Gregory B. Wilcox - Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Gregory B. Wilcox

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 515-283-3128

Greg is a shareholder and the chairman of the firm and a member of the firm's Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department. With a practice focused on business law and business transactions, he has represented a diverse mix of organizations, including Fortune 500, multi-national, and closely-held companies.

In addition to transactional assignments and other projects for his business clients, Greg is often requested to assist clients in a capacity similar to that of an in-house general counsel. In that strategic role, he advises clients on the difficult issues and challenging opportunities for businesses.

Greg has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, Corporate Compliance and Mergers & Acquisitions; in Chambers USA for Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions; and Super Lawyers for Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Closely-Held Business.

Greg is as an adjunct professor at the Drake University Law School where he teaches the mergers and acquisitions class.

Greg is a past Chair of the Business Law Section of the Iowa State Bar Association.

He has served on the firm's Executive Committee for many years and is a Vice-President of the firm.

He has practiced in many facets of business law, including business acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, contracts, business financing, advising boards of directors, corporate restructuring and reorganizations, franchising, cooperative law, software licensing, and private placements of securities for clients in a wide variety of industries.

Among the industries that Greg has represented in various transactions, including the purchase and sale of businesses and mergers, are: manufacturing, agricultural cooperatives, technology, real estate developers, franchising, automobile dealerships, physician and dental practices, building product manufacturers and distributors, implement dealers, food manufacturers, automobile parts manufacturers, petroleum product wholesalers and distributors, vending businesses, equipment leasing companies, and aggregate products companies.

Greg's representation of closely-held businesses includes formation, buy-sell agreements, business planning, disputes among owners, and liquidation.

The University of IowaBBA 1976Drake UniversityJ.D. 1982
Iowa Chapter March of Dimes Birth Defects FoundationIowa Sports Foundation

Client Comments

"I have had the honor and privilege of working with Gregory B. Wilcox for over 20 years. During that time Mr. Wilcox has expertly guided our agency through every type of legal counsel except tax, employee benefits, negotiations, and defense litigation. His legal (and practical) advice is always thorough, reasonable, reasoned, above reproach, and professionally presented. I have worked and interacted with many fine attorneys over my 36 year career. In my opinion Mr Wilcox is the finest corporate, contract, and business attorney in the State of Iowa."

-Dave King
Chief Financial Officer
Heartland Area Education Agency

"Greg Wilcox has worked for our company for more than 20 years. His integrity is unquestioned. Greg's attention to detail, along with timeliness, has been a real asset as we moved forward on several mergers and acquisitions. Greg is a great communicator, so we always knew where we were in the process and where it could be taking us. I never have been surprised during any of our dealings with Greg. Greg is an important advisor to our company."

-Roger Koppen
Farmers Cooperative Co.

Office Location

700 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Des Moines, IA 50309-3899
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the Des Moines Metro Area
Gregory B. Wilcox has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Agriculture Law (Agriculture)
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law (Acquisition Finance, Agriculture, Closely-Held Businesses, Commercial, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Franchise, General Corporate, Leveraged Buyouts, Limited Liability Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Transactions)
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law