Dickinson Law is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been named as Shareholders in the firm. Regan Wilson practices in family law and general civil litigation. Her family law practice focuses on child custody and complex property dispute matters. Wilson also works with general civil litigation clients in contract disputes, construction disputes, business dissolutions and employment law. She has extensive trial experience in the fifth, second, and eighth judicial districts in Iowa.…
Pictured clockwise from top left: Ron Mountsier, President; Melissa Schilling, Secretary; Mollie Pawlosky, Vice President; John Lande, Vice President; and Amy Plummer, Treasurer. Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen P.C. is pleased to announce its 2021 Board of Directors. This year marks the first time for the firm that a majority of its Board is comprised of women attorneys. Ron Mountsier was re-elected as President of the firm. Mountsier is engaged in general practice and focuses…
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys of the firm have been named by Best Lawyers® to its 2021 recognition lists for professional legal excellence, including: 21 attorneys with extensive experience were included in The Best Lawyers in America; Three distinguished attorneys were honored as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of law in Des Moines, and: Three rising lawyers were recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers:…
Over the past eight weeks, serving your legal needs while working remotely to maintain the health and safety of our clients and employees has been our firm’s main focus during COVID-19. As of June 1st, Dickinson Law will begin a phased approach to reopening our offices, with a portion of our attorneys and administrative staff resuming work at our headquarters in downtown Des Moines. This approach is consistent with current governmental recommendations and allows us…
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued several announcements regarding changes in enforcement of Form I-9 regulations and the E-Verify system. Most of the announcements were made by news release with the exception of one temporary final rule relating to temporary agricultural workers with H2-A visas. The announcements have not replaced existing regulations which remain in effect, but have altered how Form I-9 may be completed due to effects…
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Iowa employers in uncharted waters. Join Jill Jensen-Welch and Melissa Schilling, two shareholder employment attorneys of Dickinson Law, this Friday, March 27th from Noon to 1:30 p.m. for a webinar on Mandated Emergency Leaves. If you have less than 500 employees, you won’t want to miss this free, informational session covering mandates in the law. REGISTER TODAY.  …
Tax Filing Date and Payment Extension Pursuant to IRS Notice 2020-18, the tax filing deadline and deadline for making individual federal income tax payments has been automatically postponed to July 15, 2020. This means that there is no penalty or interest for tax payments that are made by July 15, 2020. This is an automatic change and taxpayers do not need to file requests for extension. The State of Iowa has also extended the deadline…
On March 19, 2020, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued what it emphasized was an advisory list identifying essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 response. It specifically disclaimed that “is not, nor should it be considered to be, a federal directive or standard in and of itself.” Rather the list was to assist State, local, tribal, and territorial governments in implementing and executing response activities in communities under their…
As the COVID-19 situation continues to change around the state of Iowa, our firm wants to be part of the solution for our clients. We are temporarily moving to a remote working environment at the close of business on March 20th through April 3rd for the safety of our employees and clients, however our firm remains committed and available to assist with any and all of your legal needs during this crisis. To seamlessly continue serving…
* With Contributions by Attorney Melissa Schilling   After the U.S. House of Representatives made a number of changes to the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” the Senate passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, by a vote of 90 to 8 on March 18, 2020. President Trump signed the bill on the same day and the law will become effective within 15 days of President Trump’s signature, on April 2, 2020. Primarily,…