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18 Lane & Waterman Attorneys Selected for 2019 Super Lawyers List

Nine Lane & Waterman attorneys have been selected for inclusion in 2019 Super Lawyers list: Robert V.P. Waterman Jr. is selected for professional liability: defense. Scott Van Vooren is selected for business and corporate law. Richard Davidson is selected for real estate law. Judy Herrmann is selected for employment and labor law. Jason O’Rourke is…

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Kyle Day Explains Why No Good Deed Goes Untaxed

While we know the maxim “no good deed goes unpunished” often rings true, it looks like we may need to wait for the applicable statute of limitations to run in order to find out whether no good deed also goes untaxed. Lane & Waterman Attorney Kyle Day explains the potential tax consequences of crowdfunding campaigns….

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Law Day 2019 Focuses on Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

The 2019 Law Day theme—Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society—focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.” In the United States and around the world, freedom of speech and the…

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Bob Waterman and Abbey Furlong Successfully Defend Eastern Iowa Chiropractor Accused of Malpractice

          Bob Waterman and Abbey Furlong successfully defended an eastern Iowa chiropractor in a professional malpractice action in which the plaintiff alleged a chiropractic adjustment caused her injury. The Iowa District Court for Scott County entered an order granting summary judgment in favor of the chiropractor and dismissing all claims, finding…

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Troy Howell to Present on Illinois Workers’ Compensation at Iowa-Illinois Safety Council’s 66th Annual Professional Development Conference & Expo

                  Lane & Waterman attorney Troy Howell will present at the 66th annual Professional Development Conference & Expo sponsored by the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council on Thursday, April 11 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council is a nonprofit organization consisting of approximately…

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Lane & Waterman Successfully Defends City of Davenport and Alderman in Lawsuit Filed by Shenanigan’s Irish Pub and its Owner

Jason O’Rourke and Alex Barnett successfully defended the City of Davenport and Alderman Bill Boom in a lawsuit filed by Shenanigan’s Irish Pub, its owner and an employee relating to the suspension of Shenanigan’s liquor license between November 20, 2015 and January 9, 2016. Shenanigan’s, its owner and employee filed a lawsuit in the United…

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Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Inducts Troy Howell

In a ceremony in Des Moines last night, the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) inducted Lane & Waterman attorney Troy Howell into the Academy. He joins the firm’s Bob Waterman, Jason O’Rourke, Rob McMonagle, and Ian Russell in IATL, an organization limited to 250 attorneys across the state who are selected by their peers and voted on by the…

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Equal Justice Works Fellow Shelby Smith Presented Project to Co-Sponsors Lane & Waterman, Deere & Company, and Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Shelby presented her project “Legal Help Within Reach” during a luncheon held by Deere & Company. Shelby plans to focus on recruiting, training, and transporting pro bono attorneys and law students from urban areas to provide legal services for individuals without access to those services in rural Illinois. We look forward to helping Shelby with…

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Kyle R. Day Named Newest Partner at Lane & Waterman

Lane & Waterman is proud to welcome a new partner to the firm: Kyle R. Day Kyle R. Day joined the firm in 2013 and maintains a general tax and transactional practice, including tax planning, controversy and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and governance, securities compliance, real estate, general business, and estate planning. Previously,…

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Lane & Waterman Successfully Defends Eastern Iowa College Accused of Discrimination

Diane Reinsch and Alex Barnett successfully defended an eastern Iowa college, whose former student claimed the college discriminated against him based upon his age and disability, retaliated against him and breached a contract.  The Iowa District court judge in Scott County agreed that Iowa law does not authorize a local commission to confer original jurisdiction…

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