Aaron N. Sandvig
The frequently misquoted phrase, “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one,” describes well my approach to life. As an avid learner, I have undertaken many pursuits and hobbies in my life: brewing beer and cider; gardening; baking naturally-leavened sourdough bread; conducting all sorts of home improvement projects from “good enough” dryer repairs to painstakingly detailed kitchen cabinet makeovers; dabbling in ancient Japanese wood preservation techniques; and even raising a couple little girls with my wife. Every time I’ve undertaken another of these pursuits, there’s an iterative process of researching the basics, trying it out, reading and researching some more, implementing my new-learned ideas, and so on. With time and experience, I’ve concluded that every single problem can be tackled one piece and one challenge at a time.
I apply this approach with clients: distill their problem down into its most basic parts and start to build a solution one piece at a time. Doing so allows me to understand more than just the “legal problems” and really bore down into what motivates and drives my clients. With this information, I can craft solutions that fit their particular needs. No two problems are identical, and every situation demands a uniquely tailored solution.
The focus of Aaron’s practice is mainly litigation. He is experienced in the areas of:
- Real Estate boundary conflicts, ownership questions, purchase agreement disputes and general contract disagreements.
- Lender/Creditor issues including cancellation of contract for deeds.
Aaron completed his undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan with a degree in history. He went on to earn his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law after serving five years in the US Army where he led a human intelligence collection team for a cavalry stryker squadron.
- South Dakota
- U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Aaron currently serves on the board of Farm Commons and a past board member of Natural Abundance Food Co-op. He is also a member of the Stearns Benton Bar Association.