Government Relations Update – 10.29.21

By: BrownWinick | 10.29.2021

Yesterday, the Iowa Legislature met in a special session and approved the second redistricting map prepared by the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency (“LSA”). Every 10 years, states are required to redraw congressional and legislative district maps using updated U.S. Census population data. The Iowa Senate passed the new map by a vote of 48-1. The Read…

Government Relations Update – 10.15.21

By: BrownWinick | 10.15.2021

October 15, 2021REC SUMMARYThe Revenue Estimating Conference (“REC”), comprised of a three-member panel (Kraig Paulsen, Holly Lyons, and David Underwood) met this morning (10/15/21) as part of their standard schedule of meetings to estimate future state revenues. A summary of the information discussed during the meeting is below, along with the attached spreadsheet distributed before the Read…

BrownWinick Obtains Summary Judgment for Golf Course Client

By: BrownWinick | 10.01.2021

BrownWinick attorneys Ben Merrill and James White recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of their clients WBC Golf Course, LLC (“WBC”) and Mr. Curtis Wahlert, the golf course’s general manager. The case involved allegations that WBC and Mr. Wahlert were not operating the course in a manner consistent with “normal golf course operations,” in violation Read…

BrownWinick Obtains Summary Judgment on Statute of Limitations in Case Alleging over $1 Million in Damages

By: BrownWinick | 09.27.2021

BrownWinick attorney James White recently obtained summary judgment for several clients in a case where the plaintiffs alleged over $1 million in damages.  The case arose out of a 2018 flood of a hotel. The plaintiff, a cleaning and restoration company, performed work at the hotel following the flood. After it was determined that the Read…

Government Relations Update – 9.15.21

By: BrownWinick | 09.15.2021

MICHAEL BOUSSELOT WINS ANKENY SPECIAL ELECTION   House District 37 will continue to be represented by a republican as Michael Bousselot defeated Andrea Phillips in yesterday’s special election. Bousselot, an attorney and former director of Iowa’s Department of Management, secured 51.58% of the vote. The democratic candidate Andrea Phillips received 48.30% of the vote. Those Read…

Gov. Reynolds Deputy Chief of Staff Joins BrownWinick

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  BrownWinick Law is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Paige Thorson as a member to the firm. Thorson compliments the firm’s established government relations, insurance, health care, and energy and natural resources practices. Prior to joining BrownWinick, Thorson served as deputy chief of staff to Gov. Kim Reynolds where she oversaw the governor’s Read…

Government Relations Update – 9.10.21

By: BrownWinick | 09.10.2021

Gov. Reynolds Deputy Chief of Staff to Join BrownWinick Des Moines, Iowa (September 10, 2021) – BrownWinick Law is pleased to announce the addition of Paige Thorson as a member to the firm. Thorson compliments the firm’s established government relations, insurance, health care, and energy and natural resources practices. Prior to joining BrownWinick, Thorson served as deputy chief of staff to Read…

Attorney Margaret Hibbs Selected to Greater Des Moines Leadership Institue

By: BrownWinick | 08.30.2021

  BrownWinick would like to congratulate Attorney Margaret Hibbs on being selected to the 2022 class of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Community Leadership Program. In addition to this program, Maggie is also involved with the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations, Polk County Women Attorneys, West Des Moines Business Incubator, and the Read…

BrownWinick Law Firm Attorneys Featured in 2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

By: BrownWinick | 08.20.2021

BrownWinick is excited to announce the following attorneys were selected for inclusion in the Great Plains Super Lawyers directory for 2021. Seven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: William Brown – Tax Michael Dee – Business Litigation Thomas Johnson – Business/Corporate James Pray – Environmental Brian Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

By: BrownWinick | 08.19.2021

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 21 lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. BrownWinick would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2022 The Best Read…