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I work in two areas that I enjoy immensely - energy and fiduciary litigation. 

I am co-chair of BrownWinick's Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Practice Group where my energy practice involves a wide variety of clients, including utilities, private developers, commercial and industrial customers, and municipalities.  I have been trusted by these clients to serve as their advocate in litigation and regulatory proceedings, and to manage and lead transactions involving renewable development and other energy matters.  Some examples of the type of projects I have worked on include ratemaking, rulemaking, permitting, compliance, financing, power purchase agreements and renewable development.  I frequently appear before the Iowa Utilities Board and in related court proceedings where my clients trust me to help achieve their business goals in an arena that is ever-changing. 

My fiduciary litigation practice involves working with and representing trust officers, financial institutions and professionals, and individuals.  I handle complex and contentious matters in a wide array of disputes centered on trusts, estates and guardianships and conservatorships.  I advise clients on best practices to minimize risk and avoid litigation in carrying out their fiduciary responsibilities.  When litigation is unavoidable, I serve as a zealous advocate to protect their interests.

My Approach

I provide responsive, efficient and expert service to clients.  Because of the specialized focus of my practice, I am able to provide a breadth and depth of knowledge that serves clients well.  I combine technical knowhow with real-world pragmatism - my goal is to accomplish your goal by using my expertise as tool to find a solution, not offer a roadblock.  I am also lucky to have many longstanding client relationships.  I want to get to know your business and objectives, and help you achieve those objectives now and in the future.

More About Me

In 2006, I received a J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2006.  I obtained my B.A. in Political Science from Iowa State University in 2003.  I was Phi Beta Kappa at Iowa State University.

I am the Iowa liaison for the Midwest Energy Bar Association and a frequent speaker and adviser to trust officers, financial professionals and others involved in fiduciary litigation and wealth management.

My Specialties

  • Energy Law
  • Renewable Energy Law (wind, solar, renewable natural gas)
  • Water Law
  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Utility Law
  • Fiduciary Litigation

U.S. Department of Agriculture to Invest in Renewable Energy Infrastructure

09-20-2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture ("USDA") Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on September 9th that the Department will invest $464 million to improve the renewable energy infrastructure in 48 states and Puerto Rico. This program is designed to support rural communities, agricultural producers, and businesses. The USDA intends to prioritize a...
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Iowa Utilities Take Steps to Address Customers' COVID-19 Issues

03-23-2020 Many of the electric, natural gas, water, and communications utilities serving Iowans have taken steps to address their customers’ utility service issues associated with the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. Typically, these steps take the form of suspending disconnection of service for nonpayment, although the details of these suspensions can vary....
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Iowa's Next Energy Frontier - Microgrids

10-19-2017 Living in Iowa, you have likely driven within sight of a wind turbine farm with its tubular towers sprouting up hundreds of feet above the local farmer’s crops, or noticed angled solar panels in tight groupings along some shadow-free earth or perched on the edge of a new building’s rooftop. After such an observation, did you pause to wonder how...
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BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers® List

08-17-2023 BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 33 lawyers have been included in the 2024 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. BrownWinick would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2024 The Best Lawyers...
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BW Secures Major Court Victories in Wind Energy Development Cases

05-3-2019 The Iowa Supreme Court upheld the adoption of a wind ordinance and the issuance of a permit to construct a wind farm by the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors, holding that the Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the views of constituents and applicants for wind energy project permits does not invalidate adoption of a wind siting ordinance....
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BrownWinick Attorney Haley Van Loon Selected as a Member of the 2013-2014 Ankeny Leadership Institute Class

09-6-2013 Haley Van Loon, an attorney at BrownWinick, was selected as a member of the Ankeny Leadership Institute Class of 2013-2014. The vision of the Ankeny Leadership Institute is to create a strong and vibrant community through outstanding leadership. The institute is a program for upcoming leaders in the Ankeny area and it is a collaboration of the...
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Taylor Hoffman



Iowa State University

B.A., Political Science, 2003


University of Iowa College of Law

J.D., with distinction, 2006


Iowa, 2006

U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Iowa, 2007


Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association 
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association (ECBA)
  • Iowa Trust Association
  • Polk County Women Attorneys
  • Phi Beta Kappa