David B. Gonzales
Des Moines, IA 50309
HEIDI DORRELL: (LEGAL ASSISTANT)
As a member of the firm’s Banking, Employment, and Trusts and Estates Law Practice Groups, David Gonzales assists individuals and business clients in a variety of legal matters, including immigration and employment issues, trusts and estate law, banking law, and banking regulation. He also serves bank trust departments, helping resolve trust administration issues. He has successfully represented clients in both state and federal court.
David regularly blogs and presents topics to groups on various banking and employment issues, including new laws and regulations that affect individuals and financial institutions, contemporary immigration issues, employment topics such as the I-9 verification process, and much more.
Prior to pursuing a career in the law, David worked for ten years in media relations and broadcasting for professional hockey teams and local radio stations both on and off the air. He also worked in crop input financing for six years, and is a veteran of the United States Army.
While obtaining his legal training, David gained valuable experience at the U of I Immigration Clinic representing immigrants with applications before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.
Education & Background
- J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
- B.A., University of Northern Iowa (Finance/Financial Services, Summa Cum Laude)
Admitted to practice in the following states:
Admitted to practice in the following federal courts
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
Memberships & Activities
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Iowa Trust Association
- Central Iowa Society of Financial Service Professionals
- Iowa State Bar Association
- Polk County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
In the Media
Articles & Presentations
Author, Nobody is SAFE: Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 Languishes in U.S. Senate, Dickinson Law News Blog, December 17, 2019.
Author, FinCEN Changes SAR Guidance in Wake of USDA Rules Update, Dickinson Law News Blog, December 3, 2019.
Author, Iowa Supreme Court Clarifies Powers and Plan Due Dates for Existing Guardianships and Conservatorships, Dickinson Law News Blog, November 21, 2019.
Presenter, Conservatorship Banking: How to Handle Upcoming Changes to Iowa Law, Dickinson Law Webinar (Available On-Demand), September 27, 2019.
Author, Cross Border Marijuana: The New Compliance Frontier, Dickinson Law News Blog, September 10, 2019.
Author, New Version of Form I-9 posted in Federal Register for Public Comment, Dickinson Law News Blog, August 29, 2019.
Author, Iowa’s Quirky New Sports Wagering Law, Dickinson Law News Blog, July 31, 2019.
Author, The Bell Fails to Toll (SCOTUS Does Not Strike the Auer), Dickinson Law News Blog, June 27, 2019.
Author, The Treasury Department, Old Time Hockey and the Beneficial Owner Rule, Dickinson Law News Blog, June 4, 2019.
Presenter, Webinar: The ABCs of I-9s, Dickinson Law Webinar (Available On-Demand), March 14, 2019.
Author, No, The Government Won’t Verify Employment Eligibility For You, Dickinson Law News Blog, February 18, 2019.
Author, The Wisdom of a Preventative I-9 Audit, Dickinson Law News Blog, December 11, 2018.
Author, Who is an Immigrant?, Dickinson Law News Blog, November 20, 2018.
Author, Wait! I needed that! (Crummey Trust Edition), Dickinson Law News Blog, October 26, 2018.
Author, Do I Really Have to Send These Crummey Notices? It Depends on the “Totality of Circumstances”, Dickinson Law News Blog, October 11, 2018.
Author, The Crummey Side of Trust Banking, Dickinson Law News Blog, October 4, 2018.