Mitchell A. Plimmer
Mitch advises clients of all sizes, from single-member LLCs through large corporations, including banks, telecommunications, renewable energy, software and technology, and media companies throughout the lifecycle of their business.
When aspiring entrepreneurs are in the first stages of establishing a business, they turn to Mitch for advice on formation and choice of entity. He helps entrepreneurs think through their business goals to determine which type of business entity is right for them, to avoid headaches down the line. Mitch advises businesses on methods of obtaining capital including working with banks and private offerings.
Clients also rely on Mitch’s advice in mergers and acquisitions when they are considering ways to grow their own business, or their sale options when they are ready to move on to their next project.
Throughout all of these stages, Mitch helps clients with the right business agreements, including non-disclosures, non-competes, and exclusivity agreements to protect their intellectual property, and SaaS and licensing agreements, among others.
Mitch earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Iowa in 2013 where he studied economics and entrepreneurship. Mitch worked for the university’s admissions office during his undergrad. He was heavily involved with Hawkeye athletics, serving as the Director of Marketing for the Hawks Nest and a delegate to the Big Ten Sportsmanship and Spirit Conference. He also volunteered at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Mitch continued his education at the University of Iowa College of Law earning his J.D. in 2017. At Iowa, Mitch was a student writer and contributing editor for the Law Review and the Articles Editor for the Journal of Corporation Law. He was also involved with the Sports Law Society.
Mitch participated in the Iowa Medical Innovation Group interdisciplinary program where students in the colleges of business, engineering, law, and medicine collaborate to find solutions to medical needs. Mitch’s team created a below-the-knee adjustable prosthetic designed to alleviate the discomfort that comes with the fluctuations in size of the residual limb that occur throughout the day. Mitch completed the legal work on the project, performing patent and trademark searches, and drafting legal documents including an operating agreement, non-disclosure agreements, license agreements, and freedom to operate agreements. The program was a full scale medical device technology project.
During Law school, Mitch worked as a summer legal clerk for GEICO Insurance in Washington, D.C. where he worked in the litigation and lobbying departments. He also worked as an admission counselor at the University of Iowa before law school.
Mitch lives in Des Moines. He enjoys traveling and fishing, both freshwater and deep sea, along with rooting for the Hawkeyes. Mitch remains active with the University of Iowa planning fundraising and networking events in central Iowa through his roles on the Polk County IClub Board and with the Tippie College of Business.