Erin Nathan to Present at Iowa Engineering Conference

May 20, 2024

The Iowa Engineering Conference will be held May 22-23 at the West Des Moines Marriott.

Kyle Wilcox Chairs ISBA 2024 Tax and Estate Planning Institute

May 15, 2024

The Iowa State Bar Association will be hosting the 2024 Tax and Estate Planning Institute on Wednesday, May 22.

Federal Trade Commission Issued its Final Rule Prohibiting all Non-Compete Agreements

May 6, 2024

After the Biden Administration issued an executive order directing the FTC to review non-competes and their impact in 2021, the FTC concluded that non-competes unlawfully stifle competition and depress wages for U.S. workers, and that banning these agreements would encourage competition, innovation, and increased wages. In particular, the FTC noted the impact that non-competes have in the healthcare industry and with start-up companies.

Drew Powell Completes Leadership for Five Seasons Program

May 6, 2024

The LFS Class of 2024 marks the 41st anniversary of the program.

Madeline Hartley Set to Present on the Corporate Transparency Act

Mar 14, 2024

Attorney Madeline Hartley will be presenting a webinar to the members of the Iowa Trust Association on Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 AM. Ms. Hartley will provide an overview of the Corporate Transparency Act, including what entities are impacted, what information is reported to FinCEN, timing for filing initial and updated reports, and applicability to trusts.

Nick AbouAssaly Presents 9th Marion State of the City Address

Mar 6, 2024

Nick AbouAssaly delivered his ninth State of the City address to a sold-out crowd at the Cedar Rapids Marriott.

Books and Records Actions: An Under-Utilized Tool for Iowa Investors and Lawyers

Feb 13, 2024

Attorney Samuel J. Gray explains how shareholders and directors of a corporation and members and managers of a limited liability company can take advantage of Iowa’s books and records statutes, and why these stakeholders in Iowa businesses should seek books and records more often.

Compliance with the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) in 2024 and Beyond

Feb 7, 2024

The new year brought with it new filing requirements for many entities. On January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) became effective. Under the CTA, applicable entities will have to file an initial report with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Attorney Madeline E. Hartley Joins SPMB

Feb 2, 2024

Ms. Hartley advises clients in the areas of estate planning and private wealth, agriculture law, business transactions, tax law, commercial litigation, and real estate.

Attorney David L. Wenzel Joins SPMB

Jan 26, 2024

Mr. Wenzel is an experienced attorney, representing clients with matters relating to business transactions, estate planning, probate and trust administration and real estate law.

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