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Do You Need Legal Advice For Your Business?

Many central and eastern Iowa companies rely on our firm for business formation and incorporation, contract drafting and review, ongoing counsel and representation in business disputes. At Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, P.L.C., we continue to be in tune with business owners’ priorities, risks and range of legal challenges so that we can help plan for the worst while the client/business owner plans for the best.

Attorney Shawn M. Fitzgerald diligently protects the interests of entrepreneurs and small-business owners across many sectors of commerce including car dealers, waste haulers and recyclers, commercial and residential construction contractors, plumbers, electricians, real estate developers, property managers, investment property owners, sales, service industries, professional cleaners, restaurants and bars, chiropractors, therapists, law care companies, dog groomers and consultants — and he is also an educator in the field of business law. If you are in need of a knowledgeable Iowa City business attorney who will prioritize efficiency and affordability of legal services as well as results, request a free initial consultation at our firm today.

Corporate And LLC Formation · Ongoing Services · Contracts And Commercial Litigation

We are committed to providing personal attention to your concerns and responsiveness throughout the life of your business. Our broad range of services includes:

  • Counsel for selection of the ideal business entity based on your business plan, goals and financial circumstances — such as a limited liability partnership (LLP), limited liability company (LLC) or corporation — and execution of all required filings
  • Ongoing registration and compliance work, including acting as your registered agent, maintaining corporate minutes reliably and securely, and otherwise ensuring you are legally protected while focusing on your core business
  • Drafting, review and negotiation of essential business contracts such as commercial leases, sales agreements, service agreements, covenants not to compete (noncompete agreements) and other employment contracts
  • Skilled, trial-ready representation in any type of dispute impacting your business, including liability and insurance matters, breach of contract allegations and concerns about unfair competition

Call For Help With Business And Contract Law

Our efforts on behalf of business owners are enhanced by our entire legal team’s many decades in practice and relevant knowledge of real estate, finance, estate law concerns and more. We operate a technologically advanced practice adept at managing information and communicating efficiently with all our clients.

To meet with a personable, practical business lawyer who will contribute to your success while watching your bottom line, please contact our firm today by calling 319-359-6492.

Practice Areas

Notable Cases

Cedar County AGCR024516 — PLEA OFFER ACCEPTED — Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald’s client was accused of the crime of Operating a Motor Vehicle While License is Barred as a Habitual Offender §321.560/ §321.561/ §321.555 /§321.556 (An Aggravated Misdemeanor), as well as Failure to Use Child Restraint Devise §321.446 (A Scheduled Violation). Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald was able to secure a plea offer satisfactory to both client and state.

Notable Cases

Muscatine County AGCR057733 — PLEA ACCEPTED, CHARGE REDUCED — Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald’s client was accused of Domestic Abuse Assault §708.2A(2)(b) (A Serious Misdemeanor). An initial plea offer stated the client would have to plead guilty as charged, attorney Shawn Fitzgerald worked for a better offer for his client. The client was able to plead guilty to an amended lesser charge of Disorderly Conduct §723.4(2) (A Simple Misdemeanor).