Minnerath, Michelle

Michelle Minnerath


Partner Tax Department

Support Team
  • Bridgett Foss (605) 716-8890

Since Michelle grew up on a farm/ranch operation, she loves working with agriculture clients.  She knows what drives them and gets excited to find ways to save them money.  Michelle also enjoys helping clients find the best options to transition their family legacy/assets down to the next generation in the most tax effective way.  She looks forward to talking with her clients and finding out what they have been up to and the changes in their lives, and loves it when they ask her the same questions!

Michelle joined the firm in 2005 after practicing in public accounting for three years in Bismarck, ND.  She specializes in estate and trust consulting and tax preparation along with farm/ranch, and small business returns. Michelle is the Service Line Leader for the Tax Department.


  • BA in Accounting & Business Administration, concentration in Financial Planning – Jamestown College

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Dakota CPA Society
  • West River Estate & Financial Planning Council
  • SD Planned Giving Council


When outside the office you can find Michelle at the football field, hockey rink, or at the track watching her three boys do what they love.  In addition, she loves to spend time camping, fishing, and gardening.

Michelle's Latest Posts

KT Insights
December 07, 2020

Considerations in Negotiating and Drafting Gift Agreements

A gift agreement is highly recommended for a person desiring to create a legacy gift in their estate plan for their ...
KT Insights
January 14, 2019

Tax Credit Businesses Might be Missing

When business owners hear “Work Opportunity Tax Credit” (WOTC) most think right away they only qualify for this cred...
KT Insights
January 03, 2018

2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Concerning Estate Tax Exemption

President Donald Trump’s vow to repeal the federal estate tax did not happen with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that...