Paul E. Carey is a member of BrownWinick and serves as the Chair of the Wills, Estate and Probate Law and Taxation practice group. Since 2007, Paul has been selected by his peers to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of tax law. Paul has also been listed in the Chambers USA - High Net Worth Guide in the area of private wealth law.
Paul provides services to clients in the areas of taxation, estate planning, business transactions and general business planning. He has assisted business owners in start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, split-ups, sales and liquidations. Paul has assisted families in transitioning the ownership of businesses from generation to generation. He has also assisted individuals with estate planning, drafting of wills and trusts and administration of estates. Paul has prepared and reviewed tax returns for businesses, individuals, trusts and estates and has represented clients in disputes with federal, state and local tax authorities.
Utilizing his experience in taxation, Paul served on a committee of industry representatives and state and local officials as the lead draftsman of the Iowa Utility Replacement Tax legislation enacted in 1998.
Paul is a member of the board of directors of the Iowa Taxpayers Association, a member of the Tax Committee of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and a member of the Iowa Academy of Trust & Estate Counsel. He has served on numerous charitable boards and is presently on the boards of directors of Scottish Rite Park, Inc. and the Iowa DeMolay Foundation, Inc. and is an officer of both organizations.
Paul received both his B.S.B.A. in 1977 and his J.D., with honors, in 1981 from Drake University. Paul is a member of the Polk County and Iowa State Bar Associations. He was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1982.