“There has never been a more exciting time to build a business. Let me help you build your business with a solid legal foundation.”

picresized_th_1398377011_BG0090Rush Nigut is a shareholder of Brick Gentry, P.C. His practices focuses on Iowa business, corporate 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.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Rush has served clients in the Des Moines legal community for over two decades. He has received a Martindale AV® Certification Mark from his peers.  Rush was also selected for inclusion in the 2015-18 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®in the practice areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Franchise Law and also Closely Held and Family Businesses Law.  He has been named a Top Rated Labor and Employment Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell™ in 2013-18.  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.

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Rush was active as a baseball coach in the Raccoon Valley Little League and USSSA for over a decade. He also is 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 and is on the Board of Governors for Coaches v. Cancer. Rush is also involved with Roosevelt High School as an board member and president of the Riders Booster Club. When he is not working he can usually be found throwing batting practice to his sons and the Roosevelt High School baseball team.

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.

EDUCATION

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 ON BUSINESS LAW BLOG

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.

BRICK GENTRY TRIAL LAW TEAM BLOG

Rush started the Brick Gentry Trial Law Team Blog in May of 2018. The Trial Law Team Blog highlights Brick Gentry’s work in several trial practice areas including, but not limited to, personal injury, employment discrimination and harassment, IP litigation, business litigation and class actions. Brick Gentry has several attorneys working on its trial team and is unique in Iowa because we have over 30 lawyers in our law office, yet we handle a substantial amount of plaintiff’s work rather than representing predominantly insurance companies like many firms of our size.

STRONG SENSE OF PURPOSE WITH LEGAL BLOGS

Rush’s strong sense of purpose with his legal blogs is to educate and provide information to people in a way that helps them identify legal issues and make more informed choices about what legal services they need.  The collaborative process of law blogs allows this to happen.