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Dean A. Fankhauser

Real estate Attorney at Sioux City, IA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Nebraska - NE 7 years
    Iowa - IA 9 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NE
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dean

Learn Dean’s areas of practice.

Attorney Dean A. Fankhauser was raised in Chadron, Nebraska and is the son of former business owners who still reside in Chadron today. After graduating from Chadron State College, Dean studied at The University of South Dakota School of Law and graduated in 2014 with a Juris Doctor.

While in law school, Dean had many great experiences, including advancing to the Elite 8 of the Sam Masten Appellate Advocacy Competition and completing an internship at the Federal Public Defender’s office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dean moved to the Siouxland Community after law school and shortly began working as an associate attorney. From there, Dean opened his own practice called Fankhauser, Farrens & Rachel, PLC, who merged with Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edgington, Bottaro, Boden & Lessmann Law Firm in 2021 – starting a business venture with endless opportunities. Dean is licensed to practice law in the United States Federal Court for the Northern District of Iowa, as well as Iowa and Nebraska state courts. Dean’s areas of practice include all types of business and tax matters (such as corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, acquisitions, sales, mergers, contracts, succession planning, dissolutions, financing, and licensing); real estate property matters (such as title opinions, title insurance, title guarantee, foreclosures, deeds, sales, acquisitions, condominium transactions, purchase agreements, contracts, leases, options, easements, restrictive covenants, construction liens, landlord-tenant, evictions, subdivision, and zoning and board of adjustment items); estate planning (such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates, complex estates, estate tax, and inheritance tax); probate; and guardianships/conservatorships.

In Dean’s free time (when he has some), you will probably find him spending time with close friends or visiting family.

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Location

Tigges, Bottaro & Lessmann, LLP
613 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA, 51101

Reviews

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Posted by Scott | August 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I would give him 10 stars if I could. Dean has gone above and beyond working on our case. Whenever we called he always answered and gave us informative answers to all our questions. He always made us feel comfortable that we would achieve the outcome we needed. Dean represented my wife and I as our guardianship attorney for our daughter's divorce case and worked along side our daughter's divorce attorney from Des Moines. Our daughter has a life threatening neurological disease and was in the middle of a divorce. When it came time to settle Dean was by far the best attorney present. He came up with very creative ways to negotiate the deal to work in our daughter's favor. Dean has vast knowledge and experience to handle almost everything and really gives his time to his clients. He's a super attorney to have working for you.
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Response from Dean Fankhauser August 19, 2022
Scott, thank you for the exceptional review. You flatter me. The truth is, getting to work with people like you and your family was its own reward. It is cases like yours that remind me why I became an attorney. Thank you for giving me the honor of representing you and your daughter through such a difficult matter. I am grateful to you for your trust in me and your support as we journeyed through this whole process together. I wish you all the best!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
After years of dealing with an issue, I consulted with Attorney Dean Fankhauser. As soon as I finished explaining my situation, Dean said, "I can help you with that." I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. He immediately took the reins, kept me informed throughout the process, and won my case for me. It was a resolution I had waited 5 years for. I am so grateful to Dean for everything he has done for me and I can't imagine what I would have done without him. I would highly recommend Attorney Dean Fankhauser to my friends, family, and anyone looking for a good attorney that will fight hard for them.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!!!
Dean Fankhauser was the best attorney I could have chosen to represent me at my hearing. He was extremely knowledgeable and very attentive to my fears concerning the other party. He made sure we were well-prepared and that I always felt safe. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer.
Response from Dean Fankhauser August 2, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. As your attorney, your safety and your concerns are my No. 1 priority.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Tigges, Bottaro, & Lessmann, LLP
  • 2023 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edgington, Bottaro, Boden & Lessmann Law Firm
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Managing Partner
  • Fankhauser, Farrens & Rachel, PLC
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Moore, Heffernan, Moeller, Johnson & Meis, LLP
  • 2014 - 2016
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Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Chadron State College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Interests of M.K. and Z.K., Minor Children
  • Father's rights were terminated.
  • IN THE INTEREST OF L.B., Minor Child vs. B.B., Father.
  • Judgment Reversed and Remanded
  • IN THE INTEREST OF E.C., Minor Child, J.C. Mother, Appellant
  • Custody of child remained with her father.

Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Woodbury County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iowa Lawyer Trust Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Student Counseling Center Advisory Board (USD)
  • Student Liaison
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Real Estate Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Law Firms – Trusts & Estates Law (Metropolitan Tier 2)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Law Firms–Personal Injury Litigation (Metropolitan Tier 2)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top-Listed City Awards (Total Lawyers in Sioux City: 5 lawyers)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top-Listed City Awards (Total Lawyers in Sioux City: 4 lawyers)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firm - Trusts & Estates Law (Metropolitan Tier 2)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firm - Trusts & Estates Law (Metropolitan Tier 3)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Dean
Business Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Sioux City Real estate Lawyer Dean A. Fankhauser
Dean A. Fankhauser
Real estate Attorney
Sioux City, IA
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation