Category: Blog

How’s Your Cyber Hygiene?

The holiday shopping season kicks of this week!  Cyber criminals are at the ready to take advantage of the season to steal your information.  Having good cyber hygiene is important year-round, but it’s even more important this time of the year as we search for the perfect gifts for friends and family.  Our own Courtney…

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Attorney Thoughts on 165

Attorneys are known for their ways with words, so we couldn’t resist asking them for their thoughts on the firm and the future of the legal profession: What is your favorite memory in your career at Lane & Waterman? Who is someone that has been a mentor to you in your legal career? What do…

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165 Years of Growth

  Lane & Waterman is one of the oldest law firms west of the Mississippi River. It began as a two-person venture, when in 1854 A. Abner Davison and David S. True formed a partnership to practice law in what was then the budding frontier town of Davenport. The firm became known as Lane &…

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All Bets Are Off Following Murphy v. NCAA

By: Hunter C. Sickels (Summer Associate) The idea of sports betting, both professional and amateur sports, has been the center of debate for many years. Until recently, Nevada has been the only state to allow such forms of gambling, however, the Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. NCAA will lead to a drastic change across…

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Hemp Legalization: CBD is everywhere, but is it legal?

By: Thomas Bush (Summer Associate) Having a tough time understanding blockchain? So am I, so let’s not go there. I do think it is important, however, to address a seemingly grey area in the law today – Cannabis regulation. I am sure some of you have recently become familiar with the term “CBD”. CBD, in…

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Lane & Waterman Welcomes Three Summer Associates

Lane & Waterman welcomes the addition of three summer associates to the firm: Austin Lenz, Thomas Bush and Hunter Sickels. Austin is a Quad Cities native who earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University and currently attends Drake University Law School. He is currently a Research Editor of the Drake Law Review; Serves as…

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Purchase Price Adjustments in Acquisition Agreements

By: Scott Van Vooren This blog post is a part of Lane & Waterman’s M & A Blog Series. 1. Introduction Purchase price adjustments reflect changes in the agreed purchase price of the target company that typically occur between the signing of the letter of intent or acquisition agreement and the closing date. These price…

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Meet Grace E. Mangieri

Grace E. Mangieri joins Lane & Waterman as our newest associate. Grace has moved back to the QC with her husband and twin boys. Grace previously worked in Chicago, IL.  We sat down with Grace to find out her career path with L&W. 1. What made you decide to pursue a degree in law; and…

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Changes to Title IX Regulations

What You Need to Know about the Secretary of Education’s Proposal and the Public Response. By: Maegan Gorham On November 29, 2018, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released a proposal for new Title IX regulations addressing institutional response to incidents of sexual harassment and allowed public comment on the proposed changes through the required notice…

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#MeToo What Do We Do

By: Judy Hermann This blog post is a part of Lane & Waterman’s M & A Blog Series. The #MeToo movement did not change the substantive law applicable to sexual harassment claims, and for attorneys who have been practicing in this area for a number of years the response is generally that sexual harassment claims are…

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Meet Courtney M. Brokloff

Our newest associate, Courtney M. Brokloff, recently graduated from The University of Iowa College of Law. We sat down with her to learn more about her career path and her plans at our firm.  What made you decide to pursue a degree in law; and in particular, why have you chosen to primarily focus on healthcare…

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Hart-Scott-Rodino/Gun-Jumping

By: Brett R. Marshall This blog post is a part of Lane & Waterman’s M & A Blog Series. I remember watching the 100m finals at 2011 IAFF World Championships, which took place in Daegu, South Korea. As the finalists took their places in the blocks, most of the attention was on the favorite, Usain Bolt, a…

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M & A Tax Issues

By: Scott Van Vooren This blog post is a part of Lane & Waterman’s M & A Blog Series. Tax matters regarding mergers and acquisitions should be considered at the front end of the transaction.  Some of the tax structures will be briefly described below, as well as noting a few of the provisions of the Tax…

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Meet Maegan Gorham

Our newest associate, Maegan Gorham, recently graduated from University of Iowa Law School. We sat down with her to learn more about her career trajectory and her plans at our firm. You have your masters and PhD. What made you decide to pursue a degree in law? I was interested in law school for many…

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