As an associate attorney, my job is to listen, understand your objectives, and provide practical legal advice in an easy-to-understand format. I talk straight and educate clients about what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and how it accomplishes your goals. As a person, I strive to make everyone who walks through my door feel respected, appreciated, and listened to. And if we can share a laugh or two, that’s even better.
My background in estate planning, tax, and business formation/succession allows me to work with individuals and businesses on a range of different subjects. My “bread and butter” is designing estate planning and business/wealth transition strategies. If done correctly, the plan protects you and your family during life and creates an organized and tax-efficient method for passing wealth to the next generation. I represent beneficiaries and fiduciaries in estate and trust administration, willing to represent your interests in the courtroom if necessary.
A substantial part of my practice also involves organizing and growing businesses and non-profits. From formation to sale, I help clients navigate the tax, legal, and practical aspects of owning and operating businesses.
As a third generation attorney, my father and grandfather told stories about helping Iowa families accomplish their personal and professional goals at the supper table. I learned a simple lesson—people want an attorney that listens, cares, and treats others right. So that’s what I strive to do. Originally from Fort Dodge, I enjoy meeting with clients in their hometowns so that I can experience life in all corners of the state.
More About Me
Naturally curious, I’ve always enjoyed learning and believe that education is important. I received my business degree in economics, with highest honors, from the University of Iowa in 2015. I stayed in Iowa City for law school, earning my J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2018. Hard work in the library paid off, as I graduated in the top 10% of my class and was admitted to the Order of the Coif.
I was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 2018 and I remain engaged in the legal community, serving as a board member for the Mid-Iowa Estate and Financial Planners group and attending the Iowa Bar Association Probate Section meetings. I was honored to work as a judicial intern for Justice Thomas D. Waterman of the Iowa Supreme Court during law school.
Outside of work, I enjoy socializing with family and friends and remaining active outdoors—especially golfing, pheasant hunting, and watching football. I also like to travel and read. I serve on the board for Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals and attend services at the Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in Des Moines.
- Estate Planning — Wills, Trusts, and Probate
- Business and Farm Succession Planning
- Business Formation and Governance
- Non-Profit and Charitable Giving
- Estate and Fiduciary Litigation