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Benjamin D. Bruner


Ben has a business-focused practice specializing in the areas of banking and financial services, commercial finance, real estate and corporate law. He advises a wide array of clients in all phases of institutional lending, including loan structuring, negotiating and drafting credit transaction documentation. Additionally, he regularly advises commercial lenders and borrowers with regard to judicial and non-judicial foreclosure proceedings, UCC enforcement, bankruptcy, and has extensive experience with modification and workout agreements, loan restructuring, and forbearance agreements. He advises businesses and individuals concerning all aspects related to the management, development, ownership and financing of commercial real estate and assists in the acquisition, sale and associated financing of commercial real estate. Further, he provides advice to a variety of business clients regarding general corporate transactions, including organizational, development, funding and start-up issues, board of directors operations and duties, and general contract drafting and negotiation. 

Areas of Practice


Admitted to practice in the following states:

  • Iowa
  • Minnesota

Admitted to practice before the following federal courts:

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

Honors & Awards

Chambers USA

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as an “Up and Coming” leader in the area of Real Estate Law in the state of Iowa. Ben has drawn the following published commentary from the editors of Chambers USA:
    • Ben Bruner handles real estate secured financing, securitization, debt collection and collateral enforcement. Peers recognize that "he does a very good job" and point out he is rising through the ranks. Clients state "he is very knowledgeable, responsive and client-oriented."

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Best Lawyers

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following area:

    • Real Estate Law

Memberships & Activities

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association

Education & Background

  • J.D., Mitchell-Hamline School of Law (Study Abroad at the University of Oslo)
  • B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Iowa

Articles & Presentations

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