Your Cedar Rapids Attorneys

The law is involved in many matters of our lives that we never consider until the time is upon us. From starting and managing many types of business to extremely personal matters like major family changes and estate planning, having a guide to walk you through the legal landscape is nearly a must. An attorney from Arenson Law Group, PC understands the complexities of many types of legal landscapes and stays up-to-date with the ever-changing patterns.

The Cedar Rapids lawyers Arenson Law Group, PC has over three decades of legal experience on the team, and we have made it a mission to become one of the most trusted names in Iowa and some surrounding areas. Despite our many years of experience, we are anything but traditional. Not only does this help us stay on the cutting edge of the law, but you’ll also find that we’re state-of-the-art and progressive. We’re affiliated with the Iowa State Bar Association and the National Association of Dealer Counsel.

We love the state of Iowa and the people who live in it. As our home state, we value the privilege of assisting our neighbors and friends. Call us today if you have any questions about the law in your life or business. Our phone number is (319) 363-8199, our attorneys are waiting to work for you.

Why Do I Need An Attorney?

Managing a business, making a significant change to your family, or planning the estate of a loved one are all tasks that are extremely personal, so you’re not alone if you feel uncomfortable with the idea of hiring an attorney to help you along. When it comes to all of these matters, however, there are mountains of paperwork to deal with, not to mention complex legal codes and jargon that most people do not know how to read or navigate without an intimate understanding.

For this, hiring an attorney to help you handle these certain aspects of your life can almost be necessary. They can help you take some of the stress away from the legal situation, allowing you to get back to your life, whether that means taking care of your family or managing your business. An attorney will work for you, seeking out the best possible circumstances for you and being your advocate.

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Today's Law for Today's Clients

Our team is equipped to handle a great number of cases, from family law to business. We believe that our clients deserve an attorney who understands all the ins and outs of their case, to give it the personalized attention it requires. The areas that we have experience in include:

Business Law

Running a business is hard work. Let us take care of your legal needs, so you can focus on what you do best.

Estate Planning

Planning for your loved ones’ futures doesn’t have to be difficult. We can help you throughout the process.

Divorce and Family Law

Family law concerns are extremely sensitive, and our attorneys will give your case the attention it deserves.

In addition to the legal services listed above, the Arenson Law Group, PC, is prepared to handle a variety of Iowa law matters, including:

  • Architect and Design Law: An architect is expected to design their buildings by the codes and regulations for the area. However, whenever an architect works negligently, then the cost can fall on you or your business. Pursuing legal action against the architect may be necessary.
  • Auto Dealer Law: There quite a few legal hurdles to overcome when opening an automobile dealer business. Our attorneys have considerable experience representing and operating these types of businesses.
  • Construction Law: When it comes to your home or business, you expect everything to be built according to standards and building codes. Whenever engineers or construction company cut corners in the building of your property, the burden can fall on you. Our attorneys can help pursue legal action against these negligent companies.
  • Corporate Law: As a different kind of business entity, a corporation must adhere to unique issues that come with their type of structure. As such, legal issues can be more complex than for a typical business.
  • Litigation: When facing any kind of legal action in Cedar Rapids, there are a wide variety of issues and complicated paperwork to take care of. Having the assistance of an experienced attorney can make any legal proceedings smoother.
  • Real Estate: Owning property is a great asset to have for an individual and their family. Unfortunately, there is a lot of regulations and code that dictate the methods of buying, selling, and even using one’s real estate.

If you are seeking help for any of these legal issues, you need an attorney working for you. It is statistically proven that having an attorney streamlines the legal process and has a better chance of providing you with a favorable outcome. If you have any questions or just want to talk through your options, our attorneys are willing to work for you.

Meet Arenson Law Group, PC

With over three decades of experience, our firm has a wide spectrum of practice areas we can work on with you. Our growing team of award-winning attorneys is well equipped to handle your case, regardless of the complexity.

  • James H. Arenson: As the founder of Arenson Law Group, PC, Jim has made it his duty to provide outstanding service to his clients. His first chosen career path was that of a car dealership operator, so he knows where his clients are coming from when they come in with complex questions about their own businesses.
  • James W. Radig: James already had over 20 years of experience when he joined the firm in 2008, making him the ideal senior attorney for our team. His clients find him straightforward and honest, and he appreciates every client's drive to perform well in their own business. His peers rate him highly, and so do his clients.
  • John W. Hofmeyer IV: John boasts the most areas of practice out of our firm's team. His experience in the architectural and construction industries have made John an invaluable asset to our team.
  • Michelle L. Arenson: As no stranger to excellent service, Michelle has the adaptability to adhere her outstanding work ethic to the needs and interests of her clients. Her previous experience includes running a major wind energy installation, and her knowledge of complex business matters gives her an advantage in resolving business challenges.
  • Justin D. Riem: Justin has extensive experience in a wide array of legal areas. He focuses his attention on litigation, client counseling, and negotiation.

Testimonials

Jim Arenson and his team of attorneys have helped my wife and I out with everything from buying buildings, incorporating businesses, to purchasing a dental practice. They are simply the best. Their personal attention to our matters and their commitment to help us out with contracts, numbers and negotiations, was immeasurable. We honestly don’t know if we would have gotten some things done without them. Plus, they’re good people.

Jon Werner, Principal, Stonefield Investment Advisory – Leigh Bailey Werner, DDS, Evansdale Family Dentistry

As an auto dealer, I wouldn’t buy or sell ANYTHING without Jim Arenson on my side.

Craig Ford, Owner/Operator of Pella Motors

The loss of loved ones is a difficult time, both emotionally and financially. Paying final costs, working through estates, and filing necessary tax forms is overwhelming. Having Jim Radig, an attorney with Arenson Law Firm guide us along these necessary steps alleviated the stress of the unknown, while giving us confidence that these matters were handled legally. Jim expedited the paperwork promptly, treated us with kindness and compassion, and was fair in the fees charged. His professionalism fostered trust and confidence.

Leon and Karen K.

We have been using Jim Radig for legal counsel for our business and personal needs for over 5 years. He has far exceeded our expectations on every challenge we have given him and has developed unique and cost effective solutions to a number of difficult business issues we have faced. We would not hesitate to recommend Jim!

Tom Hauer, Chief Operating Officer, JnLC Enterprises LLC.

Having an attorney for my dealership who was a former successful dealer principal and owner has saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars and gives me great peace of mind.

Craig Ford, Owner/Operator of Pella Motors

The staff at Arenson Law Group has always treated my family with the utmost respect and understanding while dealing with our legal issues. We have always used Arenson Law Group for both business and personal legal matters, whether we were starting a new business or creating a will. I feel like everyone at the firm treats my family like more than just clients. I can say with confidence, that I have developed friendships with several of the employees at Arenson Law Group. Also, it is not uncommon for Jim Arenson to meet me on a Sunday, or return a call at 11:00 P.M. to make sure that my concerns are being handled. Arenson Law Group is very aware of their capabilities and will give you fair and honest direction.

Edward Polaco, Owner of Louis & Associates

Jim Arenson is an attorney that HAS sat in the seat of the automobile dealer!! He understands the retail automotive business better than ANY attorney I have EVER dealt with!!!!

Brad Deery of Deery Brothers

We enthusiastically endorse the Arenson Maas Law Firm. As President & CEO of Advanced Heat Treat Corp. we can attest to their professionalism, knowledge and promptness for both business and personal matters. We have used their services regularly in excess of 19 years. That pretty much says it all. We highly recommend them.

Gary L. Sharp, President/CEO Advanced Heat Treat Corp

Arenson & Maas is a firm that quickly and efficiently gets results. Their auto industry experience is a huge bonus, as there is no learning curve for the legal team, and much education, research and legal opinion is completed long before the issues arise. Experts and creative solutions facilitate buy/sells as well as all corporate services…They know how to get things done!

Don Reese, C.O.O. of Gurley Leep Automotive Management

Arenson & Maas has helped us navigate some tricky business structure and contract issues over the years. What I appreciate from their approach is the thoroughness of their work and the time that they’ve taken with me to make sure that I understand the issues and tradeoffs on the table. Our business needs more than a cookie-cutter solutions and Ryan has always given us the very best in personalized service.

Ben Dillon, Vice President and eHealth Evangelist, Geonetric

Arenson Law Group worked diligently to construct a buy-sell agreement that covered all aspects and details of the sale of our automobile dealership in 2017. We couldn’t have done the sale without the expertise of …(Jim, John and Michelle) at Arenson Law Group. I highly recommend Arenson Law Group.

Bill Grovert of Grovert Motor Company

Specifically Justin Riem: Justin was fantastic handling my divorce. He was always right to the point, and concerned about my time and billing. There was never a surprise at what I was being charged. He was good at telling me what I needed to get done and used his experience to say what he expected from opposing counsel. He took the time to get to know my personal situation and it sort of felt like he molded the case around my specific circumstance. He had great ideas for negotiating. He had ideas on how to show opposing counsel facts and figures which helps negotiating. Fortunately, I did not have to go to trial, but I felt very confident if he would have represented me in court. He’s fair, but definitely fights for his client. He’s very compassionate and understands this is a very rough event in a person’s life. He ran my divorce as I wanted him to, for example, if I told him to ‘wait a while’, he did. I’d highly recommend him for children.

Justin was fantastic

Finding Justin from Arenson Law was a huge relief when searching through lawyers for my divorce. Justin took the time to help me understand my options and helped me understand what to expect at a time when I was being thrown things I had never even considered. Overall I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. Arenson is very professional and Justin was very prompt in answering my questions, using the right logic to help me make decisions and fighting for me when I needed someone with the expertise in my corner. I would definitely recommend Arenson Law.

Arenson Law was a huge relief

I was very pleased with the attorney and his staff and every call was answered back in a timely manner. Each call had the utmost professionalism and I would use your firm again in the future. Thank you so much for your help.

Each call had the utmost professionalism

I am very pleased with the professionalism I encountered working for this firm. They talked me through the process start to finish and I felt very comfortable having them in my corner. Would highly recommend this firm!

Very pleased with the professionalism I encountered

Justin D. Riem is one of the best divorce lawyers in Cedar Rapids. Justin treats every case with the personalized, dedicated attention it deserves. Justin strives to work through these family issues with the long-term in mind. He utilizes state-of-the-art technology. He represents clients ethically, analytically, and empathetically. Justin is dedicated to legal needs but has their best interests in mind. Justin is experienced in a wide array of legal areas, together with practical, real-world knowledge and a creative approach. He gives his clients the confidence that their affairs are handled with skill by a dedicated lawyer who not only understands their legal needs but also has their best interests in mind. He uses his passion for and knowledge of the law to assist local Iowans to navigate the confusing, emotionally charged, and the often-adversarial court system to get the justice they want and deserve.

One of the best divorce lawyers

Justin was fantastic handling my divorce. He was always right to the point, and concerned about my time and billing. There was never a surprise at what I was being charged. He was good at telling me what I needed to get done and used his experience to say what he expected from opposing counsel. He took the time to get to know my personal situation and it sort of felt like he molded the case around my specific circumstance. He had great ideas for negotiating. He had ideas on how to show opposing counsel facts and figures which helps negotiating. Fortunately, I did not have to go to trial, but I felt very confident if he would have represented me in court. He’s fair, but definitely fights for his client. He’s very compassionate and understands this is a very rough event in a person’s life. He ran my divorce as I wanted him to, for example, if I told him to ‘wait a while’, he did. I’d highly recommend him for children. He wanted the children to ‘maintain their standard of living’, and felt like he was trying to do what’s best for them.

Puts children first

Finding Justin from Arenson Law was a huge relief when searching through lawyers for my divorce. Justin took the time to help me understand my options and helped me understand what to expect at a time when I was being thrown things I had never even considered. Overall I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. Arenson is very professional and Justin was very prompt in answering my questions, using the right logic to help me make decisions and fighting for me when I needed someone with the expertise in my corner. I would definitely recommend Arenson Law.

Helped me through the struggle of divorce

Justin is awesome. My only regret is that I didn’t use him for my divorce because if I had, I know it would have been done correctly the first time and I wouldn’t have needed Justin again for it. He was a complete professional and showed genuine concern and care for my situation. Trust Justin because of the above and he will give it to you straight. Thanks Justin for your support and help with my situation.

Huge help with Divorce Decree Modification

Statistics in Cedar Rapids Law

According to the Small Business Administration, there are approximately 264,617 small businesses in operation throughout the state. This equates to over 600,000 employees—a sixth of the entire population of Iowa—working for a small or local business. At our firm, we understand that small businesses are the lifeblood of this country, and small business owners embody the entrepreneurial spirit that makes our state so great. We have made it our mission to help grow and quell the concerns of these businesses so they can keep that spirit alive.

In a report from 2015 conducted by the National Automobile Dealers Association, there were 16,545 new car dealerships opened nationwide. Iowans were responsible for a sizeable chunk of these, with 295 opening in our state. They reported that Iowa dealerships made over 7.5 billion dollars in the same year. That is over 25 million dollars to each dealership. With our firm's considerable experience in helping car dealerships get on their feet and solve their legal issues, we can only feel proud for them. When businesspeople put in the effort to make their businesses great, we look to help them avoid legal obstacles when they can.

Contact Arenson Law Group, PC Today

If you're thinking of opening a business or auto dealership, or settling a family dispute you have, you need to hire an attorney who knows the best course of action. You need an experienced legal professional to guide you through the complexities of law so that you can go on working with peace of mind. At Arenson Law Group, PC, we take on the law so that you don’t have to. Call us today at (319) 363-8199 to have one of our experienced team members walk you through your legal options.


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