Adam C. Van Dike


Office: 515-242-2446

Fax: 515-323-8546



I am a member at BrownWinick and practice primarily in the areas of real estate and creditor’s rights.  While I focus mainly on real estate issues, I have a broad legal background in a variety of areas which help me to give clients advice from many different perspectives.  My approach to the practice of law is to provide common sense advice and to avoid creating unnecessary concerns for the client.  I enjoy practicing law and appreciate the diversity of issues I am privileged to address each day.

My Approach

My job is to identify issues, explain the issues and advise the client how to navigate through the issues.  I believe clients appreciate my common sense approach and ability to focus on important issues and not on unnecessary details.  I always treat my clients with respect, understand that their legal concerns are very important, and hope the client considers me a friend throughout the process.

More About Me

I grew up in Iowa and enjoy all things Iowa!  I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) and my law degree from Creighton University.  Before joining BrownWinick, I practiced at a small law firm in Des Moines where I gained experience in real estate, creditor’s rights and litigation matters.  I keep busy with various volunteer and church activities and serve on a non-profit board.  I love to travel with my family, read, exercise, golf, and play pickle ball!  I currently serve as a co-chair of the BrownWinick real estate practice group and have been selected for including in Best Lawyer® in the area of real estate law.  I am also admitted to practice before the United States Districts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa.

My Specialties

  • Real Estate
    • Commercial and residential transactions
    • Leasing
    • Sale and acquisition of real estate
    • Platting and site plan approval
    • Zoning and land use
    • Title issues
  • Creditor’s Rights
    • Mortgage Foreclosure
    • Bankruptcy matters

Blog Posts

Attention Manufacturers: Check Your Property Tax Assessment

September 19, 2018 Many businesses in Iowa qualify for a property tax exemption for machinery that is used in the process of manufacturing products.  The local county or Read…


Emily Maier



University of Iowa

B.A., 1998


Creighton University School of Law

J.D., 2001


Iowa, 2001

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association 
    Member; Commercial and Bankruptcy Law; Real Estate and Title Law Section
  • City of Clive Board of Adjustment 
    Member (2002-2006)