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Specialties

When people ask what I want to be known for, it is for being a lawyer that my clients actually want to call; one who shows a deep curiosity and interest in their lives and business, who understands complex ideas and how they fit into the bigger context; one who provides support and peace of mind in times of stress and adversity, and who adds real value for others who rely on my judgment. That is a big dream, but one I work to achieve every day at BrownWinick.

My Approach

As a business lawyer, I believe that my fundamental role is to help you capitalize on opportunities that come your way and to identify and solve the problems that you face every day. From clients raising millions of dollars of financing, to new parents looking to do some estate planning, you need more than just someone to read and analyze the law: you need someone who can explain how the law impacts you and your goals. Having owned a family business, I know how important it is to find the right balance between formality and practicality when it comes to your legal needs. While every problem is different, the approach remains the same: understand the current situation, understand your goals, and chart the most effective path between them.

More About Me

In 2008, I received a J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2009. I graduated, magna cum laude, in 2006 from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Accounting and Political Science. I have been selected as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers® since 2015 and an “Up and Coming” practitioner by Chambers and Partners.

I am also involved in a number of industry organizations, being an active member of the Association of Business and Industry (including two terms on the board of directors), the Technology Association of Iowa, Leading Age Iowa, and the Iowa Healthcare Association.

I have also served in a number of roles in the community. I currently serve as a board member of Trivium Life Services, a community services and behavioral health provider based in Council Bluffs. Previously, I served as President of the Board of Directors for Bethany Life Communities, a non-profit long-term care community in Story City, Iowa, and as President of the Board of Directors for Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance of Story County, a non-profit providing emergency food, housing, and utility assistance to our neighbors in need.

My Specialties

  • Technology
  • Business and Corporate
  • Corporate Finance / Securities
  • Data Security & Privacy
  • ESOPs
  • Growth Capital
  • Health Law
  • Dental
  • Start-Up
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Estate, Probate
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits

Dental Associate: Your First Employment Contract

09-6-2022 You’re getting ready to graduate dental school. Congratulations! After years of tests, labs, and working in the clinic, you are looking for the perfect job. Once you have secured a job offer, you are faced with a new challenge—the employment contract. Reviewing your employment contract can be intimidating and because you are so excited to have a...
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Considerations for Selling to an ESOP

08-18-2022 An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is an employee benefit plan that allows employees to share in the ownership of the company they work for. The shares are held in a trust, established by the company, for the benefit of participating employees. Generally, a company forms an ESOP which then purchases stock from the existing owner(s) at fair...
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IRS Issues Revised Revenue Procedure for Late Portability Elections

08-8-2022 On July 8, 2022, the IRS issued a revised Revenue Procedure, Rev. Proc. 2022-32, providing for a late portability election to qualifying estates. The new procedure extends the time period in which the simplified method to make a late portability election can be filed. Rev. Proc. 2022-32 allows the simplified method to be used on or before the...
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The EPA's Rule Withdrawal Impact on Environmental Due Diligence

07-12-2022 Since our last post, “New ASTM Standard for Commercial Real Estate Phase I Environmental Site Assessments”, the Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”) withdrew its direct final rule to adopt the new ASTM E1527-21 standard for the EPA’s “All Appropriate Inquiry” rules. The “All Appropriate Inquiry” rules provide a framework under which a...
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BrownWinick Attorneys Successfully Represent New Fashion Pork and BWT Holdings before the Iowa Supreme Court

06-30-2022 In a major development for the agricultural industry in Iowa, the Iowa Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of a nuisance case and reversed a previous Supreme Court decision on constitutional grounds. BrownWinick attorneys James White, Jen Lindberg, and Jim Pray successfully represented New Fashion Pork and BWT Holdings before the Iowa Supreme...
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New ASTM Standard for Commercial Real Estate Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

05-17-2022 On November 1, 2021, the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) International released its revised standards for conducting an environmental site assessment of a parcel of commercial real estate. The new standard updates the previous standard released in 2013. Now referred to as ASTM E1527-21, the ASTM standard is widely used to satisfy...
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New CMS COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

09-1-2020   On Thursday, August 27, 2020, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly filed an unpublished Rule related to COVID-19 testing requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities. The Final Rule is scheduled for publication on September 2, 2020 and will go into effect immediately. CMS issued a memorandum to State Survey Agency...
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Iowa Dental Board Issues Third FAQ to Assist Dentists with Practice Re-Openings

05-18-2020   The Iowa Dental Board (the Board) has issued a third FAQ to address questions received in response to the “Guidelines for the Safe Transition Back to Practice” and the first and second FAQs previously released. The new FAQ addresses questions from dentists about various topics, including: use of half facepiece respirators, defining “potential...
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The CARES Act and Health Care: Federal Funding Authorized to Support Health Care Workforce Programs

04-13-2020   Sections 3401-3404 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economics Security Act, more commonly known as the CARES Act, provide for federal funding to be used for health professions workforce programs, geriatrics workforce enhancement programs, and nursing workforce development. These programs are generally focused on increasing access and...
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UPDATE - Do Health Care Providers Have Legal Immunity When Treating COVID-19 Patients?

04-10-2020   I previously wrote a blog discussing the lack of legal immunity for health care providers treating COVID-19 patients (read here).  However, since then, Governor Kim Reynolds, in coordination with the Iowa Department of Public Health (“IDPH”), issued the Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) Shortage Order due to PPE limitations.  This Order does...
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COVID-19 Prompts Changes to Iowa Certificate of Need Requirements

03-26-2020   On March 17, 2020, Governor Reynolds issued a moratorium of the Iowa Certificate of Need (“CON”) requirements for institutional health care facilities.  Included within the definition of institutional health care facilities are hospitals and nursing facilities.  Pursuant to the Governor’s proclamation, institutional health care facilities would...
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Webinar: COVID-19 and the Impact on Iowa Business: Guidance for Employers

03-24-2020 [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://brownwinick.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-03-23-11.44-BrownWinick-_-ABI-COVID-19-Update.mp4" poster="https://brownwinick.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/BW_ABI_COVID-Update.jpg"][/video]   Join BrownWinick attorneys and the President of Iowa Association of Business and Industry as they discuss...
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Governor Reynolds Signs Bill to Expand the Role of Physician Assistants in Iowa

03-19-2020   On March 18, 2020, Governor Reynolds signed Senate File 2357, expanding the role of physician assistants in Iowa. A couple of key takeaways from this bill are that physician assistants now have prescribing rights, including prescribing of controlled substances and decreased physician supervision requirements. In signing this bill, Governor...
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HIPAA Fee Limitations for Record Requests

11-21-2019 Health care providers and staff commonly receive medical record requests from current or former patients of their practice for a variety of reasons. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) allows for patients to request copies of their own records, with a few limitations, but notably, the regulations also limit...
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SBA Extending the Runway for Small Business Determination

08-1-2019 Article written by BrownWinick 2019 Summer Associate, William "Billy" Daniel, and BrownWinick attorney, Drew Larson Last year on December 17, the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 was signed into law, amending the Small Business Act. While the Runway Extension Act consists of only two sentences (one saying its name and the other what it...
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Who Has Your Data? And What Are They Doing With It?

06-11-2018 BrownWinick attorneys Drew Larson and Brian McCormac were quoted in an article titled, "Who Has Your Data? And What Are They Doing With It?," in the June 2018 edition of the City View Magazine.
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BrownWinick Law Firm Attorneys Featured in 2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

08-20-2021 BrownWinick is excited to announce the following attorneys were selected for inclusion in the Great Plains Super Lawyers directory for 2021. Seven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: William Brown - Tax Michael Dee – Business Litigation Thomas Johnson – Business/Corporate James...
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Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes BrownWinick Attorneys and Practices

05-25-2021 BrownWinick, a preeminent business law firm with offices in Des Moines and Pella, has once again been ranked among leading law firms in the exclusive Chambers USA 2021 Guide. The Chambers USA 2021 Guide is compiled through a research-based review that evaluates the multiple practice areas of hundreds of law firms through investigative research and...
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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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BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

07-2-2018 Twelve BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter - Employee Benefits William C. Brown - Tax Elizabeth A. Coonan – Employment & Labor Michael A. Dee - Business Litigation Alice E. Helle - Employee Benefits Thomas D. Johnson - Business/Corporate Ann Holden...
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BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

07-17-2017 Ten BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter - Employee Benefits/ERISA William C. Brown - Tax Elizabeth A. Coonan – Employment & Labor Michael A. Dee - Business Litigation Alice E. Helle - Employee Benefits Ann Holden Kendell - Employment & Labor James L....
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BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

07-13-2016 Ten BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter - Employee Benefits William C. Brown - Tax Elizabeth A. Coonan - Employment & Labor Michael A. Dee - Business Litigation Alice Helle - Employee Benefits Ann Holden Kendell - Employment & Labor Brian Pingel – Intellectual...
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Cybersecurity

03-15-2016 Drew Larson, an attorney at BrownWInick, was quoted in an article titled, "Cybersecurity," in the March 2016 edition of the Business Record Iowa (in partnership with The Iowa Association of Business and Industry).
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Cyber-Security - A Concern for Iowa

03-11-2016 Drew Larson, an attorney at BrownWinick, was a guest on the Insight on Business and News Hour Radio Show. Drew spoke with Michael Libbie on attempting to inform and engage businesses about the real threat of cyber-security issues.
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BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

07-15-2015 Seven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter - Employee Benefits William C. Brown - Tax Michael A. Dee - Business Litigation Alice Helle - Employee Benefits Ann Holden Kendell - Employment & Labor Brian Pingel – Intellectual Property Brian P....
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Assistant

Lori Nicolet

515-558-8875

Undergraduate

Iowa State University

B.S., magna cum laude, Accounting and Political Science; Minor in Economics, 2006

Legal

University of Iowa College of Law

J.D., with distinction, 2008

Admitted

Iowa, 2009

 

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
    Member
  • Iowa Association of Business and Industry
    Member; Leadership Iowa Class of 2011-2012
  • Technology Association of Iowa 
    Member; Business Climate and Public Policy Committee
  • Bethany Life Communities 
    President, Board of Directors