Skip to main content

Rush Charles Nigut

Franchising Attorney at West Des Moines, IA

Not yet reviewed

Licensed for 28 years

Free consultation

About Rush

Learn Rush’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Franchising
    40%
    Represent franchisees in the review of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) and franchise agreements. Negotiate revisions and addendums to franchise agreements. Represent franchisees in litigation against franchisors.

    24 years, 200 cases

  2. Business
    30%
    Serves as outside general counsel for businesses to assist in various matters including contracts, employment matters and business litigation. Assists franchisors in the development of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) and franchise agreements. Also assists franchisees in the review and analysis of FDDs and franchise agreements. Assists employers to insure employment policies are up-to-date.

    29 years, 900 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    30%
    Assists entrepreneurs in the formation of new entities including the determination of the appropriate structure for a business and the creation of the corporate or LLC documentation. Has developed a service targeted directly for small businesses to form a business entity. Ask about the small business incorporation / LLC formation services.

    29 years, 750 cases

Rush Nigut practices primarily in business and franchise law in West Des Moines, Iowa. Rush advises businesses of all sizes from start-ups to established businesses including technology and communication companies, franchise operations, banking and financial institutions, contractors and manufacturers. 

 

Rush is a shareholder in the law firm of Brick Gentry, P.C. He joined the firm in March of 2008 is formerly a shareholder with the law firm of Sullivan & Ward, P.C. Throughout his career, Rush has been active in civic and community affairs. The Des Moines Business Record named Rush to the 2006 class of the Des Moines' Forty under 40 community leaders. He is a 2000 Graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. He is active as a coach in the Raccoon Valley Little League. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Rooftop Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping children of low-income families in the Des Moines area.

 

Rush is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association (former member of Technology Committee), Polk County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the ABA Forum on Franchising.

Rush's blog, Rush on Business, is nationally recognized and has been quoted or referenced by hundreds of other legal and business blogs and Web sites including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2008, Rush on Business won awards for the Best Business Blog and Best Resource Blog in the Iowa Web Awards.

 

 

Licensed for 28 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Rush

Brick Gentry, P.C.
6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA, 50266

Reviews

Not yet reviewed. Review Rush

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Brick Gentry, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Managing Partner
  • Bellis, Hook & Nigut
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Crawford Law Firm
  • 1994 - 1997
View all work experience

Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Simpson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Franchise Start Up
  • Ongoing general counsel services. FDD preparation and renewals.
  • Franchise Start Up
  • Ongoing general counsel services. FDD preparation and renewals.

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Business Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Forum on Franchising
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Family Business Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • LLCs and Partnerships
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Franchise Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Top Rated Labor and Employment Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AVVO
  • Top Legal Blogs
  • 2016
  • Franchise Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • LLCs and Partnerships
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers LLCs and Partnerships
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Labor and Employment Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Legal Blogs
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers Franchise Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Top Legal Blogs
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Rated Labor and Employment Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers LLCs and Partnerships
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers Franchise Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Top Legal Blogs
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Labor and Employment Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Legal Blogs
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Franchise Blogs in 2011
  • FranchiseHelp.com
  • 2011
  • Franchises and the Law
  • Wall St. Journal
  • 2010
  • Top Legal Blogs
  • AVVO
  • 2010
  • Top Franchise Blogs for Franchisees
  • Wall St. Journal
  • 2009
  • Top Legal Blogs
  • AVVO
  • 2009
  • Best Resource Blog - www.rushonbusiness.com
  • Iowa Web Awards
  • 2008
  • Best Business Blog - www.rushonbusiness.com
  • Iowa Web Awards
  • 2008
  • Forty Under 40 Business Leaders
  • The Des Moines Business Record
  • 2006
  • Greater Des Moines Institute Graduate
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
  • 2000
  • Top Legal Blogs 2014
  • AVVO
  • N/A
View all awards

Publications

  • How Business Gets Done: Words of Wisdom by Central Iowa Experts
  • Partnership Prenuptial
  • 2009
  • Unclaimed Property Instruction Manual
  • Unclaimed Property Instruction Manual
  • 2001
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Raising Capital for Your Business
  • Importance of Partnership Agreements in Raising Capital
  • 2009
  • Iowa Employment, Training and Benefits Conference
  • Dangers in the Electronic Workplace
  • 2009
  • BIZ Networking Luncheon
  • Choose the Right Business Structure
  • 2009
  • Iowa Business Hour
  • Business Law
  • 2008
  • Central Iowa SHRM monthly meeting
  • Dangers in the Electronic Workplace
  • 2008
  • Central Iowa CFP Luncheon
  • Blogging
  • 2008
  • Iowa State University: Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program
  • Avoiding Top Ten Legal Surprises that Wreak Havoc on Your Tech Company
  • 2007
  • yBlawg
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Lawyer Blogging
  • 2006
  • Iowa State Bar Association: eCommerce Section Seminar
  • Using RSS Feeds in Your Practice
  • 2006
  • IAEC: Human Resources Conference
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2006
  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Ensuring Your Firm's Website is Both Effective and Ethical
  • 2004
  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • E-Ethics
  • 2004
  • The Law of the Internet in Iowa
  • Ethical Considerations on the Internet
  • 2002
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Rush
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Attorney Nigut. He is highly skilled in the areas of business and franchise law, and one of the most effective, passionate and upstanding practitioners in our field."
Franchising Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Rush for 8 years. He has unparalleled expertise in business franchise and corporate matters and provides excellent client service."
Business Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Franchising
Employment and labor