Mark C. Dickinson

Mark C. Dickinson

Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Recognized since 2005

Des Moines, Iowa

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Franchise Law

Insurance Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Corporate Law
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Mark Dickinson is a member of the firm's Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department, and practices in the area of corporate and transactional law, with an emphasis on insurance regulatory matters, securities and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions involving all sizes of businesses, and corporate governance. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to counseling Iowa domestic insurance companies, including with respect to matters pending before the Iowa Insurance Division. Representation of public companies regarding compliance, reporting, and corporate governance is another area of focus. Mark graduated from Grinnell College and received his law degree with distinction from the College of Law at the University of Iowa. He has been a frequent speaker on topics of corporate, franchising, and securities law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to Judge Harvey Uhlenhopp of the Iowa Supreme Court. During law school, he served as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Corporation Law and was the author of two published articles.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, and Securities
Corporate Governance
Business Organizations
Business and Commercial Transactions
Franchise and Distribution
Business, Finance, & Real Estate

Grinnell College (B.A., Economics, 1977)
University of Iowa (J.D., with distinction, 1981)

Iowa, 1981

Adjunct Professor, Securities Regulation, Drake University Law School, 1989
Law Clerk, Justice Harvey Uhlenhopp, Iowa Supreme Court, 1981-1982


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


  • Grinnell College, BA, graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, The Iowa State Bar Association

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Corporate Law

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

  • Insurance Law, Des Moines (2016)
  • Corporate Law, Des Moines (2013)

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

  • Corporate Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Insurance Law

Special Focus:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Insurance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities


  • Chambers USA


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