Ronni F. Begleiter is a member of BrownWinick and practices in the estate planning and employee benefits areas. Ronni has helped clients and their families plan for death, disability and business succession for several years. She has also assisted large and small employers in designing and administering retirement and other benefit plans for their employees.

Ronni has spoken on both estate planning and employee benefits issues for Drake University, the University of Iowa, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Society of Human Resource Managers, Iowa League of Municipalities and various church and civic groups. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Drake University Law School.

Ronni has been elected to the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for employee benefits law and trusts and estates, being selected in 2014 to Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates and in 2016 to Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. Ronni has also been selected for inclusion in SuperLawyers® in the areas of employee benefits/ERISA and estate planning and probate law and listed in Chambers USA - HIgh Net Worth Guide in the area of private wealth law.

She is a member of the Polk County Bar and Iowa State Bar Associations, a member of the Iowa Bar's Probate Section Council and is the President of the Iowa Academy of Trust & Estate Counsel. Ronni received her B.A., with honors, from Cornell University, her M.L.S, with honors, from Columbia University and her J.D., with honors, from Drake University. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif. Ronni was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1983.

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Cornell University
B.A., with honors, 1969

Columbia University
M.L.S., with honors, 1971

Drake University
J.D., with honors, 1982


Iowa, 1983

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