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BrownWinick Welcomes Samantha Norris

BrownWinick is pleased to welcome Samantha Norris to the firm’s Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law Practice Group. Samantha brings more than 20 years of legal experience to BrownWinick, including having previously practiced energy law at a major Chicago law firm, serving as in-house counsel to a major electric and gas public utility,... Read More

Johanson Accepted into the Heart of America Fellows Institute

BrownWinick is thrilled to announce that attorney Kirsten Johanson has been accepted into Class II of the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). The institute includes six sessions for lawyers who were nominated by an ACTEC Fellow and selected through a competitive application process. The... Read More

2021 Iowa Legislative Session Ends with Flurry of New Tax Rules

On May 19, 2021, the Iowa Legislature closed this year’s session by passing a 60-page tax bill consisting of 28 divisions addressing a plethora of topics, resulting in an estimated cut in taxes of $1 billion over the next eight years. This article does not attempt to cover each of the upcoming tax changes; however, it does highlight the key... Read More

BrownWinick Welcomes Law Students to 2021 Summer Associate Program

BrownWinick is thrilled to welcome six law students to our 2021 Summer Associate Program. The 12-week program is designed to offer second-year law students the benefit of working at a full-service law firm while providing the personal attention more characteristic of a smaller firm. Summer associates work closely with lawyers of all levels on... Read More

Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes BrownWinick Attorneys and Practices

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... Read More

Attorney Justin G. Allen Joins the BrownWinick Litigation Team

BrownWinick is thrilled to announce Justin G. Allen has joined the firm's Litigation practice where he will assist clients in general litigation, government regulation, and white-collar criminal defense. Justin joins BrownWinick from the Polk County Attorney’s Office where he’s been a prosecutor for the previous 18 years. During his time with the... Read More

Four New Attorneys Join BrownWinick

BrownWinick is excited to announce the addition of Nate Borland, Ross Curnow, Jeff Pierick and Caitlin Stachon to the BrownWinick Team. Nate Borland has joined the Employment law team with a primary area of expertise is in labor and employment law, including counseling, investigations, and trial practice. Nate graduated from Upper Iowa University... Read More

Patent Litigation Team Secures Victory After Eight-Year Battle.

The United States Supreme Court recently denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by the opposing party in a patent infringement matter handled by BrownWinick Patent Litigation attorney Michael Dee. Effectively ending more than eight years of vexatious litigation against five BrownWinick clients. The plaintiff, GS CleanTech, filed suit... Read More

Nickerson Selected to the UnityPoint Health-Des Moines Young Advisory Council

BrownWinick would like to congratulate attorney Jordan Nickerson for being selected to the UnityPoint Health-Des Moines Young Advisory Council (YAC). Jordan recently began his three-year term on the council, where he brings not only a passion for helping others but a strong background in health law. The Young Advisory Council at UnityPoint Health... Read More