BrownWinick Law Firm

666 Grand Avenue
Suite 2000
Des Moines, Iowa 50309, United States
Contact: Debi Bull
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Getting to Know You (and Your Investors): Regulation D Disclosures and Investor Limitations

Many startups and small businesses get to a point where they determine the best way to raise capital is to bring in an outside investor through a securities offering. Depending on the amount of disclosures you are willing to…more

Unlucky in the Lottery: H-1B Alternatives

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently completed its annual H-1B visa random selection process, more colloquially known as the “lottery.” The lottery process is mandatory for all H-1B petitions that are…more

Real Estate Purchase Agreements: A Standard Form Isn't Necessarily Standard

I routinely receive calls from clients seeking to purchase a house, and asking whether it is necessary for an attorney to review the purchase agreement. The simple answer is yes. While residential purchase agreements are often…more

New Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta Withdraws Obama-Era Guidance

In previous client alerts, we had warned against the U.S. Department of Labor’s increasingly aggressive stance on subjecting independent contractors to federal labor laws, and melding one or more businesses together as “joint…more

Tight Limits on Where Patent Lawsuits May Be Filed

On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court unanimously, and drastically, limited the rules for where patent infringement lawsuits may be filed. In TC Heartland, LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, LLC, the Supreme Court held…more

Who's Going to Pay My Attorney?

As a litigator, one of the most common questions I receive from clients is whether or not the opposing party in the lawsuit will have to pay for our attorney fees. Most clients are surprised to hear that Iowa state and federal…more

Regulatory Trim - The Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth (the “Executive Order”). This Executive Order emphasizes the nation’s interest in promoting clean…more

USCIS Announces Green Card and EAD Redesign

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is redesigning the Permanent Resident Card (a.k.a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification…more

Factors in Choosing Between Arbitration and Litigation

In drafting contracts, one provision that must be considered for inclusion is the way disputes are resolved. Some parties, especially those in the construction or financial industries, have a preference for using arbitration to…more

Can You Give That To Me In Words I Can Understand?

Recently I was working with a client on a large and complicated transaction. We were discussing the legal relationship between several different agreements. The client gave me one of the best compliments I have ever received…more

Choosing to Operate as an LLC: What Next?

Congratulations on choosing to operate your business as a limited liability company. Limited liability companies offer the liability protection of a corporation and the tax benefits of a partnership, which make them a great…more

Some Delays and Some Immediate Changes with OSHA

On April 6, 2017 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a delay in the enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry. The new standard…more

Pair of Appellate Decisions Show Protected-Class Employees Aren't Term-Proof

We often receive calls from employers struggling to performance-manage employees who belong to one or more protected classes or who have engaged in protected activity. To be sure, given the broad scope of anti-retaliation laws,…more

New Guidance on Dental Labs as Business Associates

In March 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) confirmed that a dentist does not need to sign a business associate agreement with a dental lab when the dentist shares with the lab…more

H-1B Cap Has Been Reached for FY 2018

H-1B visas are used by many U.S. employers to supplement their workforce with highly-skilled foreign workers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has reached the congressionally mandated…more
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