Hartwick, Iowa Business Lawyers

Jesse Michael Marzen
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Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(319) 409-6960 305 2nd Avenue SE
Suite 200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Business, Divorce, Family and Tax
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
We do the heavy lifting so our clients don't have to in Family Law, Commercial Collections, and Tax Law cases.
James Arenson
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Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(319) 363-8199 425 2nd St SE #900
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of Iowa
At Arenson Law Group, PC, you will find forward-thinking, progressive, and open attorneys who work hard with your best interests in mind. At our law firm you will find modern art, sleek brushed aluminum, and lots of light, unlike the traditional law office. Arenson Law Group, PC attorneys handle cases throughout Iowa and focus on practices such as: Business Law, Corporate Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, and Bankruptcy.
Christine L. Crilley
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Hiawatha, IA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(319) 363-5606 320 Miller Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
University of Iowa
CHRISTINE L. CRILLEY is a General Practice Attorney and Collaborative Lawyer with over thirty years of experience in a variety of legal areas such as family law, adoptions, business law, litigation, construction law, probate and wills.

In Addition to her law practice Ms. Crilley is also an accomplished Mediator and Arbitrator as well as a nationally approved Mediation Trainer. She offers basic Mediation training and advance Mediation training as well as Collaborative Law Training, and Parent Coordinator Training. Christine is also a Parenting Coordinator and Parent Coach.

After earning her B.A. degree at the University of Northern Iowa in 1979, Christine...
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....
John Hofmeyer IV
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Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(319) 363-8199 425 2nd St SE
#900
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
University of Iowa
Growing up I learned how to serve client interests from my father and grandfather, who are both attorneys in northeast Iowa. They taught me to take a hands-on approach to learning and to work hard to understand the underlying causes of a conflict, not just address the immediate problem. I applied that philosophy throughout my academic and professional education by learning the construction industry beginning as a carpenter and then architectural intern at OPN Architects, SOM, and Kahler Slater Architects. After I earned my Bachelors of Architecture from Iowa State University and my Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa,...
Gilbert Caldwell
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Newton, IA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 792-4160 211 1st Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Business, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
University of Tulsa
Counselor and Litigator with more than 30 years experience representing clients in stressful and difficult situations.
Michael Thompson
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Iowa City, IA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
332 S. Linn St., Suite 28
Iowa City, IA 52240
Business, Bankruptcy and Securities
University of Iowa
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
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...
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...
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
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
Marty L Stoll
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Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
115 Third St. SE
Suite 500
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Business, Collections and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Marty Stoll is an Attorney and Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Marty’s work focuses on real estate law, property tax appeals, creditor rights, commercial litigation, and general business law. Marty also represents victims of financial and civil fraud, embezzlement and forgery and serves as the Chair of S&I’s Privacy, Data Security, and Civil Fraud Practice Group. Typical real estate work for Marty includes: Property tax appeals, drafting purchase agreements for commercial and residential property transactions; Title examination and opinions; Real estate installment contracts; Contract forfeitures; Drafting real estate mortgages and foreclosing the same,...
Jaime C. Watts
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Coralville, IA Business Law Lawyer with 9 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
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...
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...
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...
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
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
Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(319) 366-7641 115 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Business, Appeals, Construction and Environmental
Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(319) 393-1020 1921 51st St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Business, Agricultural, Civil Rights and Employment
Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(319) 363-0101 2007 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Business, Employment and Real Estate
University of Iowa College of Law
Waterloo, IA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(319) 232-3304 531 Commercial St
Waterloo, IA 50701
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(319) 393-9090 4056 Glass Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Editorial Staff, Journal of Corporation Law
Coralville, IA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(319) 358-9899 1100 5th St
Coralville, IA 52241
Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa Law School
Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(319) 366-7641 115 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Business, Antitrust, IP and Products Liability
Iowa City, IA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(760) 322-2275 1247 Swisher St
Iowa City, IA 52245
Business and Real Estate
Univ of Iowa COL
Traer, IA Business Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(319) 478-8645 601 1st St
Traer, IA 50675
Business, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(319) 365-9461 115 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Business and Real Estate
Newton, IA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(641) 792-3595 208 N 2nd Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(319) 366-7641 115 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Traer, IA Business Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(319) 478-8645 601 1st St
Traer, IA 50675
Business, Collections, Divorce and Tax
Coralville, IA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(319) 358-9899 1100 5th St
Coralville, IA 52241
Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa Law School
Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(319) 286-1767 222 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Business, Appeals and Criminal
Cedar Rapids, IA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(319) 366-0811 641 40th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Divorce
University of Iowa Law School
Waterloo, IA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(319) 234-1766 620 Lafayette St
Waterloo, IA 50703
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Iowa, College of Law
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