Al W. King III
Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Al W. King III is the Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of South Dakota Trust Company, LLC (SDTC), South Dakota Planning Company, LLC (SDPC),  SDTC Services LLC (South Dakota) and SDTC Services of Wyoming, LLC. He is also a member of the management committee of the SDTC Related Companies. SDTC is a national trust boutique for the wealthy based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota serving clients nationally and internationally. Mr. King is based in New York City.

Mr. King was previously the Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Citicorp Trust South Dakota. Mr. King was also a Managing Director and the National Director of Estate Planning for Citigroup. Prior to that Mr. King was the Director of Financial and Estate Planning for Coopers and Lybrand in Stamford, Connecticut.

Mr. King is currently the Co-Vice Chairman of the Editorial Board of Trusts & Estates Magazine.  He has been a member of the Editorial Board for 26 years.  Mr. King has been inducted into the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) Estate Planning Hall of Fame as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP), Distinguished. In addition, Mr. King previously served on the Board of Directors for NAEPC and was the Chairman of the NAEPC Foundation Advisory Board. He is also a member of several groups and organizations including the Society of Trust and Estate Professionals (STEP), the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP), the New York Philanthropic Advisors Network (NYPAN), the Fairfield County and the New York City Estate Planning Councils, etc. In addition, he is frequently published and quoted by several publications on various Estate Planning topics and addresses several professional organizations, special interest groups, and general audiences on the subject of trust and estate planning.

Mr. King received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Holy Cross College, a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University Law School and an LL.M. in Tax Law from Boston University School of Law.

Pierce H. McDowell III
Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer 

Based in Sioux Falls, Pierce H. McDowell III is currently the Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of South Dakota Trust Company LLC (SDTC), South Dakota Planning Company (SDPC), SDTC Services LLC (South Dakota) and SDTC Services of Wyoming, LLC . He is also a member of the management committee of the SDTC Related Companies. SDTC is a national trust boutique for the wealthy based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota serving clients nationally and internationally.

Mr. McDowell was formerly the Co-Founder and President/Chief Trust Officer of Citicorp Trust South Dakota. Prior to joining Citibank, Mr. McDowell practiced law with Woods, Fuller, Shultz and Smith of Sioux Falls, and was a Vice President, Trust Administrator and Business Development Manager for both Norwest and First Banks.

Mr. McDowell is nationally known and frequently quoted by Forbes and other publications on the advantages of South Dakota trust law. Mr. McDowell received the Citibank outstanding sales awards for both 1996 and 1998 as well as the 1997 Epic Award for his Trusts & Estates magazine’s articles on South Dakota Trust planning.

Mr. McDowell has served on numerous non-profit boards and State Bar committees over his career, including as a founding member of South Dakota’s unique Governor’s Trust Task Force. Furthermore, he is a founding Board Member for The Financial Awareness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit a leading advocate behind The Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Movement.

Mr. McDowell received a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota.

Matthew Tobin
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer & Legal Counsel of SDTC and President of SDTC Services of South Dakota and Wyoming

Based in Sioux Falls, Matthew Tobin is the Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and Legal Counsel of the South Dakota Trust Company LLC. Mr. Tobin is also the President of SDTC Services LLC (South Dakota) and SDTC Services of Wyoming LLC which provide for the set up, operation, compliance, and administration of Private Family Trust Companies. Mr. Tobin is also a member of the management committee of the SDTC Related Companies.

Mr. Tobin was formerly a member of the law firm Siegel, Barnett & Schutz, LLC in Sioux Falls where his practice of law focused on general and business litigation, negotiations, mediation, and alternate dispute resolution. Prior to joining Siegel, Barnett & Schutz, Mr. Tobin was a partner in the law firm of Johnson, Heidepriem, Miner, Marlow & Janklow, LLP, also in Sioux Falls.

Mr. Tobin attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 with an emphasis in political science / government and economics. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, Mr. Tobin spent approximately two years working for United States Senator Thomas Daschle both in Washington, D.C. and in the field office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Mr. Tobin attended the University of South Dakota School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 1998. After receiving his J.D., Mr. Tobin served as a law clerk for the Honorable Roger Wollman, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Mr. Tobin is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of South Dakota, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association.