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Two Attorneys Join Nyemaster Goode in Eastern Iowa

September 12, 2011

CEDAR RAPIDS – Nyemaster Goode is pleased to announce that Attorneys David Bright and Stacey Hall have joined the law firm. David will practice in the firm's Corporate, Finance, and Real Estate Department. Stacey will practice in the firm's Litigation Department, with an emphasis on labor and employment and gaming law. Both will be located in Nyemaster Goode's Cedar Rapids office.

David has been in practice since 2002. He brings to the firm extensive experience in business, nonprofit and charitable organization, and franchise law, as well as experience in a number of other substantive areas.

A frequent speaker on issues related to business formation, estate planning, art law, and nonprofit/tax exempt organizations, David's recent engagements include a lecture at the University of Iowa Law School on developing a law practice in the fields of nonprofits and philanthropy, a presentation to a corporate board of directors on corporate governance, and a presentation on business entities at the Iowa State Bar Association's Basic Skills program providing continuing legal education to Iowa lawyers.

Charitable work is a passion for David and he is active in many local charities, serving on the Elder Services, Inc. Board of Directors (Finance and Personnel Committees), the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan YMCA Board of Directors (Finance Committee), the YMCA Camp Wapsie Advisory Committee (Program and Marketing Subcommittees) and the University of Iowa Museum of Art Members Council.

David also serves on the American Bar Association's Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee, where he contributes as Co-Chair of the Committee, a member of the Committee's Steering Group and as Co-Editor of the Committee's newsletter. David has been a member of the Iowa State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division's Publicity Committee since 2002, and served as Chair of that Committee from 2004 – 2010. David also serves the Johnson County Bar Association as Chair of the Social and Nominating Committees, and Co-Chair of the Oral History Project Committee.

David recently served, at the appointment of University of Iowa President Sally Mason, on the University of Iowa Museum of Art's Museum Envisioning Committee, and has just concluded his term as the 2009-2011 Co-Chair of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan YMCA Annual Strong Kids Campaign. David is a past President of the Board of Directors of Friends of the Animal Center Foundation and previously served on the Johnson County Dog Park Action Committee Board of Directors, where he co-chaired the organization's capital campaign, and on one of the United Way of Johnson County's Community Impact Councils.

During law school, David worked as a Research Assistant to Professor of Law and President Emeritus Willard L. "Sandy" Boyd and assisted Professor Boyd in the formation of the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center. David also assisted former Professor Patricia A. Cain with the formation of the Nonprofit Legal Clinic at the University of Iowa College of Law's Clinical Law Programs.

David's office will be at the GreatAmerica Building, 625 First St. SE, Ste. 400 in Cedar Rapids. He can be contacted at 319-286-7000 or djbright@nyemaster.com.

Stacey has been in practice since 2003. She brings to the firm extensive experience in business, labor and employment and gaming law. Stacey is a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Law, where she was Order of the Coif. Stacey also was named Academic All American while receiving her baccalaureate at University of Missouri.

Stacey is a frequent speaker and author on issues relating to employment law. Recent engagements include the Quad Cities Medical Managers Group, Cedar Valley Society for Human Resources, Gateway Human Resources Association and Iowa State Bar Association. She also is active in representing gaming and casino interests before the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on regulatory and licensing matters.

Stacey is active in numerous professional associations including the Iowa Defense Counsel Association, the International Association of Gaming Advisors, the Gaming Law Section of the American Bar Association, Illinois and Iowa State Bar Associations.

Additionally, Stacey devotes significant time to her community. She serves as a board member for the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, and is a member of the Cedar Valley Young Professional's Leadership Committee. She is also active with the Great River Human Resources Association and Cedar Valley Society for Human Resource Management.

Stacey's office will be at the GreatAmerica Building, 625 First St. SE, Ste. 400 in Cedar Rapids. She can be contacted at 319-286-7000 or slhall@nyemaster.com.

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