Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. is a general practice law firm in Des Moines, Iowa. Our attorneys provide a full range of legal and business counseling services to a client base that includes large corporations, small businesses, governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations with interests in Iowa.

Season 2 of Beyond Juris, Iowa’s first syndicated legal podcoast in the market, is here! Join host Grace Bogart for Episode #1 as she speaks with Max Mussell, owner and founder of Updo, a software platform offering an online marketplace for at-home grooming services. From selecting the location of Updo’s headquarters to establishing and protecting the company’s intellectual property, Max describes how legal compliance has influenced and driven the trajectory of his business. Listen now. You can also…
Since 2013, the Iowa Artists on Display program has been providing artists with the opportunity to showcase their works at our downtown Des Moines headquarters. Now, we’re excited to announce that we’re launching a new addition to the program – a limited series podcast featuring the artists behind the scenes. Co-hosted by Attorneys Grace Bogart and Cody Edwards, the podcast is dedicated to the world of art and will feature exclusive interviews with the…
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently amended the Brokered Deposit Rule in order to clarify the deposit broker definition while simultaneously incorporating several previous FDIC staff interpretations. The new rule became effective on April 1, 2021 with a phase in for certain provisions to be completed as of January 1, 2022. The rule change clarified both the definition of a “Deposit Broker” as well as making clear rules for exceptions to the definition. The…
Yesterday, the Supreme Court set forth a ruling in Facebook, Inc. v. Druid that shifts things up for companies required to be in compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), a federal statute restricting, among other things, certain communications by way of “automated telephone dialing systems” or “autodialers.” Although the unanimous decision was delivered by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the 1st of April, this ruling is no joke. Facebook, Inc.…
Grace Bogart, an Associate Attorney at Dickinson Law, has published an article, “Using Blockchain to Address the IPCC’s Climate Change Mitigation Strategies,” in the new April issue of The Environmental Law Reporter (ELR). The ELR is a national journal covering pressing environmental topics in the legal practice and policy domain and is published by the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., an internationally recognized research and education center working to strengthen environmental protection by…
When your relationship is ending due to your spouse having an affair, you may wonder what effect that has on your divorce. For starters, Iowa is a no-fault divorce state, which means you do not have to prove that your spouse was unfaithful or abusive in order to obtain a divorce. Infidelity may be relevant, however, in terms of property division and child custody. Typically, infidelity would not dictate how a court divides assets or…
As a seasoned family law attorney, Mary Zambreno understands that going through the divorce process or dealing with a modification to a divorce decree can be an emotional roller-coaster for many of her clients, especially if there are children involved. After all, according to the American Psychological Association, about 40 to 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. “Thinking about taking the first few steps in the process can be daunting,” Mary…
Attorney and Shareholder Regan Wilson is an experienced litigator who has been practicing in a wide range of family law for more than seven years, assisting clients through the oftentimes complex legal process of divorce, child custody, modifications, property division, and other related issues and disputes. She is known for her compassionate counsel and capable representation, guiding her clients to an agreeable resolution – all at a time that can be stressful and emotionally draining…
Helping people was Associate Attorney Rachel Soderstrum’s main goal when she decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in social work and then complete a subsequent law degree — with highest honors, no less. Of course with this goal, her practice at Dickinson Law includes diligently advocating on behalf of family law clients and putting her experience and legal training to work. “I enjoy giving back to the community through my work as an attorney,” Rachel…
Mowery’s Teachable Moments for Iowa Counties, Cities, School Districts, Councils, and Boards. The recent Iowa Court of Appeals ruling in Mowery v. The City of Carter Lake, 19-2014 (Iowa Court of Appeals, filed March 3, 2021) creates significant new risk for cities, counties, school districts, and other entities charged with appointing public employees in Iowa. This article will outline the decision, where things could have been gone differently, and a recommended approach. The Summary…