Des Moines Real Estate Lawyers

Compare 44 top rated Iowa attorneys serving Des Moines.
Brennan R Block
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Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney
(515) 242-2441 666 Grand Avenue Suite 2000 Ruan Center
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Agricultural and Business
Creighton University School of Law
I represent businesses and their owners in a variety of different spaces, ranging from agriculture, construction and real estate development all the way to emerging technology, venture capital and financial services. The diversity of the clients I work for and the issues they present me with make me well-equipped to provide you practical legal advice on all matters pertaining to your business.

My specific expertise is in structuring, negotiating and documenting merger and acquisition (“M&A”) transactions. In the past few years, I’ve served as lead or associate counsel on a variety of M&A transactions, ranging in value from $5,000 to over...
Charles Becker
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Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney
(515) 283-4609 666 Walnut St., Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Environmental and Municipal
University of Iowa
Chuck Becker has practiced in the areas of Environmental and Real Estate law for more than 20 years and regularly advises corporate clients on environmental regulations and permit requirements in all aspects of business, including manufacturing, financing, real estate, construction and development. His areas of practice include environmental investigations and due diligence; the purchase, sale and leasing of contaminated property; storm water discharge permitting; permits and enforcement under Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, Superfund and other federal and state environmental laws; lending issues and lender liability; regulatory compliance; UST and AST permits, closures and remedial requirements; zoning and...
Todd Elverson
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Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(515) 243-1914 700 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Jonathan Kramer
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Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(515) 288-6041 699 Walnut Street
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Antitrust, Business and Collections
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(515) 288-5000 604 Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Agricultural, Business and Construction
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(515) 274-6210 650 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Criminal
Drake University Law School )
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(515) 242-2400 666 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate and Construction
Drake University Law School
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 63 years experience
(515) 288-2910 1300 Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney
(515) 248-9013 801 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(515) 279-6942 3705 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(515) 243-1914 100 Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Drake University Law School
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(515) 287-7000 535 E Army Post Rd
Des Moines, IA 50315
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(515) 246-5558 317 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate and Business
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(515) 245-5420 1701 Ruan Center
666 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate
University of Notre Dame Law School
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney
(515) 288-2500 666 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate and Business
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(515) 557-5981 800 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Consumer
SMU Dedman School of Law
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(515) 288-6041 317 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Business and Employment
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney
(515) 288-0145 699 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Business, Insurance Defense and Legal Malpractice
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(515) 288-2500 666 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate and Business
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(515) 283-3100 700 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Charles Hendricks
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
West Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(515) 222-9900 1454 30th
Suite 202
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Drake University Law School
Aaron H. R. Ginkens
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West Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(515) 255-8680 2700 Westown Parkway
Suite 170
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatReal Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
Drake University Law School
I am a native Iowan, originally from Chariton. I attended Drake University and Drake Law School and graduated in 2003. I'm licensed to practice in all state and federal courts located in Iowa. I've had a general practice law firm for 17 years and practice in the areas of real estate, family law, juvenile law, debt collection, contracts and a variety of civil matters.

I have been focusing my practice recently on representing the sellers of real estate, for sale by owner (fsbo).

I would be happy to assist you.
Alexandria Vandenberg
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Ankeny, IA Real Estate Law Attorney
(515) 964-2000 1610 SW Main Street, Suite 207
Ankeny, IA 50023
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
Drake University Law School
David Hellstern
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West Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(515) 244-3500 6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266-7733
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Troy Skinner
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West des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(515) 327-1222 4000 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
James Meade
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West Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(515) 868-0163 1200 Valley West Drive, Suite 206-02
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Real Estate, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Harvard Law School
Donald Young
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West Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(515) 440-2175 Century II Bldg., Suite 160
1415 28 Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Real Estate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Mr. Mason James Ouderkirk
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Indianola, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(515) 961-5315 108 S Howard St
P.O. Box 156
Indianola, IA 50125
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Asbestos, Divorce and Probate
Drake University
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(515) 245-4300 2222 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Drake University Law School
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(515) 557-6321 800 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate and Business
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(515) 362-0613 711 High St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(515) 245-4300 2222 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Drake University Law School
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney
(515) 246-7951 215 10th Street, Ste. 1300
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate
Ankeny, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(515) 964-1825 408 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Business
Drake Law School
Urbandale, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(515) 278-4200 2824 104th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Drake University Law School
West des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(515) 327-1222 4000 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(515) 619-6815 1200 Valley West Drive, #208B
Des Moines, IA 50266
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Drake Law School
West des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney
(515) 223-4567 5015 Grand Ridge Dr
West des Moines, IA 50265
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
West des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(515) 327-1222 4000 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
West des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(515) 225-1503 1200 Valley W Dr
West des Moines, IA 50266
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
Drake Law School
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.


Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.

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