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Nyemaster Goode, P.C.


700 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Des Moines, IA 50309-3899
United States
(515) 283.3100

Firm Details

Founded in 1918, Nyemaster Goode is Iowa’s largest law firm with offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids. Our broadly diverse practice enables us to offer solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of the law to companies that range in size from emerging start-ups to Fortune 500s, as well as to individuals.

Nyemaster Goode holds several exclusive memberships with leading law organizations. We are Iowa’s only member of Meritas, a global alliance of 170 independent business law firms from more than 60 countries, delivering coordinated, localized legal services. As members, we are privileged to have a network of more than 6,500 experienced lawyers around the world. We are also the only Iowa member of the Employment Law Alliance, a network of over 3,000 lawyers around the world knowledgeable in state and national labor and employment law. The Employment Law Alliance includes lawyers specializing in employment law in all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 90 foreign countries. Since labor laws vary from state to state and from country to country, we take full advantage of the resources provided by other member firms of the Alliance in order to best serve our clients.  Additionally, we are the only Iowa member of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, an association of more than 140 independent law firms serving businesses in all 50 states and in capital cities and major commercial centers around the world. With its unique network of capital-based attorneys, former government officials, state government practitioners and international law attorneys, the State Capital Global Law Firm Group's member firms are strategically positioned to serve the most diverse business needs in today's global economy.

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Iowa with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Iowa in Commercial Litigation with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Iowa in Corporate Law with 11 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Des Moines with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Des Moines in Commercial Litigation with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Des Moines in Corporate Law with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Des Moines in Real Estate Law with 6 lawyers


  • Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award


Robert D. Andeweg
Business, Finance, and Real Estate
Paula S. Dierenfeld
Governmental Affairs
Jeffrey Harty
Intellectual Property
Thomas Cunningham
Labor and Employment
Michael W. Thrall
Jay Syverson
Tax, Estate Planning, and Employee Benefits

Firm Practice Areas

  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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Ames, IA

1416 Buckeye Avenue, Suite 200

Ames, IA 50010-8070

United States

(515) 956.3900

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Cedar Rapids, IA

625 First Street, SE, Suite 400

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-2030

United States

(319) 286.7000

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Des Moines, IA

700 Walnut Street, Suite 1600

Des Moines, IA 50309-3899

United States

(515) 283.3100

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