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About Me

I am an attorney in Des Moines, Iowa specializing in representing banks in financial transactions, regulatory issues, corporate governance issues, and mergers and acquisitions. I also am part of my law firm's government relations business and advocate for clients during the annual session of the Iowa State General Assembly.

Prior to joining the Davis Brown law firm I was in banking for almost 20 years - thirteen as an investment banker, and six and one-half as the CEO of a $1.5 Billion community bank.


Practice Areas


  1. Banking: 60%
    14 years
  2. Debt & Lending Agreements: 20%
    14 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    14 years



Hourly ($280-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Davis Brown

215 10th Street
Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA, 50309


IAAuthorized to practice law197909/20/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of MeritAmerican Red Cross-Central Iowa Regional Chapter2009
Exceptional ServiceFriends of Iowa Civil Rights, Inc.2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderDavis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, PC2009 - 2011
CEO & PresidentWest Bancorporation Inc2003 - 2009
Managing DirectorPiper Jaffray Inc1989 - 2003
PartnerAhlers & Cooney, PC1979 - 1983
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Iowa Bankers AsscoiationBoard Member/Board Chair2005 - 2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Wabash CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1976