Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Edgar F. Hansell

Ed Hansell is a member of the firm's Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department and practices in the area of business law, including health law, health insurance, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, mergers and acquisitions, agribusiness, commercial loans, securities, and secured transactions. Ed is a frequent speaker on business law topics and has published several law review articles. He has served in a variety of Iowa State Bar Association and community roles, including serving as president of several of such organizations. Ed has been and is on a number of nonprofit and for-profit boards of directors.


 Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, Des Moines, 2012

The Best Lawyers in America®, 1983-present

Chambers USA, 2003-present

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, 2009-2017

Iowa State Bar Association Award of Merit, 2009

Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Award of Merit, 1998

Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Award of Merit, 1977

Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Corporation Law, 1977-present

Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1986-present

Fellow, Iowa State Bar Association, 1991-present

Who's Who in American Law

Who's Who in America

Who's Who in the World

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Business Law Section

Iowa State Bar Association
President, Young Lawyers Section, 1971-1972
Secretary, 1987-1988
Vice President, 1988-1989
President, 1989-1990
Board of Governors, 1971-1972, 1985-1987
Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 1973-1978
Special Committee on Corporation and Business Law Committee, 1973-1985; Chairman, 1979-1985

Polk County Bar Association

Trustee, Iowa Law School Foundation, 1975-1989; President, 1983-1987

Board of Directors, Iowa Sports Foundation (Iowa Games), 1986-1996

U.S. Olympic Committee for Iowa, 1989-1996

Board of Directors, Des Moines Child Guidance Center, 1972-1978, 1981-1987; President 1977-1978

Board of Trustees, Des Moines Club, 1977-1982; President, 1979-1980

Board of Directors, Britt Tech Corporation, 1972-1989

Board of Directors, The Vernon Company, 1986-present

Board of Directors, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, 1988-1993

Des Moines Convention Center Advisory Board, 1989-1996

Board of Directors, Des Moines Development Corporation, 1989-2000

Board of Directors, Iowa State Bar Foundation, 1991-1996; President 1994-1996

Board of Directors, Des Moines International Airport, 1993-present; Vice Chair, 1997-2011; Chair, 2011-present

Board of Directors, Salisbury House Foundation, 1995-2004

Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors, The Lauridsen Group, Inc., 1997-present

City of Des Moines Strategic Planning Commission, 1997-1998

Board of Directors, Greater Des Moines Partnership, 2000-2005

Board of Directors, Downtown Community Alliance, Inc., 2002-2005

Advisory Director to the Board of Directors, Delta Dental of Iowa, 2012-2015

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University of Iowa (B.B.A., 1959; J.D., With Distinction, 1961)

USAF/JAG officer 1961-1964

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1961

Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court

Speeches and Publications

Financing Under Article 9 of the Iowa Uniform Commercial Code, 17 Drake L. Rev. 143 (1968).

Bulk Transfers Under Article 6 of the Iowa Uniform Commercial Code, 19 Drake L. Rev. 275 (1970).

The Fundamentals of UCC Article 9, as Amended, for the Iowa Banker, The Iowa Bankers Association (1974).

The Iowa Uniform Securities Act Exemptions Part I: The Securities Exemptions, 2 J. Corp. L. 437 (1977).

The Iowa Uniform Securities Act Exemptions Part II: The Transaction Exemptions, 3 J. Corp. L. 437 (1978).

Bulk Transfers Under Article 6 of the Iowa UCC Revisited, 31 Drake L. Rev. 303 (1982).

The Choice of Law Rules of the Iowa Uniform Commercial Code, 33 Drake L. Rev. 561 (1984).

Director Liability Under Iowa Law--Duties and Protections, 13 J. Corp. L. 369 (1988).

Duties of the Board of Directors Under the Iowa Business Corporation Act, 40 Drake L. Rev. 687 (1991).


Article 9 - What Lenders Need to Know About the Proposed Changes, Nyemaster Law Firm Commercial & Banking Seminar (January 20 and 27, 2000).

Revised Article 9--Significant Changes in Agricultural Financing, Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting (June 23, 2000).

Revised Article 9 - Commercial Loans, First American Bank (June 7, 2001).

The Transition Rules of Revised Article 9, University of Iowa Law School, Bankruptcy Seminar (September 7, 2001).

A Year Under Our Belt with Revised Article 9, Iowa State Bar Association, Commercial and Bankruptcy Section (May 10, 2002).

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