Areas of Practice

REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY LAW

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or an experienced commercial property developer, Klatt Law Firm has the experience and resources to help. The attorneys at Klatt Law Firm provide real estate legal services to a wide range of real estate clients with diverse interests. We represent developers, contractors, financial institutions, real estate offices, closing and escrow companies, abstractors, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in connection with a broad range of real estate issues. We regularly assist with both commercial and residential transactions, providing legal services that include the drafting of contracts, leases, deeds, mortgages, notes, condominium and property development documentation, and various other real estate documents. We issue preliminary and final title opinions and provide title assurance services and products. We also provide our clients with a full array of real estate default and title curative services.

DOMESTIC RELATIONS AND FAMILY LAW

Klatt Law Firm has extensive experience in the varied areas of domestic relations law. We can efficiently and effectively handle your domestic relations matters, including: marital dissolutions, separations, child custody, adoptions, child support, and premarital agreements.

We also have a trained and certified family law mediator on staff to assist you with your mediation needs.

PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Klatt Law Firm represents victims of all types of personal injuries, including those sustained as a result of automobile collisions, injurious falls, and the willful actions of others. We also assist those who have suffered injury at the hands of professionals such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, and accountants.

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Klatt Law Firm provides representation to injured workers. We serve as counsel to injured employees in connection with both non-contested matters as well as contested case proceedings before the Iowa Workers Compensation Commissioner. We also offer full representation services in connection with judicial review appeals.

WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING, AND PROBATE

Klatt Law Firm handles all facets of estate planning and probate. Estate planning is absolutely essential to ensure that your wishes are carried out and to minimize the costs of probate and death taxes. We understand the many laws and regulations that impact estates and estate planning and can advise you as to which estate plan best suits your own specific needs. In addition, we can provide the full spectrum of estate planning instruments and documentation, including last wills and testament, living and testamentary trusts, powers of attorney, living wills. We also provide legal services and counsel in connection with conservatorships and guardianships. After meeting with you we will help you develop the plan that most suits your needs.

BUSINESS AND CORPORATE LAW

The attorneys at Klatt Law Firm provide a broad spectrum of business and corporate law legal services. For clients wishing to form a new company, we can help select the business structure, whether it be a partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or a joint venture. We can help with the purchase and sale of existing companies, and help clients find and structure the financing for the transaction. We also can prepare all of the documentation necessary to protect your investment and to get your new business underway. At Klatt Law Firm we strive to develop a life-long relationship with our business clients, and our attorneys practicing in this area are devoted to handling your business affairs in a manner that serves to foster and strengthen this relationship.

LABOR LAW

Klatt Law Firm represents several labor unions, as well as various employers and employees concerning a variety of employment and labor law related issues. Whether you need assistance in negotiating labor contracts or providing legal counsel to and representing the interests of your union members, we can help. We also provide legal services and advice in connection with the drafting and negotiation of employment contracts and subcontractor agreements.

DEBT COLLECTIONS

Klatt Law Firm represents creditors throughout the nation in connection with various debt collection matters. We have the skill and resources to help you maximize recovery quickly and efficiently.

MEDIATION

Our mediation staff assists clients to be productive in achieving their goals though active involvement and interest based negotiation to resolve legal disputes. We mediate disputes in several areas of law including family law disputes, small claims matters, and other areas of civil litigation.