Office: 515-243-8157
Direct: 515-698-5938
Cell: 515-979-8802
Fax: 515-243-3919

Creighton University, B.A. Finance, cum laude
Creighton University, J.D.

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions
Iowa Supreme Court
Iowa, U.S. District Court, Southern District

Polk County Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
American Bar Association

Legal Assistants
Nichole Quebedeaux

Abby Berenstein

Bridget O’Malley Kautzky is a Partner at Lillis O’Malley Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa. Bridget has extensive experience in various areas of the law, including, complex real estate transactions, business, contract and corporate law, and land use planning and municipal zoning.

Bridget has represented a number of Fortune 500 companies in business, contract and corporate matters and several large private companies in real estate and zoning transactions. Bridget has also represented several local developers in complex real estate transactions. Bridget has also been involved in negotiating and preparing contracts for economic development incentives and benefits with local municipalities and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  

Bridget graduated cum laude from Creighton University, obtaining her B.A. in Finance. She received her J.D. from Creighton University School of Law. Bridget was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 2010 and the U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa in 2012. Bridget is a member of the Iowa and Polk County Bar Associations. Bridget is also a current member and former board member of Iowa Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).

Representative Matters

  • Counsel for national retailers in acquisition of properties within the Greater Des Moines area and the State of Iowa.

  • Seller’s counsel for downtown Des Moines development projects.

  • Counsel for developer of data centers.

  • Purchaser’s counsel for warehouse located in downtown Des Moines.

  • Developer’s counsel in acquisition and platting of numerous parcels of residential and commercial real estate.

  • Represented clients in the economic development of real estate to include development agreements, tax increment financing (TIF) arrangements, tax abatement and property tax assessment appeal.

  • Negotiated and prepared contracts for multi-million dollar economic development incentive benefits through the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

  • Negotiated and prepared contracts and development agreements with cities and counties for economic incentive benefits via tax increment financing and tax abatement.

  • Counsel for clients in relation to the High Quality Jobs Program, Sales and Use Tax Refunds and other incentives.

  • Represented clients before City Planning and Zoning Commissions, City Councils and Boards of Adjustment on numerous land use issues including zoning, variances, and infraction matters.

  • Negotiated and prepared options to purchase residential, commercial and agricultural property.

  • Negotiated and prepared leases for warehouses, office buildings, as well as research and laboratory facilities.

  • Counsel for sale of agricultural production plants.

  • Counsel for acquisition and sale of businesses.

  • Counsel in probating numerous estates of significant value and complexity.

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