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Real Estate Transactions

"They are very timely and very communicative with regards to keeping me updated. They live up to expectations, the team is large enough that someone is always there for the various projects. They are very good, it is always a pleasant experience."

"You can always count on them, like the sun rising. They forge ahead, are very timely and just flat-out reliable."

Chambers USA, Real Estate (Band 1), 2016



Davis Brown Law Firm's real estate practice encompasses the range of transactions from A to Z (from abstracts to zoning). The firm's attorneys counsel clients in the acquisition, development, construction and sale of real property and related issues such as environmental law. In addition, Davis Brown's attorneys advise clients in negotiating real estate purchases and sales, securing development and permanent financing, drafting and reviewing loan applications and loan documents. The firm also conducts title examinations and drafts development and developer agreements, construction contracts and management and lease agreements.


Through the firm's Public Finance Department, the firm acts as bond counsel in the issuance of private purpose, industrial revenue bonds to finance commercial projects.


Clients include developers, banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies, title companies, individual and commercial borrowers, landowners and tenants. The firm is general counsel to the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association and the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization. The firm's real estate attorneys serve clients in the Davis Brown's Ames, Des Moines and West Des Moines office locations.


The Davis Brown Law Firm is a member of the Lex Mundi Real Estate Practice Group.