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Big Changes Will Impact Workers’ Compensation Claims

April 10, 2017

Iowa’s workers’ compensation law will be changing significantly for injuries that occur after July 1, 2017.  We have summarized many of the changes below, but it will take some time, and perhaps Commissioner and Court guidance to fully determine how the changes will impact our claims. We are here to help consult with you about […]


Zenor and Kuehner Invited to Membership in Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

April 5, 2017

Adam Zenor and Michael Kuehner have both accepted invitation to join the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers as Members.  Membership in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges and unanimous approval by the Academy’s Board of Governors.  The ceremonial induction will occur at the […]


Thomas and Martino Win Defense Verdict for Des Moines Industry

March 21, 2017

Mark Thomas and Laura Martino secured a defense verdict for their clients The Monarch Cement Company and Monarch Cement of Iowa in a trip and fall case brought by a railroad employee.  The plaintiff, in a case brought before the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, alleged that the Monarch defendants failed […]


Jaclyn Zimmerman Provides Parenting Coordination Services

March 20, 2017

Grefe & Sidney’s Family Law Division is very happy to announce that we have further expanded the professional services we offer families by bringing parenting coordination to our practice. Parenting coordinators are court-appointed legal professionals who help parents navigate conflict, and avoid the courtroom, following their divorce. Jaclyn Zimmerman is an accomplished family law attorney […]


TAX TIPS AND REMINDERS FOR YOUR 2016 RETURNS

February 2, 2017

Now that it is 2017, tax season is approaching.  Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid in your taxes this year, as well as some other useful tax information. When are my taxes due? Generally, the filing deadline for taxes is April 15.  However, April 15 falls on a Saturday this year, and […]


THE BASICS OF SECTION 1031 LIKE KIND EXCHANGES

Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Like Kind Exchanges (LKE) can be incredibly beneficial upon the sale of income producing property, but are one of the most underutilized sections of the tax code. A LKE is a transaction or series of transactions that allows for the disposal of an asset and the acquisition of another replacement […]


THE BASICS OF SECTION 1031 LIKE KIND EXCHANGES

Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Like Kind Exchanges (LKE) can be incredibly beneficial upon the sale of income producing property, but are one of the most underutilized sections of the tax code. A LKE is a transaction or series of transactions that allows for the disposal of an asset and the acquisition of another replacement […]


ARE YOU IN NEED OF AN ESTATE PLAN CHECKUP?

All of us at Grefe & Sidney want to wish you and yours a happy New Year. As the year begins, many people go about scheduling their yearly checkups. This year, besides making sure to visit the doctor and dentist, you should consider doing an “estate plan checkup.” As life changes, it is important that […]


Can We Share An Attorney When Divorcing?

January 27, 2017

By Rob Evans Do you know why divorces are so expensive? Because they’re worth it. All joking aside, getting divorced can be expensive, especially if both parties hire attorneys. The high cost of divorce has led spouses to look for ways to reduce legal fees. When a divorce is amicable and the parties have worked […]


How to Choose the Right Lawyer for Your Family Law Situation

January 20, 2017

by Jaclyn Zimmerman When you’ve just been served, or your spouse has drained the family bank account, the need to retain counsel can be urgent.  I have had clients who, out of this sense of urgency, have asked to retain me, over the phone, sight unseen.  No matter how stressful this time is for you, […]