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Brad Austin has been with Nyemaster Goode since 1980, and is a member of the Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department, practicing primarily in the areas of real estate law (financing and acquisition), corporate law (organization, operation, and planning), and commercial law (secured and unsecured lending), with particular emphasis on commercial real estate financing transactions. Brad is a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

Banking and Secured Transactions
Business and Commercial Transactions
Business Organizations
Commercial Real Estate Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Real Estate
Business, Finance, & Real Estate

University of Minnesota (B.S.B., 1970)
Drake University (J.D., with honors, 1976)

Iowa, 1976


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


  • Drake University, J.D., graduated 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, The Iowa State Bar Association


  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys - Fellow

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Corporate Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Corporate Law, Des Moines (2018)
  • Corporate Law, Des Moines (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Finance
  • Real Estate


  • Chambers USA

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