Tim Lervick is a Partner with the firm’s Commercial Department. Tim began his legal career as a trust officer and was a partner in another Bismarck firm for over twenty years before serving as General Counsel for a building contractor based in Minneapolis. His practice focuses on commercial law, real property, banking, estate planning and probate, regulatory law, and appellate practice. He has obtained a successful result in all thirteen of his appearances before the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Practice Areas

    • Banking and Finance
    • Banking Law, Compliance, and Internal Operations and Processes
    • Financing, Loan Structuring, and Documentation
    • Mergers and Acquisitions of Financial Institutions
    • Public Finance
    • Governance
    • Litigation
    • Tax
    • Construction Law
    • Bankruptcy
    • Collections
    • Debt Restructuring and Workouts
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Advice and representation in employment litigation, including wrongful discharge and discrimination matters
    • Acquisitions and Dispositions
    • Mergers
    • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Sales and Leasing
    • Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations
    • Farm and Ranch Transactions
    • Water Rights
    • Business Entities
    • Mergers and Acquisitions, Spin-Offs, and Reorganizations
    • Business Succession Planning
    • Charitable Giving
    • Elder Law Planning
    • Estate Planning
    • Fiduciary Obligations and Estate and Trust Litigation
    • Guardianships, Conservatorships and Disability Planning
    • Premarital Agreements
    • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
    • Retirement Planning
    • Tax Planning

Bar Admission

North Dakota, 1978
Minnesota, 1978
U.S. District Court of North Dakota, 1978
U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 2007
8th Circuit Court of Appeals


1978 – J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law
1975 – B.S. in Business Economics, North Dakota State University

Community Involvement

Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce – Local Issues Committee
Bismarck Kiwanis Club
Gateway to Science Center Board Member
Bismarck Sanford Health Foundation Board Member

Professional Affiliations

State Bar Association of North Dakota – Ethics Committee
Minnesota State Bar Association
Western Dakota Estate Planning Council

Reported Decisions / Cases

Riverwood Commercial Park v. Standard Oil Company, Inc., 2005 ND 118, 698 N.W.2d. 478; Weiss v. Collection Center, Inc., 2003 ND 128, 667 N.W.2d. 567; Duemeland v. Norback, 2003 ND 1, 655 N.W.2d. 76; Remmick v. Whitman, 2001 ND 102, 627 N.W.2d. 376; Medcenter One, Inc. v. N.D. State Board of Pharmacy, 1997 ND 54, 561 N.W.2d. 634; van Oosting v. van Oosting, 521 N.W.2d. 93 (N.D. 1994); Mees v. Ereth, 492 N.W.2d. 72 (N.D. 1992); Soentgen v. Quain & Ramstad Clinic, P.C., 467 N.W.2d. 73 (N.D. 1991); Gress v. Kocourek, 427 N.W.2d. 815 (N.D. 1988); Brend v. Dome Development, 418 N.W.2d. 610 (N.D. 1988); Medcenter One, Inc. v. Job Service North Dakota, 410 N.W.2d. 521 (N.D. 1987); Hill v. Hill, 392 N.W.2d. 819 (N.D. 1986); Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. v. Dakota Northwestern Bank, N.A., 321 N.W.2d. 516 (N.D. 1982)