EPA Greenlights Ten Pesticides for Use on Hemp in Advance of the 2020 Growing Season

By: Amy Howells | 01.31.2020

Last month, the EPA approved 10 pesticides—including one conventional pesticide, or synthetic chemical, and nine bio pesticides, or naturally occurring bioactive organisms—for use on the Read…

Tax Update - Qualified Opportunity Zone Final Regulations and Highlights of Tax Provisions in Spending Bill

By: Maggie Simonson | 01.24.2020

Final Regulations for Qualified Opportunity Zones At long last, after two sets of proposed regulations, the IRS finalized its regulations with respect to investing in Read…

Estate Planning Considerations for the New Year

By: Robert Hodges | 01.24.2020

It's a new year and a new decade. It's the right time to review and update your estate plan. BrownWinick’s Estate Planning Group has three key Read…

SEC Proposes to Expand Accredited Investor Definition

By: Brandon Cole | 12.19.2019

On December 18, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed to expand the definition of accredited investor. The proposed amendments would ultimately allow more Read…

Iowa Supreme Court Confirms Employers May Use “Same Decision” Defense in Discrimination and Retaliation Cases

By: Michael Dee | 12.06.2019

The Iowa Supreme Court recently issued an important decision for employers in employment discrimination cases. The Court confirmed that employers are entitled to raise the Read…

The Admissibility of Criminal Records in a Civil Case

By: Ingrid Johnson | 12.05.2019

What if you find out your opponent has a criminal record? Can their criminal record be used against them in a civil case? Generally, a Read…

Do I Need to Buy a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Before I Buy Real Property?

By: Ellen Hames | 11.22.2019

Purchasing contaminated real property can potentially bring significant liability upon a buyer. Conducting a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (a “Phase I”) early in the Read…

Planning for the 2019 Year-End and Upcoming Changes in Tax Law

By: Maggie Simonson | 11.21.2019

The end of the 2019 taxable year is quickly approaching, which means there are only a few weeks left for certain tax planning. This article Read…

Don't Let Creditors Crack Your Nest Egg

By: Colin Hendricks | 11.14.2019

As an estate planning attorney, it is my job to provide legal solutions allowing you to plan for tomorrow so you can enjoy life today. Read…

Attorney Fees: Does my Opponent Have to Pay if I Win?

By: Ingrid Johnson | 11.07.2019

Clients often ask if they can get the other side to pay their attorney fees.  The answer is usually no. In courts in the U.S., Read…

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