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: Amy Howells | 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…

Returning Employees to the Workplace? We’ve Got You Covered.

By: Ann Holden Kendell |

  Eight members of our Employment Practice Group have prepared a “Return to Work Playbook” to assist employers in returning employees to the workplace during this unusual and unprecedented time. The people contributing to this effort include Beth Coonan, Ann Kendell, Megan Moritz, Danielle Smid, Amy Howells, Caitlin Klingenberg, Tess Pocock, and Ryan Shellady. The Read…

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – CFAP

By: Colin Hendricks | 05.22.2020

  The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced very high-level details regarding the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (“CFAP”) on April 17, 2020. The CFAP is designed to provide money directly to crop and livestock producers to solidify the food chain during COVID-19. Finally, one month after the initial release, the USDA has issued an Read…

Guidance Regarding PPP Forgiveness

By: Amy Johnson | 05.18.2020

  On Friday, the SBA released much-anticipated guidance regarding the forgiveness component of Paycheck Protection Program loans: SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application The guidance includes the forgiveness worksheet that borrowers will be required to fill out as well as information on the types of documentation that borrowers will need to Read…

Iowa Dental Board Issues New FAQ to Clarify Guidance for Dental Practice Re-Openings

By: Amy Howells | 05.11.2020

  With many dental offices reopening or preparing to reopen for elective procedures this week, the Iowa Dental Board (the Board) has issued a second FAQ to address questions received in response to the  “Guidelines for the Safe Transition Back to Practice” issued last week. The original FAQ is also still available for reference. The Read…