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.

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The Cedar Rapids Lawyers Arenson Law Group, PC Has Over Three Decades Of Legal Experience On The Team.

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.

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    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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    Meet Arenson Law Group, PC

    With over one hundred years 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.

    What Our Clients Say About Us

    They are simply the best

    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

    I wouldn’t buy or sell ANYTHING without Jim Arenson on my side.

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

    -Craig Ford, Owner/Operator of Pella Motors

    His professionalism fostered trust and confidence

    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.

    He has far exceeded our expectations

    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.

    gives me great peace of mind.

    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

    Very aware of their capabilities and will give you fair and honest direction

    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

    He understands the retail automotive business better than ANY attorney

    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

    professionalism, knowledge and promptness

    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

    Their auto industry experience is a huge bonus

    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

    I highly recommend Arenson Law Group.

    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

    Thanks for all your assistance in the estate

    Jim Radig – Thanks for all your assistance in the estate. You and your firm have been very professional and great to work with in this difficult matter.

    -Mark Berry, LAW OFFICE OF MARK BERRY, Littleton, CO

    I would certainly recommend Justin’s services to anyone

    My experience with Justin Riem helped to restore my faith in the legal system. Justin was able to recoup a large deposit I have given a contractor as well as the associated fees. He was determined and stayed with it, all the while keeping me informed as to where things stood. I would certainly recommend Justin’s services to anyone seeking legal advice and will definitely contact him in the future should the need arise.

    -Peg Oettinger

    Handled my divorce very professionally

    Justin handled my divorce very professionally. Things weren’t perfect for sure, but nothing is in this situation. Justin guided me through the process and was very upfront with me on what to expect.

    -Bud Lande --via Google

    incredibly knowledgeable and personable

    I loved using this law group, specifically speaking Justin Riem. Every time I walked into the firm I was always greeted by multiple people making it a very comfortable and welcoming environment.
    Justin is incredibly knowledgeable and personable. He continuously surprised me with him how quickly he got things done. There is no doubt that Justin works hard and fast! I never had to question if he had the time in his schedule to progress my case along as quickly as I had desired. More often than not, after meeting with Justin the work he needed to do was completed and sent to me by the end of that day. Every time we so spoke on the phone he knew exactly who I was and instantly recalled my case and details. Justin only has his client’s best intentions in mind and is very trustworthy. Financially speaking, Justin was 100% honest and always kept me in the loop; I had no surprises! I can’t thank him enough for the hard work he has done for me and my family!

    -Sarah Werling --via Google

    Professional and easy to work with

    Justin Riem was professional and easy to work with. The divorce process was less painful due to his efficient handling of my case. He has stayed on top of some loose ends. I never lacked confidence in him. What has been the most difficult time of my life was handled smoothly and compassionately. Billing has always been straightforward and honest. I highly recommend Justin for your future legal needs.

    -Jenny Adams --via Google

    extremely professional from start to finish

    I came to Justin when I needed modifications on an existing order. Justin was extremely professional from start to finish. The outcome brought my family together and for that I am forever grateful. Would recommend Justin 10 out of 10 times.

    -Felicia Taylor --via Google

    always quick to answer questions

    Justin did an excellent job handling my small claims matter. He stayed on top of things and was always quick to answer questions. He gave honest advice and was extremely helpful.

    -Mike Manicke --via Google

    My only regret is that I didn’t use him for my 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.

    -George Ward --via Google

    Thanks for your help

    It’s been a great experience working with Justin and the firm. We’re straight up with each other and that goes a long ways! Thanks for your help and help with our future interactions!

    -Kim Knutson --via Google

    exceeded my expectations

    Justin Riem greatly exceeded my expectations and was able to finalize custody terms in a complicated interstate case very efficiently. He gave sound legal advice and did a great job of communicating each step of the process. I would highly recommend his services to anyone!

    -William Capps --via Google

    he was the ultimate professional

    I had a wonderful experience with Justin Riem and Arenson Law Group. From the moment I started working with Justin, he was the ultimate professional and gave it to me straight. There was always wonderful communication. All of my questions were answered honestly and in a timely manner. His schedule was very flexible and if I needed to stop by, he was almost always available. He helped me feel at ease during a very difficult time in my life and was able to get my divorced finalized in only 6 months. I would highly recommend Justin to anyone looking for a lawyer that has your best interest at heart.

    -Kirstin Hagerty --via Google

    We could not be more pleased

    We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Arenson Law Group for the diligent and compassionate legal services they provided our family during the sale of our family owned car dealership.

    Jim Arenson, John Hofmeyer and team,provided us with honest legal advice, and excellent follow through related to every detail involved in the sale.
    Above all, Jim, John, and Michelle helped us find the perfect partner in Pat McGrath Automotive Group. We could not be more pleased in knowing that a Family Owned Dealer Group sharing our business philosophy is continuing to service our former customers and the local community.

    We highly recommend Arenson Law Group to any family or business group considering the sale of their dealership or business!! They will find you the right partner, deliver on every promise, and provide you with excellent legal guidance through the sales process.

    -The James E. Walsh Family of Bird Chevrolet Co.

    Justin was fantastic

    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.

    -anonymous

    Arenson Law was a huge relief

    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.

    -anonymous

    Each call had the utmost professionalism

    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.

    -anonymous

    Very pleased with the professionalism I encountered

    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!

    -anonymous

    One of the best divorce lawyers

    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.

    -anonymous

    you will be on speed-dial forever!

    You are the best! We are so grateful to have called you. If we ever need you again, you will be on speed-dial forever!

    -Angela & Chad Lockwood

    If this man is not working on your case you should fear him

    Attorney Justin D. Riem worked on my case. If this man is not working on your case you should fear him. He has an extraordinary gift, he senses people, he takes time to understand you, your motives, your goals, and he will be at all times be upfront and honest with you. I came to him stressed, with a butt load of papers and drowned fully on uncertainty and completely powerless, surrounded by a web of lies that was the perception my ex-wife built with help of her attorney who sided on her lies vs understanding the overall picture. Justin took his time and worked with his team during extenuating hours dissecting, reading, understanding, putting a case together and along all that communicating with me. Short story, he turned my divorce around, he gave me back my little ones. Time and time again when I was thinking there was no turn around this man made it happen. I will be forever thankful by what he made happen and I will always continue referring people to him and his team.

    Endorsements: Compassionate, Determined, Good at explaining, Knowledgeable, Organized, Professional, Reliable, Responsive, Trustworthy, Won my case!

    -Moises

    Puts children first

    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.

    -anonymous

    Helped me through the struggle of divorce

    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.

    -anonymous

    Truly impressive

    Justin is incredibly knowledgeable and personable. He continuously surprised me with him how quickly he got things done. There is no doubt that Justin works hard and fast! I never had to question if he had the time in his schedule to progress my case along as quickly as I had desired. More often than not, after meeting with Justin the work he needed to do was completed and sent to me by the end of that day. Every time we so spoke on the phone he knew exactly who I was and instantly recalled my case and details. Justin only has his client’s best intentions in mind and is very trustworthy. Financially speaking, Justin was 100% honest and always kept me in the loop; I had no surprises! I can’t thank him enough for the hard work he has done for me and my family!

    -anonymous

    Huge help with Divorce Decree Modification

    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.

    -anonymous

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    When trying to resolve legal issues, many people encounter difficulties in trying to find the information they need in order to fully understand their rights and options. At Arenson Law Group, PC, our attorneys in Cedar Rapids understand how important it can be to get the information you need and, as such, have put together the following collection of articles touching on a wide range of different legal issues.
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    Basics of Creating a Contract

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    Understanding the Basics of Corporate Law

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    Organizing Your Business

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    Contested v. Uncontested Divorce

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    Understanding Mediated Divorce

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    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.

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    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) 343-3995 to have one of our experienced team members walk you through your legal options.

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