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Drew D. Larson

Member

Office: 515-242-2485

Fax: 515-323-8585

Email: drew.larson@brownwinick.com

  

When people ask what I want to be known for, it is for being a lawyer that my clients actually want to call; one who shows a deep curiosity and interest in their lives and business, who understands complex ideas and how they fit into the bigger context; one who provides support and peace of mind in times of stress and adversity, and who adds real value for others who rely on my judgment. That is a big dream, but one I work to achieve every day at BrownWinick. 

My Approach

As a business lawyer, I believe that my fundamental role is to help you capitalize on opportunities that come your way and to identify and solve the problems that you face every day. From clients raising millions of dollars of financing, to new parents looking to do some estate planning, you need more than just someone to read and analyze the law — you need someone who can explain how the law impacts you and your goals. Having owned a family business, I know how important it is to find the right balance between formality and practicality when it comes to your legal needs. While every problem is different, the approach remains the same: understand the current situation, understand your goals, and chart the most effective path between them.

More About Me

In 2008, I received a J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2009. I graduated, magna cum laude, in 2006 from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Accounting and Political Science. I have been selected as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers since 2015.

I am also involved in a number of industry organizations, being an active member of the Association of Business and Industry (including two terms on the board of directors), the Technology Association of Iowa, Leading Age Iowa, and the Iowa Healthcare Association.

I have also served in a number of roles in the community. I currently serve as President of the Board of Directors for Bethany Life Communities, a non-profit long-term care community in Story City, Iowa, and previously served as President of the Board of Directors for Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance of Story County, a non-profit providing emergency food, housing, and utility assistance to our neighbors in need.

My Specialties

  • Technology
  • Business and Corporate
  • Corporate Finance / Securities
  • Data Security & Privacy
  • Growth Capital
  • Health Law
  • Dental
  • Start-Up
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Estate, Probate
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits & Planned Giving

Webinar: COVID-19 and the Impact on Iowa Business: Guidance for Employers

March 24, 2020 https://brownwinick.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-03-23-11.44-BrownWinick-_-ABI-COVID-19-Update.mp4   Join BrownWinick attorneys and the President of Iowa Association of Business and Industry as they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Iowa businesses.  Read…

SBA Extending the Runway for Small Business Determination

August 1, 2019 Article written by BrownWinick 2019 Summer Associate, William "Billy" Daniel, and BrownWinick attorney, Drew Larson Last year on December 17, the Small Business Runway Extension Read…

Who Has Your Data? And What Are They Doing With It?

June 11, 2018 BrownWinick attorneys Drew Larson and Brian McCormac were quoted in an article titled, "Who Has Your Data? And What Are They Doing With It?," in the June 2018 edition of the City Read…

Selling a Medical/Dental Practice

March 16, 2015 Benjamin Franklin famously said that the only certain things in the world were death and taxes.  For the owner of a medical practice, it is Read…

Starting a Medical/Dental Practice

March 9, 2015 Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced physician or dentist, opening a new practice can be daunting.  To get started you will need 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…

Cybersecurity

March 15, 2016 Drew Larson, an attorney at BrownWInick, was quoted in an article titled, “Cybersecurity,” in the March 2016 edition of the Business Record Iowa (in partnership with The Iowa Association of Business and Industry). Read…

Cyber-Security – A Concern for Iowa

March 11, 2016 Drew Larson, an attorney at BrownWinick, was a guest on the Insight on Business and News Hour Radio Show. Drew spoke with Michael Libbie on attempting to inform and engage businesses about the real threat of cyber-security issues. 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…

Assistant

Patty Tingle

515-248-6631

Undergraduate

Iowa State University

B.S., magna cum laude, Accounting and Political Science; Minor in Economics, 2006

Legal

University of Iowa

J.D., with distinction, 2008

Admitted

Iowa, 2009

Memberships & Associations

  • Iowa Association of Business and Industry
    Member; Leadership Iowa Class of 2011-2012
  • Technology Association of Iowa 
    Member; Business Climate and Public Policy Committee
  • Bethany Life Communities 
    President, Board of Directors