On February 12th, 2018, Associate John Sexton attended the New Trustees Institute sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This three-day seminar covered best practices for multiemployer benefit funds, trustee responsibility and the legal environment, retirement plans, and governance. Professional multiemployer practitioners (accountants, actuaries, attorneys, administrators, and other trustees) presenting at the Conference provided attendees with a wide-range of perspectives on fiduciary responsibility and trust fund management. Continuing legal education courses, seminars, and conferences enhance the value of Attorney Sexton’s services to multiemployer benefit funds.
The tournament was held at Ellis Golf Course with a shotgun start and with each team comprising of four LFS graduates in a scramble format. Shenanigans included teeing off with tennis ball rackets, longest put, and extra points for hitting a giant cut-out face of Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Executive Director, Doug Neumann.
Awards went out for achievements such as longest drive, longest putt, best score, and worst score. We know Aaron had a great time and it was for a good cause!
All proceeds raised went to the LFS Youth Program, which teaches leadership skills and fosters community involvement with local high school students.
Attorney Ron Martin represented Day Rettig Martin P.C. at the Linn County 4-H and FFA Livestock Auction again this year. The Law Firm purchased two steers, a market lamb, and a market pig to support the fair participants and the 4-H and FFA programs in general. Ron, himself, participated in 4-H and FFA in his youth showing steers and heifers. He appreciated the buyers support then and wants to show the Law Firm’s support now. The Law Firm’s practice areas include assisting farmers and other agriculture businesses with their legal needs. The 4-H and FFA programs help provide the foundation for young people who will be our next generation in agriculture. Day Rettig Martin, P.C. is proud to support the Linn County 4-H and FFA Fair participants.
On May 5, 2017, Attorney Aaron J. Blair graduated from the Adult Leadership for Five Seasons Class of 2017.
Leadership for Five Seasons (LFS) prepares individuals who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership, who have exhibited interest and commitment to the community, and who have potential for exercising substantial leadership in the future. The LFS Class of 2017 marks the 34th anniversary of the program, which is the flagship leadership series conducted by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.
As a part of the program, each class conducts a service project to enhance the community. The 2017 class raised $15,000.00 to install three community trails:
- Van Buren Elementary – Apple tree orchard and Born Learning Trail with painted sidewalk.
- Redmond Park – Born Learning Trail with painted sidewalk and new benches.
- Taylor Elementary – Installed concrete sidewalk and new benches, Apple tree orchard, Born Learning Trail with painted sidewalk, and painted a large map of the United States.
Born Learning Trails include a series of signs and corresponding sidewalk paintings with educational games and interactions for young children and their caregivers to make a positive impact on early childhood learning.
Aaron enjoys giving back to the community and hopes that the Born Learning Trails will help to develop the next generation of leaders in Cedar Rapids.
On March 21, 2017 attorneys and staff from Day Rettig Martin, P.C. attended the 31st Annual Celebration of Agriculture at the DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Center featuring keynote speaker, Robert White, Vice President of Industry Relations, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This event allows those involved with any aspect of agribusiness to come together to show their support for the agricultural industry. This year attendee donations were split between HACAP Food Reservoir and KS Livestock Association. Day Rettig Martin, P.C. is proud to support and champion the causes of the agricultural community here in Iowa. If you have questions about financial matters, commercial transactions, production contracts, easements, estate and succession planning, or bankruptcy, pick up the phone to call a law firm that has experience in agriculture law.
On December 20, 2016, Attorney Ronald C. Martin presented at the Iowa Farm Business Tax Strategies, Regulator Changes, Succession Planning and More seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute. Attorney Martin’s presentation focused on educational material to assist farmers, landowners and their attorneys in understanding the state and federal effects of bankruptcy, and debtor-creditor laws as they pertain to agriculture. Among the items discussed were the importance of documentation, exemptions, Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The materials from the presentation are now available on our website.
On October 17, 2016 Attorney Joe Day presented on Delinquent Employer Collections (Strategies for Successful Collections Without Resorting to an ERISA 502 Federal Court Action) at the Painters and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI) Annual Attorney’s Seminar. LMCI is a jointly administered Taft-Hartley fund for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, AFL-CIO (IUPAT) and contractor’s signatory with the IUPAT. Listed below are the mechanics lien statutes and case law language by state.
|Day Rettig Martin, P.C. is actively seeking an associate attorney with a minimum of 1 – 2 years of litigation experience to join its Cedar Rapids office for an immediate opening. The duties to be performed by the associate include a range of employment, labor and employee benefit matters and other general litigation or arbitration matters. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to join a well-established law firm and work on complex legal matters. The candidate must be currently licensed in Iowa, be a motivated self-starter, have a strong work ethic, trial and arbitration experience, and excellent communication, writing and research skills. All inquiries will be kept in strict confidence.
Please send cover letter, resume, and wage requirements to Day Rettig Martin, P.C., P.O. Box 2877, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406.
National Retirement Security Week (October 16-22, 2016) is a national effort to raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement. This week provides an opportunity for employees to reflect on their personal retirement goals and determine if they are on target to reach those goals.
This week is also a great time for plan sponsors/employers to review their retirement plans for any changes and determine ways to increase retirement plan participation for the upcoming year.
The experienced attorneys at Day Rettig Martin, P.C. are committed to educating and counseling plan sponsors regarding their retirement plans and the importance of saving for retirement. We invite you to participate in this exciting week.