Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Laura is a member of Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.'s Business and Banking Law Practice Groups. She counsels businesses from start-up to maturity on a variety of corporate issues, including formation, corporate governance, contract review, and M&A. 

Laura represents banks on corporate matters and assists them with regulatory compliance and M&A. Her regulatory practice includes assisting banks with filing Change in Control Applications with the Federal Reserve, New Branch and Branch Relocation Applications with the Iowa Division of Banking and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Interagency Merger Applications with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and other regulatory applications and notifications.

Laura works with both businesses and banks to raise capital via private placements, submit documentation to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and generally comply with securities laws.

Prior to practicing with Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Laura graduated summa cum laude from Drake University’s College of Business, where she received her business degree and concentrated in business law. Laura received her J.D. from Drake University Law School, where she graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif with highest honors.

Posted on 10/02/2018 at 10:32 AM by Laura Wasson

Eighth Circuit Denies Unique Twist on Minority Oppression Claim

On September 28, 2018, the Eighth Circuit affirmed a Nebraska district court’s ruling for the defendant majority s...

Posted on 09/21/2017 at 01:19 PM by Laura Wasson

Move over Martha: Hackers might be the new insiders

This Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that EDGAR, its...

Posted on 05/23/2017 at 09:35 AM by Laura Wasson

Categories: Banking Law, Laura Wasson

Congressional update: Six new capital formation bills you should know about

Congress has been busy this spring introducing various bills that relate to capital formation. Here are the highlights:...

Posted on 05/03/2017 at 11:11 AM by Laura Wasson

Categories: Banking Law, Laura Wasson

Trends in mergers and acquisitions for 2016, 2017

A summary of last year’s merger and acquisition activity was recently published in WilmerHale’s 2017 M&A...

Posted on 12/20/2016 at 12:43 PM by Laura Wasson

Categories: Banking Law, Laura Wasson

Is your anti-takeover provision affecting shareholder wealth?

Since the hostile takeover boom of the 1980’s, corporations have been implementing anti-takeover measures to prote...

Posted on 03/07/2016 at 07:24 AM by Laura Wasson

Categories: Banking Law, Laura Wasson

Superintendent of Banking issues updated LPO guidance

On June 8, 2015, Iowa's Superintendent of Banking issued an updated Loan Production Office (LPO) guidance lette...
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