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Mark C. Dickinson

Mark Dickinson is a member of the firm's Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department, and practices in the area of corporate and transactional law, with an emphasis on insurance regulatory matters, securities and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions involving all sizes of businesses, and corporate governance. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to counseling Iowa domestic insurance companies, including with respect to matters pending before the Iowa Insurance Division. Representation of public companies regarding compliance, reporting, and corporate governance is another area of focus. Mark graduated from Grinnell College and received his law degree with distinction from the College of Law at the University of Iowa. He has been a frequent speaker on topics of corporate, franchising, and securities law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to Judge Harvey Uhlenhopp of the Iowa Supreme Court. During law school, he served as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Corporation Law and was the author of two published articles.

Recognition

 Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

The Best Lawyers in America®: Corporate Law; Franchise Law; Insurance Law, 2005-2020

Chambers USA - Corporate/M&A, 2004-2019

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Insurance Law, Des Moines, 2016

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, Des Moines, 2013

Great Plains Super Lawyers, Securities & Corporate Finance, 2009-2019

Executive Editor, Journal of Corporation Law, 1980-1981

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Business Law Section
Franchise Law Forum

Iowa State Bar Association
Business Law Section Council, 1997-2000; 2002-2005; 2010-2013
Trade Regulation Section Council, 1994-1997
Drafting Committee, Iowa Uniform Securities Act, 2004
Securities Regulation Committee Chair, 1993-1995

Polk County Bar Association

Member, Community and Economic Development Focus Group, Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Federation, 1995-1998

Board of Directors, Des Moines Child and Adolescent Guidance Center, 1988-1994

President/Vice President/Secretary, Des Moines Child and Adolescent Guidance Center, 1991-1994

Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, Class of 1992-1993

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Education

Grinnell College (B.A., Economics, 1977)

University of Iowa (J.D., with distinction, 1981)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1981

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor, Securities Regulation, Drake University Law School, 1989

Law Clerk, Justice Harvey Uhlenhopp, Iowa Supreme Court, 1981-1982

Representative Transactions

General representation of mutual insurance holding company system with respect to general corporate and insurance regulatory matters, including lead counsel in connection with acquisition of three mutual life insurance companies through mergers and mutual insurance company reorganizations.

Counsel to Iowa domestic life insurance company in connection with various Iowa insurance regulatory matters, including mutual insurance company reorganization, business dispositions, securitization and financing transactions.

General representation of NASDAQ listed insurance holding company in connection with compliance, SEC reporting and corporate governance matters, including lead counsel in $100 million public offering of common stock.

General representation of NASDAQ listed bank holding company in connection with compliance, SEC reporting and corporate governance matters.

Iowa counsel to minority investor in publicly-held insurance holding company in connection with Form A change of control application to Iowa Insurance Division.

Iowa counsel to private equity fund investor in Iowa life insurance company in connection with Form A change of control application to Iowa Insurance Division.

Iowa counsel to acquiror of Iowa domestic life insurance company in connection with acquisition and corporate law matters and with respect to Form A change of control application to Iowa Insurance Division.

Iowa counsel to life insurance company following redomestication to Iowa with respect to matters of Iowa corporate and insurance regulatory law.

Iowa counsel for merger of two Iowa mutual life insurance companies in connection with Iowa corporate law matters and regulatory approval from Iowa Insurance Division.

Representation of investment affiliate of life insurance companies in connection with numerous private placements and private equity investments.

Representation of foreign purchaser in connection with acquisition of assets of local manufacturing company.

General representation of agricultural development company in connection with securities and general corporate matters, including private placements of debt and equity securities and bond financings.

Speeches and Publications

Overview of Securities Laws, Iowa Business Law Practice Manual (Iowa State Bar Association 2d ed. 2010).

Third Party Legal Opinions, Iowa Business Law Practice Manual (Iowa State Bar Association 2d ed. 2010) (Co-Author).

Mark is also a frequent speaker on securities law and corporate governance matters.

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