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Paul E. Carey

Member

Office: 515-242-2416

Fax: 515-323-8516

Email: paul.carey@brownwinick.com

  

After nearly four decades of practice with BrownWinick, I have accumulated knowledge and experience that I rely upon each day in providing practical legal advice to my clients.  Yet each new day brings new challenges and opportunities – chances to help people address their needs and solve real life problems.

My Approach

Like all attorneys, I endeavor to provide the highest quality work in a timely manner.  But I also strive to achieve creative solutions to problems, and to present those solutions in a way you can understand.  There are often multiple ways to address a problem, approach a transaction, or plan for the future.  My role is to help identify those alternatives and the risks and rewards of each, so that you can make informed decisions.  If the obvious alternative will not work, I will look for another way to achieve your goal.

I pride myself in being accessible and approachable.  I work hard to earn your trust, to help you identify and achieve your goals, to provide you with plain language explanations and advice, and to leave you with a clear understanding of the results.  In other words, “It’s all about you”.

More About Me

I received my B.A. in Business Administration from Drake University in 1977, and my J.D. with honors, from Drake Law School in December of 1981.  I was admitted to the Iowa Bar in January of 1982 and immediately began my legal career with BrownWinick.  I am a member of the Drake Law School Order of the Coif, and the Polk County and Iowa Bar Associations.

I have been recognized in the “Chambers USA® High Net Worth” guide as a Band One Attorney in Private Wealth Law in Iowa, and since 2007 have been selected by my peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® in the areas of Tax Law and Trusts and Estates.  I am a charter member of the Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel and am a member of the Tax Committee of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.  Locally, I have served in leadership roles for a number of charitable organizations.

My Specialties

  • Taxation
  • Wills, Estate, Probate
  • Corporate and Business Law

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 Named to 2020 Best Lawyers List

August 15, 2019 BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 24 lawyers have been included in the 2020 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 profession, the media, Read…

BrownWinick Law Firm and Two Attorneys Listed in Chambers USA 2019 – High Net Worth Guide

July 12, 2019 BrownWinick has been ranked as a “leading law firm” in Chambers USA® 2019 – High Net Worth Guide in the area of Private Wealth Law. Two attorneys from BrownWinick were selected for inclusion in Chambers USA® 2019 as “notable practitioners” in the Private Wealth Law – Paul Carey and Robert Hodges. Wealth management in the United States is an ongoing, ever-evolving practice. BrownWinick assists clients Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

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 Law Firm and Three Attorneys Listed in Chambers USA 2018 – High Net Worth Guide

July 20, 2018 BrownWinick has been ranked as a “leading law firm” in Chambers USA® 2018 – High Net Worth Guide in the area of Private Wealth Law. Three attorneys from BrownWinick were selected for inclusion in Chambers USA® 2018 as “notable practitioners” in the Private Wealth Law: Ronni Begleiter Paul Carey Robert Hodges Wealth management in the United States is an ongoing, ever-evolving practice. BrownWinick assists Read…

BrownWinick Law Firm and Three Attorneys Listed in Chambers USA 2017 – High Net Worth Guide

September 19, 2017 BrownWinick has been ranked as a “leading law firm” in Chambers USA® 2017 – High Net Worth Guide in the area of Private Wealth Law. Three attorneys from BrownWinick were selected for inclusion in Chambers USA® 2017 as “notable practitioners” in the Private Wealth Law: Ronni Begleiter Paul Carey Robert Hodges Wealth management in the United States is an ongoing, ever-evolving practice. BrownWinick assists 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 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

Samantha Garner

515-248-6620

Undergraduate

Drake University

B.S.B.A., 1977

Legal

Drake University

J.D., with honors, 1981

Admitted

Iowa, 1982

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
    Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    Member; Taxation Section
  • Iowa Association of Business and Industry
    Member; Tax Committee
  • Iowa Academy of Trust & Estate Counsel
    Member
  • Scottish Rite Park, Inc.
    Board of Directors
  • Order of the CoifPhi Eta SigmaBeta Alpha Psi