News & Insights

Our News section is where you'll learn of our firm's latest honors and achievements, the causes we support and the charitable work we perform for our community. Attorneys new to the firm are featured here along with spotlights on the activities of our longstanding staff members. You'll also be alerted to new and upcoming changes in the law and their possible implications.

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Jun 11, 2024

Dallas H. Hosey Joins Brick Gentry as Shareholder

By: Dallas H. Hosey | Tags: Attorneys at the Firm News

We are delighted to announce that Dallas Hosey has joined Brick Gentry P.C. as a Shareholder. Dallas focuses his practice on taxation, business planning, estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant issues, and litigation. His diverse expertise enables him to effectively address complex legal challenges and provide tailored solutions.

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May 02, 2024

FMLA Overview for Employers

By: Matthew S. Brick Erin M. Clanton

FMLA is a difficult law to follow for both public and private employers. Matthew Brick and Erin Clanton authored and presented an overview of the main issues with compliance that cause employers issues.

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May 02, 2024

How to Work the Ring: Labor Negotiations

By: James E. Brick Matthew S. Brick

Labor negotiations can be a complicated process requiring specialized training. This training seminar authored and presented by James Brick and Matthew Brick will focus on an analysis of the process from the management side of the table.

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May 02, 2024

Legal Tycoons: Unplugged

By: Matthew S. Brick

Matthew Brick was recently interviewed on the Legal Tycoons: Unplugged show to discuss America’s Top Lawyers naming him one of the top 50 lawyers in the State of Iowa for 2024.

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Jan 01, 2024

Andrew Morgan Becomes a Brick Gentry Shareholder

Tags: News

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Morgan is now a Shareholder of Brick Gentry P.C. Andrew is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Law group and specializes in all aspects of Intellectual Property and Technology law including the enforcement, prosecution and transfer of intellectual property rights.

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Dec 18, 2023

Issues with Problem Employees

By: Matthew S. Brick

The following discusses issues related to problem employees for both public and private sector employees. This is the summary of a webinar given to the Iowa Police Chiefs Association.

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Dec 04, 2023

Peace Officer Bill of Rights Issues

By: Matthew S. Brick

Changes have been made to Iowa Code Chapter 80F, otherwise known as the Peace Officer’s Bill of Rights. Following is the summary of a webinar provided to the Iowa Police Chiefs Association on October 25, 2023.

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Oct 17, 2023

Charles E. Forney Joins Brick Gentry P.C. as an Associate

By: Charles E. Forney | Tags: Attorneys at the Firm

Brick Gentry welcomes Charles E. Forney as an Associate. Charles discovered his passion for innovation at an early age. Growing up in Ames, Iowa he was captivated by the world of technology and constantly sought answers to how things worked. This insatiable curiosity led to a deep appreciation for the importance of intellectual property in fostering innovation. After completing his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University, Charles went on to attend Drake University Law School where he honed his legal skills and developed a deep understanding of intellectual property law. While in law school, Charles was drawn to the complex and dynamic field of patent law. The protection of innovative ideas and inventions resonated deeply with him, leading to a focus on patent prosecution. The rigorous study of patents and intellectual property law, including coursework in patent drafting and patent litigation, prepared Charles for his future career. Charles enjoys working closely with clients from a wide range of industries to develop Intellectual Property portfolios tailored to their individual needs. Charles Forney is a registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Sep 12, 2023

Keegan E. Cassady Joins Brick Gentry P.C. as an Associate

By: Keegan E. Cassady | Tags: Attorneys at the Firm News

Brick Gentry P.C. welcomes Keegan E. Cassady as an associate attorney, and as part of the Agricultural Law group. Keegan Cassady grew up in Central Illinois raising and showing Angus cattle. She was an active member of the National Junior Angus Association serving on the National Board of Directors and 2017 Miss American Angus. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with an emphasis in Agribusiness. While at Oklahoma State University she served as President of Block and Bridle, President of Sigma Alpha, and was selected as a McKnight Scholar. Prior to joining Brick Gentry, she held internships at the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Illinois Farm Bureau, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Washington, D.C. Keegan’s passion agriculture led her to Drake University Law School where she earned her Food and Agricultural Law Certificate. During her time in law school, Keegan was selected as Projects Editor for the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law and a Student Attorney in the Drake Legal Clinic. Additionally, she served as Vice-President and Treasurer of the Student Bar Association and Secretary of the Drake Agricultural and Environmental Law Association.

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Feb 27, 2023

Working with Outside Counsel

By: Paul A. Drey | Tags: Webinar

This webinar will discuss issues related to the use of outside legal counsel whether your business has in-house counsel or not. Utilizing outside counsel properly can provide a huge upside to your business.

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