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Thomas E. Stanberry


Tom is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm and a member of the Business Division. His practice involves banking, governmental relations and lobbying and finance.


As a multi-client lobbyist, Tom works with a variety of organizations during the annual session of the Iowa General Assembly. In his non-government relations practice, Tom advises banks, other financial institutions and developers on financial transactions, regulatory matters and corporate governance issues. 



  • Advising banks and other financial institutions on financing structures, including federal historic tax credits, Iowa historic tax credits, New Market Tax Credits and Community Development Block Grant funds.
  • Advising multiple affordable housing sponsors on financings involving low income housing tax credits.
  • Represented insurance companies during the administrative rule making process before the State agency and Administrative Rules Review Committee.
  • Represented a state-wide organization in lobbying a change to State law which impacted several hundred employers in communities throughout Iowa.
  • Successfully lobbied bills relating insurance and municipal issues before the Iowa Grand Assembly.
  • Advising banking clients on unique tax credit bridge lending structure and other financing matters.
  • Providing boards of directors with guidance on corporate governance issues.
  • Representing individual board members during the sale of a company.