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Neal K. Westin

Neal Westin is a shareholder practicing in the areas of business law and immigration law. Neal represents business clients ranging from start-up companies and nonprofits to multinational corporations, with an emphasis on corporate governance and commercial law. He also assists businesses and individuals in a broad range of immigration matters, with an emphasis on temporary work visas, EB-5 investors, and permanent resident (green card) status, as well as representing individuals seeking to study, work, or reside in the United States. Neal regularly counsels employers on I-9 employment verification rules and other immigration law compliance matters.

Neal was named to the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty under 40 Class of 2011, is a member of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s 2011-2012 Leadership Iowa class, and is a 2006 graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. He is active with the United Way of Central Iowa, currently serving on the campaign cabinet and as co-chair of the Education Leadership Initiative membership development committee. Neal is also an active volunteer in his Beaverdale neighborhood, where he currently serves on the board of directors of the Beaverdale Betterment Coalition, and was the organization’s president for three years. Neal served as a member of the board of directors of the Beaverdale Neighborhood Association for five years. Neal is involved with prairie restoration efforts at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, in Prairie City, Iowa, where he served on the board of directors of the Refuge’s nonprofit corporation for four years, and was recipient of the organization’s 2004 Pride of the Prairie award in recognition of outstanding volunteer services.

Neal graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, where he was Managing Editor of the Texas Forum on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights and had an internship with the Honorable Nathan L. Hecht, Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Neal graduated with high distinction from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and minors in economics and sociology.

Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell, AVĀ® Preeminent

Chambers USA, Labor & Employment: Immigration, 2013-2014

Westin, Neal

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2014

Des Moines Business Record, Forty Under 40, 2011

Managing Editor, Texas Forum on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, 1998-1999

Phi Beta Kappa

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Immigration Lawyers Association

American Bar Association
Business Law Section
International Law Section

Iowa State Bar Association
Business Law Section
International Law Section

Polk County Bar Association

ABI Leadership Iowa, participant, 2011-12

President, Beaverdale Betterment Coalition, 2006-2009; Director, 2006-present

Director, Beaverdale Neighborhood Association, 2004-2009

Member, United Way of Central Iowa Education Leadership Initiative, 2006-present

Director and Treasurer, Friends of the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, 2000-2004; recipient of 2004 Pride of the Prairie award in recognition of outstanding volunteer services.

Graduate, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, Class of 2005-2006

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Education

University of Iowa (B.A., with high distinction, 1995)

University of Texas (J.D., with honors, 1999)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1999

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