Overview

Molly Brown counsels a diverse client base through a wide range of business and commercial transactions. She assists business owners with entity formations, shareholder and owner agreements, purchases and sales of equity interests, asset disposition, and mergers and acquisitions. Molly also regularly represents financial institutions in connection with negotiating and structuring commercial lending transactions, restructuring problem loans and workouts, and complex commercial litigation. 

Molly is a member of the firm’s Business Development Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.

Experience

Experience

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2014—present
  • Law Clerk, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2011—2014

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Polk County Women Attorneys, Board of Directors 2015 
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys

Seminars Recently Attended:

  • Iowa State Bar Association "The Present Tax Landscape: Implications for Individuals, Businesses, Investors, and Others," January 2018
  • Iowa State Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference, May 2016
  • Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, "How to Structure and Complete the Purchase and Sale of a Business," February 2015
  • Strafford, "Structuring Forbearance Agreements and Strengthening Lender Collateral Position," January 2015
  • National Business Institute, "Tax Exempt Organizations: From Start to Finish," December 2014
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Bloethe Tax School, December 2014
  • Rossdale CLE, "Mastering Foreclosure Law & MERS," November 2014

News & Events

Honors & Recognitions

Honors & Recognitions

  • Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project: recognized for 50 or more pro bono work hours in 2014—2015.

Cases Presentations & Publications

Cases Presentations & Publications

Co-author (with John F. Fatino), “Corporate Compliance Program Update: A Look at the Recent Amendments and DOJ Policy Refresher” 48 Criminal Law Bulletin 692 (Spring 2012)

Education

Drake University Law School, J.D., 2013, with high honors

  • Order of the Coif
  • Business Law Certificate, 2013
  • Note Editor: Drake Law Review, 2012—2013
  • Junior Staff Member: Drake Law Review, 2011—2012

Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, M.B.A., 2013

University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, B.B.A., Finance, 2010, with high honors

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Iowa
    U.S. District Court - Northern District of Iowa
    Iowa
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