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Growing up I learned how to serve client interests from my father and grandfather, who are both attorneys in northeast Iowa. They taught me to take a hands-on approach to learning and to work hard to understand the underlying causes of a conflict, not just address the immediate problem. I applied that philosophy throughout my academic and professional education by learning the construction industry beginning as a carpenter and then architectural intern at OPN Architects, SOM, and Kahler Slater Architects. After I earned my Bachelors of Architecture from Iowa State University and my Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa, I took a position as General Counsel with a contractor in eastern Iowa. Those experiences give me a pragmatic legal view based in developing and tailoring solutions to each client’s unique problem.

I was born and raised in Oelwein, Iowa. Today I live in Iowa City with my wife Brooke and two Great Danes. I traveled extensively throughout my life, including living in and studying architecture in Rome for five months, but Iowa has always drawn me back. When I am not working or traveling, I spend my free time giving back to my community through volunteer opportunities and helping to further ballroom dancing in the Cultural Corridor through Hawkeye Ballroom and USA Dance. I believe my diverse experiences and interests help me better understand my clients’ needs and serve each client more effectively.


Practice areas


  1. Franchising: 80%
    4 years
  2. Business: 15%
    4 years
  3. Construction: 5%
    4 years


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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Arenson Law Group, Pc

425 2nd St SE Ste 900
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401-1848


WIGood Standing201403/27/2015
MNAuthorized to practice201407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateArenson Law Group, PC2014 - Present
VP & General CounselRandy's Carpets & Interiors2013 - 2014
AttorneyLaw Office of John W. Hofmeyer IV, Attorney at Law2012 - 2014
Of CounselLaw Offices of John W. Hofmeyer III, Attorney at Law2012 - 2014
Legal InternArenson Law Group, PC2011 - 2012
Law ClerkRandy Trca Law Firm2010 - 2012
Summer Judicial Law ClerkSixth Judicial District of Iowa2010 - 2010
Architectural InternKahler Slater2008 - 2008
Summer Architectural InternSkidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)2007 - 2007
Summer Architectural InternOPN Architects2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Iowa State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wisconsin Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Jefferson Society, Inc.MemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Winter 2015 Ed. 2x4x10 Newsletter--Division 10 (Energy & Environment) ABA Forum on Construction LawBETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Retroactive Energy Tax Extenders Leave Little Guidance2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Iowa State UniversityArchitecture and Political ScienceB. Arch.2009