Stratford, Iowa Estate Planning Lawyers

Fort Dodge, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(515) 576-0333 1728 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Drake Law Review, 1968-70
Ames, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(515) 233-2052 218 SE 16th St
Ames, IA 50010
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Tax
Penn State, The Dickinson School of Law
West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(515) 225-9000 4401 Westown Parkway, Neptune Bld. #302
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Collections
Mary, Marshall Wythe Law School
West des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(515) 243-4148 2700 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
University of Iowa College of Law
Ames, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(515) 239-5000 618 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law, Editor in Chief, Iowa Law Review and Law Clerk to the Honorable J.L. Larson, Supreme Court of Iowa,
Humboldt, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(515) 332-4093 520 Sumner Avenue
Humboldt, IA 50548
Estate Planning, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
West des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(515) 225-1503 1200 Valley W Dr
West des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and International
Drake Law School
Adel, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 56 years experience
(515) 993-4545 1009 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003-1454
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Jefferson, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(515) 386-3158 115 E. Lincoln Way, Suite 200
Jefferson, IA 50129
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(515) 274-6210 650 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Criminal
Drake University Law School )
Hampton, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(641) 456-2555 9 1st St SW
Hampton, IA 50441
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Elder and Tax
Fort Dodge, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(515) 576-4127 805 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Tax
Drake University , Order of the Coif, Member Drake Law Review
Iowa Falls, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(641) 648-5083 412 Washington Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126-2313
Estate Planning
Iowa Falls, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(402) 505-5400 701 Washington Ave.
PO Box 295
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Estate Planning and Business
Jefferson, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(515) 386-3158 115 E. Lincoln Way, Suite 200
Jefferson, IA 50129
Estate Planning, Municipal, Probate and Real Estate
Humboldt, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(515) 332-1157 30 North 8th Street
Humboldt, IA 50548
Estate Planning, Criminal, Juvenile and Probate
Randal Caldwell
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Newton, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(641) 792-4160 211 1st Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Estate Planning, Elder, Municipal and Probate
University of Iowa
Experience Counselor with more than 30 years experience advising clients in stressful and difficult circumstances
Lisa A. Allison
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Joel T. S. Greer
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Marshalltown, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 752-5467 112 W Church St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
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
Colin L Hendricks
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Shannon D. Simms
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Grundy Center, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(319) 825-6161 106 4th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Estate Planning, Business, 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....
Daniel P Fischer
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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,...
Todd Elverson
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
David William Patton
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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...
John Werden
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Ethan Epley
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Denver, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(319) 984-5479 171 E. Main St.
PO Box 50
Denver, IA 50622
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Tax
Drake University
Attorney Epley received his J.D. from Drake Law School in Des Moines in 2009. While at Drake Law School, Ethan was a member and officer in the Agricultural Law Association and an Editor for the Agricultural Law Journal. Ethan earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in 2002 with a major in Agricultural Studies and a minor in Agronomy. While at Law School in Des Moines Ethan worked for the Beginning Farmers Center located in Urbandale Iowa. While working for the Center Ethan participated in a research project regarding the...
Mark Alan Newman
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Forest City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(641) 585-5043 PO Box 408
36131 HWY 69 N
Forest City, IA 50436
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Mark was born on a farm in Wright County, Iowa and currently raises cattle and grapes, he owns a local winery called 99 Bottles Winery near Garner, Iowa.

Mark raised his family in rural Iowa and loves the country. Mark was an Auctioneer for many years and still sells farmland at Auction when his clients want him to do that.

Mark sold over 30 Million Dollars worth of Farm Land in the recent years in North Central Iowa and Southern Minnesota.

Contact Newman Thompson & Gray, for all of your legal needs!
Kristy Arzberger
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Mason City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(641) 424-3131 1531 S Monroe Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Jonathan Kramer
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Timothy Casperson
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Lake Mills, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(641) 592-1331 102 North 2nd Ave West
P.O. Box 145
Lake Mills, IA 50450
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Tax
Bruce Becker
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Sac City, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(712) 662-4771 Main & State Streets
Sac City, IA 50583
Estate Planning
Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(515) 277-7136 415 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Waterloo, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(319) 234-1766 620 Lafayette St
Waterloo, IA 50703
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Iowa , , University of Iowa, College of Law
Newton, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(641) 792-3595 208 N 2nd Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Drake University Law School
Osceola, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(641) 342-2619 122 W Jefferson St
Osceola, IA 50213
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Mapleton, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(712) 882-1468 314 Main St
Mapleton, IA 51034
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
Traer, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(319) 478-8645 601 1st St
Traer, IA 50675
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Tax
West des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
(515) 224-1776 1741 Grand Ave
West des Moines, IA 50265
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Drake University Law School and Associate Editor of the Drake Law Review
Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 63 years experience
(515) 288-2910 1300 Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength
Estate Planning Lawyers in Nearby CitiesEstate Planning Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Related Practice Areas

Elder Law
Probate
Tax Law

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.