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Welcome to South Dakota Trust Company's Private Family Trust Company Website!

South Dakota Trust Company (SDTC) is the industry leader in assisting with both the setup and operation of a Private Family Trust Company (PFTC). A PFTC is generally a LLC that qualifies under state laws to be a trust company. It is owned and operated by the family and provides fiduciary and wealth management services to that family.Traditionally, families have chosen as their trustees: family members, advisors and/or commercial trustees with whom they have had personal, professional or business relationships with over the years. PFTCs allow them to still involve these family members, advisors and institutions in similar functions while serving the PFTC. Additionally, the PFTC provides the family with several advantages and benefits they could not otherwise attain.

South Dakota has been identified by several wealthy families and their advisors as the top jurisdiction in the U.S. for PFTCs. SDTC serves as corporate agent and/or trustee agent for several PFTCs established in South Dakota. The process and cost to establish a PFTC in South Dakota as well as the ongoing administration and maintenance is very favorable as compared with other trust jurisdictions. Additionally, the trust and tax laws in South Dakota are the country's best!

Trust accounts representing more than $19 billion in assets under administration

250 combined years of experience

Worked with more than 25% of the Forbes 400

More than 25 types of trusts available

Work with most types of non-financial assets

Several Private Family Trust Company relationships worth in excess of $75 billion

Ranked annually one of the top advisor friendly trust companies by Bloomberg magazine

Rated the best trust jurisdiction in the U.S. by Trusts & Estates magazine (1/04; 1/07; 1/10; 1/12; 1/14)

The information on this Private Trusts website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this or associated pages, documents, comments, answers, emails, or other communications should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.