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Amelia S. Mapes - Des Moines, IA

666 Walnut StreetSuite 2000 Des Moines, IA 50309 - 3999

Updated: 01/16/2024

Des Moines Mergers & Acqusitions Lawyer

Overview

Amelia (Ame) Mapes is a committed problem solver who combines her background in
economics and finance with common sense solutions to vexing problems. Her goal is
to work closely with clients to move beyond the dollars and cents of tax filings or
business decisions and get to the heart of matters, including legacy building.

Ame devotes time and expertise to both the Corporate and M&A practice group and to
the Tax, Trusts & Estates practice group...




Amelia (Ame) Mapes is a committed problem solver who combines her background in
economics and finance with common sense solutions to vexing problems. Her goal is
to work closely with clients to move beyond the dollars and cents of tax filings or
business decisions and get to the heart of matters, including legacy building.

Ame devotes time and expertise to both the Corporate and M&A practice group and to
the Tax, Trusts & Estates practice group. Ame prepares wills and trusts and assists
clients with estate planning strategies. Ame also assists nonprofits and foundations
with formation, governance, and compliance matters. Ame provides income and
business tax guidance to individuals and their organizations.

Ame joined the corporate and tax groups at Belin McCormick in 2017 after earning her
law degree, with distinction, from the University of Iowa Law School. At Drake
University, she graduated cum laude, incorporating a triple major into two
undergraduate degrees. A native Iowan, Ame grew up in Cedar Rapids.

About Amelia S. Mapes

Practice Areas

  • Mergers & Acqusitions
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation
  • Nonprofit Organization & Charitable Giving
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Tax

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa

Other Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Mock Trial Committee (Co-Chair, 2020-present)
  • America's Cultivation Corridor (Advisory Council, 2018-present)
  • American Bar Association (Member, 2017-present; Real Property, Trust & Estate Section, 2017-present)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Member, 2017-present; Probate, Trust & Estate Planning Section, 2017-present; Taxation Section, 2017-present)

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 2017
    J.D.
    Honors: With Distinction
  • Drake University, 2014
    B.S.B.A.
    Honors: cum laude

Articles

Published Works

  • Presenter, "Weighing the Benefits: Taxation and Other Considerations Related to Employee Benefits," Labor and Employment Law in Iowa Seminar, September 6, 2019
  • Presenter, "Taxation of Employment Settlements and Judgements," Iowa State Bar Association Labor and Employment Seminar, November 16, 2018
  • Presenter, "Taxation of Employment Settlements and Judgements," Labor and Employment Law in Iowa Seminar, September 24, 2018

Office Information

Address

666 Walnut StreetSuite 2000 Des Moines, IA 50309 - 3999

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