9 Metro Rankings
Whether we're protecting Iowa's businesses and employers or helping to build Iowa's communities and schools, our firm has built a reputation of excellence for being innovative in solutions while effectively managing risk for our clients ... for over 130 years. But it's who we are today that really matters. We continue to offer the breadth and depth of experience you need ... that you can count on from your legal advisors at Ahlers & Cooney. Our Focus Our Culture Our Attorneys Our Reputation Highly Rated by Our Peers Professional Leadership A National Network Commitment to Diversity Building Our Future Our Focus Our goal is to always identify and capture opportunities ? the right opportunities ? for our clients. We are focused on understanding our clients' businesses and building strategic partnerships that allow us to go beyond providing general legal counsel and serve as strategic problem solvers. We provide comprehensive legal services to state, national and international businesses, educational institutions and municipalities ? across an array of industries. Our Culture Through the ACE (Ahlers Cooney Excellence) Program, the Firm is committed to providing an environment in which employees can prosper both professionally and personally. We have created a collegial environment to work within. This greatly benefits our clients as we leverage our collective experience and work together across practice areas. We are proud of our Midwest work ethic and passionately strive to get positive results for our clients. We also believe that family and personal enhancement are vitally important and we enjoy the quality of life Iowa provides. To enhance our firm's culture, we have two active committees in which attorneys and staff are involved for the betterment of ourselves and our community -- Wellness Committee and Charitable Action Committee. Both of these committees are active throughout the year by sponsoring internal activities, as well as supporting various community events. Our Attorneys We are privileged to have some of the most distinguished attorneys in their field of practice, as well as some of the brightest, emerging young attorneys bringing new energy to the firm. Prior to Ahlers & Cooney, many of our attorneys held judicial clerkships in various Iowa and Federal trial and appellate courts, bringing a keen understanding of the court system to the Firm. Several of our attorneys have executive and legislative experience. Attorneys in the firm hold law degrees from the Cornell, Denver, Drake, Illinois, Iowa, San Diego, Valparaiso, William Mitchell, and Wisconsin law schools. Our Reputation We are proud of the reputation our firm has earned in over a century of practicing law. In recognition of the quality of our services, we receive frequent referrals and requests for assistance from peers in the legal, accounting, educational, municipal and insurance professions. We conduct ourselves with personal integrity and professional courtesy towards our clients, peers, other lawyers and their clients, and the public. Highly Rated by Our Peers Martindale-Hubbell? is the legal industry's gold standard for Peer Review Ratings of law firms and attorneys. Our firm has for years received an AV rating, the highest to be achieved, as have many of the lawyers in the firm. An AV rating attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. Knowing that we are recognized by our peers makes it that much more important to us. Our various practice areas have also received national recognition from a variety of sources, again ratings of distinction by our peers and clients ? Chambers USA, Great Plains Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and others. Professional Leadership Professionally, our firm's attorneys believe it is very important to be involved and provide leadership in a diversity of organizations related to the legal profession and its different practice areas. Attorneys serve in numerous positions in local, state and national associations. Many have served as instructors for continuing legal education and other professional education programs and as adjunct professors at the university level. Firm members have published articles and other legal reference material in both state and national publications, and have presented at hundreds of seminars and conferences on a variety of legal topics. A National NetworkThe Harmonie Group Our firm is a member of The Harmonie Group, whose members comprise an affiliation of independent law firms practicing in all 50 states which provide a broad spectrum of legal services to corporations, insurance companies and claims administrators. The members of The Harmonie Group assist each other with legal services and support of the highest caliber. Commitment to Diversity The mission of the Ahlers and Cooney, P.C. Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to reflect a workplace environment that is as diverse as the communities and clients it proudly serves. First, by fostering an open and welcoming work environment that encourages all individuals to share their unique backgrounds and perspectives with each other without fear of judgment or reprisal. Second, by embracing our commonalities and respecting and celebrating what makes us unique. Third, by recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding people from all walks of life who are devoted to serving the needs of our increasingly diverse community. Building Our Future We have structured a robust Summer Associate program and a methodical Associate Development program to ensure our young attorneys develop the skills they need for a bright future. Our expectations are that our Summer Associate program is the pipeline for new Associates, and that our Associate attorneys progress with us until their retirement from the practice of law. This history of longevity and continuity of attorneys within our firm greatly enhances our strategic partnerships with clients.
Total Offices: 1
Total Attorneys: 40
|Locations||No. of Attorneys|
|Des Moines, IA||40|
|Practice Areas||No. of Attorneys|
|Corporate - General||12|
|Environmental and Land Use||1|
|Labor & Employment||21|
|Litigation - General/Commercial||3|
|Litigation - Labor & Employment||1|
|Litigation - Real Estate||1|
|Trusts and Estates||8|
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Public Law Attorney
Iowa - Des Moines
Des Moines office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks public law attorney with 3-5 years of experience in public finance, municipal bonds, disclosure matters, or other experience in corporate finance and/or general transactional matters, negotiations, contract drafting and contract review. The candidate will assess, resolve, provide ....
Public Law Attorney with 5+ years of employment experience
Iowa - Des Moines
Des Moines office of our client seeks public law attorney with 5+ years of experience in labor relations and employment matters. The candidate will serve in specifically collective bargaining, grievance and interest arbitrations and other labor/employment issues. An understanding and working knowledge of the National Labor Relations Act and other f....
Skills Labor & Employment
Public Law Attorney with 3-5 years of corporate finance experience
Iowa - Des Moines
Des Moines office of our client seeks public law attorney with 3-5 years of experience in public finance, municipal bonds, disclosure matters. The candidate should have experience in general transactional matters, negotiations, contract drafting and contract review. Real estate experience is a plus. Public law experience is also a plus. Must curren....
Public Finance/Bond Counsel with 3-5 years of experience
Iowa - Des Moines
Des Moines office of our client seeks public finance / bond counsel with 3-5 years of experience in public finance, municipal bonds, disclosure matters, or experience in general transactional matters, negotiations, contract drafting and contract review. The candidate should preferably have real estate experience. Public law experience is a plus. Sh....
Attorney with 3-5 years of experience in public finance
Iowa - Des Moines
Des Moines office of our client seeks public law attorney with 3-5 years of experience in public finance, municipal bonds, disclosure matters, or experience in general transactional matters, negotiations, contract drafting and contract review. The candidate will assess, resolve, provide guidance, negotiate, and document complex public-private trans....
Attorney with 2+ years of litigation experience
Iowa - Des Moines
Des Moines office of our client seeks attorney with 2+ years of litigation experience, preferably including significant exposure to local government law. The candidate will represent counties, cities, municipal utilities, school districts, and community colleges regarding public law issues in both litigated and non-litigated matters, including boar....
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