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Specialties

As an associate attorney at BrownWinick, I'm actively involved in the areas of estate planning and real estate. In these roles, I serve as my clients' guide through a transitional period of their lives or through an investment decision that may have long term implications. As your attorney, I provide expertise and practical advice to help you achieve your personal and business objectives.

My Approach

In any real estate transaction, I provides expertise and practical advice. My goal is to listen to clients’ specific objectives and create solutions that achieve those objectives. I provide a tailored approach to each client and strives to make the whole process seamless and easy.

More About Me

I graduated from Drake University in 2013 with a B.A. in Law, Politics and Society with a concentration in Business Law. In 2017, I received my J.D. with highest honors from Drake University Law School and am a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, I was a member of the Drake Law Review, serving as Research Editor from 2016-2017. Additionally, I was a teaching assistant for the legal research and writing program at Drake Law School from 2015-2017.

I was admitted to the Iowa bar in September 2017 and am a member of the Polk County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Polk County Women Attorneys, and Commercial Real Estate Women of Iowa.

My Specialties

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Leasing and Property Management
  • Land Use, Planning & Zoning
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate and Construction Disputes
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Investment

Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program

08-12-2020   In an effort to reduce the number of evictions and foreclosures in the State of Iowa due to the pandemic, Governor Reynolds created the COVID-19 Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program. This program provides rental assistance or mortgage assistance for up to four months for a household who has had a reduction in income due to the pandemic....
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Landlord Notice of Transfer

10-9-2018 When selling a rental property, landlords should be careful to take appropriate steps to ensure their obligations and liabilities terminate at the time of sale. One of the most important steps in protecting a landlord selling a rental property is to give notice of the sale to the tenants. There is no statute or Iowa case law stating what must be...
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Assistant

Kim Davenport

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Undergraduate

Drake University

B.A., Law, Politics and Society, with a concentration in Business Law, 2013

Legal

Drake University

J.D., with highest honors, Order of the Coif, 2017

Admitted

Iowa, 2017

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
    Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    Member; Sections on: Probate, Trust and Estate Planning; Real Estate and Title Law
  • Polk County Women Attorneys
    Member
  • CREW Iowa (Commercial Real Estate Women in Iowa)
    Member
  • Iowa Trust Association
    Member