Angie Brick is a shareholder in the firm’s Tax, Estate Planning, and Employee Benefits Department and practices primarily in employee benefits and ERISA. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of retirement plans, both qualified plans and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements and health and welfare benefit plans.
Her practice experience in these areas extends to consulting, plan design, plan drafting, implementation, qualification, and administration compliance, and includes experience in ESOP transactions, analysis of employee benefit plans in mergers and acquisitions, and Internal Revenue Code and ERISA compliance matters for employee benefit plans. Angie has experience representing employers in DOL investigations, controversies, and DOL Voluntary Correction Program matters, as well as IRS audits and IRS Voluntary Correction Program matters.
Angie received her B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa and her J.D. with honors from Drake University Law School.
Pensions and Employee Benefits Practice:
Nyemaster Goode’s attorneys regularly cover all aspects of employee benefits, including: qualified retirement plans (including ESOPs, 401(k)s, and cash balance plans); nonqualified deferred compensation; 403(b) plans; 457 plans; severance plans; cafeteria plans; self-funded health plans; VEBAs; HSAs; HRAs; QDROs; COBRA compliance; fiduciary responsibility; ERISA compliance; IRAs; qualified retirement plan and IRA distribution planning; and employee benefit analysis in mergers and acquisitions.
Representative clients include Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Iowa; MidAmerican Energy Company; Aviva USA Group Co.; Employers Mutual Casualty Company; FBL Financial Group, Inc. (Farm Bureau of Iowa companies); American Republic Insurance Company; GuideOne Insurance Company; The Iowa Clinic, P.C.; McFarland Clinic, P.C.; Medical Center Anesthesiologists, P.C.; Diagnostic Imaging Associates, P.C.; Iowa Automobile Dealers Association; and Iowa Hospital Association.
Nyemaster Goode, P.C.:
Founded in 1918, Nyemaster Goode is Iowa’s largest law firm with offices in Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar Rapids. Our broadly diverse practice enables us to offer solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of the law to companies that range in size from emerging start-ups to Fortune 500s, as well as to individuals. Perhaps this is why we were listed as a Go-To Law Firm® in a recent survey of the top 500 U.S. companies by Corporate Counsel magazine.
Nyemaster Goode holds several exclusive memberships with leading law organizations. We are Iowa’s only member of Meritas, a global alliance of 170 independent business law firms from more than 60 countries, delivering coordinated, localized legal services. As members, we are privileged to have a network of more than 6,500 experienced lawyers around the world. We are also the only Iowa member of the Employment Law Alliance, a network of over 3,000 lawyers around the world knowledgeable in state and national labor and employment law. The Employment Law Alliance includes lawyers specializing in employment law in all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 90 foreign countries. Since labor laws vary from state to state and from country to country, we take full advantage of the resources provided by other member firms of the Alliance in order to best serve our clients. Additionally, we are the only Iowa member of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, an association of more than 140 independent law firms serving businesses in all 50 states and in capital cities and major commercial centers around the world. With its unique network of capital-based attorneys, former government officials, state government practitioners and international law attorneys, the State Capital Global Law Firm Group’s member firms are strategically positioned to serve the most diverse business needs in today’s global economy.