Gregory B. "Greg" Wilcox

Gregory B. "Greg" Wilcox


Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Recognized since 2005

Des Moines, Iowa

Practice Areas

Agriculture Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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Greg is a shareholder of the firm, a member of the firm's Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department and has served as chairman of the firm. 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 Great Plains Super Lawyers for Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Closely-Held Business. He was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as the 2015 Mergers & Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Des Moines.

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.

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

Greg has served as an adjunct professor at Drake University Law School teaching the mergers and acquisitions class.

PRACTICE AREAS
Agribusiness
Business and Commercial Transactions
Business Organizations
Cooperatives
Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, and Securities
Corporate Governance
Mergers and Acquisitions

EDUCATION
University of Iowa (B.B.A.)
Major: Finance
Minor: Accounting
Drake University (J.D., with honors)

BAR ADMISSIONS
Iowa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Professor, Mergers & Acquisitions, Drake University Law School, 2009-2010; 2014

Location

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

Education

  • Drake University , J.D., graduated 1982
  • The University of Iowa, BBA, graduated 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, The Iowa State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Iowa Chapter March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation - Past Board Member
  • Iowa Sports Foundation - Secretary/Director

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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

  • Corporate Law, Des Moines (2022)
  • Corporate Governance Law, Des Moines (2020)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Des Moines (2018)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Des Moines (2015)

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

  • Agriculture Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Special Focus

  • Acquisition Finance
  • Agriculture
  • Closely-Held Businesses
  • Commercial
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Franchise
  • General Corporate
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Transactions

"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.), Ames, IA

"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 (Heartland Area Education Agency), Johnston, IA

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