Glenwood, Iowa Business Lawyers

David M. Pillers
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De Witt, IA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(563) 659-2548 615 10th St
De Witt, IA 52742
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Valparaiso University School of Law
DAVID PILLERS is a partner in the law firm of Pillers and Richmond. He received his major in Economics and minor in Business from Valparaiso University, graduating in 1992, and received his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, graduating in 1998. Mr. Pillers maintains a general practice but concentrates his practice in the areas of Civil Litigation, Collective Bargaining, Business and Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate and Estate Planning. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association (Member of the Probate and Real Estate Section), Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association (Section Member: Motor...
Patrick Dillon
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Sumner, IA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(563) 578-1850 209 E 1st Street
Sumner, IA 50674
Business, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Criminal
Drake University Law School
Shayla L. McCormally
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Des Moines, IA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(515) 218-9878 4508 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Iowa
Shayla McCormally is a problem solver. Whether it's helping clients navigate difficult family issues, untangle tax problems, or recover after being injured, Shayla devotes herself to creating the best possible solutions for her clients. She knows the issues her clients are facing are stressful and confusing. She offers solutions and reaches outstanding results for clients
Joel T. S. Greer
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Marshalltown, IA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 752-5467 112 W Church St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Employment
University of Iowa College of Law
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (top 1%) Past President, Iowa State Bar Association Past President, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (250) Past V.P., Iowa Association for Justice (f.k.a. Iowa Trial Lawyers) Founding Board of Directors, American Academy of ADR Attorneys Past Chair, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission Past Member, Iowa Supreme Court Nominating Commission Top Great Plains SuperLawyers (top 5%) Board of Directors, Iowa Defense Counsel Association Board of Directors, Iowa Law School Foundation AVVO rating 10/10
Thomas H. Gelman
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Iowa City, IA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52244
Business, Estate Planning, Health Care and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
Tom was born and raised in Iowa City. He received his BA degree from Harvard University in 1975 and then returned home to attend the University of Iowa College of Law. After completing law school in 1978, Tom joined the law firm where he has been a partner since 1983. Tom represents individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations on a variety of legal matters principally in areas of business and transactional law, including contracts, real estate, business and non-profit entities, estate and gift planning, administration of trusts and estates, healthcare, and charitable foundations. In addition to his legal practice, Tom has...
Anthony Lee Osborn
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Sioux City, IA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(712) 226-4000 410 5th Street
Suite 200
Sioux City, IA 51101
Business, Collections, Communications and Insurance Claims
University of Iowa
Anthony Osborn has significant experience representing individuals and entities in various types of legal disputes and proceedings. His general practice includes but is not limited to Business Law, Construction Law, Insurance Law, Litigation and Trial Law.
Shawn Fitzgerald
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Iowa City, IA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(319) 354-1712 373 Scott Ct. Ste B
Iowa City, IA 52245
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
As a partner with Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, PLC in Iowa City, IA, Shawn provides legal services for criminal defense, personal injury, civil litigation, business law, and estate planning. Shawn received his B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Iowa in 2002 and his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL in 2005.

Prior to joining Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, PLC, Shawn practiced with the law firm of David Goldstein and Associates, LLC in Chicago, IL. While attending John Marshall Law School, Shawn clerked for the law firm of Daley and George, Ltd.
Shawn...
Mr. Christopher Harold Tovar
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Fairfield, IA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(641) 472-5100 1776 Pleasant Plain Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Securities
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Christopher H. Tovar worked in the securities industry as a registered representative with two national brokerage firms before becoming an attorney specializing in securities arbitration before NASD and NYSE (now FINRA) panels and litigation in court settings. He has represented investors seeking redress in cases involving the full range of brokerage negligence and fraud issues, from unsuitability to churning, failure to supervise, selling away, mishandling of incentive stock options, investment banking fraud and conversion. He has also represented brokers and brokerage firms in defending against such claims, as well as brokers who have been wrongfully terminated or who have had...
Melvin O. Shaw
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Coralville, IA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(319) 337-7429 1303 5th Street
Suite 104B
Coralville, IA 52241
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Melvin O. Shaw is a solo, general practicing attorney at The Law Office of Melvin O. Shaw, P.LC., located in Coralville, Iowa. His general practice areas include real estate, estate planning and probate, and business law. Melvin graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2004. Melvin earned an M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1997 and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Melvin is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association (Probate, Real Estate, Business Law, and Family Law committees). He...
Shannon D. Simms
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Grundy Center, IA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(319) 825-6161 106 4th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Drake University Law School
I am a licensed Attorney, certified Mediator and certified Collaborative Law Attorney in the State of Iowa and am passionate about providing quality client service through competency, communication and compassion. I am a part of the general practice firm, Nelson Law Firm, PLLC, where I provide legal services at our main office in Waterloo, Iowa and branch office in Grundy Center, Iowa. My practice areas include but are not limited to, business law, real estate, mediation, family law, including collaborative family law, creditors' rights law (including subrogation, collections and foreclosure), estate planning, probate, guardian/conservator law, and guardian ad litem services....
Carolyn R. Wallace
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Iowa CIty, IA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Business, Health Care, Medical Malpractice and Real Estate
University of Iowa College of Law
Carolyn (“Dazi”) Russell Wallace was born and raised in Iowa City. She left to attend college in North Carolina, returned to Iowa City for law school, and began practicing at the firm in October 2013.

Carolyn maintains a general law practice that includes both transactional and litigation components. On the transactional side, Carolyn assists clients with estate planning, real estate matters, reviewing and negotiating contracts, and other general transactional issues. Carolyn’s litigation practice focuses on defending physicians in medical malpractice cases. Carolyn particularly enjoys legal research and writing, and she routinely assists clients with appellate matters.

In her free time, Carolyn likes...
Daniel O'Brien
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Iowa, IA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(319) 364-1530 Suite D
Cedar Rapids
Iowa, IA 52402
Business, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Iowa
I have been representing clients throughout Iowa for over 30 years. My practice includes office work and litigation. My law practice includes representing clients in state and federal courts throughout Iowa. I specialize in criminal defense. Being convicted of a felony, drunk driving charge, a drug crime or a white-collar crime has a severe impact on employment and educational opportunities. During the first half of my career I practiced almost exclusively in civil law and I continue to have an active civil law practice.
Dell A. Richard
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Coralville, IA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(319) 354-9592 845 Quarry Road
Suite 130
Coralville, IA 52241
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Iowa
David Hellstern
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West Des Moines, IA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(515) 244-3500 6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266-7733
Business, Construction, Estate Planning and Probate
Drake University Law School
William N. Toomey
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Iowa CIty, IA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Iowa College of Law
Will was born in raised in the Iowa City area and obtained his undergraduate degrees and his law degree from the University of Iowa. He was admitted to the practice of law in Iowa in 2005 and has successfully argued cases before the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice in all federal courts in Iowa. His diverse practice includes business litigation, real estate litigation, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, divorce and child custody litigation, landlord-tenant law, business formation and acquisition, and representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

Will lives in Iowa City...
Samuel Kreamer
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West Des Moines, IA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(515) 727-0900 7155 Lake Dr Ste 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Sam practices primarily in Estate Planning (including wills and trusts), probate law, succession planning and business law. In addition to being a lawyer, he is also a certified public accountant. Sam received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration-Accounting from the University of Southern California (U.S.C.) in 1978, and his Juris Doctorate at Drake University in 1981. Sam is licensed to practice law in all courts within Iowa, as well as the following Federal Courts: Northern and Southern District of Iowa, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court. Sam is a member of the...
Todd Elverson
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Des Moines, IA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(515) 243-1914 700 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Drake University Law School
Ethan J. Huizenga
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Orange City, IA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(712) 737-3885 209 First Street NE
P.O. Box 123
Orange City, IA 51041
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Saint Louis University and Dordt College
Ms. Nina M Forcier
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Waterloo, IA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(319) 234-1371 405 Jefferson Street
Suite B
Waterloo, IA 50701
Business, Criminal, DUI and Family
Drake University Law School
Nina grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, attended the University of Northern Iowa and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Nina later attended Drake University Law School where she gained practical experience interning for Iowa Legal Aid and as a student attorney/mediator at the Drake Legal Clinic. At the Drake Mediation Clinic Nina served as a mediator for divorce, child custody and small claims cases.Nina enjoys volunteering and has served in leadership positions: Junior Girl Scout Leader for Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois and as a Parent Teacher Association volunteer leader, treasurer and event organizer for a...
Lynne Sims-Taylor
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Milford, IA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(712) 338-9106 1004 21st Street
Suites 2 & 3
Milford, IA 51351
Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Oxford University, England
Jaime C. Watts
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Coralville, IA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(319) 351-2028 425 E. Oakdale Blvd., Suite 201
Coralville, IA 52241
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Ryan Prahm
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Coralville, IA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(319) 351-2028 425 E. Oakdale Blvd., Suite 201
Coralville, IA 52241
Business, Estate Planning, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Pope S. Yamada
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Iowa CIty, IA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Business, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
University of Iowa College of Law
Pope grew up in Iowa City and, after attending college at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and working in the technology industry in San Francisco, California, returned to Iowa to pursue a career in law. After graduating with his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2003, he started his legal practice at Phelan Tucker Law Offices, where he continues his successful litigation practice. He primarily practices in the field of medical malpractice defense, health care law and represents the interests of healthcare professionals. He is admitted to practice in the State of Iowa and is a...
Jeffery Santema
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Rock Valley, IA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(712) 451-6884 1129 Main Street
Suite 102
Rock Valley, IA 51247
Business
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The Santema Law Office is a general practice law firm located in Sioux County of northwest Iowa, serving the legal needs of the public in the surrounding communities of three states: Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. Your inquiries are welcome on a variety of legal matters. There is no fee for initial consultation.
Jonathan Kramer
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Des Moines, IA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(515) 288-6041 699 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Business, Antitrust, Collections and Tax
Thomas Williams
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Iowa CIty, IA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Iowa College of Law
Thomas Williams has spent most of his adult life in and around Iowa. A graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, Thomas spent several years working in a management development program for a company in the Quad Cities providing services to businesses across Eastern Iowa. After graduating with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law, Thomas practiced corporate litigation in the State of Delaware, primarily focused on claims related to director and officer duties to shareholders and the corporation. He and his wife later returned to the Iowa City area where Thomas spent several years practicing transactional...
Tyler Smith
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Altoona, IA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(515) 212-4000 809 8th St. SW, Suite F
Altoona, IA 50009
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Iowa
Scott Flynn
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Iowa City, IA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(319) 337-3167 119 Wright St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Business, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Tax
Amaresh Sivakumar R Ramaveloo
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Kuala Lumpur, IA Business Law Attorney
Suite N-3-1, Block N, Plaza Damas
60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas
Kuala Lumpur, IA 50480
Business, IP, Securities and Tax
Timothy Casperson
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Lake Mills, IA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(641) 592-1331 102 North 2nd Ave West
P.O. Box 145
Lake Mills, IA 50450
Business, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Tax
Dario Zaffarano
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Ames, IA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(515) 233-6960 621 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
Business, Agricultural, Collections and Estate Planning
Hamline University School of Law
Erek P Sittig
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Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Lawyer
(319) 366-7795 425 2nd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
University of Iowa
Sioux City, IA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(712) 252-3226 421 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Business, Collections, Elder and Estate Planning
Willamette University College of Law
Mt Pleasant, IA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(319) 385-9522 110 N Jefferson St
Mt Pleasant, IA 52641
Business, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Dubuque, IA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(563) 557-8400 700 Locust St
Dubuque, IA 52001
Business, Collections, Divorce and Employment
Mt Pleasant, IA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(319) 385-9522 110 N Jefferson St
Mt Pleasant, IA 52641
Business, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Mt Pleasant, IA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(319) 385-9522 110 N Jefferson St
Mt Pleasant, IA 52641
Business, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Spencer, IA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(712) 262-1630 407 Grand Ave
Spencer, IA 51301
Business, Divorce, Employment and Family
Mt Pleasant, IA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(319) 385-9522 110 N Jefferson St
Mt Pleasant, IA 52641
Business, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Mt Pleasant, IA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(319) 385-9522 110 N Jefferson St
Mt Pleasant, IA 52641
Business, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
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