“I have always been drawn to work that involves business transactions.  I love to work with entrepreneurs and corporate clients to provide practical and effective solutions for their legal needs.”

picresized_th_1398377011_BG0090Rush Nigut is a shareholder of Brick Gentry, P.C. His practices focuses on business and franchise law including both transactional and litigation matters.  Some of Rush’s services include:

•  Reviewing and drafting franchise agreements and disclosure documents
•  Incorporation and LLC formation
•  Negotiating and drafting business sale and purchase agreements
•  Non-Compete agreements and litigation
•  Shareholder disputes
•  Intellectual property litigation
•  Employment, human resources and business risk management consulting
•  Insurance matters

Rush is an experienced and trusted advisor to business executives, advising businesses in a wide-range of industries including technology and communication companies, energy, franchise operations, banking and financial institutions, contractors and manufacturers.


Rush has served clients in the Des Moines legal community for two decades. He has received a Martindale AV® Certification Mark from his peers.  Rush was also selected for inclusion in the 2015-16 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®in the practice areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Franchise Law and has been named a Top Rated Labor and Employment Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell™ in 2013-15.  The Des Moines Business Record named Rush to the 2006 class of Des Moines’ Forty Under 40 community leaders and he is also a 2000 graduate of the Des Moines Leadership Institute.


Rush is active as a coach in the Raccoon Valley Little League and is also a member of the Board of Directors for The Rooftop Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping children of low-income families in the Des Moines area.

Rush is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association (former member Technology committee), Polk County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  He is also a member of the ABA Forum on Franchising.


Rush graduated from Drake University Law School in 1994 and Simpson College in 1991 with a degree in Business Management where he is a member of the Epsilon Sigma Honor Society.


Rush started his blog, Rush on Business, in March of 2006 and has been quoted or referenced by hundreds of other legal and business blogs and Web sites including the blog networks for the Wall St. Journal (www.wsj.com), Forbes Magazine (www.forbes.com) and Entrepreneur Magazine (www.entrepreneur.com).  In 2008, Rush on Business received awards for the Best Business Blog and Best Resource Blog in the Iowa Web Awards. In 2010 The Wall St. Journal featured Rush on Business in its report on Franchising and in 2011 Franchise Help named Rush on Business to its list of best franchise blogs.