Quick Ways to Help Protect Your Construction Project Against Delays and Damages due to the Coronavirus

By: Brian Rickert | 03.19.2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is dominating the news right now. Its true impact is yet to be determined. In the construction industry, we know how things that are out of our control can impact a project’s cost or schedule. These include a government shutdown, reduction in supply of workers or available supplies, delayed delivery of supplies, or many other items. With Read…

BrownWinick Law Firm Ranked in U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2020 “Best Law Firms” List

By: BrownWinick | 11.01.2019

BrownWinick has been included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings[i]. The tenth edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® released the 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings on November 1, 2019. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a Read…

Failing to Follow OSHA Procedures Can Be Costly

By: BrownWinick | 10.31.2019

No matter how many training sessions or precautions an employer might take, employee accidents and injuries are bound to happen. Most employers are necessarily familiar with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), a law that sets forth minimum safety standards employers must ensure in their workspaces. Creating an OSHA-compliant workspace is essential not only Read…

Cost-Plus Contracts – A New Warning For Contractors

By: Michael Dee | 10.21.2019

A recent decision from the Iowa Court of Appeals serves as a cautionary tale for contractors: Contractors must prove their actual costs under cost-plus contracts or they may not be paid.   In Olmstead Construction, Inc. v. Otter Creek Investments, LLC, the contractor and owner entered into a cost-plus contract to build a convenience store. After receiving revised Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers List

By: BrownWinick | 08.15.2019

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

By: BrownWinick | 07.11.2019

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…

Recent Iowa Supreme Court Case Changes Rules Regarding Mechanic’s Liens on Leased Properties

By: Brian Rickert | 06.28.2019

Article written by BrownWinick 2019 Summer Associate, Mackensie Graham, and BrownWinick attorney, Brian Rickert The Iowa Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling for the construction industry.  In Winger Contracting Co. v. Cargill, Inc., the Iowa Supreme Court held that a contractor in Iowa cannot file a mechanic’s lien against an owner/landlord/lessor’s property when the contract Read…

Attorney Brian Rickert Named to Super Lawyers’ “Top 10 List”

By: BrownWinick | 12.11.2018

Attorney Brian Rickert of the BrownWinick law firm was again named to Super Lawyers “Top 10: 2018 Iowa Super Lawyers List” for Iowa.  The “Top 10 List” is a listing of the lawyers in Iowa who received the highest point totals regardless of practice specialty and is based solely on peer recognition and professional achievement.  Only the Read…

BrownWinick Law Firm Ranked in U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2019 “Best Law Firms” List

By: BrownWinick | 11.02.2018

BrownWinick has been included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The ninth edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers released the 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings on November 1, 2018. Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellent with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

By: BrownWinick | 08.16.2018

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…