Our firm is a general practice firm that works in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to:
Wills, Trusts & Estates


Our firm has the resources and expertise necessary to be considered experts in this field. Our services include:


-Last Will and Testaments

-Medical & General Powers of Attorney

-Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts

-Special Needs Trusts

-Qualified Subchapter S Trusts

-Discretionary Support Trusts

-Medicaid Planning

-Trust and Estate Administration



Our firm boasts a rich history in the area of tax law.The Iowa State Bar Association annual tax seminar was named the Orville Bloethe Tax School in Orville's honor.


Our in-house CPA works alongside attorneys to provide the following services:


-Individual income tax returns

-Trust and estate fiduciary returns

-Corporate returns

-Partnership returns

-Estate and Inheritance tax returns

Agricultural Law

Almost every day, this law office is assisting farmers in one area or another, whether it be farm leases, crop insurance claims, tax planning, or estate planning to ensure the future success of the farm. We have become experts in assisting the rural Iowa farmer.

Property Law

​Owning property is important to all our clients whether they live in town or on the farm. Thus, it has become imperative that we provide the following services:


-Real estate transactions (buying or selling)

-Land auctions

-Title opinions

-Deed preparation

-Boundary disputes


Business Organizations

Bloethe, Elwood & Buchanan offers a variety of services to help you create, maintain, or dissolve businesses of any type, including LLC's, S-Corporations, C-Corporations, or Partnerships. We provide the following in this area:


-Articles of Incorporation


-Stock Certificates

-Operating Agreements

-Partnership Agreements

-Buy/Sell Agreements

Litigation & Appeals

​Whether it is a mediation, small claims case, or full-fledged trial, no issue is too small or too large when representing our clients. If our position is just, we will confidently appeal an adverse decision to a higher court. Our trials have included a variety of issues:


-Car accidents

-Contract, Will & Trust interpretation

-Boundary disputes

-Personal injury

-Dissolutions of marriage

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