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Iowa Company Choice Energy Powers Toward Top of Inc. 5000 List

A big congratulations to client Choice Energy for its inclusion on the Inc. 5000 listĀ of fastest growing company debuting at No. 40 on the list and No. 1 for Iowa companies! The company has experienced incredible growth for their operations posting a 6,021% growth over a 3-year period. The company supplies electricity to residential and … Continue Reading

Vote ‘Yes’ to Renovate and Update Polk County Courthouse

I generally try to stay away from politics on this blog but there is an important vote on November 5th regarding Measure A:  The Polk County Public Safety Judicial System Bond. I encourage you to vote ‘Yes" for this measure. Our Polk County Courthouse has been in use for over 100 years. While it is … Continue Reading

Law Firm Social Media Strategy

I am speaking at the Iowa Bar Association’s Bridge the Gap seminar on May 9, 2013 on The Lessons I’ve Learned From Seven Years of Legal Blogging. I am excited about the presentation as it is the first time I’ve spoken on legal blogging for a couple of years. I’ve given numerous presentations about social … Continue Reading

Iowa Business Law Services: Rush on Business Companion Web Site

 I am very happy to announce my new companion Web site to go along with this blog at www.iowabusinesslawservices.com. The site will feature information on my legal practice areas, a simple way to submit information for formation of a new corporation or LLC and also a video resources section with tips on business and franchise … Continue Reading

BIZ to Host Event with Dwolla COO on the High Growth Start-Up

The BIZ is host to a great event this coming week featuring Dwolla COO Charise Flynn as she takes questions on life behind the scenes at the high growth start-up. I’ve had the opportunity to serve on a speakers’ panel with Charise and I find her personal journey and insights fascinating. Charise is a fellow … Continue Reading

Rush Nigut to Speak at ABI Social Media Roundtable

Rush Nigut of Brick Gentry, P.C. will be one of the featured speakers at the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s Social Media Roundtable on November 14, 2012 at the Honey Creek Lodge Resort. Rush will deliver the keynote general session presentation on New Developments and the Future of Social Media. He will also lead … Continue Reading

Support Iowa’s Judiciary in 2012 Election

This is not a political blog but I again feel compelled to write about the political effort by certain special interest groups to oust the Supreme Court justices who ruled in an unanimous opinion in the Varnum case that non-religious, civil marriage should be a right available to everyone. In the last election, three Iowa … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court upheld, in a 5-4 decision, the constitutionality of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act. I am no expert on the act and I have not had time to closely review the decision. Consequently, I suggest you do what I am doing and go read some of the … Continue Reading

Iowa Creativity Summit March 1st at Drake University

Lawyers are not immediately recognized as the most creative souls on the planet but some of the best lawyers I know definitely have the the creative spark. I have seen many who were classic doodlers, photographers and painters. Some of them were also the most creative in the courtroom and ultimately very successful in winning cases. That’s why I am … Continue Reading

Rush on Business You Tube Channel on the Air!

I am pleased to announce that I now have a Rush on Business You Tube Channel where I’ll post short videos on various aspects of business and franchise law. I have a few videos posted so far and I’ll add content weekly. New videos include: Should You Include Your Spouse When Forming a Small Business LLC? … Continue Reading

Iowa Startup Fair Has More Than 80 Companies

The Iowa Startup Fair takes place on January 31, 2012 from 3 to 6 PM in various locations around downtown Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls and Pella. More than 80 companies will be exhibiting throughout the state. There are more than 50 businesses exhibiting at the Des Moines locations. Those locations are the StartupCity Des Moines offices, … Continue Reading

Iowa Startup Fair to Showcase New Businesses

The first ever Iowa Startup Fair is taking place on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 3 to 6 pm. During the fair, new businesses will set up informational tables to showcase thier projects for an audience of business, investment, civic and other community members. In Des Moines, the Startup Fair locations will be at the … Continue Reading

Notifyworks: My Leap into the Startup World

For the past 17 years, I have been advising businesses of all shapes and sizes, whether small or large. I have always loved working with startups. It is exciting to hear the stories of these entrepreneurs and how they could solve a problem or discovered a new way of doing business. Now I am leaping into that startup … Continue Reading

Dream Big Grow Here Contest: Win $15,000 for New Tech Start Up

Do you have a new technology-based business idea? If you do, I encourage you to check out the Dream Big, Grow Here contest that is sponsored regionally by the Business Innovation Zone.  The winner of the regional business pitch contest will be awarded $5,000 and then move on for the opportunity to win another $10,000 in a state-wide … Continue Reading

Des Moines’ Entrepreneurial Community Gaining Momentum

Yesterday I spoke at the BIZ Raising Capital Seminar mentioned in my last blog post. I thoroughly enjoyed being on a panel with some excellent business advisors including: Paul Juffer of LWBJ Financial Adam Claypool of the DeWaay Investment Partners Chris Sackett and Joe Leto of the Brown Winick Law Firm Christian Renaud of StartUpCity Des Moines But … Continue Reading

Brick Gentry Lawyer Austin Kennedy Presents Immigration Webinar

Listen and watch the premiere Brick Gentry, P.C. webinar from immigration lawyer Austin Kennedy on our new Brick Gentry Web site. Austin’s presentation is on Achieving Lawful Permanent Residency in the United States Through the Labor Certification Process. We are currently in the process of developing presentations on franchise and LLC issues. Register for our Webinars and receive … Continue Reading

Three Iowa Supreme Court Justices Ousted

In a historic vote last night, three Iowa Supreme Court justices were ousted as a result of a controversial decision made by the court last year in Varnum v. Brien.  The Iowa Supreme Court unanimously upheld that the statute defining marriage only as a union between a man and a woman violated the equal protection clause in the Iowa … Continue Reading

Iowa Judiciary Deserves Our Support

This is not a political blog but I feel compelled to write about the recent political effort by a special interest group to oust many of the judges on the November 2nd ballot including three Iowa Supreme Court Justices.  The special interest effort, in my view, is misguided. I am proud to be a part … Continue Reading

PorticoHR Social Media & Human Resources Seminar

I am looking forward to speaking on June 9th at the PorticoHR Social Media & Human Resources Seminar. Should be a fun panel with pulic relations and social media strategist Claire Celsi and Sam Mandolfo of LinkedIn also speaking. PorticoHR is a provider of temporary and direct-hire staffing in Central Iowa. It is owned by Katie Roth who has … Continue Reading

Iowa Intellectual Property Attorney Brian Laurenzo Joins Brick Gentry

Brick Gentry, P.C. is excited to announce that intellectual property attorney, Brian Laurenzo, has joined the firm as a shareholder effective June 1, 2010. Brian was most recently the head of the intellectual property practice group for the Des Moines office of Dorsey & Whitney. Brian brings a tremendous amount of experience in patent, trademark and copyright law. He has a broad transactional … Continue Reading

Twitter Interview Today with Lance Godard

Today I am excited to get a chance to participate in 22 Tweets with Lance Godard.  22 Tweets is an opportunity for practicing lawyers that tweet to share their stories and tell a little bit about themselves in a 22 question format. Lance has a terrific site (an ABA Journal Blawg 100 recipient) that features many interesting and … Continue Reading
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