Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Colleen R. MacRae

Colleen MacRae is a member of the firm’s Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department.  Colleen regularly represents real estate developers, purchasers, and sellers in a variety of commercial real estate transactions. She assists landlords and tenants in lease transactions for office, retail, and industrial leasing and provides counseling to clients on issues relating to zoning, permitting, land use, economic development incentives, and environmental regulatory compliance. Colleen also provides advice to businesses regarding formation, organization, restructuring, and general contract drafting . She represents both buyers and sellers in the negotiation and closing of mergers, asset purchases, and stock purchases. 

Colleen is very active in professional, civic, and non-profit organizations and currently serves on a number of boards and committees in the community.

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
Environment, Energy, & Resources Section

Iowa State Bar Association
Young Lawyer's Executive Council, 2013-2017
Bench-Bar Conference Committee Member, 2013-2015

Polk County Bar Association

Tri-Chair, Capital Crossroads Capital Core, 2016-present

City of Des Moines Urban Design Review Board
Vice-Chair, 2015-2017
Board, 2013-present

Appointed Member, City of Des Moines Comprehensive Plan DSM and Zoning Ordinance Steering Committee, 2015-present

Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Tomorrow Plan Implementation Committee, 2015-present
Transportation Alternatives Program Review Committee, 2015-2017

Polk County Women Attorneys' Book Club Volunteer, Mitchellville Women's Correctional Institution, 2015-present

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Des Moines
Governance Advisor, 2012-present
Board, 2009-2011

Urban Land Institute: Des Moines Chapter, Young Leaders Group, 2014-present

Rotary Club of Des Moines
Member, 2015-2018
Membership Committee, 2015-2018
Youth Exchange Committee Chair, 2016-2017

Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa
Board Member, 2018-present
Facilities/Capital Projects Committee, 2018-present

C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2012-2017

East Village Neighborhood Association
President, 2014-2015
Treasurer, 2013, 2014
Board, 2011-2017

Nominated Civilian Attendee, National Security Seminar, Army War College, 2016

Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, Community Leadership Program, Class of 2015

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University of Iowa (B.A., 2006)

Drake University (J.D., with high honors, 2012)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2012

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa

Professional Experience

Attorney, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, 2012-2016

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