On January 1, 2013, our firm name was changed to Arends, Lee & Emick, to reflect the attainment of full partner status for Ashley M. Emick.

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Marc D. Arends

Marc practiced law in Des Moines for two years before joining Bob in practice in Humboldt in 1976. Marc is married to Humboldt native, Linda (Sande) Arends, and the couple has two grown daughters and five grandchildren

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Bob Lee
Robert E. Lee

Upon graduation from law school, Bob accepted the position of Humboldt County Attorney, a position he held until 1985. He is married to Humboldt native, Jane (Edge) Lee and the couple has three grown children and five grandchildren.

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Ashley Emick
Ashley M. Emick

Before joining Arends & Lee in August of 2008 she interned for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, the law firm of Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, and the United States Attorney’s Office in Des Moines. Ashley is married to Humboldt native, Brad Emick, and have two children.

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Brett Legvold
Brett D. Legvold

Before joining Arends, Lee & Emick in May of 2013, Brett practiced in Employment Law and Business and Commercial Litigation for the Wichita, Kansas law firm of Martin Pringle. Brett is married to Eagle Grove native, Katie Legvold (Cooper).

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Arends, Lee & Emick assists clients with the vast array of issues that fall under the umbrella of Agricultural Law, including questions relating to business and commercial law, contracts, real estate, estate planning, corporate farming, and zoning and land use–Agricultural Law in Iowa

To serve employers, Arends, Lee & Emick can handle matters with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the Iowa Department of Human Rights, the United States Department of Labor and the Iowa Division of LaborEmployment Law in Iowa

Arends, Lee & Emick counsels clients regarding long-term care planning and Medicaid issuesEmployment Law in Iowa

Arends, Lee & Emick provides legal services to clients in need of estate planning. Analyzing every client’s goals and needs on an individual basis, we assist clients through the process of planning for the future. Although discussing and planning for death can be uncomfortable, it is an integral part of every individual’s need to manage his or her affairs, and Arends, Lee & Emick is there to facilitate that endeavor.Estate Planning in Iowa