Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Law Firm News

Anthony Osborn to Serve on ISBA Construction Law Section Council

Posted by Goosmann Law Team on Jul 20, 2015 3:54:00 PM

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Topics: Trial Lawyer on Your Side, Construction News and Insights

Anthony Osborn Presenting at Law Schools

Posted by Goosmann Law Team on Jan 22, 2015 5:18:40 AM

On behalf of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, Attorney Anthony Osborn will be speaking at multiple law schools, including the University of Iowa College of Law, over the next few months. The presentations are designed to educate law students regarding the opportunities available through the ABA, and encourage them to get involved in the ABA’s Construction Forum. Anthony’s practice focuses on business litigation and construction law, and he has taken on an active role within the Construction Forum and within local construction-related groups, including the Homebuilders Association of Iowa.

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Topics: Trial Lawyer on Your Side, Firm News, Construction News and Insights, Litigation News and Insights

Moving On Up: Construction of Sioux City Law Firm Historic Lerch Building

Posted by Goosmann Law Team on Jan 15, 2015 11:26:00 AM

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Topics: Firm News, Construction News and Insights, CEO on Your Side

Attorney Bruce Smith Spoke at Business & Industry Seminar

Posted by Goosmann Law Team on Oct 17, 2014 5:39:54 AM

Attorney Bruce Smith of the Goosmann Law Firm spoke at the 2014 Business & Industry Seminar sponsored by Cain Ellsworth & Company, LLP on October 28th at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center, Iowa.

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Topics: Business News and Insights, Firm News, Risk Manager on Your Side, Construction News and Insights

Osborn Prevails in South Dakota Jury Trial

Posted by Goosmann Law Team on Apr 30, 2014 3:38:16 AM

April 30, 2014. Attorney Anthony Osborn received a favorable jury verdict in a state court lawsuit in Union County, South Dakota. In the trial, Osborn represented a contractor seeking damages against a property owner due to the owner’s failure to pay for certain construction materials and services. While the owner had filed a counterclaim, alleging defective workmanship and resulting damages, the jury found Osborn’s client was not negligent, awarded no damages on the owner’s counterclaim, and awarded monetary damages in favor of Osborn’s client.

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Topics: Trial Lawyer on Your Side, Firm News, Construction News and Insights, Litigation News and Insights

Attorney Anthony Osborn Featured in ABA Construction Newsletter

Posted by Goosmann Law Team on Mar 19, 2014 6:20:43 AM

Attorney Anthony Osborn, of the Goosmann Law Firm, was recently featured in the March 2014 issue of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Construction Newsletter "Under Construction", the newsletter of the ABA forum on the Construction Industry, for his co-authored article which talks about "How to Draft Lawsuits to Trigger Insurance Coverage".

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Topics: Business News and Insights, Trial Lawyer on Your Side, Firm News, Construction News and Insights, Litigation News and Insights

OSBORN CONFIRMED FOR SECOND-YEAR TERM

Posted by Jamie Modicue on Jul 15, 2013 11:42:04 AM

Goosmann Law Firm Shareholder Anthony Osborn has been confirmed for a second-year term on the Iowa State Bar Association’s Construction Law Section Council. The Construction Law Section Council consists of a select group of Iowa attorneys with significant interests and experience in construction law, and serves to inform the State Bar of legal developments and legislative changes which are relevant to the construction industry. Learn more about the Goosmann Law Firm’s construction practice.

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Topics: Business News and Insights, Firm News, Construction News and Insights

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TAX APPEALS

Posted by Jamie Modicue on Feb 28, 2013 6:34:00 AM

All across the United States, real estate values have dropped dramatically. Many properties have not been accurately reassessed for property tax purposes. Property taxes are meant to be based on the value of the property. A property tax assessor places both an assessed and taxable value on a property, often based on what it would cost to replace the property. This assessed and/or taxable value of the property directly relates to the amount of property tax each property owner pays. Issues with property taxes lie with whether the property is really worth what the assessor says it is. What is the property's fair market value (FMV), as opposed to its replacement cost? This question is especially important for industrial and commercial taxpayers with multiple business locations. Many property owners are overpaying on property taxes, as there may be a substantial gap between the assessed value and the actual value of the property.

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Topics: Business News and Insights, Firm News, Construction News and Insights, Real Estate News and Insights

HISTORIC TAX CREDITS, BENEFICIAL OR RESTRICTIVE?

Posted by Jamie Modicue on Feb 28, 2013 6:27:22 AM

KTIV News Channel 4 highlights the ups and downs of securing Historic Tax Credits in order to preserve the integrity of historical buildings during commercial real estate development. Some say the program is over-restrictive and inflexible. While others are able to showcase the positive results that come from taking advantage of Historic Tax Credits - commercial spaces can then compete in a competitive market after renovation. The Goosmann Law Firm, PLC restored the historic Lerch building that had been sitting vacant for several years. Located in downtown Sioux City, we are proud to have preserved the Lerch building for the Siouxland community.

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Topics: Firm News, Construction News and Insights, Real Estate News and Insights

TAX INCREMENT FINANCING TO KICK-START REDEVELOPMENT OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Posted by Jamie Modicue on Feb 4, 2013 9:51:07 AM

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a helpful tool your business can utilize when developing commercial property. Cities or counties (Tax Authority) designate TIF Areas to encourage economic development in specific geographic areas. Here is how it works: The Tax Authority freezes the tax valuation of the site before development. In exchange for a minimum assessed property value, the Tax Authority may reimburse the developer for costs of construction for development of the property or invest in public improvements to aid in its development. The Tax Authority then uses the incremental taxes to pay the indebtedness it accrued as a result of the development agreement it enters with the developer.

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Topics: Business News and Insights, Firm News, Construction News and Insights, Real Estate News and Insights

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