Allison M. Lindner

Member

Office: 515-242-2461

Fax: 515-323-8561

Email: allison.lindner@brownwinick.com

  

Based on my experience both as business major at Iowa State University and later working on-site in a part-time general counsel role for one of BrownWinick’s large manufacturing clients, it became very clear to me that I wanted my practice to focus on thinking outside the box and providing advice to clients with the big picture in mind. The most enjoyable part of my practice is being able to strategically partner with clients. To me, to be a “strategic partner” means that I and others on the client team at BrownWinick are fully integrated in all facets of your business; not only understanding your operations and goals, but also getting to know and appreciate your people, your culture, and your values. This approach allows me to align my thinking and practices with your decision-makers, and to evaluate the scope of each “legal” issue that affects your business through a lens that drives creative and innovative solutions.

While some issues or situations may have more than one viable solution, my goal is to provide you with the information and options to allow you to make the best possible decision for your business.

My Approach

I believe that reaching the right result for you on any matter requires the willingness of your legal counsel to be open to creative solutions, viewing the issues and the environment from a unique angle and perspective. I actively pursue this approach by listening to and drawing upon the knowledge, and diverse backgrounds and experiences of my clients.  While I thrive on solving obscure legal issues and successfully negotiating a complex acquisition, the “wins” are the sweetest when I can celebrate with my client and know that I have had a small hand in their real world success.

With that said, I would love to hear from you, whether about your business, legal questions, or simply to have a lively discussion about our favorite travel destinations.

More About Me

After living in Germany as a Rotary Foreign Exchange Student, studying abroad in Spain during my time at Iowa State University, and travelling extensively all over Europe, I knew that ultimately, as an Iowa native, I wanted to build my career and make Iowa “home”.

In 2010, I received a J.D., from the University of Iowa, was a Boyd Service Award Recipient, and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2010. I graduated, with distinction, in 2007 from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Management. I have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the area of Banking and Finance Law and by Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star” in the Business/Corporate area.

I am actively involved in the Steering Council for Metro Women Connect, a Women Lead Change affiliated organization. I am a member of Polk County Women Attorneys, and until recently a multiple term board member of this organization. Currently I am serving as a Co-Chair of the Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa, Annual Polo Event and am one of the BrownWinick Representatives to Entrepreneurs’ Organization, which supports local entrepreneurs. For five years I served as Pro Bono Legal Counsel for the West Des Moines Business Incubator, Inc. I also serve in leadership roles within our Firm, including Co-Chair of our Firm’s Women In Business Group since 2018, and, until recently, as Co-Chair of the Corporate Practice Group. I am also member of the West Des Moines Leadership Academy Class of 2015-2016.

Admittedly, when I am not in the office or out in the community, you can bet I will be planning another adventure abroad. With some of my favorites including a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey, trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru, a camel ride with Bedouins in Jordan, visiting ancient Roman settlements all over the world, and taking in a Broadway show and grabbing a burger at Shake Shack in New York City.

My Specialties

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance / Securities
  • Banking
  • Business and Corporate
  • Growth Capital
  • Franchise

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers in America List

August 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 Attorneys Featured in 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

July 11, 2019 Eleven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: William Brown – Tax Elizabeth Coonan – Employment and Labor Michael Dee – Business Litigation Alice Helle – Employee Benefits Thomas Johnson – Business/Corporate Ann Holden Kendell – Employment and Labor James Pray – Environmental Brian Rickert – Construction Litigation Christopher Sackett – Mergers and Acquisitions Sheila Tipton – Energy and Resources Thirteen BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

July 2, 2018 Twelve BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter – Employee Benefits William C. Brown – Tax Elizabeth A. Coonan – Employment & Labor Michael A. Dee – Business Litigation Alice E. Helle – Employee Benefits Thomas D. Johnson – Business/Corporate Ann Holden Kendell – Employment & Labor James L. Pray – Environmental Brian P. Rickert – Construction Litigation Christopher R. Sackett – Mergers & Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

July 17, 2017 Ten BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter – Employee Benefits/ERISA William C. Brown – Tax Elizabeth A. Coonan – Employment & Labor Michael A. Dee – Business Litigation Alice E. Helle – Employee Benefits Ann Holden Kendell – Employment & Labor James L. Pray – Environmental Brian P. Rickert – Construction Litigation Christopher R. Sackett – Mergers & Acquisitions Sheila K. Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 13, 2016 Ten BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter – Employee Benefits William C. Brown – Tax Elizabeth A. Coonan – Employment & Labor Michael A. Dee – Business Litigation Alice Helle – Employee Benefits Ann Holden Kendell – Employment & Labor Brian Pingel – Intellectual Property Brian P. Rickert – Construction Litigation Christopher R. Sackett – Mergers & Acquisitions Sheila K. Tipton – Energy & Resources Nine Read…

BrownWinick Attorney Allison Lindner Selected as a Member of the West Des Moines Leadership Academy 2015-2016 Class

August 26, 2015 Allison Lindner, an attorney at BrownWinick, was selected to the West Des Moines Leadership Academy Class of 2015-2016. Community leaders from a variety of industries and backgrounds were selected for inclusion in the Academy. The West Des Moines Leadership Academy is an intensive, regionally-oriented leadership development nine-month program designed to give potential and emerging leaders the Read…

Assistant

Ashley Wing

515-248-6625

Undergraduate

Iowa State University

B.S., with distinction, 2007

Legal

University of Iowa

J.D., 2010, Boyd Service Award Recipient

Admitted

Iowa, 2010

Memberships & Associations

        • Polk County Bar Association
          Member
        • Iowa State Bar Association
          Member; Sections on: Business Law; Corporate Counsel
        • American Bar Association
          Member; Business Law Section; Young Lawyers Division
        • Metro Women Connect
          Board Member; Member of the Steering Council and Executive Committee
        • West Des Moines Business Incubator
          Legal Counsel, 2012 – July 2017
        • Polk County Women Attorneys
          Board Member
        • West Des Moines Leadership Academy
          Class of 2015-2016
        • Student Legal Services – University of Iowa
        • Volunteer, University of Iowa College of Law’s Citizen Lawyer Program, 2009-2010
        • University of Iowa Hospitals
          Volunteer, 2007-2009
        • Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems

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