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Franklin J. Feilmeyer

Estate planning Attorney at Ames, IA

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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1990
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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships; organization and administration

    33 years

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives; probate; trust and estate administration

    33 years

  3. Real estate
    Commercial and residential real estate transactions, contracts, settlements

    33 years

  4. Tax
    Personal income tax preparation (not accepting new clients), income and property tax issues

    33 years

  5. State, local, and municipal law
    Outside counsel for municipalities; land use, planning, and zoning issues

    33 years

Frank's practice includes business and personal estate planning and post-death administration. Frank has experience with everything from the simplest wills to complex, high-net worth estate planning techniques, including credit shelter trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder and lead trusts, and working with retirement assets. Frank has formed and counsels numerous businesses, including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. As a preparer of both personal and business income tax returns, Frank is able to provide tax advice along with business and estate planning.

Frank's practice includes commercial and residential lending, for example, he has acted as lender's counsel for multimillion-dollar loan refinances; lender's counsel for mortgage commercial and residential mortgage loan foreclosures; borrower's counsel for a multimillion-dollar, HUD-backed loan refinance for low- and moderate-income housing project, local borrower's title counsel for multimillion-dollar loan refinance for low- and moderate-income housing project; developer's and borrower's counsel for multimillion dollar loan for high-rise commercial/residential condominium project; counsel for residential and commercial builders and contractors; and has worked on many residential and commercial subdivision projects for both developer and local government. As a municipal attorney, Frank has a deep understanding of planning, zoning, and development processes.

In his “spare time”, Frank and his wife Vikki follow their sons around to swim meets, where Frank often is on deck as a USA Swimming certified official. Frank also has been a Cub Scouts den leader and a Little League Baseball coach since 2008. Frank is a member of the Rotary Club of Ames, Iowa, for which he has also served as a member of the board of directors (2009-12). He is a Paul Harris Fellow.

Frank served as a member of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa, Inc. (2001-05) and Heartland Senior Services Foundation, Inc. (2000-03). He was also appointed a Human Relations Hearing Officer for the City of Ames (1992-98).

Frank is a graduate of Leadership Ames, a member of Class IX (1995-96). He also served as the coordinator of the “State and County Government” class session for Leadership Ames classes X (1996-97), XI (1997-98), and XII (1998-99), which included meetings with representatives of executive, legislative, and judicial offices of state and county government.


Pasley and Singer Law Firm, L.L.P.
323 6th St
P. O. Box 664
Ames, IA, 50010-6105


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pasley and Singer Law Firm, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Smith Sharp et al
  • 1993 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Smith Nutty Sharp Benson & Jahn
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Law Clerk
  • Iowa Court of Appeals
  • 1990 - 1991
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  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990


  • Iowa State Bar Association, Title Standards Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Real Estate and Title Law Section, Section Council
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Real Estate and Title Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Real Estate and Title Law Section, Legislative Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Story County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Excellence in Legislative Advocacy
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law CLE
  • Drafting Family Law Documents to Avoid Problems with Real Property (or Real Property Issues for Non Real Property Lawyers)
  • 2014
  • Annual Meeting
  • Legislative Update
  • 2014
  • Title Guaranty Settlement Service Workshop
  • Legislative Update
  • 2013
  • Business Law
  • Real Property Issues in the Life of a Business
  • 2012
  • Annual Meeting
  • Legislative Update
  • 2011
  • Estate Planning Symposium
  • Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • New City Attorney Institute
  • Internet Legal Resources
  • 2008
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