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Richard Charles Bottenberg

Estate planning Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

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also known as Charlie Bottenberg

  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 3 years
    Iowa - IA 10 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2020
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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Charlie Bottenberg is a shareholder at Brick Gentry P.C., who practices primarily in the areas of wills, trusts, probate, estate planning, small businesses, and real estate. Charlie is a trusted advisor to his clients including area executives, agricultural families, small business owners, and many working families all across Iowa. He believes in an educational approach to estate planning and strives to offer each client a tailored experience and plan that suits their situation and familial needs by giving them the tools and knowledge to choose which estate planning path makes the most sense for their family. Charlie has experience working with estate planning clients all the way from eighteen year old clients just starting out on their own through multigenerational agricultural operation succession planning.

Charlie has personal experience pertaining to the unique struggles and challenges that owning a small or medium sized business presents. While growing up, his grandparents owned and ran the family shoe store in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Charlie’s mom owned and operated a landscaping operation for many years. Additionally, Charlie has his Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University and owned and operated a small law firm in Waukee directly out of law school from May of 2013 through September of 2020.

Charlie has advised his business clients through a myriad of issues including: business structure and entity selection, acquisitions, sales, succession planning, procurement, and other organizational needs. He has assisted on transactions with estimated values of $10,000 all the way through $75,000,000+.

Charlie is active in the community serving on the Waukee City Council, Scoutmaster for Troop 888 at St. Francis of Assisi in West Des Moines, and is an active participant in the sporting lives of his three children.

Charlie is an Eagle Scout and a member of the 2018 Class of the Business Record 40 Under 40 for Des Moines, Iowa.


Brick Gentry PC
6701 Westown Parkway Ste. 100
West Des Moines, IA, 50266

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Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Attorney
  • Brick Gentry, P.C.
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Masterson & Bottenberg, LLC
  • 2013 - 2020


  • Iowa State University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2014
  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Drake University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 2004


  • Iowa Association of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • 2022 - Present
  • Mid Iowa Estate and Financial Planners
  • Members
  • 2021 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • 2020 - Present
  • Blackstone American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Past President and Past Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Chair and Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 40 Under 40
  • Des Moines Business Record
  • 2018


  • Waukee, Clive, Jordan Creek Living Magazines
  • Estate Planning Articles
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Legacy Planning
  • Legacy Planning
  • 2023

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Business Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had a contract matter that I needed another attorney to work with on. I was impressed with his work product and would use him again. Charlie is hard working and thorough. I would recommend him for your legal needs."
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West Des Moines Estate planning Lawyer Richard Charles Bottenberg
Richard Charles Bottenberg
Estate planning Attorney
West Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 10 years