John Hofmeyer IV

John Hofmeyer IV

Arenson Law Group, PC
  • Business Law, Construction Law, Landlord Tenant
  • Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin
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Summary

Growing up I learned how to serve client interests from my father and grandfather, who are both attorneys in northeast Iowa. They taught me to take a hands-on approach to learning and to work hard to understand the underlying causes of a conflict, not just address the immediate problem. I applied that philosophy throughout my academic and professional education by learning the construction industry beginning as a carpenter and then architectural intern at OPN Architects, SOM, and Kahler Slater Architects. After I earned my Bachelors of Architecture from Iowa State University and my Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa, I took a position as General Counsel with a contractor in eastern Iowa. Those experiences give me a pragmatic legal view based in developing and tailoring solutions to each client’s unique problem. I was born and raised in Oelwein, Iowa. Today I live in Iowa City with my wife Brooke and two Great Danes. I traveled extensively throughout my life, including living in and studying architecture in Rome for five months, but Iowa has always drawn me back. When I am not working or traveling, I spend my free time giving back to my community through volunteer opportunities and helping to further ballroom dancing in the Cultural Corridor through Hawkeye Ballroom and USA Dance. I believe my diverse experiences and interests help me better understand my clients’ needs and serve each client more effectively.

Education
University of Iowa
J.D. (2012) | Law
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Honors: With Distinction
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Iowa State University
B. Arch. (2009) | Architecture, Political Science, Mathematics
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Associate
Arenson Law Group, PC
- Current
Attorney
Law Offices of John W. Hofmeyer IV, Attorney at Law
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Vice President & General Counsel
Randy's Carpets & Interiors
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Of Counsel
Law Offices of John W. Hofmeyer III, Attorney at Law
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Research Attorney
Arenson Law Group, PC
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Law Clerk
Randy Trca Law Firm
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Summer Judicial Law Clerk
Sixth Judicial District of Iowa
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Summer Architectural Intern
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
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Summer Architectural Intern
OPN Architects
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Publications
Articles & Publications
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Retroactive Energy Tax Extenders Leave Little Guidance
ABA Forumn on Construction Industry
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Construction Law Forum
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Iowa State Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Construction Law, Business, and Corporate Counsel Sections
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Wisconsin State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Jefferson Society, Inc.
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Iowa
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Minnesota
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Wisconsin
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Landlord Tenant
Additional Practice Areas
  • Auto Dealer Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Arenson Law Group, PC
Contact & Map
425 2nd St SE
#900
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
USA
Telephone: (319) 363-8199
Fax: (319) 363-8448