Atlantic, Iowa Estate Planning Lawyers

Eric Checketts
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Malvern, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(402) 913-0119 58890 288th Street
Malvern, IA 51551
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
University of Iowa
My practice is centered on a philosophy of personalized service. Calls returned, emails answered, and constant awareness of your legal matter's status are just a few of the ways that I strive to make your experience superlative.
Lee Michael Rankin
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Oakland, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(712) 482-6999 101 North Main Street
Oakland, IA 51560
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lee M. Rankin is a partner at Willson & Pechacek, PLC, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mr. Rankin primarily practices in the areas of taxation, corporate law, estate planning, real estate, and trust and probate administration. He represents clients in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Monona County and throughout Southwest Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. Lee was born in Omaha, NE and received his BSBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in accounting in 1998. He received his Nebraska license as a Certified Public Accounting in 2001. In 2002, Lee returned to school, attending the University of Nebraska College of Law where...
John Werden
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Carroll, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(712) 792-9752 815 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Drake University Law School
Ronald F. Eich
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Carroll, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
(712) 792-3424 815 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Creighton University School of Law
Daniel P Fischer
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Harlan, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(712) 755-2111 502 Market Street
PO Box 726
Harlan, IA 51537
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Iowa
Daniel is committed to competent advising, responsive communication, and value-based service for clients. With a background and continued involvement in his family's farm, Daniel P. Fischer understands the legal needs and planning techniques best suited for individuals, farms, and businesses in southwest Iowa. Daniel studied Agricultural Business and Economics at Iowa State University, where he graduated summa cum laude and served as the Student Body President. At the University of Iowa, Daniel earned his Juris Doctor, with distinction, and was published in the Iowa Law Review for his note on the taxation of agricultural bankruptcies. Following law school,...
Council Bluffs, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(712) 328-3157 233 Pearl St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Council Bluffs, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(712) 322-5588 42 N 2nd St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Employment
Creston, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(641) 782-7007 211 N Maple St
Creston, IA 50801
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Manning, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 653-2773 517 East St
Manning, IA 51455
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Council Bluffs, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(712) 256-7150 22657 James Dr
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Carroll, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(712) 792-1633 621 N Clark St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Harlan, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(712) 755-3141 711 Court St
Harlan, IA 51537
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Council Bluffs, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(712) 322-5588 42 N 2nd St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Red Oak, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(712) 623-5484 508 N 4th St
Red Oak, IA 51566-2329
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Red Oak, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(712) 623-2554 209 E. Coolbaugh
Red Oak, IA 51566
Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
Red Oak, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(712) 623-2554 209 East Coolbaugh Street
Red Oak, IA 51566
Estate Planning, Family, Probate and Real Estate
Council Bluffs, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(712) 322-5588 42 N 2nd St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Council Bluffs, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(402) 390-2139 124 Charles Park Dr
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Tax
Council Bluffs, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 322-6585 133 Pearl St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Divorce
Council Bluffs, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(712) 322-2040 133 Pearl St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of Iowa College of Law
Denison, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(712) 263-4627 Po Box 248
Denison, IA 51442-0248
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Carroll, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 792-9241 805 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Lindsey R Buchheit
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Sergeant Bluff, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(712) 823-1024 633 1st Street, Suite A
PO Box 533
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Prior to founding Buchheit Law (June, 2013), Lindsey worked as an attorney for two Sioux City law firms from 2007-2013. Lindsey is the President of the Siouxland Estate Planning Council, Secretary of the Sergeant Bluff Community Development Corporation; Secretary of the Center For Siouxland; and a board member of the Iowa Small Business Development Centers. Lindsey is a Martindale Hubbell BV Distinguished attorney and is licensed in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Lindsey's practice includes but is not limited to estate planning and probate; family law; business and creditor law.
Colin L Hendricks
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Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(515) 242-2425 666 Grande Ave
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
My practice primarily deals with estate planning, tax, and corporate formation/governance, though my law firm can help with almost any business need you may have.

I typically deal with individuals, families, and small business owners to (a) protect and arrange themselves during life, (b) provide guidance to loved ones upon their passing, especially for minor children, and (c) transition businesses and wealth from one generation to the next in an organized and tax-efficient manner.

Originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa (north central Iowa), my practice takes me all across the state of Iowa. I'm proud that my family has been providing...
Lisa A. Allison
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Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Drake University Law School
Charles Hendricks
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(515) 222-9900 1454 30th
Suite 202
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Emily Eisenlauer
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street
Suite 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Drake University
Emily was born and raised in the Des Moines area. She graduated from Drake University Law School in 2018 with High Honors, where she was a Junior Member of the Drake Law Review and Treasurer of the Moot Court Board. Emily found her love for Estate Planning and Elder Law while assisting low-income seniors with legal matters at the Drake Legal Clinic. She practices out of the West Des Moines office of Pearson Bollman Law and focuses on estate planning, elder law, and probate/trust administration. Outside of the office, Emily enjoys spending time with her dog, Ruth, biking the local...
David William Patton
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Storm Lake, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(712) 732-6720 216 East Fifth Street
Post Office Box 900
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Drake University
Dave Patton has practiced law for over 35 years, initially in private practice in a suburban law firm in Des Moines, Iowa; then as staff attorney for a small state agency (the Iowa Governor’s Office of Planning and Programming), followed by a move to Richmond, Virginia, where he became a partner in a boutique law firm engaged in business and environmental litigation almost exclusively in federal courts, before returning to his hometown to raise his four boys and engage in the general practice of law, limited to marital, custody, and property disputes, estate and probate matters, real estate and business...
Thad Murphy
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street Ste 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Iowa School of Law
A northeast Iowa native, Thad grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of West Union, Iowa. After graduating from the University of Iowa College of law, he practiced for three years in Davenport, Iowa and has practiced since 2003 in Dubuque, Iowa. He has also maintained an office in Davenport since 2007. Currently practicing out of the Pioneer Law branch in Dubuque, Thad focuses on estate planning, elder law, Social Security disability and veterans disability. When not spending time with his wife and two daughters, Thad enjoys speaking with other attorneys and professional groups. In the past Thad...
Samuel Kreamer
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(515) 727-0900 7155 Lake Dr Ste 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Business, 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...
Chad W. Eichorn
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street
Suite 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Drake University Law School
Chad grew up in Ames, Iowa. Prior to his career as an attorney, Chad was a minister for 10 years in local churches and denominational administration. Chad lives in West Des Moines with his wife, Sarah, and two boys, Walker and Max. Chad’s practice focuses on elder law, estate planning, and non-profit/charitable organizations. He is a licensed mediator for elder law matters. He has provided quality representation to a spectrum of clients including individuals, families, charities, municipalities and professional sports teams. Along with his work as an attorney, Chad routinely speaks at churches and other charitable organizations across the country...
Alexandria Vandenberg
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Ankeny, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(515) 964-2000 1610 SW Main Street, Suite 207
Ankeny, IA 50023
Estate Planning, Family, Juvenile and Probate
Drake University Law School
Donald Young
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(515) 440-2175 Century II Bldg., Suite 160
1415 28 Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Seth J. Harrington
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Urbandale, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(515) 975-3447 2961 100th Street
Ste. 9
Urbandale, IA 50322
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Law school doesn’t just teach you about the law. It also teaches you to never give up. While it was probably the hardest thing I ever did, the lessons I learned there are why I can stand up for clients at some of the hardest times of their lives. I graduated from Drake Law School in 2004 and have ten years of experience in the courts of Iowa standing up for people’s rights, whether as a private attorney, a prosecutor or a child protection attorney.
Tyler Smith
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Altoona, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(515) 212-4000 809 8th St. SW, Suite F
Altoona, IA 50009
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Iowa
David Hellstern
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(515) 244-3500 6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266-7733
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
Drake University Law School
Matthew Bollman
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street
Suite 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning and Elder
University of Denver
ABOUT US Pearson Bollman Law (http://www.pearsonbollmanlaw.com) routinely counsels families in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, probate/trust administration, elder law/Medicaid planning, and VA pension eligibility. Attorney Matthew Bollman Matt grew up in northeast Iowa. Upon graduating from the University of Denver, College of Law in 2000, he moved to Seattle, Washington and then to Phoenix, Arizona. Matt and his family moved back to Ankeny in 2008 to return to the family environment Iowa provides. Matt joined Phyllis Pearson in her practice January 1, 2011. In 2010, Matt became a VA Accredited Attorney. Matt's practice focuses on estate planning, probate/trust administration and elder law. He...
Jonathan Kramer
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Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(515) 288-6041 699 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Business and Tax
Todd Elverson
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Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(515) 243-1914 700 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Drake University Law School
James Meade
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(515) 868-0163 1200 Valley West Drive, Suite 206-02
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Harvard Law School
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.