“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 including financial practice continuity and affiliation 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 and franchise 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 over twenty-five years. He has received a Martindale AV® Certification Mark from his peers. Rush has been selected for inclusion since 2015 as one 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 was also named a Top Rated Labor and Employment Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell™ for many years and has been named a Top Rated Lawyer by AVVO for several years.  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 was active as a baseball coach in the Raccoon Valley Little League and USSSA for over a decade. He was a founding 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 was formerly on the Board of Governors for Coaches v. Cancer through the American Cancer Society. Rush was also involved for a number of years with Roosevelt High School as an board member, President of the Riders Booster Club and active as a volunteer with the high school baseball team. Rush has a passion for baseball and he is now often found watching his sons play at the collegiate level.

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 and played collegiate football and baseball.


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).  Rush on Business received awards for the Best Business Blog and Best Resource Blog in the Iowa Web Awards.  The Wall St. Journal featured Rush on Business in its report on Franchising and Franchise Help named Rush on Business to its list of best franchise blogs.


Rush’s strong sense of purpose with his legal blogging 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.