Identification of "Essential Business" Employees

By: Amy Johnson | 03.26.2020

  As more cities and states are moving to require citizens to “shelter in place,” how do “essential business” employees identify themselves?  The “shelter in place” Read…

Clarification Provided on Remote Notarizations

By: Karen Karr | 03.25.2020

  On March 24, 2020, the Iowa Secretary of State issued guidance for remote notarizations. It clarifies that remote notarization must comply with Section 6 Read…

AHA Seeks to Simplify Contracting Process for Physicians and Suppliers to Meet Increased Staffing Needs Resulting from COVID-19

By: Jennifer Lindberg | 03.24.2020

  Hospitals are facing an increased need for flexibility in implementing new models of care as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. In order to appropriately staff Read…

Courthouse Contagion: How COVID-19 is Affecting Your Cases, Hearings, and Proceedings

By: BrownWinick | 03.24.2020

  Over the last two weeks, the Iowa Supreme Court has issued several Supervisory Orders affecting courthouse schedules and proceedings across the state in light Read…

It’s 2020, is Hemp legal yet?

By: BrownWinick | 02.24.2020

Hemp is still illegal in Iowa. And while legalization is coming, it is unclear how exactly hemp and hemp-derived products, such as certain CBD (cannabidiol) Read…

BW Wins Appeal in $30 Million Contract Dispute

By: Michael Dee | 02.18.2020

  The Iowa Supreme Court on February 7, 2020, held that BrownWinick client Homeland Energy Solutions, LLC (HES) had an enforceable contract with a former Read…

EPA Greenlights Ten Pesticides for Use on Hemp in Advance of the 2020 Growing Season

By: BrownWinick | 01.31.2020

Last month, the EPA approved 10 pesticides—including one conventional pesticide, or synthetic chemical, and nine bio pesticides, or naturally occurring bioactive organisms—for use on the Read…

Tax Update - Qualified Opportunity Zone Final Regulations and Highlights of Tax Provisions in Spending Bill

By: Christopher Nuss | 01.24.2020

Final Regulations for Qualified Opportunity Zones At long last, after two sets of proposed regulations, the IRS finalized its regulations with respect to investing in Read…

SEC Proposes to Expand Accredited Investor Definition

By: BrownWinick | 12.19.2019

On December 18, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed to expand the definition of accredited investor. The proposed amendments would ultimately allow more Read…

Iowa Supreme Court Confirms Employers May Use Same Decision Defense in Discrimination and Retaliation Cases

By: Michael Dee | 12.06.2019

The Iowa Supreme Court recently issued an important decision for employers in employment discrimination cases. The Court confirmed that employers are entitled to raise the Read…

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