Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O'Brien, P.C, has expanded its size and scope to open an eastern Iowa branch, its third office in the state. Five attorneys will initially constitute what Nyemaster Goode plans to build into a full-service office in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City corridor. Three of the five attorneys are registered patent attorneys. With the addition of these five attorneys, Nyemaster Goode has over 90 attorneys within the Firm.
The attorneys who have joined Nyemaster Goode are: Glenn L. Johnson, Robert W. Hoke, Kevin H. Collins, Sarah J. Gayer and Ryan Carter.
G. R. (Rick) Neumann, a senior member of Nyemaster Goode, offered the following: "Our growth is driven by our clients' needs for depth of expertise which is both accessible and cost competitive--locally, regionally and nationally. This new office will enhance our ability to deliver services to our clients in Eastern Iowa and provide additional depth in intellectual property law. This area of law is of expanding importance in today's world. With the addition of these fine lawyers and locations in the dynamic areas of Ames, Des Moines and the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City corridor, we are positioned unlike any other law firm, with a complete offering of legal services in places and areas of the law that matter most to our clients."
Nyemaster Goode, with other offices in Des Moines and Ames, was founded 90 years ago, in 1918. It serves companies ranging from emerging start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations, as well as individuals. Nyemaster Goode provides service through five primary departments: Business, Finance and Real Estate; Governmental Affairs; Labor and Employment; Litigation; and Tax, Estate Planning and Employee Benefits.
Corporate Counsel magazine has listed Nyemaster Goode as a Go-To Law Firm® in a survey of the top 500 U.S. companies, an honor bestowed on only one-half of one percent of all law firms in the world. Nyemaster Goode also is included on "The NLJ Client List Who Represents Corporate America," a section within the National Law Journal listing the 250 largest corporations in the United States and the firms those corporations designate as their outside counsel.
Nyemaster Goode is a member of three highly regarded international law firm networks. It is the only Iowa member of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, an association of more than 130 independent law firms serving businesses in all 50 states and in capital cities and major commercial centers globally with capital-based attorneys, former government officials, state government practitioners and international law attorneys.
It also is the state's member of Meritas, a global alliance of 170 independent business law firms from more than 60 countries, delivering coordinated, localized legal services. Meritas provides some 6,500 experienced lawyers around the world.
Nyemaster Goode also is the only Iowa member of the Employment Law Alliance, a network of more than 2,000 lawyers worldwide knowledgeable in labor and employment law.
Twenty-eight of Nyemaster Goode's 91 attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009. Twenty-one have been recognized as leading individuals in their fields of practice by Chambers USA 2008, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Seventeen of Nyemaster Goode's current attorneys clerked for state or federal judges (two clerked for justices of the United States Supreme Court), two previously worked with the Internal Revenue Service, six are certified public accountants, 39 graduated Order of the Coif and 66 graduated from law school with honors.