Randal J. Scholer
115 3rd Street SE, Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1266
(319) 896-4054 direct
(319) 366-1917 fax
Mr. Scholer is a member of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman and played a key role in the negotiations and merger of Simmons Perrine PLC and Moyer & Bergman, PLC. Mr. Scholer is active in the firm's management, having served terms on the firm's Board and as Chair of its Business and Tax Department.
Mr. Scholer is in general practice including, business and transactions, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, wealth transfer, trusts and estates, municipal law, and land use and regulation.
Commercial Transactions and Business Counseling. Mr. Scholer has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Business Organizations Law and Merger and Acquisitions Law. Mr. Scholer counsels businesses of all sizes and their owners regarding entity organization, operation, governance and reorganization. He also assists with business transactions and the retention of key employees. Mr. Scholer has experience negotiating and finalizing agreements amongst owners of a businesses and dividing businesses amongst owners who no longer desire to do business together.
Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Scholer has been designated by Chambers USA as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions practice area. Mr. Scholer has handled mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and reorganizations for his clients in a wide range of industries. His involvement in these transactions includes negotiating the transaction, due diligence investigation, document drafting and finalization, coordination of the closing and addressing post-closing issues and liabilities.
Wealth Transfer, Trusts and Estates. Mr. Scholer assists his clients in the areas of wealth preservation, estate and tax planning and succession planning for closely held businesses. These services involve the coordination of the client's distribution and transfer desires with relevant tax and administrative laws.
Municipal Law. Mr. Scholer serves as the City Attorney for several cities, providing advice on the issues and operations that face city councils, administrative boards and commissions.
Real Estate. Mr. Scholer represents clients with land use and regulation issues, such as annexation, zoning, subdivision and building code issues.
Place of birth: Burlington, Iowa
University of Iowa College of Law, JD with distinction, 1981
- Editor Moot Court Board
University of Iowa, BBA, 1978
- Recipient of the Bruce M. Robertson Scholastic Scholarship
Admissions and Certifications
- State of Iowa, 1981
US District Court
- Northern District of Iowa, 1981
- Southern District of Iowa, 1983
Iowa State Bar Association
- Business Law Section
Linn County Bar Association
- LCBA Board of Governors
- Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association
Previous Memberships/Board Positions
- American Heart Association
- Chamber of Commerce
- All Saints Church
- Youth Sports, 15-year Commitment
Honors and Awards
- Selected to The Best Lawyers in America®, 2014 edition
- Ranked in Chambers USA, 2013