Pictured L-R: Attorneys Ben Bruner, Melissa Schilling, John Lande, Ron Mountsier, Amy Plummer, and Brad Kruse. Dickinson Law is pleased to announce its newly-elected Board of Directors. Ron Mountsier was elected as President of the firm, replacing labor and employment attorney Jeff Krausman who served in the role since 2014.  Mountsier is engaged in general practice and focuses on taxation, business and corporate law, as well as estate planning and probate matters. Amy Plummer was elected…
The only thing that is certain about the ag economy in 2020 is how uncertain it will be. Now is a good time for ag lenders to look at their portfolios to determine whether there are ways to button up their loan files to protect against that uncertainty. To assist, the below webinar first aired on February 13th, 2020, and is now available on demand. Hosted by the attorneys at Dickinson Law, it covers a variety of ag lending…
Attorneys David Gonzales, Emily Staudacher and Emily McGovern will be presenting a breakout session on Cannabis Banking during the CBI Annual Leadership Development Conference on March 20. Their session will include the latest on hemp regulations, working with cannabis-related businesses, and regulatory reporting requirements.   The two-day event takes place at the Hilton Downtown Des Moines and is part of CBI’s Leaders of Tomorrow program which was created to enhance the leadership skills of future…
Ag Lenders: what is your biggest concern this year? The only thing that is certain about the ag economy in 2020 is how uncertain it will be. Now is a good time for ag lenders to look at their portfolios to determine whether there are ways to button up their loan files to protect against that uncertainty. Please join the ag lending lawyers at Dickinson Law at noon CT on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 as…
The only thing that is certain about the ag economy in 2020 is how uncertain it will be. Now is a good time for ag lenders to look at their portfolios to determine whether there are ways to button up their loan files to protect against that uncertainty. Please join the ag lending lawyers at Dickinson Law at noon CT on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 as they present their annual webinar that covers a variety…
Last week, an Ankeny woman was arrested for selling products that contained cannabidiol, or CBD, as it is widely known. This incident is a stark reminder that despite the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD and other hemp products are still illegal in Iowa. Until the USDA approves the state’s plan for hemp production, CBD is considered to be the same as marijuana under Iowa law. And even after the USDA has approved the…
On December 3, 2019 the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) updated previous guidance regarding Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs). Previously banks handling transactions for hemp growers were required to file SARs on all transactions from growers of hemp. Now, in the wake of hemp’s removal from the list of Schedule I drugs under the federal Controlled Substances Act and USDA rules regulating the growing of hemp SARs will no longer need to be filed on hemp…
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 26 practice areas.   This list recognizes firms who exhibit professional excellence with impressive ratings from their clients and peers. Ranked firms are presented in tiers on a national and/or metropolitan scale.  Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen received the following rankings in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”: Metropolitan Tier 1 Des Moines Banking…
Eighteen years after the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, banks now face a new wave of compliance challenges obscured by a cloud of smoke. It started in Colorado, the first state to decriminalize marijuana at the state level. Of course, marijuana remains, as it has since 1970, on the Federal Schedule I list of controlled substances making it illegal under federal law. Banks were caught in the middle. There were new businesses that needed…
Eighteen years after the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, banks now face a new wave of compliance challenges obscured by a cloud of smoke. It started in Colorado, the first state to decriminalize marijuana at the state level. Of course, marijuana remains, as it has since 1970, on the Federal Schedule I list of controlled substances making it illegal under federal law. Banks were caught in the middle. There were new businesses that needed…