Adam C. Van Dike

Member

Office: 515-242-2446

Fax: 515-323-8546

Email: adam.vandike@brownwinick.com

  

I am a member at BrownWinick and practice primarily in the areas of real estate and creditor’s rights.  While I focus mainly on real estate issues, I have a broad legal background in a variety of areas which help me to give clients advice from many different perspectives.  My approach to the practice of law is to provide common sense advice and to avoid creating unnecessary concerns for the client.  I enjoy practicing law and appreciate the diversity of issues I am privileged to address each day.

My Approach

My job is to identify issues, explain the issues and advise the client how to navigate through the issues.  I believe clients appreciate my common sense approach and ability to focus on important issues and not on unnecessary details.  I always treat my clients with respect, understand that their legal concerns are very important, and hope the client considers me a friend throughout the process.

More About Me

I grew up in Iowa and enjoy all things Iowa!  I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) and my law degree from Creighton University.  Before joining BrownWinick, I practiced at a small law firm in Des Moines where I gained experience in real estate, creditor’s rights and litigation matters.  I keep busy with various volunteer and church activities and serve on a non-profit board.  I love to travel with my family, read, exercise, golf, and play pickle ball!  I currently serve as a co-chair of the BrownWinick real estate practice group and have been selected for including in Best Lawyer® in the area of real estate law.  I am also admitted to practice before the United States Districts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa.

My Specialties

  • Real Estate
    • Commercial and residential transactions
    • Leasing
    • Sale and acquisition of real estate
    • Platting and site plan approval
    • Zoning and land use
    • Title issues
  • Creditor’s Rights
    • Mortgage Foreclosure
    • Bankruptcy matters

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August 16, 2018 BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 27 lawyers have been included in the 2019 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 over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers List

August 15, 2017 BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 26 lawyers have been included in the 2018 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 over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

August 15, 2016 BrownWinick is proud to announce that 24 attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The lawyers included are: Ronni F. Begleiter (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Trusts and Estates) Marc T. Beltrame (Government Relations Practice) Michael R. Blaser (Agriculture Law; Business Organizations, including Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015 BrownWinick is proud to announce that 24 attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The lawyers included are: Ronni F. Begleiter (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Trusts and Estates) Marc T. Beltrame (Government Relations Practice) Michael R. Blaser (Business Organizations, Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 15, 2015 Seven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter – Employee Benefits William C. Brown – Tax Michael A. Dee – Business Litigation Alice Helle – Employee Benefits Ann Holden Kendell – Employment & Labor Brian Pingel – Intellectual Property Brian P. Rickert – Construction Litigation Ten BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Great Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015

August 8, 2014 BrownWinick is proud to announce that 21 attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The lawyers included are: Ronni F. Begleiter (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Trusts and Estates) Marc T. Beltrame (Government Relations Practice) Michael R. Blaser (Business Organizations, including Read…

Assistant

Emily Maier

515-242-2486

Undergraduate

University of Iowa

B.A., 1998

Legal

Creighton University School of Law

J.D., 2001

Admitted

Iowa, 2001

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
    Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association 
    Member; Commercial and Bankruptcy Law; Real Estate and Title Law Section
  • City of Clive Board of Adjustment 
    Member (2002-2006)