Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP

Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP
133 West Broadway
P.O. Box 249
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Phone: (712) 328-1833
Fax: (712) 328-8320
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Business & Commercial Law

Iowa Business & Commercial Law Firm

Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP , was established in 1908, and has been a vibrant member of the Southwest Iowa legal community ever since. We have a long and distinguished history handling a wealth of legal matters for our business law clients.

We are proficient in this area of law and have been a large part of its evolution in this area of the country. What may be a large problem for our client is likely something we have handled before. Contact us today to discuss the legal needs of your business.

Our attorneys assist small and large business clients throughout every phase of their business law needs, including:

  • Business formation
  • Lease agreements
  • Financing
  • Contracts
  • Taxation
  • Business sales
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Buy-outs
  • Breach of contract
  • Ongoing employment issues

At Smith Peterson, we wrap up our business law practice with our broad understanding and knowledge of the business world, taxation issues, and local and state ordinances as they apply to our clients. This allows us to effectively serve each client's comprehensive business law needs.

When we make business recommendations to a client, we have already taken all legal and tax ramifications into account. Our long history of positive working relationships with government leaders on the state and local levels assists us in serving our business law clients as well.

We welcome young, local entrepreneurs who need assistance in business formation matters. We also represent a number of large national corporations, international companies, Wall Street-listed companies, and major hospital systems.

Smith Peterson is a full service law firm. Our lawyers are skilled at representing business and commercial clients, from the smallest legal matters to the most complex litigation proceedings. You can trust our knowledge and experience. Please contact us today to discuss how we can effectively and successfully serve the unique legal needs of your business.

At the Council Bluffs, Iowa, law office of Smith Peterson, we represent clients in cities throughout Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska in Pottawattamie County, Douglas County, Sarpy County, Mills County, Harrison County, Cass County, Carroll County, Crawford County, Fremont County, Audubon County, Woodbury County, and Shelby County, including Missouri Valley, Red Oak, Glenwood, Atlantic, Avoca, Harlan, and Omaha, Nebraska.


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