BrownWinick Managing Partner Chris Sackett Signs CEO Commitment to Racial Equity in DSM

By: BrownWinick | 09.30.2020

  BrownWinick is proud to announce that Chris Sackett, Managing Partner of BrownWinick, has recently signed the CEO Commitment to Racial Equity in DSM. This initiative is led by the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Inclusion Council in collaboration with the Directors Council as well as Capital Crossroads leadership. The initiative calls on CEOs and top-level Read…

BrownWinick Attorney Loree Nelson Inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers

By: BrownWinick | 09.28.2020

  BrownWinick is excited to announce that attorney Loree Nelson has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Loree Nelson became a Fellow took place Thursday, September 24th during the recent 2020 Annual Meeting of the College Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Break Fundraising Record for Variety – The Children’s Charity

By: BrownWinick | 09.17.2020

  BrownWinick is proud to congratulate attorneys Ashley Fuhrmeister, Karen Karr & Allison Lindner on their effort in making the 2020 Polo on the Green a record breaking year for Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa. Ashley, Karen and Allison served as co-chairs of this year’s Polo on the Green event. Typically, Polo on Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers in America List

By: BrownWinick | 08.21.2020

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 26 lawyers have been included in the 2021 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. Best Lawyers® has published their list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the Read…

BrownWinick Adds Insurance Regulatory and Compliance Practice

By: BrownWinick | 07.09.2020

  BrownWinick is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Maureen Henderson to our Des Moines, Iowa, office. Maureen has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Traditional Life at Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited. At BrownWinick, Maureen’s Read…

BrownWinick Welcomes 2020 Summer Associates

By: BrownWinick | 06.19.2020

  BrownWinick is excited to announce our 2020 summer associates. The Summer Associate Program is designed to offer law students the benefit of working at a full-service law firm, while providing the personal attention more characteristic of a smaller firm. Summer associates are encouraged to undertake projects in a variety of BrownWinick’s practice areas.   Read…

Guidelines Issued for the Phased Easing of Restrictions for Iowa’s Long-Term Care Facilities

By: BrownWinick | 06.10.2020

  The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) began implementing guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the phased reopening of Iowa’s long-term care facilities on March 13, 2020. On June 4, 2020, IDPH and IDA issued the Iowa Guidance on Phased Read…

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 Becomes Law, Easing Restrictions on Loan Forgiveness

By: Tess Pocock | 06.05.2020

  Today, President Trump signed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“PPPFA”). The new law amends provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) specifically related to forgiveness of the loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The legislation saw overwhelming bipartisan support, passing by a vote Read…

Revenue Estimating Conference Summary – May 29, 2020

By: Matthew McKinney | 06.04.2020

  The REC (a three member panel comprised of Dave Roederer, Holly Lyons, and David Underwood) met yesterday afternoon (5/29/20) at the request of legislative leadership and Governor Reynolds to reconsider the REC’s March 2020 revenue estimate given the impact of COVID-19 on state revenues.  A short summary of the information discussed during the meeting Read…

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

By: Amy Johnson | 05.28.2020

  The House passed a bill this afternoon that would provide businesses with greater flexibility with regard to their uses of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. The legislation — titled the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act — was introduced by Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas and Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota. It is Read…