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Hallie E. Still-Caris

Hallie Still-Caris is a shareholder of Nyemaster Goode and practices in the firm's Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department.  Her practice is concentrated in the area of commercial real estate finance, in which she represents a number of insurance company lenders. She also advises businesses on compliance with environmental laws, as well as antitrust laws. In addition, Hallie prepares filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, which are required for certain transactions that have the potential of creating antitrust concerns. Her practice also includes other more general real estate and business matters for corporate clients.

Hallie is active in the community, currently serving as a deacon at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, as well as the chairperson of the church’s personnel committee.  She also recently served on the church council as the member at-large. In addition, she currently serves as the co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Downtown Community Alliance and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Des Moines Partnership.  She also serves as a committee member for Iowa Legal Aid’s Equal Justice After Hours fundraising event.  She previously served as Chair of the Public Policy Committee of United Way of Central Iowa. She also served a six-year term on the Board of Directors of United Way of Central Iowa and a five-year term on the Board of Trustees of Plymouth Church. In addition, Hallie previously served as the Chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Council of the Iowa State Bar Association.  She also was a member of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, class of 1997.

Hallie received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in 1983 and her J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1986.

Recognition

 Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2018

Chambers USA, 2015-2017

Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2011-2017

Athena Award, Women's Chamber Alliance 2005 (in recognition of community service)

Volunteer of the Year Award, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, 2003

Senior Note and Comment Editor, Iowa Law Review, 1985-1986

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Council, 1988-1993, 1998-2000,2009-present; Chair, 1999-2000

Polk County Bar Association

Polk County Women Attorneys

Board, Greater Des Moines Partnership, 2006-2011

Board, United Way of Central Iowa, 2001-2007
Executive Committee, 2004-2007
Chair, Public Policy Committee, 2006-2008
Member, Donor Directed Contribution Policy ad hoc Committee, 2011

Plymouth Congregational Church
Deacon, 2014-present
Personnel Committee, 2013-present
Church Council, 2011-2012
Board of Trustees, 2002-2007; Chair, 2006-2007

Board, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, 2000-2003

Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, 1998

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Education

Iowa State University (B.S., 1983)

University of Iowa (J.D., with distinction, 1986)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1986

Illinois, 1987

Professional Experience

Lane & Waterman LLP, 1986-1995

Representative Transactions

Member of real estate finance team that has closed over $1 billion of commercial real estate loans annually for each of the last several years.

Speeches and Publications

Legislative Reform: Redefining the Parent-Child Relationship in Cases of Adoption, 71 Iowa L. Rev. 265 (1985).

Informed Consent: What Doctors Should Understand About Their Duty to Disclose, 36 Fed'n of Ins. & Corp. Couns. Q. 49 (1985).

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