Arenson & Maas, PLC

Arenson & Maas, PLC is a Cedar Rapids law firm that specializes in a variety of different legal areas. Due to their personable and forward-thinking approach to law, they are able to establish strong client relationships and achieve great results.

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Firm Overview

Due to the large role the law plays in our everyday lives, the attorneys at Arenson & Maas, PLC have dedicated themselves to providing effective assistance in a variety of different legal areas. Our team understands the importance of your needs which is why we work hard to ensure your case is handled successfully. Since our company's founding in 2000, we have represented clients in cases that involve business law, corporate law, auto dealer law, family law, litigation, real estate, estate planning, criminal law and bankruptcy. If you are currently facing issues in any of these areas, our team of lawyers may be able to help. Don't go another day enduring this time on your own. Contact our law office today and we can begin informing you of your legal rights and options.
Main Office

Main Office
425 2nd St SE #900
Cedar Rapids  IA  52401

Phone
  • (319) 363-8199
Fax
  • (319) 363-8448
DUI and DWI
The Arenson & Maas, PLC law firm handles many criminal law cases, including DUI's and DWI's.
When an individual is accused of a crime, it has the potential to dramatically alter their life. At Arenson & Maas, PLC, we understand the stress you must be dealing with which is why we dedicate ourselves to ensuring that your rights and interests are fully protected under the law. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling criminal cases, so if you have been charged with a DUI/DWI, we may be able to provide the aggressive representation you need. Contact our office today and we can begin crafting a defense strategy to fit your case.
Child Custody
Divorce and other family separations can be hard on children. At Arenson & Maas, PLC, we are dedicated to handling each child custody case with care.
When dealing with divorce or any other family issue, the best interest of the children should always be placed first. At Arenson & Maas, PLC, we work directly with our clients to ensure that child custody and visitation arrangements suit the needs of both the parent and the child. We understand you must have many questions, which is why we will address your concerns in a quick and efficient manner. If your family is currently enduring difficult times, our family lawyers are here to help. Contact our law firm today and we can begin handling your child custody case with the care and compassion it deserves.
Divorce
Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time for couples, especially if there are children involved. If you are unhappy with your marriage, our family lawyers will work with you in order to secure the best resolution for your case.
When a couple considers divorce, there are many legal aspects that need to be considered. These matters include division of property, finances, child custody and more. Divorce can prove to be a complex process and with the help of our experienced attorneys, you can trust that your best interests are kept in mind. At Arenson & Maas, PLC, we pride ourselves on being approachable and compassionate towards our clients as they endure these hard times. Contact our law firm today and we can begin sorting out the details of your case.
Probate
Probate litigation can be difficult to handle after a loved one has passed. At Arenson & Maas, PLC, we guide clients through the probate litigation process with both care and efficiency.
After a loved one has passed, the probate process and the delegation of an estate can become complex, especially if several inheritors are involved. Often times, there are disputes over details in the will or trusts. To ensure that your rights are fully protected, it is essential to have the representation of a skilled attorney. At Arenson & Maas, PLC, you can trust that your best interests are in mind as we will make it our mission to obtain the resolution you need.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

The managing member of Arenson & Maas, PLC, Jim Arenson, spent 22 years in the automobile industry. Once he became an attorney, he chose to focus his practice primarily on auto dealer law. Later, in 2008, Arenson expanded the practice areas of the firm by adding attorneys to the team that excelled in their area of law. By becoming a more full service firm, Arenson believed he would be able to better cater to the needs of corporate and business clients. The firm first began the process of expansion by hiring Jim Radig, an attorney who was able to add estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, and litigation to their list of practice areas. A few years later, Rebecca Feiereisen joined the team, bringing along her expertise in family law, custody, divorce and child support. She was then followed by Chris Nathan, who practices criminal law. Together, the attorneys at Arenson & Maas, PLC make up a strong team and are properly equipped to effectively defend their clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At Arenson & Maas, PLC, our attorneys are dedicated to addressing the concerns of our clients in a quick and efficient manner. The mission of our firm is to create a comfortable environment in order to better strengthen the relationship we have with our clients. We understand that legal issues can be overwhelming at times and we want to be there for you during these times. As an innovative and forward-thinking firm, our team will look after your interests and fight hard to ensure your rights are fully protected under the law.

James H. Arenson

James H. Arenson has 22 years in the automobile industry which enables him to excel in this area of law. He uses this unique, first-hand experience to provide his clients with legal counsel that is personalized and well-suited to fit their needs in the areas of auto dealer, business, and corporate law. He prides himself in putting the needs of his clients at the forefront of his efforts and ensuring that their expectations are not just met, but exceeded. Growing up in a military family, he had the opportunity to gain skills in interacting with people from around the United States and the world. He adapts these skills to serving and defending his clients in the most successful way possible. In 1995, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, graduating with distinction. Prior to law school, he attended the University of Maine and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Outside of his legal duties at Arenson & Maas, PLC, he is a member of the Linn County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association. He also serves on the Cedar Rapids Opera Board, the State Board of Regents, The Berthel Fisher Company, and various bank boards.
Education
  • University of Maine
    B.A. , 1972
    Political Science
  • University of Iowa College of Law
    J.D. , 1995
    With Distinction

Ryan A. Maas

Ryan A. Maas joined the legal team at Arenson & Maas, PLC in 2002, and has since been dedicated to providing his clients with forward-thinking and personalized service. He uses his 15 years of experience to ensure that everything he does is in his client's best interest in the areas of business, corporate, real estate and auto dealer law. His main practice focus is in business transactions, formation and governance of closely held business entities, and acquisition and disposition of business assets. Growing up in an Air Force family, he has lived and traveled overseas extensively. These experiences have provided him with a worldview that he brings to every client interaction and allows him to understand and empathize with a wide variety of people. After Ryan received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1999, he chose to remain in his home state of Iowa to practice law. Prior to law school, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Iowa University. In 2006, Ryan was selected to the Corridor Business Journal's Forty Under 40 a list of individuals under 40 years old who have made a significant impact in their professional work and communities. Outside of Arenson & Maas, PLC, he is involved with the Iowa State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, as well as several local and national conversation organizations.
Education
  • Iowa State University
    B.A. , 1996
    Political Science
  • University of Iowa College of Law
    J.D. , 1999
  • University of Iowa
    M.B.A. , 2001

James W. Radig

James W. Radig has more than 20 years of experience and has been with Arenson & Maas, PLC since 2008. His previous experiences working for the Iowa Court of Appeals and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Des Moines give him a vast legal background and have allowed him to work with a variety of clients, including individuals, insurance companies, banks, school districts, state and federal courts, and bankruptcy courts. James knows how hard his clients work to achieve their goals and strives to do the same for them, whether it's in helping them plan for the future or protecting them when problems arise. He enjoys using his past and present experience to serve his clients in the areas of estate planning, bankruptcy, litigation, business law, corporate law, and real estate law. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota in 1981, as well as his Juris Doctor degree with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1984. Along with the state of Iowa, James is licensed to practice law in South Dakota and the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals. Outside of his duties at Arenson & Maas, PLC, he a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Linn County Bar Association. He was also the director of the Cedar Rapids Area Estate Planning Council from 1999-2000 and 2006-2008.
Education
  • University of North Dakota
    B.A. , 1981
    Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Iowa College of Law
    J.D. , 1984
    With High Distinction

Rebecca Feiereisen

Rebecca Feierseisen has been with Arenson & Maas, PLC since 2012 and has more than 4 years of combined legal experience. She specializes in representing families and children in family law and personal injury, with a specific focus in child custody and marriage dissolution. Her experiences allow her to understand that individuals with children are a family unit and she has dedicated her career to helping them work through their family issues with the future in mind. She attended the University of Iowa College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2007. Prior to law school, she graduated with honors from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 2004. Rebecca is also affiliated with the Iowa State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Linn County Bar Association, and her local church.
Education
  • University of Iowa
    B.S. in Political Science , 2004
    With Honors
  • University of Iowa College of Law
    J.D. , 2007

Christopher J. Nathan

Christopher J. Nathan has more than 10 years of legal experience, joining the team at Arenson & Maas, PLC in 2013. His legal career began at a boutique law firm in Downtown Chicago where he gained experience representing clients in securities litigation. He then went on to practice criminal defense in the Greater Chicago area for several years. Christopher specialized in charges related to operating a vehicle while under the influence (DUI/OWI), narcotics possession and sale, and weapon offenses. He is able to use these past experiences to provide his clients with excellent service in cases regarding first degree murder, kidnapping, rape, armed robbery, burglary, and felony battery. Christopher joined the firm with an impressive resume, having won 8 consecutive felony jury trials during his time in Chicago. He is a strong believer that every person is innocent until proven guilty beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. He also prides himself in fighting for the rights of every single client he works with, no matter the situation. Christopher received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 20014, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from Northwestern University in 2001. Outside of work, he is involved with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Johnson County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the Linn County Bar Association.
Education
  • Northwestern University
    B.A., Economics and History, , 2001
  • University of Chicago Law School
    J.D. , 2004

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