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Lawrence L Piersol Financial Disclosure Report for 2007

Lawrence L Piersol Financial Disclosure Report for 2007

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT  
DISTRICT SOUTH DAKOTA  
400 South Phillips Avenue  
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104-6851  
605-330-6640  
LAWRENCE PIERSOL  
 
Judge  
September 25, 2008  

Honorable Ortrie Smith, Chair Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts One Columbus Circle, N.E., Suite 2-301 Washington, D.C. 20544 
Re: Calendar Year 2007 Filing 
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Rev. 112008 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007 US.Capp. 101-111) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) Piersol, Lawrence Court Organization U.S. District Court, Date Report 0912512008 Title (Article III judges indicate active senior status; magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) us. District Judge  Sa. Report Type (check appropriate type) Nomination, Date Initial Annual Sb. Amended Report Final Reporting Period 01/01/2007 12/31/2007 Chambers Office Address Federal Courthouse, Suite 202 400 South Phillips Avenue Sioux Falls, 57104-6851 the basis the information contained this Report and any modifications pertaining thereto, is, opinion, compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Reviewing Officer Date  

IMPORT ANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. Sign last page. POSITI NS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable positions.) 
NAME 
Director Federal Judges Association 
Director 111e Foundation for the Advancement Independent Judicary and the Rule Law, charitable foundation 
Director John Vucurevich Foundation, charitable foundation 

II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 filing instructions.) 
[ZJ NONE (No reportable agreements.) 

PARTIES AND TERMS 

Date Report 
09/25/2008 
III. N-INVESTMENT ME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-24 filing instructions.) Filer's Non-Investment Income [Z] NONE (No reportable non-investment income.)  
SOURCE AND TYPE  INCOME (yours, not spouse's) Spouse's Non-Investment Income -Jfyou were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section. 
(Dollar amount not required except for honoraria.) NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 

SOURCE AND TYPE 2007 -elf-employed Law Practice and -service director Bush Charitable Foundation 

IV, REIMBURSEMENTS -transportation, lodging, food, entertainmenl 
(Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 25-27 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) 
SOURCE  DATES  LOCATION  ITEMS PAID PROVIDED  John Vucurevich Foundation  Feb 1-3, Apr 28-May  Rapid City,  Board Meetings  Travel expenses reimbursed  John Vucurevich Foundation  June 13-15, Sept 20-21  Rapid City,  Board Meetings  Travel expenses reimbursed  John Vucurevich Foundation  Oct 31-Nov  Rapid City,  Board Meeting  Travel expenses reimbursed  

Nov 9-11 Queenstown, Seminar Travel expenses reimbursed Tampa Bay Chapter, FBA May 23-25 Salt Lake City, Sentencing Seminar Travel expeses reimbursed 
Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 09/25/2008 GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 28-31 filing instructions.)  
[ZJ  NONE (No reportable gifts)  
SOURCE  DESCRIPTION  VALUE 

VJ. LJABJLJTJES. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 32-33 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable liabilities.) CREDITOR First Bank and Trust NoteMortgage: Fann, commercial properties 

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
09/25/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spous.e and dependent children; see PP 14-60 filing 
insrructions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  reporting period  

--. 	(2)--{l) ---(I) 
(2) 
(3) 
(5) 
Type (e.g., 
Date
Place "(X)" after each asset Amount Type g., Value Value 
Value Gain Identity 

Month 
Code Code 
buyer/seller
exempt from prior disclosure
{A-H) 
(J-P) 
{AH) 	(if private transaction) (J-P) 
Code redemption) 
Day 
(Q-W)
-----'L _____j____ _____ 
--------- National Housing Partnership Dividend Rent 
The Equitable -(IRA) Dividend 
Merrill Lynch Latin America Fund (IRA) Dividend 
The Equitable, IRA 	None 
Merrill Lynch Latin America Fund IRA None Income Gain Codes: (See Columns and D4) Value Codes :o=$ ,OOO less F=$50,00  00,000 =$15,000 less =$1,00  $2,500 =$100,001  $1,000,000 K=$15,00!  $50,000  c=$2,501. $5,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$50,00  00,000  D=$5,00! -$15,000 =More than $5,000,000 =$I 00,00 -$250,000 =$15,001  $50,000  
(See Columns and 03) =$250,00I  $500,000 =$500,00  $1,000,000 =SJ,000,001-$5,000,000 =$5,000,001: $25,000,000  
. =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cosl (Real Estale Only) =Assessment =Cash Markel  
(See Column C2)  U=Book Value  V=01her  W=Estimated  ....  

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
09/25/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
___(5)
(4)___[ 
-(1) (2) (3) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Gain Identity 
r:=tT 
Value Value Type (e_g_, Date Value
(A-H)

Code Method Month -Code 
Code (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
exempt from prior disclosure buyer/seller 
(J-P) int) Code Day 
transaction) (Q-W) 
18. Ckg Accts, (2) First Bank Trust, SxFalls Interest Bkgs, 
19_ Ckg Accts, (2) First Natl Bank, SxFalls, Interest 
None Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less  -- -------------- =$1,001 -$2,500  -------------C =$2,50 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000  
(See Columns and D4) =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50,000 =$50,001  $1DO.ODO 100,00 -$250,000  
(See Columns und D3) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,0?0,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) :=Book Value =Other ""Estimated  

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
0912512008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions (1nc111des those spouse and dependent children; see PP J4-6o filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
Place "(X)" after each asset 2:.g-, Value
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent, Code
(A-H) int.) (J-P)
__________ ________ _L__ 
35. Rent 

36. 
None 

Value ----:2-f--_
Method buy, sell, Month -Code Code buyer/seller
Code redemption) Day (J-P) I, (A-H)I (if private 
transaction)
(Q-W) 
37. 
Proctor Gamble Co. Dividend 

38. 
Proctor Gamble Co. Dividend Income Gain Codes: (See Columns aod D4) 
Value Codes (See Columns D3) 
Value Method Codes (See Column C2) ""$I ,000 less =$50,001 -$100,000 =$15,000 less =$250,00I -$500,000 =$25,000,00 -$50,000,000 ==Appraisal =Book Value =$1,001 -$2,500 =$100,001 -$1,000,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 =$500,00 -$1,000,000 =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Other =$2,501 -$5,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$50,00 -$I 00,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 =Assessment =Estimated =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15,00 -$50,000H2 =More than $5,000,000 =$100,00 -$250,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =Cash Market 

Name Person Reporting 
Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
09/25/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 14-60 filing ins1ruclions.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end (including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
(2) 
(2) 
(!) 
(5) (I)
Place "(X)" after each asset 
exempt from prior disclosure
,Amount Code div., rent, 
Type (e.g, Value
Identity Code Method buy, sell, (J-P) Code redemption)
(Q-W) 
Value Type (e.g., 
Date Value 
Gain 
Month -Code Code 

buyer/seller 
(A-H) int.) Day (J-P) (A-H) (ifprivate 
transaction) 
__J_______I_________ 
---1
-- Rent Buy 5-14 Lakes Community Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 Jess =$1,00 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5,000  D=$5,00l -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and 04) =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$1,000,000 =SJ,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 Jess =$15,001 -$50,000 =$50,00 -$I 00,000 =$100,001 -$250,000  
(See Columns and DJ) =$250,00I  $500,000 =$500,00 -$1.000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,00I -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
09/25/2008 
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lndicateparto/Report.) 
VII. INVESTMENTS AND TRUSTS: 
Item -Purchased 5-25-07, $57,500.00 
Item -Purchased 5-14-07, land $7,500.00, then building built for $40,000.00. 

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
09/25/2008 
IX. CERTIFICATION. certify that all information given above (including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisions permitting non-disclosure. further certify that earned income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 

NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY FALSIFIES FAILS FILE THIS REPORT MAY SUBJECT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 
FILING INSTRUCTIONS 
Mail signed original and additional copies to: 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544 Government Act 1978 
Rev. 112008 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007 U.S.C. app.  101-111) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) Piersol, Lawrence Court Organization U.S. District Court, Date Report 05/15/2008 Title (Article III judges indicate active senior status; magistrate judges indicate full-or part-time) U.S. District Judge  Sa. Report Type (check appropriate type) Nomination, Date Initial [{] Annual Final Reporting Period 01/01/2007 12/31/2007  
Sb. Amended Report Chambers Office Address Federal Courthouse, Suite 202 400 South Phillips venue Sioux Falls, 57104-6851 the basis the information contained this Report and any modifications pertaining thereto, is, opinion, compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Reviewing Officer Date  

IMPORT ANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. Sign last page. POSITI NS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 9-13 filing 
instructions.)  NONE (No reportable positions.)  
POSITION  NAME ORGANIZATION/ENTITY  Director  Federal Judges Association  Director  The Foundation for the Advancement Independent Judicary and the Rule  
Law, charitable foundation  Director  John Vucurevich Foundation, charitable foundation (/)CJ ,-'"'!  ,...., c:::)c::Q :;:::  ::u  
II. REE (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 filing instructions.) [ZJ NONE (No reportable agreements.)  cJ> ::;o :z: CJrri_ o-rir  rn-<  

 PARTIES AND TERMS  .,, (")JT1  .r= ..D 

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
05/15/2008 
Ill. N-JNVESTMENT ME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-24 filing instructions.) Filer's Non-Investment Income  NONE (No reportable non-investment income.)  

 SOURCE AND TYPE  INCOME  
(yours, not spouse's) 2007  John Vucureich Foundation -Director Fees 5,000 Spouse's Non-Investment Income -I/you were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section. 
(Dollar amount not required except for honoraria.) NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) SOURCE AND TYPE 2007 	-elf-employed Law Practice and-ervice director Bush Charitable Foundation 
JV, REIMBURSEMENTS --transportation, lodging,Jood, entertainment. 
(Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 25-27 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) 
SOURCE DATES LOCATION PURPOSE ITEMS PAID PROVIDED 	John Vucurevich Feb 1-3, Rapid City, Board Meetings Travel expenses reimbursed 
Foundation 	Apr 
28-May 	
John Vucurevich June 13-15, Rapid City, Board Meetings Travel expenses reimbursed Foundation Sept 20-21 	
John Vucurevich Oct 31-Nov Rapid City, Board Meeting Travel expenses reimbursed Foundation 	
The Aspen Institute Nov 9-1 Queenstown, Seminar Travel expenses reimbursed 	Tampa Bay Chapter, FBA May 23-25 Salt Lake City, Sentencing Seminar Travel expenses reimbursed 

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
0511512008 GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 28-31 filing instructions.) l2J NONE (No reportable gifts.) SOURCE DESCRIPTION VALUE 

VI. LIABILITIES, (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 32-33 filing instructions.) 	NONE (No reportable liabilities.) CREDITOR 
DESCRIPTION VALUE CODE 
NoteMortgage: Fam1, commercial properties 

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
05/15/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, value, transactions (lnc/11des those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  reporting period  
(I)  (2)  (!)  (2)  (I)  
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  buy, sell,  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  redemption)  

---, Transactions during reporting period 
(2) (3) (4) (5) Date Value Gain Identity Month-Code Code buyer/seller 
Day 	(J-P) (A-H) (if private 
transaction) Income Gain Codes: =SJ ,000 less $1,00 -$2,500 $2,50 -55,000  DS5,00l -$15,000 $15,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and D4) $50,00 -$100,000 $100,00 -$1,000,000 $1,000,00 -$5,000,000 More than $5,000,000 Value Codes $15,000 less s15,001 -s5o,ooo s5o,oo -$100,000 00,00 -$250,000  
(See Columns and D3) s25o,oo -S5oo,ooo ssoo.001-$1,ooo.ooo $1,000,001 -$5,000,000 ss.000,001 -$25,ooo,ooo $25,000,00 -$50,000,000 More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
05/15/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, value, transactions (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  reporting period  
(I)  (2)  (1)  (2)  
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  

(I) 
Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) 
Transactions during reporting period 

(2)  (3)  (4)  (5)  
Date  Value  Gain  Identity  
Month Code  Code  buyer/seller  
Day  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  
transaction) Income Gain Codes: 1,000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5,000  D=$5,001-$15,000  E=Sl5,00J -$50,000  
(See Columns and D4) =$50,00 -$I 00,000 =$100,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 100,001 -$250,000  
(See Columns and DJ) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000  
- =$25,000,00 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment  T=Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2)  U=Book Value  V=Othcr ""Estimated  

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS --income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instrnctions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  reporting period  

(2) (I) (2) (2) (4) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  Date  Value  Gain  Identity  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  buy, sell,  Month- Code Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  redemption)  Day  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  

transaction) Income Gain Codes:  A=$ ,000 less ,00 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =SI 5,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and 04) =$50,00 -$100,000 =$100,00 1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50,000 =$50,00 -$I 00,000 =$100,00 -$250,000  
(See Columns and 03) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =$500,00 ;.$ ,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal  R=Cost (Real Estate Only) ""Assessment  T=Cash Market  
(Sec Column C2) =Book Value  V=Othcr  W=Estimated  

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
05115/2008 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value, transactions (/ndudes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  reporting period  

(2) (I) (2) 
(2)
(I) 
(5) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  Type (e.g.,  Date  Value  Gain  Identity  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  buy, sell,  Month- Code  'Code  buyer/seller  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  redemption)  Day  (J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  

transaction) 
-------
None Buy 5-14 Lakes Community LLC 
Income Gain Codes; =$1,000 less =$1,00 -$2,500 =$2,50l -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15,00 -$50,000 (See Columns and 04) =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,00 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 
Value Codes J=$15,000or less K=$15,001 -$50,000 L=$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,00 -$250,000 

(See Columns C:J and D3) N=$250,001 -$500,000 0=$500,00l -s1,000,000 Pl=$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 P3=$25,000,00l -$50,000,000 P4=More than $50,000,000 
Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment T=Cash Market (See Column C2) U=Book Value V=Other ""Estimated 

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
05/15/2008 

VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lndicate partofReport.) 
VII. INVESTMENTS AND TRUSTS: 

Date Report 
Piersol, Lawrence 
0511512008 
IX. CERTIFICATION. certify that all information given above (including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisions permitting non-disclosure. further certify that earned income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 

NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY FALSIFIES FAILS FILE THIS REPORT MAY SUBJECT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 
FILING INSTRUCTIONS 
Mail signed original and additional copies to: 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544