Modernizing agriculture has led not only to larger operations but has also led to a need for farm operations to become familiar with a wide variety of legal obligations from numerous governmental agencies. Often the failure to recognize those obligations (or their extent) can expose farm operations and their owners to substantial penalties and, in some cases, criminal prosecution.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution practice area bring years of experience to the table in their individual areas of practice when exploring dispute resolution alternatives as a neutral, predominantly for cases in which we are retained by other attorneys. Attorneys practicing in this area are available to provide mediation and arbitration services in civil litigation and workers' compensation matters.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm’s Appellate Practice area represent clients in appeals in state and federal court. Attorneys in the practice area handle a variety of cases on appeal, including products liability, employment law, personal injury, premises liability, commercial litigation, professional liability, transportation law, insurance coverage disputes, and workers’ compensation.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Bankruptcy Law practice area offer a full range of services including, but not limited to: Chapter 11 proceedings with emphasis on debtor reorganization, secured and unsecured creditor representation, and a private panel trustee conducting Chapter 7 liquidations. Additionally, we are able to assist clients seeking bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Business Law and Corporate Law practice area provide comprehensive legal counseling to our clients. Attorneys in the practice area assist clients with business, corporate, and non-profit formation, including the drafting of organizational documents. We also provide transactional advice to our clients, including but not limited to: mergers and acquisitions, banking transactions, business reorganization, and corporate finance and securities law.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Commercial Litigation practice area represent individuals, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, and other types of entities in business related disputes. We handle trials in state and federal courts, appeals, arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Construction Law and Litigation practice area represent contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, developers, and suppliers in litigation matters. We handle all aspects of construction-related litigation, including but not limited to design and construction defects; warranty issues; liens; delay, disruption, and acceleration; declaratory judgment actions on insurance coverage; earth movement; and personal injury.
Businesses and their owners face unprecedented scrutiny from a wide variety of governmental agencies as they try to conduct their business. More disconcerting, the government is increasingly using criminal prosecutions and threats of jail in their efforts to control or modify behavior of businesses. Our attorneys are familiar with business prosecution trends and devote a substantial amount of their time in assisting businesses and their owners in trying to protect against such allegations and defending clients where prosecutions arise.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Elder Law practice area represent clients in Medicare and Medicaid matters and planning related to Medicare and Medicaid; preparation of special needs trusts; guardianship and conservatorship matters; preparation of advance directives, such as living wills and durable power of attorney; handling of administrative appeals and other matters before government agencies including Title XIX matters, estate recovery matters, elder abuse and neglect charges, and Social Security disability matters.
The attorneys in the Bradshaw Law Firm Eminent Domain practice area have represented municipal entities and private corporations in acquiring rights-of-way by voluntary easement and by eminent domain proceedings.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Employment Law and Labor Law practice area offer a full array of services relating to employment and labor matters, to clients in both the public and private sectors. We represent clients in litigation in state and federal courts in Iowa and elsewhere, as well as before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, State and Local Civil Rights Commissions, and Iowa Workforce Development.
The Bradshaw Law Firm's Insurance Law and Litigation practice area is among the largest in the Firm and consists of numerous attorneys who provide a diverse and broad-based range of legal services.
Bradshaw attorneys serve as members of the board of directors or provide counsel to insurance companies on corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, licensure with state insurance departments, compliance with regulatory requirements, rate hearings, filings with governmental entities and risk management.
The Bradshaw Law Firm's Litigation and Trial Law practice area comprises the largest group of attorneys within the Firm. Attorneys practicing in this area represent clients in litigated matters in Iowa state and federal courts from the time of filing through trial and appeal, where necessary. A number of attorneys also practice in other jurisdictions before state and federal courts through pro hac vice admission.
The Municipal Law practice area of the Bradshaw Law Firm represents municipal and county level government units of all sizes, as well as school boards, housing authorities, and quasi-governmental entities. The attorneys in the Municipal Law practice area concentrate in a select number of areas of practice including labor and employment law, administrative law, zoning and variance disputes, law enforcement defense, and other tort defense of governmental entities.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Personal Injury Litigation practice area provide representation to individuals pursuing claims based upon personal injuries and wrongful death. We have handled claims for clients arising from vehicular collisions, toxic torts, premises and construction incidents to dram shop related matters. When assessing a personal injury claim, the goal of the attorneys in the practice area is to assess the merits and potential value of a claim with an eye toward a resolution that provides the maximum benefit to the client.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Product Liability practice area represent individuals, manufacturers and distributors in litigated and non-litigated disputes. We represent clients in litigated matters before state and federal courts in various jurisdictions throughout the United States.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Professional Liability practice area have experience representing individual professionals and organizations in litigated matters maintained in state and federal courts as well as handling administrative proceedings before state licensing boards. Representative clients include hospitals, clinics, care facilities, physicians, dentists, chiropractors, attorneys, engineers, architects, accountants, financial service providers, directors and officers of corporations, insurance agents and brokers.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Real Estate Law practice area assist our clients in real estate property transactions, disputes and related matters. We provide legal advice and negotiate, prepare, and litigate real estate matters. Attorneys in the practice area provide legal advice and represent clients, including buyers, sellers, and lenders in the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties. We can assist you with sale and lease agreements and overseeing and conducting necessary due diligence proceedings in such real estate transactions.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Transportation Law and Litigation practice area represent trucking companies, motor carriers, and insurers in litigated and non-litigated disputes. We represent clients in litigated matters before state and federal courts in various jurisdictions throughout the United States. Litigated matters have included issues dealing with personal injuries, cargo claims, the Carmack amendment, contract disputes, DOT investigations, and other transportation issues.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate Law practice area help clients preserve, administer and transfer wealth. We provide legal advice for clients in developing all components of an estate plan including life insurance, methods of providing for a child's education, charitable planning, succession of family businesses, planning for distribution of IRAs or pension benefits, coordinating estate planning among multiple generations, and planning for persons with disabilities and special needs.
The attorneys in Bradshaw Law Firm's Workers' Compensation practice area serve in an advisory capacity for non-litigated matters, provide representation in contested case proceedings before the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner, and offer appellate representation in judicial review proceedings. Several attorneys in the practice area also serve as mediators and as expert witnesses.
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