In 2018, Attorney Ron Martin continued his tradition of attending the Linn County 4-H and FFA Livestock Auctions as a representative of Day Rettig Martin, P.C. Ron grew up on an Iowa Farm and participated in 4-H and FFA programs himself in his youth. He knows firsthand how important the buyers’ contributions are to these programs. Because of this he attends these auctions to show the Law Firm’s support. The attorneys at Day Rettig Martin, P.C. proudly promote the next generation of Iowa Farmers that participated in the Linn County 4-H and FFA Fair. Pictured are some of the livestock bid on by Attorney Ron Martin in support of his community.
The attorneys at Day Rettig Martin, P.C. always look for new opportunities to grow in their fields. So, with this in mind, Attorney Ron Martin attended the 2018 All-Iowa Bankruptcy Seminar. The seminar featured discussions and programs on a wide variety of bankruptcy matters. A multitude of professional speakers shared their insight on the ins and outs of filing for bankruptcy, allowing Ron to make connections and enhance his skill set to better aid his clients in bankruptcy matters.
The attorneys at Day Rettig Martin, P.C. always look for new ways to give back to their community, and Attorney John Sexton is no exception. John believes the Riders Club of America fulfills a very practical need for the community. Because of this he accepted the invitation to join its Board early in 2018. The Riders Club of America lists their mission on their website as to “provide scheduled transportation for mobile seniors or the visually or hearing impaired to improve quality of life.” The club works towards this goal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. John happily finds ways to help the Club work towards this goal.
The Riders Club expects to reach a milestone this fall as grow near their hundred thousandth ride. Please visit the Riders Club of America website if you would like to learn more or if you would like to volunteer as a driver.
The Iowa State Bar Associations’ Annual Family Law Seminar held in Des Moines last October involved legal experts discussing new trends in the field. Attorney Mark Rettig, Day Rettig Martin, P.C.’s leading family law attorney, attended this two-day seminar which included presentations from many of the leading authorities such as Dr. Arnold Shienvold, a specialist in custody evaluations and family mediation. The law is always evolving and the attorneys at Day Rettig Martin, P.C. frequently attend seminars such as this to stay up to date.
Attorney Mark Rettig practices in the areas of family and domestic relations law, probate and estate planning, real estate, litigation, ERISA collections, and in matters relating to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.
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.
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 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.