Brian C. Eddy


Phone: 319-334-3704

Brian C. Eddy

Practice Areas

Brian has represented private companies, start-up companies, joint ventures, banks, as well as agricultural and commercial real estate owners.  His practice areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Formation (Sole Proprietorships, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, C Corporations, S Corporations and Non-Profit 501(c)(3) entities), including Entity Selection; Asset Protection Strategies; Contractor Registrations; Federal Tax ID #s; and Sales Tax Permits.
  • Business Advise, including Employment & Shareholder Agreements; Severance Agreements; Contracts and Succession Planning; Trademarks; and Nondisclosure Agreements; Incentive Stock Options Plans; Security Agreements and UCC-1 Financing Statements.
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures.
  • Debt Collection, including Demand Letters; Litigation; Foreclosures; Confession of Judgments; Judgment Debtor Examinations; Garnishments and Levies; and Mechanic’s Liens.
  • Real Estate, including Purchase Agreements; Contracts and Leases; Real Estate Closings; 1031 Exchanges; Title Opinions & Deeds; and Development (Plats & Zoning); Boundary Line Disputes; and Quiet Title Actions.
  • Estate Planning & Litigation, including Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts; Probate; Power of Attorneys; Guardianships & Conservatorships; Will Contests; and Representation of Beneficiaries.
  • Taxation, including Individual and Business Tax Return Preparation and Consulting; and Sales & Use Tax Returns.

Experience Highlights

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
    • Assisted client with a multi-million dollar sale of assets of medical device company
    • Assisted client with a multi-million dollar acquisition of assets from China company
    • Assisted client with acquisition and sale of a multi-million dollar webhosting business
    • Assisted client with sale of crop insurance business
    • Assisted client with acquisition of lumber supply business
    • Assisted several different clients with the acquisition and sale of restaurants and bars
    • Assisted several different clients with the acquisition of retail pharmacies
    • Assisted client with a multi-million dollar sale of a .com business
    • Assisted client with the purchase of multiple insurance agencies
    • Assisted different clients with purchases and sales of multi-million dollar hotels
    • Assisted client with sale of multi-million dollar grain bin business
    • Assist different client with the purchase and sale of convenience stores
    • Assisted client with the acquisition of a repair shop business
    • Assisted client with a multi-million dollar sale of a wireless internet business
    • Assisted several clients with the purchase and sale of hog confinement operations
    • Assisted client with the purchase of a multi-million dollar cleaning business


  • J.D., With Distinction, University of Iowa, 2000
  • B.A., Finance (emphasis in Accounting and Taxation), minor in Political Science, University of Iowa, 1997

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Best & Flanagan, LLP
    Minneapolis, MN

Bar Admissions

  • State of Minnesota, 2001
  • State of Iowa, 2001

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Honors, Distinctions & Community Awards

  • 2010 Recipient of the Cedar Valley Region's "20 Under 40" Award
  • Hall of Fame, Independence Area Chamber of Commerce (2009)
  • Business Person of the Year, Independence Chamber of Commerce (2006)
  • Journal of Corporation Law, University of Iowa (1999-2000)

Published Articles

  • Author, "Internet Roadshows: It's Time to Open the Door for the Retail Investor", Journal of Corporation Law, 2000

Civic & Volunteer Involvement

Independence Community School District, Board of Director (2011 – Current; President from 2011 – 2015; Vice President 2017-2018)

Past Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Independence Area Chamber of Commerce (2007-2009) (President 2008 and 2009)
  • Board of Directors, Heartland Acres Agribition Center (Vice Chairman 2009; Chairman 2010-2011)
  • Board of Directors, Dollars for Scholars (2012-2014)
  • Independence Rotary Club
  • Independence Mustangs Varsity Football (Volunteer Coach 2010-2011)
  • Independence Mustangs 7th and 8th Grade Football (Volunteer Coach 2012-2013)
  • Independence Mustangs Baseball (Volunteer Coach 2017-2018)
  • People for Progress (Co-Chair 2008-2011)
  • Volunteer Coach for Youth Baseball and Youth Football