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Mark Landa Receives NRECA’s 2017 President’s Award

Mark Landa has been notified by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) that he and the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC) have been selected to jointly receive the NRECA’s President Award. The President’s Award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding one-time or continuing leadership contribution to rural electrification, the nation or communities [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Environmental Law, Sullivan & Ward Spotlight, Utility Law|

Full Disclosure: What You Need to Tell Buyers About Your Home

Whether you have owned your home for decades or just a few years, you know its flaws, its best features, and its quirks. As a seller you may feel uncomfortable disclosing problems that could deter potential buyers, but if a flaw is found after closing and the buyers believe you were aware of the problem, [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Real Estate|

Managing Personal Use of Company Vehicles

Allowing employees personal use of company vehicles is costly. Chiefly, accidents are expensive. But there are other costs to consider too - uninsured costs, lost staff time, lost revenue, and insurance costs. Hedging these costs is possible when the rules are clear. Does your business have a written policy covering how employees may or may [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Business Law, General Law, Litigation|

Lawsuit Options in Iowa

If you've never been involved in a lawsuit in Iowa, knock on wood or do whatever you do for luck, because whatever it is seems to be working.  Even if you've been in a lawsuit in Iowa, there are recent changes that you should be aware of in case you unluckily find yourself in the [...]

By | April 29th, 2016|Business Law, Litigation, Trial & Mediation|

A Gentleman’s Agreement

"A verbal agreement isn't worth the paper it's written on." attributed to Samuel Goldwyn Do you find yourself going a bit too fast in arranging a deal? With emails or phone calls back and forth, many people don’t always get details about the transaction in writing. If this sounds familiar, take a minute to think [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Business Law, General Law, Litigation|

Attorney David J. Hellstern Named Shareholder at the Law Firm of Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

The law firm of Sullivan & Ward, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney David J. Hellstern is the newest Shareholder at the firm. Hellstern holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He earned his J.D. from Drake University Law School. His practice at Sullivan & Ward focuses on business transactions, [...]

By | April 14th, 2016|Sullivan & Ward Spotlight|

Tips to Getting Paid As a Subcontractor

NON-PAYMENT IS A THREAT TO MOST SUBCONTRACTORS’ AND SUPPLIERS’ BOTTOM LINES – especially if you are providing labor and supplies for construction projects. Knowing who you can collect from, what tools for recovery are available, and being proactive to minimize disputes, can make a difference. man and woman hand closeup with home keys representing [...]

By | February 3rd, 2016|Business Law, General Law, Litigation|

New Year, New Threats – Cyberattack Concerns

With the most recent election season behind us and cyberattack investigations underway, cyberspace creates a new frontier for applying existing privacy laws. Small businesses are increasingly targeted for cyberattacks and cybersecurity for small businesses is different than in years past when a company only had to worry about protecting desktop computers and locally stored files. [...]

By | January 3rd, 2016|Business Law, Employment Law|

What’s the Deal With Written Discovery?

Why do I have to answer all these questions? Why are they asking for all these documents? Do we really have to give them over? Are we going to ask a bunch of questions too? As a paralegal, I sometimes get questions from clients along the lines of what you see above. I can understand [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Litigation|

Sullivan & Ward, P.C. Named “2016 Best Law Firm”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the Sixth Edition of the "Best Law Firms" rankings.  Press Release  Sullivan & Ward, P.C. was named as a Best Law Firm for Environmental Law.

By | November 4th, 2015|Sullivan & Ward Spotlight, Uncategorized|