Dorsey & Whitney

Contact Information


John Danos


(515) 699-3275



801 Grand, Suite 4100
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States


Dorsey & Whitney is proud to provide trusted legal service and advice to cities across Iowa. As bond lawyers, we assist cities with all types of bond & credit transactions, economic development & redevelopment initiatives, Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), special assessments, public contracting and other complex transactional matters. As litigators we help cities to defend and pursue complex claims of all types. In addition, our broader legal team is full-service with sophisticated knowledge in legal arenas such as health, labor and employment, utilities and bankruptcy. We are ready to collaborate with city leaders, staff and attorneys and assist with all manner of legal challenges facing Iowa’s municipalities.

Primary Service

Legal Services

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