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Andy Grocott

Attorney

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Licensed in South Dakota

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International Man with a Plan that Meets Your Needs.

Sioux Falls Attorney

Attorney Andy Grocott is a 10-year military veteran who has dealt with various multi-million-dollar negotiations for military contracts and has done business in three continents. This coupled with his legal knowledge and MBA makes him a force to be reckoned with as your business ally. His abilities do not stop with business acumen. Andy has reviewed and administered over $1Billion in foreign and domestic irrevocable and revocable trusts. This experience has given him the awareness to help his clients with drafting simple or complex trusts and wills and allows him to cast light on areas of planning that others may not have thought of previously.

Andy is eager to work with business leaders, developers, trust companies, and families to help them define where they are presently and achieve what outcomes they desire in the future through their business or estate plans. He will help his clients build a well-paved roadmap and give them insight to the pros and cons of each circumstance. In the end he hopes to leave his clients with a robust plan of attack to conquer the best outcome possible.

Andy’s business acumen has been exercised for more than a decade with his past experience procuring and administering multi-million-dollar government contracts, commodities, services, and construction projects for the Air Force. This insight allows him to highlight various strengths a business has and showcase them in the best light possible and in a way where the Government takes notice.

Andy has experienced numerous industry sectors and has had first-hand understanding of how many different industries strive and execute continuous improvement as well as lean strategies. This diverse exposure to cross-sections of industries and Andy’s legal knowledge makes him a versatile business partner that can negotiate, advise, and draft documents for business leaders that will help make them industry leaders.

Andy became an attorney to not only help business leaders, but new and mature families that want to ensure their loved ones are taken care of for years to come. Legacies come in various packages whether it is generational wealth, entrepreneurial success, or the like. His purpose for becoming an attorney is to build the legacy his client envisions; and to alleviate any stressors that may stand in its way. Whether his clients want to build a business or plan for their family’s future, his work will make their plan a reality.

Andy received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota. He received a Master of Business Administration/Leadership from Liberty University and Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences from South Dakota State University.

LICENSED IN: South Dakota

Andy’s “Why”

Andy is an international man who has traveled all over the world with his wife, Trisha. During his time in the military, they have lived in Guam, Germany, and Texas. They acquired many fun hobbies along the way (SCUBA diving, hiking, biking, running, golfing, mud-runs, etc.). They have one daughter (Briar) and one son (Elijah).

Though he has seen many different places, South Dakota has always been held near and dear to him and his wife. They decided to move back and start to grow roots in the area they had grown up. Recently Andy and his family have gotten into micro-farming where they raise a garden of tomatoes, sweet corn, potatoes and more. They are also adding trellises of grapes to start a potential vineyard!

When Andy isn’t traveling the world, spending time with family or tending to the crops you might find him playing some instruments (drums, piano, and guitar).

Bar Admissions:

State Courts: South Dakota

Education
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD- Juris Doctorate, May 2021
    • Boards/Awards: Alternative Dispute Resolution /Top Grade in National Security (December 2019)
  • Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA- Master of Business Administration/Leadership, May 2017
    • Award and Honor: Graduate with High Distinction
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD- Bachelors of Science in Education and Human Sciences, August 2010
Previous Employment

Trident Trust Company (South Dakota) Inc.

Trust Officer, January 2022-July 2022

  • Led, trained, & directed two administrators on daily tasks for 76 trusts worth $1B; ensured SDDB & SDCL compliance.
  • Authored various direction letters for Investment Advisors to direct Trident to create, hold, & maintain accounts/LLCs.

Trident Trust Company (South Dakota) Inc.

Trust Administrator, May 2021-January 2022

  • Generated vital reports & spreadsheets for Trusts in litigation, allowing leadership & counsel to make precise decisions.
  • Drafted and routed over $2.5M in distributions; escalated issues to management during distribution process to resolve.

Andy Grocott, Attorney at Law (Self-Employed/Part-Time)

Estate Planning & Business/Property Law Attorney, January 2022-July 2022

  • Council clients to grasp core goals of estate & business plans, draft and execute wills, operating agreements, and deeds.
  • Assisted clients with crafting purchase contract for deferred pricing, titles, insurance, & other legal documents.

Bangs McCullen Law Firm

Summer Intern, June-August 2020

  • Synthesized case law for various §1983 claims, estoppel remedies, and immigration-family law issues for the partners.
  • Created SWOT analysis for clients to make decision whether to file for summary judgement.

114 Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard, Sioux Falls, SD

Paralegal, June 2018-June 2021

  • Utilize the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to draft specifications and charges against the accused.
  • Council clients to understand core issues they face; draft and execute wills; and facilitate legal readiness for the Wing.

Other Experience:

17th Contracting Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo

Contracting Officer/Team Director, March 2017-April 2018

  • Led 12-person team by awarding, negotiating, and overseeing 123 contracts worth $354M, aiding 2.2K flying missions.
  • Trained and equipped all teammates to execute contracts in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations.

726th Expeditionary Air Base, Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti City, Djibouti

Contingency Contracting Officer, July 2016 – January 2017

  • Negotiated 50 contracts worth $2M to support 30K surveillance flight hours over three continents.
  • Launched an Air Force-wide parcel contract for Africa that partnered with local African companies.

700th Contracting Squadron, Kapaun Air Station, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Contracting Administrator/Team Manager, November 2014-March 2017

  • Managed $245M multiple award construction contracts, supporting for 3 Air Force Wings and European Headquarters.
  • Utilized $1M Contracting Officer Warrant, procuring 24 contracts worth $15M, allowing the Air Force’s largest Contracting Squadron in Europe to sustain mission capability.

36th Contracting Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Yigo, Guam

Contracting Specialist, October 2011 – October 2014

  • Awarded $1.4M airfield paving project that removed rubber debris and repainted runway, enhanced safety for 10K annual flying missions.
  • Led $1.5M Munitions Storage paving project, increasing safety of a $1.3B munitions stockpile, and the safety of 71 B-52 aircraft.
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