Our Firm

Decades of successful representation and counseling.

We pride ourselves on our long-standing and enduring connection to Iowa’s business and health care communities.

Our practice involves all aspects of representation and counseling. Several of our lawyers specialize in defending complex civil suits on behalf of doctors, hospitals, engineers, architects, lawyers, and other licensed professionals. We also routinely advise clients on business, employment, and health law matters.

Please explore our website to obtain more information about our lawyers, our practice areas, and our commitment to diversity & inclusion.

Founded in 2011

23 people in their team


Practice areas
Business
Elder Law
Real Estate
Family
Employment & Labor
Insurance
Lawsuits & Disputes

Languages spoken
English

Practice areas

Business

Administrative
Health Care
Transportation

Overview

The Business and Corporate attorneys at Finley Law Firm provide full-service legal counseling in today's changing business environment. Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of corporate transactions, including organizing corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships; buy-sell agreements; tax advice; purchases and sales of businesses and business assets; contracts and other transactional services; business litigation; creation of nonprofit corporations; employment and confidentiality agreements; and non compete agreements.

The firm's corporate attorneys, through their training, knowledge and experience, seek to find creative solutions that allow clients to meet their business objectives

Elder Law

Estate Planning
Trusts
Will & Testament

Overview

Our Estates, Trusts & Wealth Planning lawyers formulate effective and efficient transition and succession plans for individuals, families and businesses.  We maintain lasting relationships with our clients, keeping their goals for the future always at the forefront.

Our experienced team assists clients with all aspects of wealth planning, including:

  • The preparation of wills, trust agreements, durable powers of attorney and other estate planning documents
  • Estate administration and probate
  • Trust administration
  • Business succession planning
  • Charitable planning
  • Tax minimization strategies in connection with the transfer of wealth
  • Asset protection strategies
  • Insurance planning
  • Multi-generation wealth succession planning
  • Retirement asset planning

We routinely represent executors, trustees, and others before the Probate Court in estates, conservatorships, guardianships, and trust actions. When necessary, we combine our experience with our firm’s litigation specialists to handle disputed probate proceedings, including beneficiary disputes, will contests, trust accounting and surcharge proceedings.

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate
Housing, Construction & Development
Land Use & Zoning

Overview

The Finley Law Firm's real estate practice covers all areas of real estate planning, development, acquisitions, and sales.  We are highly experienced in structuring and negotiating all forms of commercial and residential real estate transactions including offers to buy, contracts, deeds, leases, mortgages, and lines of credit.  We also assist clients with such matters as examining abstracts, preparing preliminary and final title opinions, and curing title issues prior to sale.

The Finley Law Firm's real estate development department is also highly experienced in assisting builders and developers in all phases of plat development, including drafting easements and associated documents necessary for development, appearing before city councils, municipal groups, and county boards, and drafting Declarations of Residential Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions.  We also represent a wide variety of clients in commercial and residential real estate litigation throughout the State of Iowa.

Family

Adoption
Child Abuse
Child Custody
Child Support
Divorce & Separation
Father's Rights

Overview

Our attorneys are widely experienced in family matters with over 30 years of experience serving family law clients.

The label "family law" generally includes dissolution of marriage issues, child custody and visitation issues, child support, alimony, division of assets, and non-marriage situations; as well as, potentially, juvenile court or State of Iowa child abuse investigations.

Judgment and experience are crucial factors needed when assisting clients in the often frightening world of family law. We discuss and educate our clients on the issues of their case, provide our clients with an understanding of the developed law in our state, factors and relevant precedence of prior cases, and allow our clients to proceed with knowledge and confidence.

The great majority of all family law cases are resolved prior to a trial and, hopefully, in a relatively amicable manner. If trial is ultimately necessary, our attorneys have the experience to know the proper strategy to try each particular case to the trial judge. Throughout our representation, our attorneys never forget the stress that issues in family law cause for our clients and their families.

Employment & Labor

Employment Rights
Hiring & Firing
Job Discrimination
Labor Law
Pension
Retirement
Sexual Harassment
Social Security
Wage & Hour
Wrongful Termination
Whistleblower & Qui Tam

Overview

Employment law covers a complex network of laws that control how employers must treat employees, former employees, and applicants for employment. Our attorneys are skilled in interpretation, construction and application of state and federal statutes and regulations in areas such as employment discrimination, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee benefits, whistleblower litigation, wrongful discharge, employment contracts, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and special laws governing municipal employment.

Insurance

Bad Faith Insurance
Health insurance
Insurance Defense
Insurance Fraud
Life Insurance

Overview

The Finley Law Firm’s experienced insurance attorneys efficiently provide full-service advice and representation to the insurance industry. We have the experience and resources to comprehensively handle the diverse range disputes and issues that arise within the insurance industry.

The Firm’s attorneys provide coverage analysis, coverage opinions, represent parties in declaratory judgment and bad faith litigation, subrogation litigation, and provide regulatory advice and policy interpretation. Our insurance clients trust us to handle their legal needs with a professional, practical, and solution-focused approach. The Finley Law Firm is proud of the long-standing relationships with its insurance industry clients; relationships that are maintained on trust, efficiency, and effective advocacy.

Lawsuits & Disputes

Appeal
Litigation

Overview

Finley Law Firm offers comprehensive mediation services.  Finley mediators have extensive experience in helping parties resolve all types of civil cases via mediation. Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process by which a neutral mediator aids the parties in negotiating an agreement resolving their conflict. Mediation is a valuable alternative to civil litigation because the parties, rather than the court or a jury, have control over the outcome. It also can save parties court costs and attorney fees that are associated with litigation and trial.

Our experienced mediators guide the parties through the process of reaching an amicable resolution of their disputes, bringing decades of litigation and trial experience with them into the mediation to help the parties better understand the unpredictability of outcomes in a trial, as well as the value of controlling the process and outcome in mediation. The mediator is not a judge making decisions for the parties, but rather the mediator’s role is to facilitate communication and to aid the parties in better understanding the issues and obstacles preventing a resolution.

Mediation is an cost-effective method for amicably resolving disputes.  Indeed, the mediator’s goal is to help the parties create a “win-win” agreement, as opposed to the all-or-nothing outcomes that typically accompany a trial. Contact the experienced mediators at Finley Law Firm to discuss mediation.

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