Davis Brown Law Firm

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

Protecting Employee Information From W-2 Phishing Scams

The IRS recently provided an update on a growing scam targeting employers. The scam generally operates as follows: criminals devise methods to create emails that appear as though the message has been sent from an executive…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Voluntary Disability Self-identification Form Updated

The Office of Management and Budget has renewed the self-identification form relating to voluntary self-identification of disability for employees of federal contractors. This form has an expiration date of January 31, 2020, and…more
| Government Contracting

Executive Order on Visa Issuance, Screening, and Refugee Admissions Policies

The President issued an Executive Order late Friday, January 27, 2017, banning entry for people from certain countries for 90 days. The situation developed over the weekend and continues to develop…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Executive Orders Change Immigration Policy

President Trump issued Executive Orders affecting immigration policy on border and interior enforcement yesterday (January 25, 2017). Below is a summary of the major provisions and advice we can offer at this time…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

REMINDER: New I-9 Form Now Required

The new version of the I-9 form is now required for all hires as of January 22, 2017. The form may be completed online, printed, and signed, or it may be printed and completed manually…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Probate Inventory: A Public Listing of Assets

When I first posted about Prince’s estate, I did not intend to continue providing updates. However, as administration of the estate continues, more and more opportunities arise to discuss how things could have been handled…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

New National Interest Waiver Standard: Removing obstacles for many talented immigrants

Despite a wide variety of opinions about immigration, most people agree that a person who will benefit the national interest should be allowed to immigrate. While immigration law includes a path for immigration in the national…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Congress Offers Technical Corrections to Help Implement the New Partnership Audit Rules

As discussed in a previous post, in late 2015 Congress enacted the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “BBA”) which completely revamped the way partnerships (including LLCs taxed as partnerships) will be audited beginning in…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

The Quest for a Workable Employee Evaluation: The Saga Continues

In HR you have seen it all: late evaluations, lost evaluations, evaluations with all “5’s” checked and no comments, sexually inappropriate comments, cutesy comments that will get you sued such as, “not the brightest crayon in…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Top 10 Considerations for Iowa Employers Post Election

There has already been a great deal written about the outcome of the 2016 election. Polls, long considered lagging indicators, were not indicators at all. As the dust settles and the recounts conclude, personal, professional and…more
| Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Labor & Employment Law

Was Prince Married? How Does Marriage Affect an Estate?

Several months after his death, a woman came forward claiming she was married to Prince and that she was the sole heir of the estimated $300 million estate. She additionally claimed to have possession of a will signed by Prince…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Federal Court Blocks DOL's New Overtime Rules

A nationwide injunction was issued on Tuesday, November 22, blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing its controversial rule that expands the number of employees eligible for overtime. The injunction blocks…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New Electronic I-9 Form - Some Bugs and Tricky Provisions

A new I-9 form was released this week, which will become mandatory on January 22, 2017. Until that time, employers may continue to use the “old” version (dated 03/08/2013). Electronic completion - The form now can be…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law
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215 10th Street
Ste. 1300
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-3993, United States

Contact: Cara Seidl

  • 515.288.2500
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Worker’s Compensation
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Other U.S. Locations
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Number of Attorneys

50-100 Attorneys

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