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John Ward Announces His Retirement After 56 Years

John Ward, President and managing partner of Sullivan & Ward, P.C., has announced his retirement effective August 1, 2020. John has served for 56 years at the firm, providing legal counsel to electric cooperatives throughout the country.   He helped guide them through periods of great growth, and periods of turbulence, always with the goal of [...]

By |2020-08-28T16:49:55+00:00August 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is the help businesses need

In this ever evolving environment, we thought that it would be helpful to provide you with information regarding the recently implemented Paycheck Protection Program. To that end, we have included a link to a Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") Information Sheet that has been prepared by the U.S. Department of Treasury. The Information Sheet provides an [...]

By |2020-06-11T19:42:33+00:00April 14th, 2020|Business Law, Employment Law|

Joseph G. Bertroche, Jr. has joined Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

We are pleased to announce that Joseph G. Bertroche, Jr., Attorney and Counselor at Law has joined Sullivan & Ward, P.C. Mr. Bertroche practiced law in Cedar Rapids for over 36 years, practicing  in Family Law, including, but not limited to Divorce, Custody, Support, Adoptions, Residential Real Estate transactions, Wills and Probate. Mr. Bertroche is [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:05+00:00September 18th, 2019|Sullivan & Ward Spotlight|

Mark Landa receives The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law

Congratulations to Mark Landa for receiving The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Environmental Law. Best Lawyers is the most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Mark has received this recognition for his exceptional work in Environmental Law each year since 2005. It is an honor to have him on our [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:05+00:00August 20th, 2019|Environmental Law, Sullivan & Ward Spotlight, Uncategorized|

We’d like to welcome two new law clerks to Sullivan & Ward.

    Justus Thompson joins us from Brooklyn, Iowa. He spent his time at University of Northern Iowa for his undergrad and master's degree in Communications. Justus is now attending Drake University Law School and will graduate in 2020. His main interests in law include business associations and personal injury litigation. Justus enjoys bicycling and [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:05+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Sullivan & Ward Spotlight|

John Ward Receives Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative N-Ovation Award

Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO) presented the prestigious "N-Ovation" Award to John Ward, President and CEO of Sullivan & Ward, P.C. at its 2019 annual meeting, held April 2 in Sioux City. The "N-Ovation Award" recognizes recipients for their years of dedication to NIPCO, the rural electric cooperative industry, a project or innovation, or other [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:06+00:00May 6th, 2019|Sullivan & Ward Spotlight|

How to Handle Employee Complaints

By: Joseph Rust Your employee came to you and just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. However, seemingly minor, you as the employer, have a duty to investigate the complaint. You may be left wondering what exactly you are supposed to do. While there are no hard fast rules and all complaints are unique, [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:06+00:00April 24th, 2019|Business Law|

Former Employees and Your Right to Disclose

By: Joseph Rust Have you ever had to fire or let an employee go for serious misconduct? Or maybe the former employee was let go for less serious reasons - often late or there has been a drop in their work production? A common question we often see from managers and business owners is, "What am [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:48:06+00:00March 25th, 2019|Business Law|
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