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Jason M. Stone

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at Des Moines, IA

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Jason Stone is a tax and business lawyer at the Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. law firm.  His practice concentrates on the formation, acquisition, disposition, operation, and liquidation of business entities of all types and sizes and he has served clients in the fields of real estate, advanced technologies, health care, agriculture, manufacturing and finance.



• Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, Iowa Ranked Up and Coming 2010
• The Best Lawyers in America­ 2010 and 2011, Tax Law; 2011, Corporate Law.



• Advising one of the nation's largest federated cooperatives on tax-free reorganizations, liquidations and joint ventures;
• Advising a publicly traded diversified financial services company on tax-free reorganizations, debt offerings and compensation matters;
• Advising a publicly traded manufacturing company on critical federal income tax issues;
• Advising a publicly traded media company on tax-free exchanges of personal property; 
• Advising leading real estate companies on various corporate and tax matters including, but not limited to, state and federal income and property tax matters, with a special emphasis on state and federal income tax credits;
• Advising buyers and sellers on acquisitions and dispositions in transactions of various sizes;
• Advising numerous non-profit corporations on compliance matters including federal income tax exemption, intermediate sanctions, and joint-ventures; 
• Advising producers, film and motion picture companies on Iowa and Film Tax Credits.
• Advising various business entities on state income, sales and use tax disputes; and 
• Advising a community development entity on matters related to the deployment of its initial $45,000,000 and subsequent $50,000,000 New Market Tax Credit Allocation.

Licensed for 22 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 09/15/2022

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Jason M. Stone
Davis Brown Tower
215 10th Street, Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA, 50309


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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Shareholder
  • Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present


  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M.
  • 2001
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2000


  • Iowa State Bar Association - Tax Section Council
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Corporate
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Tax
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2011
  • M&A (Band 4)
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2011
  • Corporate (Band UC)
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2010
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  • How Business Gets Done: Words of Wisdom by Central Iowa Experts
  • Business Formation
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring Tax Institute
  • Partnership Tax
  • 2009
  • December Tax School
  • Partnership Tax
  • 2008
  • Business Law Seminar
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 2008
  • December Tax School
  • Partnership Tax
  • 2006
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Des Moines Mergers and acquisitions Lawyer Jason M. Stone
Jason M. Stone
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
Des Moines, IA
Licensed for 22 years
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