Steven E. Zumbach

With a law degree, CPA, and a Ph.D. in Economics, Steve Zumbach brings the added dimension of business counseling to his law practice.  He is often brought into situations dealing with succession planning, disputes amongst business partners and complex financings and refinancings.

Steve’s core practice is the closely-held family business.  He is one of the few lawyers with strong practice skills in estate planning, business law, and mergers and acquisitions matters.  As a result, he can integrate both estate planning and corporate planning expertise into the representation of family business and the families which own them.  Steve has a long track record of getting the most difficult acquisitions completed on the buy and sell side.  In part, that is because he brings his interdisciplinary background of law, economics, and accounting together to be a problem solver in the deal room.

Honors and Accomplishments

– Inducted: Iowa Business Hall of Fame

– Governor’s Award for Outstanding Service as an Iowan

– Recognized 150 Iowans Who Made a Difference

– Iowa State University Order of the Knoll Cardinal and Gold Award

– Iowa State University Alumni Medal

– Iowa State University Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

– Bravo Culture and the Arts Award

– The World Food Prize Iowa Founders Award

– A. Arthur Davis Distinguished Leadership Award

– Excellence in Economic Development Award given by the American Economic Development Council

– Iowa Certified Public Accountants Public Service Award

– Outstanding Volunteer Philanthropist, Association of Fundraising Professionals

Admitted to Practice (State)

– Iowa

Admitted to Practice (Federal)

– U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa

– U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa

– U.S. Tax Court

– U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

– U.S. Supreme Court

Community & Professional Activities

Professional: 

Chambers USA – Corporate M&A – Star Individual

Best Lawyers’ Des Moines Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers’ Des Moines Estates and Trusts Lawyer of the Year

The Best Lawyers in America® listed for:

– Mergers & Acquisitions Law

– Corporate Law

– Trusts and Estates

– Non-Profit/Charities Law

Corporate INTL Global:  Estate Planning Lawyer of the Year in Iowa

Corporate Live Wire Iowa Lawyer of the Year

Corporate/M&A Worth Magazine Top 100 Lawyers 

Leaders In Law:  Expert in Corporate Law in Iowa 

Super Lawyers – Mergers & Acquisitions – Super Lawyer designation for Iowa:

– Mergers & Acquisitions Law

– Corporate Law

– Trusts and Estates

– Non-Profit/Charities Law

The American College Trust and Estate Counsel (Fellow)

Advisory Board: Bureau of National Affairs Tax Management

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (Member)

Community: 

Honorary Co-Chair ISU Forever Capital Campaign (2013-2020; $1.1 billion fundraising goal)

Greater Des Moines Partnership Executive Committee (2011-present)

Capital Corridor, Co-Chair (2011-2014)

United Way Campaign, Chair (2010)

Bravo Greater Des Moines, Chair (2005)

Greater Des Moines Partnership, Chair (2003)

Greater Des Moines Committee, Chair (2000)

Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Federation, Chair (1993)

Iowa State University Campaign Destiny Scholarship Campaign Co-Chair (1995-2000;$458.6 million raised)

Iowa State University Partnership for Prominence Capital Campaign, Deputy National Chair (1988-1993; $214.5 million raised)

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Chair (1991-1993)

Des Moines Estate Planning Council, Chair (1990-1991)

Iowa State University Alumni Association, President (1986)

Iowa State Board of Regents, Member (1973-1977)

Iowa Bicentennial Commission (1976)

National Planning Board for the White House Conference on Aging (Member, 1970-1972)

Advisor to the Registrant {advisory council for Vietnam era changes to the draft} (1968)

Boards:

Bankers Trust Company, Community Board

Excell Marketing, L.C., Advisory Board

Kum & Go, Advisory Board

Miles Funds, Inc., Chairman of the Board

   

Publications and Presentations

BNA Portfolio 833, Special Use Valuation  “Divorce, Corporate Style,” The Practical Accountant.

 

Karin A. Johnson

Karin Johnson represents business owners and management in all types of employment litigation brought by current and former employees. She routinely leads the defense of claims alleging wrongful discharge, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Karin also represents employers seeking to enforce the non-compete and trade secret provisions of their employment contracts.

Firm Overview:

At Faegre Baker Daniels, clients come first. They drive us to boldly deliver trusted partnerships with experienced lawyers and consultants, peace of mind through time-tested expertise, and insights to help solve business and legal challenges. We courageously innovate to provide creative legal and consulting solutions and world-class service delivery and client experience.

FaegreBD is one of the 75 largest law firms headquartered in the U.S. Our locations span coast to coast, cover the heartland, and extend to the U.K. and China – with regional and national coordinating capabilities across hundreds of jurisdictions. We collaborate to achieve clients’ objectives — bringing together the best-matched expertise and resources from across our global platform. Our 750 legal and consulting professionals partner with clients ranging from emerging start-ups to multinational corporations, delivering full-service advice customized to each company’s business needs.

Steven E. Zumbach

With a law degree, CPA, and a Ph.D. in Economics, Steve Zumbach brings the added dimension of business counseling to his law practice.  He is often brought into situations dealing with succession planning, disputes amongst business partners and complex financings and refinancings.

Steve’s core practice is the closely-held family business.  He is one of the few lawyers with strong practice skills in estate planning, business law, and mergers and acquisitions matters.  As a result, he can integrate both estate planning and corporate planning expertise into the representation of family business and the families which own them.  Steve has a long track record of getting the most difficult acquisitions completed on the buy and sell side.  In part, that is because he brings his interdisciplinary background of law, economics, and accounting together to be a problem solver in the deal room.

Honors and Accomplishments

Inducted: Iowa Business Hall of Fame

Governor’s Award for Outstanding Service as an Iowan

Recognized 150 Iowans Who Made a Difference

Iowa State University Order of the Knoll Cardinal and Gold Award

Iowa State University Alumni Medal

Bravo Culture and the Arts Award

The World Food Prize Iowa Founders Award

A. Arthur Davis Distinguished Leadership Award

Excellence in Economic Development Award given by the American Economic Development Council

Iowa Certified Public Accountants Public Service Award

Outstanding Volunteer Philanthropist, Association of Fundraising Professionals

Admitted to Practice (State)

  • Iowa

Admitted to Practice (Federal)

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Community & Professional Activities

Professional:

Chambers USA – Corporate M&A – Star Individual

Best Lawyers’ Des Moines Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers’ Des Moines Estates and Trusts Lawyer of the Year

The Best Lawyers in America® listed for

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law

Corporate INTL Global:  Estate Planning Lawyer of the Year in Iowa

Corporate Live Wire Iowa Lawyer of the Year, Corporate/M&A

Worth Magazine Top 100 Lawyers

Super Lawyers – Mergers & Acquisitions – Super Lawyer designation for Iowa

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law

The American College Trust and Estate Counsel (Fellow)

Advisory Board: Bureau of National Affairs Tax Management

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (Member)

Community:

Honorary Co-Chair ISU Forever Capital Campaign (2013-2020; $1.1 billion fundraising goal)

Greater Des Moines Partnership Executive Committee (2011-present)

Capital Corridor, Co-Chair (2011-2014)

United Way Campaign, Chair (2010)

Bravo Greater Des Moines, Chair (2005)

Greater Des Moines Partnership, Chair (2003)

Greater Des Moines Committee, Chair (2000)

Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Federation, Chair (1993)

Iowa State University Campaign Destiny Scholarship Campaign Co-Chair (1995-2000;$458.6 million raised)

Iowa State University Partnership for Prominence Capital Campaign, Deputy National Chair (1988-1993; $214.5 million raised)

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Chair (1991-1993)

Des Moines Estate Planning Council, Chair (1990-1991)

Iowa State University Alumni Association, President (1986)

Iowa State Board of Regents, Member (1973-1977)

Iowa Bicentennial Commission (1976)

National Planning Board for the White House Conference on Aging (Member, 1970-1972)

Advisor to the Registrant {advisory council for Vietnam era changes to the draft} (1968)

Boards:

Bankers Trust Company, Community Board

Excell Marketing, L.C., Advisory Board

Kum & Go, Advisory Board

Miles Funds, Inc., Chairman of the Board

Publications and Presentations

BNA Portfolio 833, Special Use Valuation

“Divorce, Corporate Style,” The Practical Accountant