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

Employee Management Lessons From The Runway

Who knew you could pick up employee management lessons from the TV show Project Runway? The long running reality show, which pits multiple clothing designers against each other in a series of increasingly difficult design…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

A Summary of the Proposed Partnership Audit Regulations

This blog post is intended to identify the most material aspects of the proposed regulations the IRS has introduced to implement the BBA partnership audit rules, and provide guidance on what actions a partnership should consider…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

Travel Ban 3.0 Blocked by Judges

The most recent travel ban (commonly called Travel Ban 3.0), which was to go into effect today (October 18, 2017) has been enjoined by two federal courts, one in Hawaii and one in Maryland. The Hawaii court blocked…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

What Crawled Out from Under That Rock- Negligent References and Reporting Issues

Many employers faced with an employment termination decision look for the simplest process for termination, one that causes the least hardship for the employee and mitigates the most litigation risk for the employer. Basically,…more
 /  Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Call Me Ishmael: The Unending Quest for Perfect Employee Documentation

There are some amazing opening lines in literature, “Call me Ishmael,” in Moby Dick, and “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” in A Tale of Two Cities. But, “you’re fired,” while memorable, isn’t quite as clever…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Clarification of Expanded Interview Requirement for "Green Cards"

At a recent “stakeholder” call, the government provided more information about the new universal interview requirement for green cards (permanent residence) issued in the United States (otherwise known as the “adjustment of…more
 /  Immigration Law

Iowa Driver's License Renewals for Temporary Visa Holders

Iowa Department of Transportation recently changed the procedure for license renewals for persons with temporary visas. The ability to obtain a driver’s license is often a reason people want to file visa applications with…more
 /  Administrative Law, Immigration Law, Transportation

Social Security Numbers May be Requested with Work Permission

The form I-765 has been revised so that applicants may request a Social Security number at the same time. The form is used to request work permission, known as EAD or Employment Authorization Document, by certain foreign…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

New Travel Ban

No doubt you have heard that the President issued a Proclamation extending and changing the travel ban which resulted in so much controversy earlier this year. The new ban is based on a survey of how countries in the world…more
 /  Immigration Law

Dream Act of 2017

If you are concerned about the rescission of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), now is the time to contact your senators and representatives. We would be happy to assist you with talking points or setting up a call…more
 /  Immigration Law

Premium Processing for H-1Bs Resumes

Premium processing (expedited review by the government) has resumed as of October 3, 2017, for all H-1B petitions. If you are interested in using premium processing for a new or pending H-1B petition, please let us know…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Warning on F-1 Visas During OPT

The Department of State recently updated the Foreign Affairs Manual regarding issuance of F-1 visas. The change puts more emphasis on the applicant’s intent to return to the home country after study in the U.S…more
 /  Education, Immigration Law

DACA Rescinded: Help us Members of Congress - You Are Our Only Hope!

President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program today, September 5, 2017. The program, originally put into place on June 15, 2012, gave people who had entered the U.S. as children and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Don’t Judge an Insurance Policy by its Cover

Whether you are a developer, builder, design professional, subcontractor, or supplier, one of the most important aspects of risk management is ensuring both you, and any entities with whom you contract, have good insurance. But,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Insurance

Can they Resign? Privacy Issues for Iowa Public Employers

In a post last week, we covered some of the implications of allowing an employee to resign rather than be terminated. House File 291, signed into law earlier this year by Governor Branstad greatly impacts public employers and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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