Brian Fagan is a member at Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC where he is engaged primarily in a general practice, including but not limited to Employment and Labor Law, Business and Commercial Litigation.
Mr. Fagan graduated from the University of Iowa. He worked for Congressman Jim Leach in the district and Washington D.C. offices. Mr. Fagan earned a Master of Arts in International Political Economy from the Catholic University of America. He graduated with honors from Drake University Law School where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Drake Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fagan served as a Law Clerk to Judge Michael J. Melloy, for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. From 2006-2010 he served as Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Cedar Rapids. He is past president and currently serves on the board of the Czech Village New Bohemia Urban Main Street Program and the Linn County I-Club. He is on the UICCU Advisory Board, and on the Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees Mission Committee.
Mr. Fagan is a member of the American, the Iowa State, and the Linn County Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in the State of Iowa, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Eighth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, the Eleventh Circuit, and the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.
Employment and Labor Law. Mr. Fagan represents and counsels businesses and individuals on employment related matters, including employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, trade secrets, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and labor arbitrations, as well as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA). He conducts internal employment investigations and counsels clients facing government investigations on the multitude of statutes and regulations governing the workplace. He appears before local, state, and federal administrative agencies.
Litigation Practice. Mr. Fagan represents and advises individuals and businesses in a broadly varying litigation capacity, including commercial and business litigation, agricultural related litigation, and trust and estate litigation. He advises clients as they work toward a negotiated, mediated, or litigated result.
Mediation. Mr. Fagan is a Certified Mediator and received his training at Northwestern University, and the International Academy of Dispute Resolution in Des Moines, Iowa. He is trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. For more information about collaborative law, visit collaborativepractice.com.
Taxation of Electronic Commerce: Avoiding an Inroad upon Federalism, 49 Drake Law Review 465 (2000-01).
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Brian Fagan Mentioned in New York Times Article on Czech Village
The March 20th edition of the New York Times included a photograph of and caption mentioning Brian Fagan in his role as President of the Czech Village Main Street Board. The article (A. G. Sulzberger, "Czech Village in Cedar Rapids Struggles for a Comeback") discussed the difficult flood recovery efforts in the Czech Village neighborhood in Cedar Rapids.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Firm Hosts Collaborative Family Law Seminar
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC hosted a seminar on collaborative family law on March 11-12, 2010. The seminar presenters were Stuart Webb and Ronald Ousky. Mr. Webb founded collaborative law in 1990 and the two have authored a book entitled THE COLLABORATIVE WAY TO DIVORCE: The Revolutionary Method that Results in Less Stress, Lower Cost, and Happier Kids – Without Going to Court. Collaborative law is a non-adversarial process that views the issues arising from a divorce (or other family law dispute) as a series of battles to be solved rather than fought. Jake Koller, Allison Heffern, Larry Gutz, Brian Fagan, and Matthew Brandes participated in the seminar.
Corridor Business Journal Names Brian Fagan Among Most Influential in Corridor
The Corridor Business Journal named Brian Fagan to its list of most influential persons in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City corridor, based on the polling of its readers. The Journal announced the list in its December 7, 2009 issue.
University of Iowa
Catholic University of America
Drake University Law School
Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael J. Melloy, United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Northern District of Iowa, 2001-2003
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE (STATE)
ASSOCIATIONS, BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
Cedar Rapids City Council (2006-2010)
American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Linn County Bar Association
Iowa Association for Justice
Linn County I-Club
Czech Village New Bohemia Urban Main Street