Oskaloosa, Iowa Real Estate Lawyers

Albia, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(641) 932-7802 13 South Clinton Street
Albia, IA 52531- 2031
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Albia, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 49 years experience
212 Benton Ave W
Albia, IA 52531-1928
Real Estate and Estate Planning
Randal Caldwell
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Newton, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(641) 792-4160 211 1st Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Municipal and Probate
University of Iowa
Experience Counselor with more than 30 years experience advising clients in stressful and difficult circumstances
Edward E. Cox
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Ottumwa, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(641) 682-5447 110 E Third Street
P.O. Box 878
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Real Estate, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Drake University
Ed Cox practices in agricultural law, estate planning, and real estate and handles general practices matters. Prior to private practice Ed worked as staff attorney at the Drake University Agricultural Law Center. He has written several publications on agricultural law issues and has given numerous presentations on the topic across the country. Ed is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Missouri.
Bryan Goldsmith
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Ottumwa, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(641) 682-7579 111 West Second Street
Box 601
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Real Estate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Creighton University School of Law
Scott D Flynn
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Keota, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(641) 636-2220 306 E Broadway Ave
Keota, IA 52248
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Iowa
Mr. Mason James Ouderkirk
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Indianola, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 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
J. Scott Edwards
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Marengo, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(319) 359-8255 694 E Hilton St
PO Box 141
Marengo, IA 52301
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Probate
University of Iowa
Newton, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(641) 792-3595 208 N 2nd Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Drake University Law School
Ottumwa, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Construction
Arizona State University, College of Law
Ottumwa, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Real Estate, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Fairfield, IA Real Estate Law Attorney
(800) 542-8485 607 Hillside Dr
Fairfield, IA 52556
Real Estate
Ottumwa, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(641) 682-7579 111 W 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Real Estate, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Ottumwa, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Real Estate, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of Iowa College of Law
Ottumwa, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Drake University School of Law
Grinnell, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(641) 236-6506 833 Broad St
Grinnell, IA 50112
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Iowa College of Law
Charles Hendricks
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West Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 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
Mitchell Taylor
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Burlington, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(319) 752-4537 420 N Roosevelt Avenue
Suite 110
Burlington, IA 52601
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Drake University Law School
Shannon D. Simms
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Grundy Center, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(319) 825-6161 106 4th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Real Estate, 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....
Robyn C. Huss
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Ankeny, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(515) 233-3477 408 SW Third Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
University of Oregon School of Law
Our attorneys work with clients throughout central Iowa.

Robyn C. Huss practices primarily in Divorce/Family Law, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, Adoption, Premarital Agreements, Guardianships, Wills/Powers of Attorney, and document preparation.

Michael W. Pettengill practices primarily in the areas of Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Debt Negotiation, and Real Estate Transactions.

No matter your type of case, it is very important to seek legal advice early in the process so that your rights can be protected. Seeking advice early is important to ensure deadlines and opportunities are not missed.

Contact the Huss Law Office to set up an initial consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are...
Melvin O. Shaw
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Coralville, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(319) 337-7429 1303 5th Street
Suite 104B
Coralville, IA 52241
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
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...
Carolyn R. Wallace
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Iowa CIty, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Real Estate, Business, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
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...
Todd Elverson
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Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(515) 243-1914 700 2nd Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Marty L Stoll
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Cedar Rapids, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
115 Third St. SE
Suite 500
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Real Estate, Business and Collections
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,...
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...
Robert O'Shea
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Cedar Rapids, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(319) 866-9277 2735 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Real Estate, Civil Rights, Employment and Insurance Defense
Drake University Law School
Robert J. O'Shea has been with Brady & O'Shea, PC since its inception. He is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. O'Shea graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1991, earning his Bachelor's Degree in business with cum laude honors. He obtained his law degree with honors from Drake University in 1995, graduating third in his class, and was elected Order of the Coif. He also was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Contracts. Mr. O'Shea was admitted to Iowa Bar in 1995. In addition to practicing in Iowa's state courts, Mr. O'Shea is admitted...
William N. Toomey
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Iowa CIty, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
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...
Thomas H. Gelman
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Iowa City, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52244
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning 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...
Dell A. Richard
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Coralville, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(319) 354-9592 845 Quarry Road
Suite 130
Coralville, IA 52241
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Iowa
Julia Mears
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Iowa City, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(319) 351-4363 209 E. Washington
Paul-Helen Bldg, Ste. 203
Iowa City, IA 52240
Real Estate, Family and Probate
University of Iowa
Daniel P Kitchen
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Washington, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(319) 653-5297 217 West Main Street
Washington, IA 52353
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Iowa
Daniel P. Kitchen, J.D., practices law in Southeast Iowa from his office in Washington, Iowa. Mr. Kitchen's general practice is focused on providing professional legal services suiting individual and small business needs, including, but not limited to, family and divorce law, debtor and creditor bankruptcy, contracts, real estate, wills, and estate planning. Mr. Kitchen is licensed to practice before the State courts for Iowa and Illinois, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa and the Central District of Illinois.
Scott Flynn
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Iowa City, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(319) 337-3167 119 Wright St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Real Estate, Agricultural, Business and Estate Planning
Ryan Prahm
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Coralville, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(319) 351-2028 425 E. Oakdale Blvd., Suite 201
Coralville, IA 52241
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Health Care
University of Iowa
James Meade
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West Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 49 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
Ethan Epley
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Denver, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(319) 984-5479 171 E. Main St.
PO Box 50
Denver, IA 50622
Real Estate, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Criminal
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...
Jaime C. Watts
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Coralville, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(319) 351-2028 425 E. Oakdale Blvd., Suite 201
Coralville, IA 52241
Real Estate, Construction, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
John E. Beasley
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Iowa CIty, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Real Estate, Criminal and Family
University of Iowa College of Law
David Hellstern
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West Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 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 23 years experience
(515) 327-1222 4000 Westown Pkwy
West des Moines, IA 50266
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Donald Young
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West Des Moines, IA Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 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
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