  In 2004, Patrick returned to practice law in Sioux Falls.


  • J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law (1996)
    • Thomas Sterling Honor Society
  • B.S.B.A. (Accounting), University of South Dakota (1993)


  • South Dakota
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska