Davis Brown Law Firm

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215 10th Street
Ste. 1300
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-3993, United States
Contact: Cara Seidl
Phone: 515.288.2500
Fax: 515.243.0654
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Iowa
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Iowa Workers' Compensation Reform Update

Governor Branstad signed the workers’ compensation reform bill into law Thursday, March 30. The bill affects injuries on or after July 1, 2017…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Iowa Legislature Changes Mechanic's Lien Law

On March 30, 2017, the Iowa Senate passed House File 586. This legislation included a provision expanding the category of residential general contractors who are required to timely file a "Commencement of Work" Notice (or C.O.W…more
 /  Construction Law

Trump Administration Takes Aim at H-1Bs

Besides the wall, another immigration-related theme made a frequent appearance in the presidential campaign: the H-1B visa. This program allows foreign nationals with a bachelor’s degree or higher (or the equivalent in education…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

How a Comma Could Cost You

Few people actually remember all those pesky grammar rules we learned in school. But you can bet that a company in Maine will not be forgetting its comma rules anytime soon…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Statute of Repose Bill Passes House of Representatives

On Tuesday, March 21, the Iowa House passed House File 3 (HF3), a bill that would reduce the Statute of Repose applicable to construction claims. The bill is now on to Governor Branstad…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Elections & Politics

Travel Ban Suspended by Hawaii Federal Court

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, a federal court in Hawaii temporarily enjoined the Executive Order commonly known as the “travel ban” that was to take effect today (Thursday, March 16, 2017). Several other federal courts have…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Top 10 Proposed Changes to Iowa's Workers' Compensation Law

The Iowa Legislature is currently reviewing proposed legislation pertaining to Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation laws. The proposed legislation has been introduced as House File 518, with companion Senate File 435…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Iowa Senate Passes Bill Reducing Statute of Repose

On Wednesday, March 8, the Iowa Senate passed Senate File 413 (SF413), a bill that would reduce the Statute of Repose applicable to construction claims. This bill is now under discussion in the Iowa House (HF3)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Homeowner's Association Bill Dies During First Funnel Week

As you may know, earlier this year a bill was introduced at the Iowa legislature that included proposed changes to the law applicable to homeowner’s associations. The bill, House File 158, was entitled the “Iowa Common Interest…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential

USCIS Announces Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1Bs filed on or after April 3, 2017

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) announced its plan to stop premium processing on the first working day of April (Monday April 3, 2017) for all H-1B filings. Background - “Premium processing” is a…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

You have Your Ship, and Now You Need Your Crew, How to get Your 'Ship' Together

Starting a business is not always simple. Being an employer carries with it a number of obligations and it is important to know the ropes prior to even hiring your first employee. Below is a condensed HR checklist that employers…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Travel Ban Reinstated

Today the White House released the promised updated “travel ban” Executive Order (“Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”). The original Executive Order was enjoined by a federal court on…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Don't Be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish - Advice for New Employers Regarding Employee Classifications

Entrepreneurs wear many hats, from providing a quality product or service to managing employees. New employers frequently expose themselves to liability when they think that ignorance is a defense that they can use if an…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Corporate Governance for Commercial Telcos

John Pietila presented this webinar on corporate governance issues to the NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association in February 2017. Please see full Presentation below for more information…more
 /  Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Securities Law

Open Internet: Dead or Alive?

John Pietila presented this webinar on the subject of Net Neutrality (Open Internet) to the Iowa Communications Alliance in February 2017. Please see full Presentation below for more information…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy
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