In 1951, a tax-law specialty firm opened its doors in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Its modest size hid lofty ambitions: to help its clients build on a strong foundation, and to put businesses from Iowa, the Midwest and around the country on a powerful footing for growth and competitive success. Today those ambitions continue to act as our compass. BrownWinick has grown to become one of the region's preeminent business-focused law firms, boasting a broad range of legal services and an impressive client list that includes both large, well-known corporations and energetic start-ups. As BrownWinick has grown, the firm's areas of practice have also grown to better serve the varied and ever-changing needs of our clients in a rapidly evolving regulatory and business environment. BrownWinick's firm commitment to business makes us more than a source of sound, skilled legal counsel. It makes us a powerful strategic partner, one with the vision, perspective and commitment to position your business for the challenges you face today — and on the road ahead.
BrownWinick's charitable giving efforts during the months of March and April, 2016 were focused on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa, Inc. The staff and attorneys at BrownWinick held a 'Jeans Day' fundraiser in early March. On April 21, BrownWinick staff and attorneys worked together to prepare a meal for the parents and family members staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
BrownWinick continued its charitable giving efforts during January and February 2016 by collecting items and raising money for the Furry Friends Refuge. During these two months, BrownWinick attorneys and staff donated items, cash, checks and Amazon gift cards in exchange for raffle tickets. On Monday, February 29, 2016, the firm held a raffle drawing to celebrate the success of these efforts, and the lucky raffle winners received gift cards.
To encourage interest in the community, BrownWinick has a weekly 'Jeans Day,' where staff and attorneys can wear jeans in exchange for a donation to the local charities of the week. The charities are suggested and selected by BrownWinick's staff and attorneys at the beginning of each year. In 2015, BrownWinick's staff and attorneys donated a total of nearly $6,000 to local charities.
BrownWinick sponsored a tree at the Blank Children's Festival of Trees & Lights in 2015, and its attorneys and staff contributed funds in exchange for wearing jeans to work. In addition, BrownWinick attorneys and staff volunteered their time during the first day of the Festival, which was held November 25-29, 2015. BrownWinick was able to donate its sponsored tree to a teenage cancer survivor and her family who had recently suffered the unexpected loss of her mother.