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I am a member with the BrownWinick law firm and am currently a member of the firm's Executive Committee. My practice is primarily transactional, with an emphasis on tax and employee benefits. I have successfully completed the CPA exam, and I often work closely with my clients' accounting team on legal issues. My clients are businesses of varying sizes operating in a variety of different industries. As co-chair of the firm's Women in Business practice group, many of my clients are female business owners in the state of Iowa.

My Approach

My favorite parts of the practice of law are partnering with my clients to solve legal issues interfering with business growth and identifying solutions to help take their business to the next level. I prioritize clear communication, responsiveness, and practical solutions in my work with my clients.

More About Me

I graduated from Iowa State University, with distinction, in 2007, with degrees in accounting and finance. I received my law degree in 2010, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law. I graduated from the University of Iowa with the Iowa State Bar Association Outstanding Graduate Award, the University of Iowa College of Law Future Leader of the Iowa Bar Award, and the Willard L. Boyd Public Service Award Ð Highest Distinction. While at the University of Iowa, I was the Executive Editor for the Iowa Law Review and served as Co-President of the Iowa State Bar Association.

I have been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® in the area of Tax Law and listed as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers® in the area of Tax.  I currently serve on the boards of Metro Women Connect and the Iowa Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Cindy currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for CanPlay. 

My Specialties

Employee Benefits

  • Executive Compensation
  • Stock Options and Equity Compensation
  • DOL Investigations
  • IRS Audits
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Retirement Plans
  • Welfare and Medical Plans
  • Government Plans
  • ESOPs


  • Income Tax
  • Sales Tax
  • IRS Audits
  • Iowa Department of Revenue Audits
  • Tax Court

COVID-19 – Additional Employer Funding Sources

04-9-2020   Many businesses are asking questions about new SBA loans available under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Oftentimes businesses are not aware of other new resources available in the form of refundable advance tax credits — reimbursing the cost of employee wages paid in connection with COVID-19. In many cases, the credits available can...
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Guidance on Tax Payments Following COVID-19 Outbreak

03-19-2020   UPDATE: 4/10/2020 Yesterday, the IRS announced it is expanding the scope of what returns and taxes are now due July 15, 2020 (similar to previous announcements below). The new deadline more broadly applies to taxpayers with a filing or payment deadline on or after April 15 and before July 15, whether that is an original or extended due date....
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BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers in America List

08-21-2020 BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 26 lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® has published their list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the...
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BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

07-11-2019 Eleven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: William Brown – Tax Elizabeth Coonan – Employment and Labor Michael Dee – Business Litigation Alice Helle – Employee Benefits Thomas Johnson – Business/Corporate Ann Holden Kendell – Employment and Labor James Pray – Environmental Brian...
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Michelle Battaglia



Iowa State University

B.S., with distinction, Finance and Accounting, 2007


University of Iowa

J.D., with distinction, 2010


Iowa, 2010


Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • CanPlay
    President, Board of Directors
  • Metro Women Connect
    Board Member
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Iowa Chapter
    Board Member