Bev is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm in the
Business Division. She has a general practice in, but not limited to, the
areas of business organizations, mergers & acquisitions and securities.
Bev enjoys working with start-up enterprises as well as with
publicly-held companies, in regional as well as international
transactions. She has been involved in public and private offerings and
has assisted companies with reporting and other obligations under
Federal and State securities laws.
She works with the Iowa Capital
Investment Corporation (ICIC), an entity authorized by the state for the
purpose of forming, through the use of incentive tax credits, a fund of
funds designed to encourage the development of venture capital in the
state. She has also worked with an Iowa-based entity that has
successfully applied for and deployed Federal New Market Tax Credits.
Her work with these entities and with start-up enterprises has fueled
her enthusiasm for the economic development potential of Iowa.
Bev, along with shareholder Frank Carroll, acted as corporate counsel to
Rain and Hail in the 2010 transaction by which ACE Limited purchased,
for $1.1 billion, an 80% ownership of Rain and Hail, an Iowa-based crop
insurer. Ace is a Zurich-based property and casualty insurer. As Ace
owned 20% of Rain and Hail prior to the transaction, it owned 100% of
the company following the transaction.
Bev is active in Lex Mundi,
an international association of independent law firms. She represents
the Firm at meetings around the world and enjoys developing worldwide
relationships that enhance the Firm's ability to provide exceptional
service to businesses interested in international trade or in engaging
in international transactions. In addition, she served as president of Lincoln Inne, from
2009-2010, and as president of the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, from 2009 to present.