BrownWinick Law Firm

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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Beneficiary Designations - SAY, WHAT?!!

A majority of my working day is spent drafting and interpreting wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. As many people know, these documents create the foundation of any well-drafted estate plan. All too often my clients pay…more
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Allergic to Work?

According to the Mayo Clinic, allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance or to a food that does not cause a reaction in most people. “Allergy symptoms depend on the substance involved and can affect…more
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2016 Tax Return Preparation Reminders

It’s that time of year again when folks are sorting out (or maybe just starting to sort out) their tax return filing obligations for 2016. As this is done, consider whether any of the following apply to you – this tax season…more
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Every Business Has Intellectual Property

You and your neighbor have been tinkering in your garage for weeks and you are ecstatic that you have finally developed a new product…a hair dryer. You know you want to develop a business around your hair dryer idea, but what is…more
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An OSHA Inspector is in my Lobby and They Want to Inspect. What Do I Do?

Are you going to require a warrant? The advantages to requiring a warrant to inspect is that if there is a problem you are aware of and you can fix it quickly then you can avoid some citations. The disadvantages to requiring…more
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Making that Side-Hustle Legit: Important Considerations for a Home-Based Business

More and more people are beginning to make a business of a side-hustle or side gig for a variety of reasons. There are some important legal considerations that you should be thinking about as you become a small business…more
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Updated HIPAA Privacy Rule Guidance on Sharing Information with Loved Ones

Accidents, sudden illness, and hospitalization of a family member are stressful incidents for individuals and their loved ones. Uncertainty regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (“HIPAA”) Privacy…more
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