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.
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.
Effective October 3, 2016 Day Rettig Martin, P.C. office is open with regular office hours of Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
On October 17, 2016 Attorney Joseph E. Day will be presenting on Delinquent Employer Collections and Strategies for Successful Collections Without Court Action at the 13th Annual Attorneys Seminar sponsored by the Painters and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI). 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. Their purpose is to increase and grow the market share of union construction companies. Attending this seminar are attorneys who represent both labor and management.
Day Rettig Martin, P.C. is pleased to announce second-year law student, John Sexton, has joined the Firm as a law clerk for the summer. John grew up in rural northeast Iowa and attended Denver High School. He is the son of a teacher and veterinarian. John graduated from Wartburg College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Accounting, and he played on the Wartburg golf team. His decision to attend law school was inspired by the legal implications involved with business transactions. John is entering his final year at Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he is concentrating on tax and estate planning.
In his spare time John enjoys golfing, fishing, and rooting for the Cubs and Hawkeyes. He is involved with the Leadership for Five Seasons College and Intern Program with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and is a basketball coach for the Hanes Hosiery youth program.