Dean A. Spina

Dean A. Spina

Bradley & Riley PC

Recognized since 2013

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Practice Areas

Economic Development Law

Public Finance Law

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  • 2007 First Avenue, SE
    P.O. Box 2804
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
  • Tower Place
    One South Gilbert Street
    Iowa City, IA 52240-3914


  • English


  • The University of Iowa , J.D., graduated 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, The Iowa State Bar Association


  • Greater Cedar Rapids Housing and Building Association - Director
  • Home Builders Association of Iowa - Director
  • Housing Fund for Linn County - Director and Past President
  • NewBo City Market - Director and Past President

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Economic Development Law
  • Public Finance Law


  • Associate Member of the Year -- Greater Cedar Rapids Housing and Building Association

Medical Office Building

Borrower Counsel for a $40 million medical office building utilizing tax increment financing, tax-exempt bonds and New Markets Tax Credits. These three sources of funds enabled the Borrower to construct a destination medical pavillion - one of the most significant private investments in the community.

Tax-exempt bond financing

Bond or Borrower counsel on over twenty tax-exempt Midwestern Disaster Area Bonds issued in 2010 - 2012.

Bond Counsel 501(c)(3) Bonds

Bond counsel for 501(c)(3) bonds since 1986 financing housing, senior living, schools, office buildings and college projects

Property Tax Appeals

Obtained over $7,500,000 in reduction in assessed value of commercial property in one year.

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