BrownWinick's Litigation team represents clients in a wide array of civil and commercial matters in state and federal courts, appellate courts, arbitration, mediation and proceedings before administrative agencies. In addition to the State and Federal District Courts, its attorneys have appeared before the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals, numerous federal circuit courts of appeal, including the Eighth and Federal Circuits, the United States Court of Claims and innumerable state agencies.
BrownWinick's litigation practice covers a broad range of substantive areas including business torts, contracts, unfair competition, intellectual property, including patent, trademark, trade secrets and copyright, securities, employment, healthcare, toxic torts, energy distribution, software design, communications, real estate, environmental, agricultural, corporate and partnership disputes, trust and estate disputes and construction. BrownWinick's litigation attorneys become well versed in the industry or issues at stake to provide our clients with the best advocacy possible.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration, mediation, "minitrials" and other techniques for minimizing or avoiding litigation expense, both in Iowa and nationwide.
BrownWinick attorneys are experienced in state and federal appellate advocacy, not only locally but on a national scale.
Defense of lender liability suits, as well as the structuring of workouts to resolve major creditor collection actions.
Representation of lenders, creditors and lessors in enforcement of security interests, obtaining relief from stay, participation in reorganization plans and related Bankruptcy Court litigation. Business Commercial litigation, including suits on contracts, claims of tortious interference, misrepresentation and fraud, RICO violations and suits for injunctive relief.
Representation of clients involved in large, factually and/or legally complex cases, including trade secrets, software contract issues, securities, professional liability, class action defense and tax matters.
Representation of contractors and owners in connection with construction matters, preparation of defense and prosecution of claims, bonding matters, business advice and counseling of contractors.
Litigation and disputes arising out of plans governed by ERISA, COBRA, the Taft-Hartley Act, Iowa government pension funds and similar statutes.
BrownWinick's employment law attorneys represent employers in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings related to the employment relationship, discrimination, wrongful discharge, non-competes and general employment agreements.
BrownWinick's environmental attorneys defend CERCLA claims, handle third party contribution lawsuits and defend EPA and IDNR penalty and injunctive actions and criminal enforcement actions.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Represent clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets cases, at the trial level, in the appellate courts and in mediation and arbitration. The firm's attorneys have handled matters in State and Federal District Court and the Federal and Regional Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Representation of manufacturers and distributors in defending product liability claims involving industrial, commercial and consumer products.
Litigation relating to land transfers, boundaries, foreclosures, development and related disputes.
Trusts and Estates
Disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty, estate taxation, will contests and actions for trust accounting.