Philip D. Brooks is a member of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC. He attends to civil and tax matters of a wide variety with emphasis in estate and business tax planning for closely-held entities including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and sole proprietorships.
While Mr. Brooks’s professional time is largely devoted to counseling businesses and their owners on organizational, tax, and estate planning matters, he has developed a practice area of assisting insurance agents and brokers in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other areas unique to marketing channels within the regulated environments of the property, liability, life, and health insurance industries.
Mr. Brooks’s interests also involve advising and counseling direct producers within the grain and livestock industry, including compliance and qualification for state and federal agricultural programs.
Mr. Brooks serves as an adjunct lecturer at the Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Insurance and Risk Management located within the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa where he teaches life and health and property and liability insurance courses. In addition to an M.B.A. in risk management and finance, Mr. Brooks also holds the Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations. He is a frequent speaker at insurance trade association meetings dealing with construction and interpretation of property and liability insurance contracts and insurance agent and broker business and tax issues.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Eight SPMB Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Contributions Matthew J. Brandes, Phil Brooks, Phil A. Burian, Paul Gamez, Larry Gutz, Mike McDonough, Kyle W. Wilcox, and Susan H. Willey have been recognized by the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) for donating hours of legal assistance through Iowa’s volunteer lawyer projects and other pro bono activities. The Pro Bono Honor Roll includes attorneys who reported from July 2012 – June 2013 that they had closed one or more pro bono referral cases. In addition to taking cases, many attorneys provide valuable assistance to the legal services community by talking with clients, training and research, serving as mediators and as support to the court.
Friday, August 16, 2013
ROBERTS AND STONE NAMED BEST LAWYERS® 2014
Two new attorneys selected and 19 make a reappearance on Best Lawyers in America®.
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC (SPMB) attorneys Mark Roberts and Roger Stone were recently named to the Best Lawyers® 2014 Cedar Rapids "Lawyer of the Year.” (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Mr. Roberts is being recognized for his work in Cedar Rapids Litigation - Construction and Mr. Stone for Cedar Rapids Construction Law.
In addition to the local recognition, Christine Conover and Mark Roberts were newly selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Ms. Conover was selected in the field of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Mr. Roberts in the fields of Construction Law and Litigation – Construction.
19 additional SPMB attorneys had previously been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® and will reappear in the 2014 edition: