University of Iowa, B.A. 1965
University of Iowa, J.D. 1968
Iowa Supreme Court, 1968
U.S. District Court, Southern District, 1975
U.S. District Court, Northern District, 1980
Polk County Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Gene Olson brings a wealth of experience to the firm. Gene practices primarily in the areas of Commercial Real Estate, Zoning, and Corporate Matters. Gene was the Des Moines Assistant City Attorney from 1968 – 1975 and the Des Moines City Solicitor from 1975 – 1978 before joining the firm in 1978.
2012 Best Lawyers® – Lawyer of the Year (Real Estate Law)
Chambers USA – Leader in Real Estate Law
Martindale Hubbell (AV)
Counsel for developer of data centers.
Counsel for telecommunication companies in connection with cell tower leases and zoning approvals.
Developer’s counsel for major Des Moines based printing operation.
Developer’s counsel in acquisition and platting of numerous parcels of residential and commercial real estate.
Drafted legal documents for more than 50 plats pursuant to Iowa subdivision ordinances and state law.
Counsel in probating numerous estates of significant value and complexity.
Seller’s counsel for sale of acute care hospital.
Counsel for purchase and sale of medical clinics.
Counsel for acquisition and sale of businesses.
Lender’s counsel for multi-million dollar financing for commercial projects.
Reviewed and negotiated employment contracts for executive officers, medical doctors and other professionals.
Drafted Non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, and letters of intent in relation to commercial transactions throughout the State.
Negotiated and prepared easements for utilities, including fiber optic cable, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, electricity and storm water, and petroleum products easements.
Prepared documents to establish condominium regimes for commercial and residential property pursuant to Iowa’s Horizontal Properties Act.
Negotiated and prepared leases for warehouses, office buildings, as well as research and laboratory facilities.
Counsel for clients in relation to the High Quality Jobs Program, Sales and Use Tax Refunds and other incentives.
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.