Contact Details

133 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503


(712) 328-1833

ljbeckman@smithpeterson.com

  • Taxation
  • General
  • Taxation Law

Lawrence Beckman

Partner | Attorney at Law

Mr. Beckman’s business and corporation law practice ranges from small farm corporations and L.L.C.s to complex acquisitions, divestitures and corporate representation for publicly traded clients. He has extensive experience with acquisition and merger matters and taxation law at all levels of difficulty.

Associations & Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association, Tax Section Counsel, Member, 1977 – 1992
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Tax Section Counsel, Member, 1997 – 1999
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Tax Section Counsel, Member, Chair, 1998 – 1999
  • Council Bluffs Goodfellows, Director, 1980 – Present
  • Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce, Director, 1983 – 1990
  • Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, 1987 – 1988
  • Mercy Hospital and Parent Corporation, Director
  • Mercy Midlands, Inc, Director, 1989 – 1992
  • Bergan Mercy Health System, Director, 1993 – 1995
  • Bergan Mercy Health System, Chairman, 1993 – 1995
  • Alegent Health System, Director, 1995 – 1997
  • Alegent Health System, Director, 1999 – 2006
  • Alegent Health System, Chairman, 2003 – 2006
  • Midlands Humane Society – – Currently

References

  • Council Bluffs Water Works
  • William R. Kaplan
  • Mike Hupp & Greg Scaglione – – Koley Jessen Law Firm
  • Heartland PropertiesBunge Corporation

Ancillary Businesses

  • Tax Preparation
  • Business Acquisition
  • Merger
  • Sale Consulting

Joined Firm

1973

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1973

Nebraska, 1988

Education

JD, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA, 1973



Knox College, B.A., 1970

Representative Clients

  • Bunge Corporation
  • Council Bluffs Water Works
  • SMV Industries, Inc.
  • Phillips Fastener, LLC
  • Silverstone GroupAlegent Health

Classes & Seminars

Fall Tax School, Iowa State Bar Association, 1997 – 2005