Phone: (319) 337-9606

120 East Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240-3924

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

Our attorneys assist with the formation and governance of different types of business entities, provide counseling to business and organizational clients, and help structure, draft, negotiate, and document a wide variety of transactions, including asset and stock acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, contracts, and the like. We readily combine our knowledge of business types and transactions with our well-established real estate practice and our willingness to litigate business conflicts. We also represent home owner associations.

CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants at trial and appellate levels in the Iowa court system.


You will have the benefit of our experience trying cases from start to finish before judges and juries, in contract disputes, trust and estate contests, construction cases, personal injury matters, business torts, insurance defense, and other areas. Our attorneys are also experienced family law litigators. We will aggressively pursue or defend your claims, while also balancing the costs and risks of litigation with your ultimate goals.

FAMILY LAW

Our attorneys understand the complexity of family law. Such cases can involve property law, business law, tax law, and laws regarding the custody and care of children. Our family law practice includes:

  • Prenuptial/Premarital Agreements

  • Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)

  • Custody and Visitation

  • Spousal Support and Child Support

  • Enforcement and Modification of Court Orders

  • Mediation

  • Collaborative Law

  • Guardianship and Conservatorship

  • Adoption

  • Grandparent Visitation

ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE, AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION

The process of estate planning typically involves the drafting of a will to specify the distribution of property, as well as financial and medical powers of attorney in the event a client becomes incapacitated. Various types of trust documents may also be utilized to cater to specific needs and requirements of our clients. We will craft a personalized estate plan to help achieve your desired legacy.


Following an individual’s death, wills must be probated through the court system and trusts must be established and managed. We work with executors, beneficiaries, and family members to ensure that you or your loved ones’ final wishes are carried out. 

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

We represent individuals and entities in real estate transactions throughout the community. For transactions of residential property, we conduct abstract reviews, issue title guarantees and title opinions, review purchase agreements and loan documents, and perform closing services. For transactions of commercial property, we work with investors, developers, lending institutions, and landlords and tenants. We also handle residential and commercial leases.

TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT

We have experience navigating the administrative processes of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We help register, protect, license, and enforce your intellectual property rights including trademarks and copyrights.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

 We will apply our extensive experience to defend you against charges of simple, serious, and aggravated misdemeanors, and certain felony offenses. We will also help you navigate the related administrative processes in order to minimize the negative consequences that may accompany certain convictions.