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Nick Roby Profile

Director and Clinical Professor of Law, Drake University Entrepreneurial and Transactional Law Clinic


Areas of Expertise

Business Organizations, Finance, Tax, Joint Ventures


JD – University of Iowa College of Law, Order of the Coif
BS – Iowa State University, summa cum laude

Professional Experience

Drake Law School faculty member since 2020
Special Counsel for Dentons Davis Brown (formerly Davis Brown Law Firm) since 2015
President, Vice President & General Counsel for BH Management Services LLC and BH Equities LLC
Senior Partner for Davis Brown Koehn Shors & Roberts P.C. (now Dentons David Brown)

Significant Accomplishments

  • Refugee Farmer Program: Represented the Iowa affiliate of a national charitable organization in expanding its various refugee farmer programs.
  • Community Economic Betterment Foundation: Served as lead corporate and tax counsel to a group of Iowa town leaders in connection with the establishment of a new nonprofit community corporation to acquire and operate the town's only full-service supermarket.
  • Homeless Prevention Program Origination: Served as counsel to a large community foundation in connection to its newly established homeless prevention program.
  • College Savings Iowa (Section 529 Qualified State Tuition Plan): Led the drafting of Iowa Code Chapter 12D, Iowa Educational Savings Plan Trust, establishing Iowa's college savings plan and provided lead tax counsel services in development of College Savings Iowa.
  • State of Iowa Financings: Served as bond counsel, issuer's counsel and special tax counsel to the Treasurer of the State of Iowa and state agencies.
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