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Kristopher A. Reed



Licensed In: South Dakota

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Sioux Falls Associate Kristopher A. Reed

Associate Kristopher A. Reed is a dedicated and accomplished attorney at the Goosmann Law Firm's Sioux Falls office. With a passion for the law and a commitment to serving clients he brings a wealth of legal knowledge to the table. He works tirelessly to provide top-notch legal solutions to individuals and businesses alike.

Kristopher's approach to legal matters is characterized by a deep understanding of the intricacies of the law and a client-centric focus. He takes pride in being a trusted advisor, helping clients navigate complex legal issues in estate planning, business law, tax law and intellectual property.

Kristopher earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of South Dakota and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from University of South Dakota. In addition to his legal practice, he is an active member of the South Dakota Bar Association, the American Bar Association.

While in law school Kristopher served as an editor on the South Dakota Law Review and graduated in the top of his class. He also worked in the University’s Tax Law clinic helping individuals with their tax disputes with the IRS and other tax related issues. After law school, Kris had the privilege to serve as law clerk for Chief Justice Steven Jensen of the South Dakota Supreme Court before entering private practice. Kris has worked as in-house counsel in the tech industry making him acutely aware of the legal issues and concerns in that industry.

With a commitment to delivering exceptional legal services, Kristopher is a valuable asset to the Goosmann Law Firm and the clients he serves. When you work with him you can expect a steadfast advocate by your side.

LICENSED IN: South Dakota

Kristopher’s “Why”

Kristopher enjoys spending time with his wife Mandy, their three children (Henry, Elena, and Benjamin), and their German Shepherds (Ayla and Tank). Kris is also an amateur blacksmith and works on projects in my home forge. He also enjoys cycling, training as a powerlifter, playing guitar/listening to music, cooking, and reading.

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota Bar
  • Tax Court
  • South Dakota District Court
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2018
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2010
    • Bachelor of Science in History & Criminal Justice
Previous Employment
  • Sterling Computers Corporation, Dakota Dunes, SD
    In-House Counsel, April 2022-April 2023
    • Reviewed and prepared contracts with business partners. Helped manage and develop company policies to minimize legal risks. Stayed updated on pending legislation related to or concerning company’s industry. Provided legal advice concerning business deals and various other topics.
  • Boyce Law Firm, Sioux Falls, SD
    Associate Attorney, May 2021-April 2022
    • Served as legal counsel with an emphasis on commercial, employment, and workers’ compensation law. Represented clients before South Dakota and Federal Courts and administrative tribunals. Other responsibilities included drafting legal pleadings, conducting and responding to discovery, engaging in settlement negotiations, arbitration, mediation, and conducting legal research.
  • Siegel, Barnett & Schutz, Aberdeen, SD
    Associate Attorney, August 2019-May 2021
    • Provided legal representation in State and Federal Courts, prepared and drafted civil and criminal pleadings, conducted discovery, drafted commercial contracts, participated in settlement negotiations between criminal and civil clients, and conducted legal research.
  • South Dakota Supreme Court – Honorable Justice Steven A. Jensen, Vermillion/Pierre, SD
    Law Clerk, August 2018-August 2019
    • Performed extensive legal research; composed draft opinions to inform, explain, and persuade the Court on legal issues; assisted with administrative tasks; attended appellate court hearings; and conducted extensive editing and review of legal documents.
  • South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Vermillion, SD
    Master Control Operator, June 2009-July 2015
    • Operated state-wise networking architecture and database, provided technical support, conducted FCC emergency broadcast tests, and maintained compliance with FCC regulations.
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  • Kristopher A. Reed, Comment, Back to the Future: How the Holding of Shelby County v. Holder Has Been a Reality for South Dakota Native Americans since 1975, 62 S.D. L. Rev. 143 (2017).