Daniel L. Manning, Sr. is the managing partner of the firm and has over thirty years of experience advocating for landowner rights throughout the State of Iowa. Dan provides a wealth of experience regarding complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He works with developers, businesses and property owners whose lands have been condemned by state agencies, cities, counties and private utilities.
Dan also works with clients at the municipal level to negotiate and finalize development agreements, apply for zoning, site plan approval, variances, conditional use permits and board of adjustment appeals.
He appears before the Property Assessment Appeals Board (PAAB) and in the Iowa District Court on behalf of commercial property owners to reduce their property tax assessments.
Prior to joining the firm, Dan served on active duty as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps. (1983-1987). Dan has spoken on the topic of eminent domain/condemnation at the annual meeting of the Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and at the annual meeting of the American Law Institute in Miami, Florida.
Owner’s Counsel of America (2010-present)
Martindale Hubbell (AV)
Best Lawyers® – Lawyer of the Year (Litigation – Real Estate) – (2007-present)
Best Lawyers® – Lawyer of the Year (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law) – (2007-present)
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
Creighton University, B.A. 1980
Creighton University, J.D. 1983