|Dennis L. Puckett
Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266-7733
Mr. Puckett serves as an officer and Director of the Sullivan & Ward Professional Corporation. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Kansas in 1988 and graduated from Drake University Law School in 1991 with honors. He has been with the firm since graduation. Mr. Puckett practices in the areas of electric and telecommunication utility law, real estate law, and corporate law. He is a member of the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Electric Cooperative Bar Association.
Mr. Puckett has counseled and assisted his clients in successfully completing many complex business transactions, acquisitions, sales and reorganizations. He also has assisted many clients through the entity selection and incorporation process. He regularly appears before the Iowa Utilities Board on behalf of his utility clients and has drafted and negotiated any number of contracts on behalf of these clients, including but not limited to: electric service agreements; interconnection agreements; loan contracts; consolidations; employment agreements; wholesale service agreements; power purchase agreements with renewable generators; service territory contracts; labor contracts, and franchise agreements. He assists his clients in connection with obtaining necessary right of way, including the use of eminent domain when necessary. He has been a regular presenter at meetings involving cooperative managers and directors, with topics ranging from employment law issues, allocation of margins, bankruptcy, Director fiduciary duties, and compliance with applicable State and Federal laws, including PURPA. He has assisted clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including sales, acquisitions, tax-free exchanges, subdivision and platting, and financing.
Mr. Puckett is married and has four children. He is active in his church and serves on the board of a local chapter of Youth for Christ. He enjoys sports and spending time with his family. He was born in Wadena, Minnesota.