Hold that Cash . . . for a Few More Weeks! Property Tax Payments Suspended Until April 16, 2020

By: Katheryn Thorson | 03.23.2020

  As we have seen over the last couple of weeks, the government has continued to relax a number of restrictions and regulations in order to provide relief during the COVID-19 outbreak. Governor Reynolds signed another State Public Health Emergency Declaration on Friday, March 20, 2022. Among other items, the declaration suspends the collection of Read…

Your Estate Plan To-Do List While Social Distancing

By: Katheryn Thorson | 03.20.2020

  The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event that is changing the way we think about protecting our families, health and wealth.  During this time, some of you may find yourself at home practicing social distancing in order to do your part in flattening “the curve”.  This time at home may provide an opportunity to Read…

Estate Planning Considerations for the New Year

By: Katheryn Thorson | 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 goals — to ensure our clients and their families: are protected during life (powers of attorney); have a plan for minor children (guardians); and transfer assets in an efficient and Read…

Horizontal Property Regime

By: Katheryn Thorson | 07.25.2018

Developing a condominium building in Iowa comes with its own set of legal requirements and common concerns a person needs to be aware. A condominium project is called a “Horizontal Property Regime” and is governed by Iowa Code chapter 499B. This chapter sets forth the applicable law governing a condominium project, and the most important Read…

ROFR, ROFO and Options: What’s the Difference?

By: Katheryn Thorson | 07.27.2017

Clients frequently enter into transactions that contemplate possible future transactions between the same parties.  For example, a buyer purchasing real estate from a property owner may only want to do so if the buyer will have the opportunity to buy the surrounding real estate in the future.   Rights of first refusals (“ROFR”), rights of first Read…

Employment & Labor Law

By: Katheryn Thorson | 10.25.2013

Welcome to the BrownWinick Employment & Labor Law Practice Group Blog – WorkplaceWise! We look forward to using this forum to discuss the latest news, trends, cases and legislative updates. This blog is maintained by attorneys in BrownWinick’s Employment & Labor Law, Employee Benefits and Litigation practice groups, discussing legal developments of interest to employers Read…