Gary Gately has worked on probate matters for many of his clients, including business owners, executives, and high net worth individuals. His decades of experience and strong understanding of current accounting, tax, and legal strategies help his clients achieve their goals.

The breadth and depth of his practice included the creation and sale of many corporations and limited liability companies and the legal issues that relate to the operation of these businesses.



  • Of Counsel Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2020—present
  • Member Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 1968—2020
  • Co-chair, Whitfield & Eddy Estate Planning, Probate and Tax Practice Group, 2016
  • Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 1961—1968
  • U.S. Army: Active Duty, 1957—1958

Activities and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Sections: Business Law; Taxation)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Association of America
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Past Member: Taxation Section Council; Sections: Probate & Trust Law; Taxation)
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
  • Polk County Bar Association


  • Iowa State Bar Association Bloethe Tax School, December 2018
  • Iowa State Bar Association Bloethe Tax School, December 2017

News & Events

Honors & Recognitions

Honors & Recognitions

Cases Presentations & Publications

Cases Presentations & Publications

  • Frequent speaker at the Iowa State Bar Association Annual Tax School.


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1961

University of Iowa, B.S.C. Accounting, 1957


  • Iowa
    U.S. Tax Court
    U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit