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Jason L. Giles

Jason Giles is a member of the firm’s Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department and practices in the area of corporate and partnership law (organization, operation, and planning), regulatory law (financial institutions and insurance), commercial law (secured loans, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital and general contracting), securities law (public and private securities offering, public company reporting and compliance), entertainment law (digital, print, and broadcast media), and intellectual property law (trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property and IT licensing). Prior to joining Nyemaster Goode, Jason clerked for a federal district court judge in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jason is very active in professional, community, and religious organizations, and has been appointed or elected to serve on a number of boards and committees.  In addition, Jason volunteers with a number of youth, leadership, sports, and scouting programs. He served a full-time two-year mission to Ecuador as a young man and in 2012 spent two weeks in Ukraine as a teaching professional. Jason is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute CLP Class of 2008-2009 and was a participant of the LDS Leadership Training on Scouting from Philmont Scout Ranch in 2011. Jason was also selected from an international group of law firms as one of nine members of the Meritas Leadership Institute Class of 2013-2014.

Jason received his B.A. cum laude from Utah State University, his M.B.A. Drake University, and his J.D. with highest honors from Drake University Law School, where he also received the Public Service Certificate and was an Opperman Scholar.

Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell, AVĀ® Preeminent

BTI Client Service All-Star, 2016

Honoree, Des Moines Business Record's Forty Under 40, 2014

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2016


Member, Meritas Leadership Institute Class of 2013-2014

Graduate, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Community Leadership Program Class of 2008-2009

Opperman Scholar

Order of the Coif

Public Service Certificate, Drake Law School, 2003

Staff Member, Drake Law Review, 2001-2003

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Business Law Section
Intellectual Property Law Section

Iowa State Bar Association
Business Law Section
Intellectual Property Law Section
Intellectual Property Law Section Council
Legal Forms Committee

Polk County Bar Association
Law Day Committee

Governor's Appointee, Iowa Public Broadcasting Board, 2013-present

J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 2005-present
Attorney Sponsor for Student Chapter, Drake University Law School, 2011-2013

Federalist Society

Des Moines Attorney Chapter Steering Committee, 2010-2011

Meritas Leadership Institute Class of 2013-2014

Teaching Professional, The Leavitt Institute's BUILD Initiative, 2012
spent two weeks teaching legal courses to students at seven different universities located in Kyiv and Kharkiv, Ukraine

Youth Leadership Initiative Council
Chair, 2011-2013
Program Chair Elect, 2010-2011
Chair, Curriculum Committee, 2010-2011
Chair, Co-Curriculum Committee, 2009-2010
Mentor Volunteer, 2009-2013
Program Committee, 2009-2013
Curriculum Committee, 2009-2013
Selection Committee, 2009-2013

Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Board of Governors, 2010-2013

Greater Des Moines Partnership Regional Workforce Development/Education Board, 2011-2013

Graduate, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Community Leadership Program, Class of 2008-2009

Secretary and Director, Holiday Park Baseball Club Board of Directors, 2007-2008

Romney for President Campaign
Volunteer, Iowa Legal Team, 2011-2012
Member, Iowa Jobs Team, 2011-2012

Graduate, LDS Priesthood Leadership Training on Scouting, Philmont Scout Ranch, 2011

Chair, LDS-BSA Relationships Committee, 2012-present 

Boy Scouts of America, Mid-Iowa Council
Membership Committee Member, 2013-present

Chair, Des Moines Iowa Stake 2011 Friends of Scouting Campaign, 2010-2011

 Boy Scouts of America, Bo Qui District
Unit Commissioner, 2011-2013

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 80
Troop Representative, 2008-2010
Member, Troop Committee, 2005-2008
Chair, Troop Committee, 2001-2005

Volunteer, Drake Small Business Development Center, 2002-2005

Representative Transactions

General representation of national media and publishing company in connection with intellectual property, IT licensing, and general corporate matters.

Representation of multi-national insurance company in the review and updating of all agent and broker-dealer contracts and forms.

General representation of multi-national insurance company in connection with intellectual property, IT licensing, and general corporate matters.

Representation of local business owners in negotiation for reality television series.

Representation of a technology company in the sale of its assets.

Participation in general representation of integrated biodiesel business, including private equity financing and facility acquisitions for stock and/or cash.

Participation in general representation of international food production company in connection with general corporate matters.

Representation of car dealership in the sale of its assets.

Participation in representation of Fortune 500 company in the acquisition of a turf and golf course products company.

Participation in representation of the management group in a leveraged buyout of a manufacturing division of a publicly held company.

Representation of a countertop and cabinet company in the acquisition of the assets of a cabinet design and installation company.

Participation in sale of assets of rendering company for stock and cash.

Participation in representation of a trucking, warehousing, and logistics company in connection with equity investments by private equity funds and subsequent acquisitions throughout the United States.

Participation in Iowa counsel representation of four Iowa corporations in stock sale to a private equity buyer.

Speeches and Publications

Intellectual Property Today: General Considerations and Current Issues for Corporate Counsel, Association of Corporate Counsel of America.

Intellectual Property: A Primer, Iowa Society of Association Executives.

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