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Sullivan & Ward Attorney Selected for Leadership Program

Amanda James, Associate at Sullivan & Ward, P.C. has been selected to participate in the West Des Moines Leadership Institute (“WDMLI”) 2016-2017 Class. The selection process is competitive for each of the 35-40 seats available each year.  Members of the program are a cross-section of professional, business, government, education, religious, civic and non-profit leaders.  Over [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mark Landa Again Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Mark Landa has been chosen to be recognized in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for his high caliber work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Mr. Landa has received this recognition by his peers each year since 2005.  Best Lawyers is based on a national survey involving more than 7.3 [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Is Your Board Exercising Its Fiduciary Duty?

In today’s challenging environment, being a director on the board for a for-profit business, a nonprofit organization, or a homeowner’s association can be difficult, even for experienced leaders. During difficult financial times, directors and officers and their actions are likely to be under increased scrutiny. Because hindsight is always 20/20, it’s important to know what [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Business Law, General Law, Litigation, Trial & Mediation|

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|