Attorney Elizabeth Heffernan Joins Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Elizabeth Heffernan has joined Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. as a member of the Public Law Practice Area, focused in the areas of Education Law, Litigation, and Employment Law. She will be working with K-12 school districts and Higher Education institutions, where she will assist clients on a variety of issues,...
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Attorney Olivia Brooks Joins Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm

Olivia Brooks has joined the Ahlers & Cooney law firm as an Associate Attorney. She will be working with a broad base of clients, including privately-held corporations of all sizes, insurance companies, and individuals, as well as educational institutions and government agencies. In the area of Workers’ Compensation, she will...
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Sales Tax Extended to 2051 - What You Need To Know

By Attorneys Beth Grob, Ron Peeler and Jim Wainwright Distribution of Sales Tax Revenue The one cent state sales, services, and use tax has been extended from December 31, 2029 to January 1, 2051. The new law provides for an increase in the amount of sales tax revenue dedicated to...
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New Budget Transparency and Approval Process for Cities and Counties

By Attorney Jenna Bishop During the 2019 session the Iowa legislature spent considerable time discussing changes to property taxes and limits on local governments' budgets. The Iowa House of Representatives approved a bill addressing these points, Senate File 634, in the early morning of April 25, 2019, after the Iowa...
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"NABL: The First Forty Years" -- and here's to the next 40!

The Public Finance practice group is an integral component of Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Our attorneys practicing in this area represent Iowa cities, counties, utilities, school districts, community colleges and higher education institutions spanning all four corners of our great State. Ahlers' Public Finance attorneys are active members of the...
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United States Department of Education Press Release: New Proposed Regulations under Title IX on Schools' Responses to Sexual Harassment and Assault

By attorneys Emily Kolbe, Rebecca Reif, and Miriam Van Heukelem Over a year ago, the U.S. Department of Education ("DOE") repealed several guidance documents on sexual misconduct under Title IX, the federal civil rights law which prohibits sex discrimination in federally-funded education programs and activities, and provided notice of its...
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