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Antonio Colacino

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State Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1974

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
Interstate Commerce Commission



Tony Colacino practices primarily in the areas of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, leases, and easement development, with significant experience in eminent domain law and utility issues.

Tony has spoken on issues relating to real estate transactions and eminent domain, and was a long-time member of the Legal Forms Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association where he was the primary drafter of the residential purchase agreement form. He has been past chair of the Legal Forms Committee, and a member of the Real Estate Section Council of the Iowa State Bar Association. He currently provides real estate and title services on a pro bono basis to the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity.


University of Notre Dame (B.A., Economics, with highest honors, 1971)

University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., with honors, 1974)

Professional Achievements

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Recognition, Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, and Real Estate Law, 2006-2015
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2011 and 2016
  • Recognition, Chambers USA 2019 in the area of Iowa, Real Estate (Band 1)
  • Recognition, Great Plains Super Lawyers in practice area Real Estate, 2007, 2009-2013
  • Judge Roger Kiley Fellowship
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, 1993
  • Adjunct Professor, Modern Real Estate Transactions, Drake University Law School, 2000-2002

Leadership Positions

Past President, Board Member and Coach, West Des Moines Little League

United Way of Central Iowa

  • Board of Directors, 1994-2000
  • Finance Committee, 1994-2002

Professional Memberships and Admissions

American Bar Association

  • Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law
  • Section of State and Local Government Law

Iowa State Bar Association

  • Real Estate Section
  • Agricultural Law Section
  • Real Estate Section Council, 2002-2005

Iowa State Bar Foundation (Fellow)

Polk County Bar Association

  • Polk – Des Moines Taxpayers Association Board of Directors, 1988-2002

Other Memberships

Notre Dame Club of Des Moines

Speeches and Seminars

Property Tax Law Update, Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association Annual Meeting, 2015

Retail Office and Restaurant Leases: Key Provisions and Warranties, National Business Institute, 2015

How Recent Case Law and Legislation Developments in Eminent Domain Will Impact You, National Business Institute, 2006

Practical Realities for Purchase Agreements, Title Insurance/Surveys, Hubbell Realty Company, 2006

An Overview of Iowa Eminent Domain (Condemnation) Law and Procedure, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2005

A Primer on Eminent Domain (Condemnation) Law and Practice, Halfmoon Education, Inc., 2005

Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in Iowa, Lorman Educational Services, 2004

Commercial Real Estate in Iowa, Lorman Educational Services, 2001


August 23, 2021 - The Best Lawyers in America® 2022

August 20, 2020 - The Best Lawyers in America® 2021

August 19, 2020 - 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers List

August 15, 2019 - The Best Lawyers in America® 2020

August 15, 2018 - The Best Lawyers in America® 2019

February 1, 2016 - Antonio Colacino Joins Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C.

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