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Randal Brent Caldwell

Estate planning Attorney at Newton, IA

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also known as Randal B. Caldwell

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Creation of business entities including Corporations, Limited liability companies and partnerships, sale of business entities, Uniform commercial code issues.

    46 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Elder law
    Powers of attorney, Health care powers of attorney and living wills, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, Medicaid (title 19) issues.

    46 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Estate planning
    Preparation of Wills and trusts, Estate administration, estate and inheritance tax issues, Farm and business continuity planning

    46 years, 4,000 cases

  4. Government

  5. Probate
    Estate administration, estate and inheritance taxes, will contests, claims in estate, sale of real estate in estate, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings

    46 years, 2,000 cases

  6. Real estate
    Preparation of title opinions, offers to buy, long term installment sales contracts, business and residential leases, contract assignments, deeds, easements and other real estate documents. Real estate closings, farm, business and residential

    46 years, 4,000 cases

  7. State, local, and municipal law
    Codification, sale of real estate by governments, municipal contracts, Planning and zoning, personnel issues

    28 years, 1,500 cases

  8. Tax
    Preparation of state and federal income taxes and tax planning

    46 years, 2,000 cases

  9. Trusts

  10. Other

Admitted:1979, Iowa, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa and U.S. Supreme Court
Law School:University of Iowa, J.D.
Member:Iowa State (Member: Iowa State Title Standards Committee, 1980-1989; Chairman, Real Property Committee, 1990-1991; Council, Real Estate and Title Law Section, 1992-1993;  Chair, Legal Forms Committee, 2008) and American (Member, Sections on: Real Property, Probate and Trust, 1999-2001; Legal Forms Committee, 1994—) Bar Associations; Title Guaranty Division, Iowa Finance Authority; Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association; Iowa Trust Association. Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
General Practice including but not limited to Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, probate, real estate, Elder Law, Business Law and Taxation

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Chairing the Probate Section Council Meeting at Terrace Hill


Caldwell, Brierly & Chalupa, PLLC
211 1st Ave W
Newton, IA, 50208


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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Caldwell & Brierly, PLLC
  • 1979 - Present
  • Member
  • Caldwell, Brierly & Chalupa, PLLC
  • 1900 - Present


  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Central College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977


  • Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Probate, Property and Trust Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • 2000 - Present
  • Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Legal Forms Committee
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Real Estate and Title Law Section
  • Chair
  • 1990 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Committee Chair Award
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting
  • Miller Trusts
  • 2015
  • Annual meeting
  • Miller Trusts
  • 2014
  • Estate Planning Basics in Iowa
  • Considerations in Planning for Incapacity
  • 2006
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in Iowa
  • Closing the Estate, Ethical Obligations & Understanding Tax Procedures
  • 2005
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Newton Estate planning Lawyer Randal Brent Caldwell
Randal Brent Caldwell
Estate planning Attorney
Newton, IA
Licensed for 44 years