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Tony Colacino practices primarily in the areas of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, leases, and development, with significant experience in municipal eminent domain law and utility issues. Prior to joining Nyemaster Goode, Tony practiced for over 25 years with the Bradshaw Firm in Des Moines.



Tony has spoken on issues relating to real estate transactions and eminent domain, and has been a long-time member of the Legal Forms Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association where he has been the primary drafter of the residential purchase agreement form. He has been past chair of the Legal Forms Committee, a member of the Real Estate Section Council of the Iowa State Bar, and the Chair of the Newsletter Committee of the Real Estate Section. He currently provides real estate and title services on a pro bono basis to the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 70%
    42 years
  2. Construction: 15%
    42 years
  3. State & Local Law: 15%
    42 years

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Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

700 Walnut Steet
Suite 1600
Des Moines, IA, 50309


IAAuthorized to practice law197401/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderNyemaster Goode, P.C.2001 - 2014
Adjunct ProfessorDrake University Law School2000 - 2002
ShareholderBradshaw,Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave1974 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iowa State Bar AssociationESS Subcommittee to Develop E-file Services2007 - 2007
Iowa State Bar Association, Real Estate Newsletter CommitteeChairman2007 - 2007
Iowa State Bar Association, Real Estate Section CouncilMember2002 - 2005
Iowa State Bar Association, Legal Forms CommitteeChair1996 - 1998
Iowa State Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Iowa State Bar Association, Government Practice SectionMemberN/A
Iowa State Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionMemberN/A
Iowa State Bar Association, Real Estate SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, State and Local Government LawMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMemberN/A
Polk County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
HalfmoonA Primer on Eminent Domain (Condemnation) Law and Practice2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of Notre DameEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Business InstituteHow Recent Case Law and Legislation Developments in Eminent Domain Will Impact You2006
Hubbell RealtyPractical Realities for Purchase Agreements, Title Insurance/Surveys2006
University of Iowa Law SchoolAn Overview of Iowa Eminent Domain (Condemnation) Law and Procedure2005
Lorman Education ServiesFundamentals of Real Estate Closings in Iowa2004
Lorman Education ServiesCommercial Real Estate in Iowa2001