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 Gun Legislation & Its Impact on Government Health Care Facilities

Last month, former Governor Branstad signed House File 517 which significantly expands the rights of gun owners in Iowa. The legislation also allows Iowans to sue cities or counties that enact “gun-free zones.”…more
 /  Health

The Importance of Consistency between Master Services Agreements and Statements of Work

All types of business from startups to multinational conglomerates regularly enter into service agreements for the procurement and delivery of products or services. Depending upon the size and complexity of the agreement, the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

HHS Issues Cyber Threat Warning to US Hospitals and Medical Providers

In light of last week’s ransomware attacks overseas targeting hospitals and other providers, HHS is notifying providers in the United States of a warning issued by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Until You're the Unicorn, Protect Yourself: Tips on Personal Guarantees

One of the first steps in any business venture is for the founder to form a business entity separating their personal assets and liabilities from the business assets and liabilities of the new company. Without this separation,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

A Wild Ride - Reviewing the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session for Employers

Like on The Monster at Adventureland, the 2017 legislative session was a thrill ride full of ups and downs for Iowa employers. Starting with the signing of the collective bargaining bill in February and continuing to last week’s…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Digital Assets Bill Signed by Governor Branstad

Governor Branstad signed Senate File 333, the Iowa Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, on April 20. This bill is an important tool in estate planning and trust and estate administration…more
 /  Privacy, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Employer Update: American Health Care Act

Last week, Republicans got one step closer to repealing portions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) when the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”). Due to procedural issues and division within…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Governor Branstad Signs HF295 Preventing Municipalities from Adopting Higher Minimum Wages

In March 2017, Governor Branstad signed HF295, a bill standardizing Iowa’s minimum wage at $7.25 and preventing municipalities from adopting a minimum wage different from the Iowa standard. Background - Over the last few…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

A Forgotten Tool for Commercial Landlords - Statutory Landlord’s Liens

The laws of Iowa give commercial property lessors/landlords an often forgotten tool to use when a tenant owes rent and other monthly lease expenses defined as “rent” under the lease agreement. This tool is called a statutory…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

How to Prepare for a Visit from ICE

With immigration in the news now more than ever, and a national shift in enforcement strategy by the Trump Administration, it is important to prepare your staff for a visit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

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
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