William S. Vernon
115 3rd Street SE, Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1266
(319) 896-4057 direct
(319) 366-1917 fax
Bill Vernon is a member of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman where he concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and business planning. His primary practice is protecting and advocating creditors' and debtors' rights, secured transactions, banking and corporate law, real estate transactions, construction law and contractor dispute resolution and civil tax audit defense.
Mr. Vernon followed his law degree with a Master of Laws in Taxation and admission as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1979. With this CPA background, Mr. Vernon’s expertise provides for unique analysis and support services for business litigation and advocacy.
"Understanding the financials behind the dispute is an important element of ensuring your position is simple, clear, authoritative and attainable."
Banking Litigation. Mr. Vernon represents many lenders and creditors to protect and assert their rights. When the repayment risk of financed collateral and credit facility increases, Mr. Vernon advises how to prevent asset dissipation and protect loan repayment sources. Mr. Vernon is a frequent speaker at foreclosure and creditor rights seminars.
Commercial or Business Litigation. Mr. Vernon has focused his practice on the business side of legal advocacy from business agreement preparation and analysis to enforcement. Mr. Vernon practiced as a CPA with a big eight accounting firm prior to practicing law.
Construction and Design Practice. Mr. Vernon’s clients include owners, sureties, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. Mr. Vernon represents clients on all facets for government and private projects from contract drafting through contract dispute resolution. As a past President and Board member of the Cedar Rapids Home Builders Association, Mr. Vernon has counseled on all areas of construction expertise and development regulation.
Place of birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
University of Missouri College of Law, LLM, 1981
Drake University of Law School, JD, 1977
- Moot Court Board
Regis College, BS, cum laude, 1974
- Political Science
Admissions and Certifications
- State of Iowa, 1977
US Court of Appeals
- Eighth Circuit
US District Court
- Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
Iowa State Bar Association
- LAWPAC (2003-to date)
- Title Standards Comm. (1990-to date)
- Taxation Comm. (1985-1988)
- Member, Title Guaranty Comm. (1985-1987)
- Linn County Bar Association
City of Cedar Rapids
- Board of Adjustment
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance/Chamber of Commerce
- County Development Policy Comm.; Past Member; Board of Directors; Government Affairs Comm.
Honors and Awards
- Included in Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2013
- AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell®
- Iowa Foreclosures and Workouts
- Iowa Mortgage Foreclosurs: Start to Finish
- Iowa Foreclosure and Repossession
- Construction Lien Law in Iowa
- Basic Real Estate Law in Iowa
- Advanced Real Estate Law in Iowa
- Boundary Law in Iowa
- Lender Liability in Iowa