As a dually-licensed attorney and CPA at BrownWinick, my practice lies at the intersections of business law and taxation. This could be anything from advising you about the income tax implications of a complex business transaction, employment agreement, or investment; to analyzing sales tax implications for your business; representing you or your business in an audit or tax controversy; counseling you or your business regarding employee benefits; preparing federal and state tax returns for you, your business, or your nonprofit organization; structuring and setting up your new business; and so much more.
I aim to build a relationship with you as your trusted advisor, not just your attorney, so that I am better able to assist you with proactive tax planning, rather than just reacting to taxable events. That being said, I also realize that taxable events are sometimes not planned. Regardless, my goal is always to provide you with concise and straightforward advice on complex issues. When audits and tax controversies arise, I understand they can be quite overwhelming. My role is to navigate you throughout the process, help you prepare, and communicate on your behalf making the situation much less stressful.
More About Me
I received my B.B.A, with distinction, in Accounting and a Certificate in Spanish in 2010 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I obtained my J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2014. While in law school, I received the Boyd Service Award with High Honors for volunteer service, studied abroad in Madrid, Spain with William & Mary Law School, and completed courses in the Master of Accountancy program at the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business to meet CPA license requirements. In 2015, I received my CPA license.
Prior to joining BrownWinick, I worked in public accounting. This experience allows me to see beyond the legal aspects of a transaction or agreement and work side-by-side with you and other tax and financial advisors.
I have been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® - Ones to Watch in the areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Labor and Employment Law - Employee, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates. I am a member of the Iowa State Bar and American Bar Associations, American Academy of Attorney-CPAs, and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.
I was recently selected to serve on the Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission from 2022-2024.
- Taxation Law
- Business and Corporate Law
- Employment Law
- Employee Benefits
University of Hawaii at Manoa
B.B.A., with distinction, Accounting,
Certificate in Spanish, 2010
University of Iowa College of Law
Memberships & Associations
- Iowa State Bar Association
Member; Taxation Section
- Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
- American Academy of Attorney-CPAs
- Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission (2022-2024)