Adam J. Freed

Member

Office: 515-242-2402

Fax: 515-323-8502

Email: adam.freed@brownwinick.com

  

I am a member of the BrownWinick law firm.  I serve as co-chair of the firm’s Health Law Practice Group and as a key member of the firm’s Agriculture Practice Group.  In my health law practice, I provide strategic advice to individual and institutional health care providers, such as physicians, dentists, hospitals, and nursing facilities, as well as trade associations that represent health care providers.  I strive to provide strategic advice in a clear and concise manner to help health care providers navigate the maze of complex federal and state regulations with which they must comply on a daily basis.  In my agriculture practice, I have advised some of the nation’s largest hog producers and numerous value-added-agriculture businesses.  I also advise clients from a wide variety of industries to negotiate economic development agreements with the State of Iowa and with various local government entities. 

My Approach

Growing up on a farm in Grundy County, I learned the importance of quickly identifying and implementing practical and workable solutions to problems.  That is the approach I strive to provide my clients each day at BrownWinick.  I believe it is important to spend less time talking about a problem and more time solving it.     

More About Me

Before joining BrownWinick, I served the people of Iowa for five years as a staff member of United States Senator Chuck Grassley.  My experience on the Senator’s staff provided me a unique perspective on the development and implementation of laws that impact my clients on a daily basis.  As an aide on the Senator’s personal staff, I gained experience in a wide variety of issues ranging from agriculture to energy policy.  In particular, I was integrally involved in consideration of the 2002 Farm Bill.  As a Legislative Aide and Assistant Investigator on the Senate Finance Committee staff, I coordinated the Committee’s review of Presidential nominations and participated in the adoption of landmark legislation, including the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004 and the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. I was also a key member of a team that investigated abusive tax schemes and conducted oversight into the operations of various federal agencies.  I remain active in politics, regularly volunteering for Republican candidates and the local Republican Party.  

I received a J.D., with high distinction, from the University of Iowa in December 2007. I was admitted to the Iowa bar 2008.  While at the University of Iowa, I was a member of the Iowa Law Review and the Moot Court Board.  I graduated, summa cum laude, in 1999 from the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in Political Science. I have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the area of Health Care. 

My Specialties

  • Health Care Law
  • Agribusiness Law
  • Economic Development
  • Corporate Transactions

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Assistant

Kim Davenport

515-558-0888

Undergraduate

University of Northern Iowa

B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science, 1999

Legal

University of Iowa

J.D., with high distinction, 2007

Admitted

Iowa, 2008

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
    Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    Member; Sections on: Business Law; Health Law
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    Member
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
    Member
  • ABI Leadership Iowa, 2009-2010
  • Iowa Law Review, 2006-2007
  • University of Iowa Moot Court Board, 2006-2007