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…
In Episode #9 of Beyond Juris, we speak with Chris Draper of Trokt, a cloud-based platform founded in Des Moines, Iowa. The company’s service, primarily tailored toward law firms, utilizes blockchain technologies to trace original documents via “thumbprints,” ensuring a document’s origin and contents remain undisputed throughout the document’s lifetime. “What is blockchain really?” This episode is for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, as Chris explains blockchain in the way we all truly need: understandably. Prepare to…
In Episode #8 of Beyond Juris, we speak with Professor Christina Bohannan about innovation in Iowa and how to keep innovators, younger generations, and startups in Iowa. You won’t want to miss this new episode of our podcast co-hosted by Attorneys Grace Bogart and Andrea Rastelli. Beyond Juris is Iowa’s only syndicated legal podcast in the market. LISTEN NOW. You can also stream it on the new podcast page of our website or find it on your favorite app:  …
Step One: Secure your trademark Step Two: Enforce your trademark Many start-up companies in the initial stages of developing their brands understand the importance of engaging in Step One and securing their trademark(s). They invest real time and money in creating their brand name, surveying state and national ledgers to ensure their desired trademark is not already actively used, securing a domain name for their online presence, designing and purchasing advertising materials containing their new…
Under Iowa law, there are two types of legal custody: joint and sole. With sole legal custody, a parent has the ability to make all decisions regarding the child’s education, extracurricular activities, medical needs, and religious instruction without any input from the other parent. That is, if a parent has sole legal custody, they can make the decision for the child to get the COVID-19 vaccine without consulting the other parent. Because sole legal custody…
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen P.C. bids a fond farewell to Shareholder Attorneys Joan Fletcher and Jeff Krausman who retired from the firm on December 31, 2020. Joan’s practice focused on litigation and employment, with experience in state and federal courts. Her primary areas of practice included complex commercial litigationemployment litigation, including matters involving non-compete and trade secret litigation, and OSHA defense and consultation. Prior to joining Dickinson law in 2002, Joan…
Co-authored by Attorney Rachel Soderstrum  Bipartisan, veto-proof legislation was sent to President Trump on December 21, 2020 for a second round of pandemic stimulus, along with the federal budget for FY 2021. Despite last-minute objections from President Trump that the stimulus payments were too small and the budget included wasteful spending, he signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA 2021) on December 27, 2020. Tax Credits The CAA 2021 allows FFCRA-covered employers to voluntarily extend…
In Episode #7 of Beyond Juris, we speak with Nate Battles of ZebraHost, a cloud and web hosting company in Des Moines, Iowa. Tune in to learn about the underworld of Kansas City’s SubTropolis, tips to protect your business from data breaches, and what companies like ZebraHost are doing to prevent an impending energy crisis. You won’t want to miss this new episode of our podcast co-hosted by Attorneys Grace Bogart and Andrea Rastelli.…
Join us for Episode #6 of our podcast as we speak with Justin Brady of the Justin Brady Show and Cultivate about turning ideas into executed successes, positive PR for start-ups, and the importance of listening, empathy, and trust in effective business leadership. Co-hosted by Attorneys Grace Bogart and Andrea Rastelli, Beyond Juris is Iowa’s only syndicated legal podcast in the market. You can stream it now on the new podcast page of our website or find…