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   3James A. NeppleMoline(309) 732-1230jim@nepplelaw.comjim@nepplelaw.comNepple Law PLCwww.nepplelaw.comwww.nepplelaw.comnepplejames.jpgClosely & Privately Held Business LawEmployee Benefits LawTax Law: BusinessTax Law: IndividualTrust, Will & Estate Planning LawProbate LawEmployment & Retirement LawNon-Profit Entities
James A. Nepplejim@nepplelaw.com
Nepple Law PLChttp://www.nepplelaw.com
1302 7th St Ste 201
Moline IL 61265
Ph.(309) 732-1230 Fx.(309) 786-0061Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Closely & Privately Held Business Law    Probate Law
Employee Benefits Law    Employment & Retirement Law
Tax Law: Business     Non-Profit Entities
Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
County:  Rock Island
Practice Description:  
Mr. Nepple is the managing partner of Nepple Law, PLC, with offices in Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport and Muscatine, Iowa. His primary areas of practice are taxation, estate planning, trust administration, probate matters, retirement plans, business entities and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Nepple is an "A" rated lawyer in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and he is included in Best Lawyers in America under Tax Law and Employee Benefits Law. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves on both its employee benefits in estate planning committee and its business planning committee. Mr. Nepple is a fellow of both the Illinois and Iowa State Bar Foundations and the American Bar Foundation. He currently is an Illinois Super Lawyer and has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer since 2003 in Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Employee Benefits Law, Tax Law: Business, Tax Law: Individual and Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law.

Mr. Nepple is an author and frequent speaker on taxation, estate planning, business entities and retirement plans for the Tax Section and Real Property Section of the American Bar Association, American Agricultural Law Association, Law Education Institute, Illinois State Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association and Muscatine County Bar Association. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association's Business Cooperatives and Agricultural Tax Committee of the Tax Section. He is a member of the Estate and Gift Committee of the Tax Section.


Bar Admissions:  
Iowa, 1970
Illinois, 1973


Hourly Rate:  $270-$335/hour

Retainer:  Varies by case.

Year of Birth:  1945

Law School:  
The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1970
New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1982

Undergraduate School:  Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 1967

Representative Clients:  
Stanley Consultants, Inc. and affiliates; Strategic Advisory Group, LLC; Family Eye and Contact Lens Center, P.C.; Marr Engineering, Inc.; Nepple Electric, Inc.; Angell Investments, Inc.; Stanley Retirement Plan; Stanley Stock Bonus Plan; AAA Rents, Inc.; Wapello Fabrications Company; Regalia Manufacturing Company; Alcove Farms, L.L.C.; Bieri Farms, Inc.; Hy-Seen Farms, Inc.; Beatty & Sons, Inc.; MIPA Hog Farms, LLC; Honeyman Hills Development, Inc.; Contree Manoir, Inc.; The Stanley Foundation; The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts; National Civility Center; Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine; The Diversity Service Center; Jani-Dhuna Foundation


Employment History:  
Nepple Law, PLC, 1999 - present
Nepple, Van Der Kamp & Flynn, P.C., 1992 - 1998
Stanley, Rehling, Lande & Van Der Kamp, P.C., 1972 - 1992
U.S. Army Active Duty, 1970 - 1972
Arthur Young & Company (currently Ernst & Young), Chicago, 1972 - 1972


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association, 1970 - Present
  Tax Section, 1973 - present
    Employer Benefits Committee, 1976 - 1985
    State and Local Taxation Committee, 1991 - 1996
    Business Cooperatives and Agricultural Tax Committee, 1993 - present
      Past Chair
    Estate and Gift Taxes Committee, 1995 - Present
    Small Business Firm Lawyers Committee, 1986 - 2000
  Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, 1991 - Present
    Estate Planning and Estate Administration for Business Owners, Farmers and Ranchers Committee
      1992 - Present
  Business Law Section, 1999 - Present

American College of Trust and Estate Council, 1996 - Present
  Employee Benefits in Estate Planning Committee, 1998 - Present

American Agricultural Law Association, 1992 - Present

Illinois State Bar Association, 1973 - Present
  Federal Taxation Section Council, 1993 - 1999
    Chair, 1997-98
  Business Advice and Financial Planning Section Council, 2000 - Present

Rock Island County Bar Association, 1991 - Present

Institute of Illinois Business Law
Iowa State Bar Association, 1970 - Present
   Iowa Young Lawyers Executive Committee, 1972-1978
  Tax Section, 1978 - 1991
    Chairman, 1988 - 1991
    Chair of Subcommittee, Spring Tax Institute, 1982 and December Tax School 1984

Muscatine County Bar Association, 1972 - Present
  President, 1982-1983

Scott County Bar Association, 1986 - Present

Quad City Estate Planning Council, Member, 1976 - Present
  Board of Directors, 1983 - 1988
  President, 1986-1987

Iowa Association of Business & Industry
  Tax Committee, 1982 - Present
    Chairman, 1986 - 1988

Quad City Employee Benefits Group, 1993 - 2000

Federal Bar Association, 1993 - 1996

American Management Association, 1976 - 1995

Small Business Council of America, 1979 - 1995

Internal Revenue Service, Des Moines, Iowa District Liaison Committee, 1989 - 1991


Community Involvement:  

Current
Muscatine Historic Preservation Commission, Member (2001 - Present); Chair 2001 - Present)

Junior Achievement of Muscatine, Board of Directors (1988 - Present); President (1993 - 1999)

Junior Achievement of the Quad Cities, Board of Directors (1993 - Present)

Black Hawk College -Planned Giving Council, Member (2000 - Present)

Unity Health System Ethics Committee, Member (1999 - Present)

Musser Public Library, Muscatine, Iowa, Trustee (1999 - Present)

Illinois Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce (1993 - Present); Legislative Affairs Committee (1995 - Present); Board of Directors (1997 - 2000)

Muscatine Chamber of Commerce (1974 - Present); Board of Directors (1981 - 1987); President (1985 - 1986); Central Business District (Main Street) Chairman (1987 - 1989); State Legislative Affairs Committee (1974 - Present); Chairperson (1978 - 1980 and 1998 - 2000)

Boy Scouts of America, Scouter (1977 - 1990); Scoutmaster Troop 127 (1982 - 1986); Assistant Scoutmaster (1987 - 1989 and 1996 - Present)

Geneva Golf and Country Club, Member (1972 - Present); Board of Directors (1987 - 1992); President (1990 and 1991); New Clubhouse Chairman (1992 - 1993)

Muscatine Area Heritage Association, Board of Directors (1987 - Present)

Historic Muscatine (Pearl Button Museum), Board of Directors (1987 - Present)

B.P.O. Elks (1973 to Present)

Past
Muscatine Development Corporation, Board of Directors (1984 - 1987)

Great River Days, Ltd., Board of Directors (1982 - 1986); President (1984)

State Historical Society of Iowa, Trustee (1985 - 1992); Vice Chairman (1991 and 1992), Award of Merit (1992)

Iowa Historical Foundation (Board of Directors (1987 - 1997); President 1991 - 1993)

Iowa Bicentennial Commission, Trustee (1985 - 1991)

Employer Support for the Guard & Reserve Liaison (1985 - 1992)

Muscatine Little League Baseball, Coach in Majors (1995, 1996, and 1997)

Community Nursing Services, Board of Directors (1972 - 1978; President (1975)

The Davenport Club, Member (1980 to 1993)

Friends of the Musser Public Library, Board of Directors (1974 - 1978); President 1977 and 1978)

Muscatine Toastmasters, Member (1972-1975)

Muscatine Jaycees, Member (1972-1980; Board of Directors (1974-1976); Vice-President (1975)

Kiwanis Club of Muscatine, Member (1973 - 1985); Board of Directors (1975-1981); President (1979)

Betty Hoffmann-Bright Election Committee Iowa House, Treasurer (1978 - 1984)


Published Legal Writing:  
Summer 2001, The Tax Lawyer, "Important Developments in Agricultural Tax for 2000"

Summer 2000, The Tax Lawyer, "Important Developments in Agricultural Tax for 1999"

June 2000, Business Law Practice Manual, author of chapter on "Basic Employee Benefit Plans" published by the Iowa State Bar Association

January 2000, Limited Liability Companies and S Corporations Practice Handbook, author of chapter on "Tax Issues." Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

February 1999, Illinois Bar Journal, author of -Tax Aspects of Limited Liability Companies"

October 5, 1997, ISBA Bar News, "Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 "A Summary"

August 23, 1997, Muscatine Journal, "An outline of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997"

July, 1997, ISBA Federal Taxation Section Newsletter, 1st Quarter 1997, "Estate and Gift Tax Update"

February, 1997, ISBA Federal Taxation Section Newsletter, 4th Quarter 1996, "Estate and Gift Tax Update"

September, 1996, ISBA Federal Taxation Section Newsletter, 2nd Quarter 1996, "Estate and Gift Tax Update"

June 1996, ISBA Federal Taxation Section Newsletter, 1st Quarter, 1996, "Estate and Gift Tax Update"

February, 1996, ISBA Federal Taxation Section Newsletter, 4th Quarter, 1995, "Estate and Gift Tax Update"

November, 1995, ISBA Federal Taxation Section Newsletter, 3rd Quarter, 1995, "Estate and Gift Tax Update"

November, 1995, ISBA Federal Taxation Section Article, "Apportionment of Federal Estate Tax in Illinois"

February, 1994, Business Law Practice Manual, author of section on "Basic Employee Benefit Plans" published by the Iowa State Bar Association


Legal Lectures:  
June 2002, Iowa State Bar Association, paper and presentation, Employee Benefit Plans & ERISA Compliance

January 2002, American Bar Association Tax Section paper and presentation, Entity Selection for Farm and Ranch Businesses

May 2001, American Bar Association Tax Section presentation panel with Judge Swift (U.S. Tax Court) and John Mac Eachen (Office of Chief Counsel IRS), Valuation of Agricultural Businesses

February 2001, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education two presentations, Tax Aspects of Limited Liability Companies vs. S Corporations

January 2001, Law Education Institute, paper and presentation, Tax Aspects of Limited Liability Companies

January 2001, Law Education Institute, paper and presentation, Drafting for Discounts "An Analysis

October 2000, American Bar Association Tax Section, paper and presentation, Tax Planning Techniques Available for Farmers and Ranchers

May 2000, Spring Tax Institute, University of Law College of Law paper, and presentation, Drafting for Discounts: An Analysis

May 2000 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, presentation of the materials in the chapter on "Tax Issues" in the Limited Liability Companies and S Corporations Practice Handbook

January 2000, American Bar Association Tax Section, paper and presentation, Recent Tax Developments for the Agricultural Tax Committee

October 1999, Illinois State Bar Association, paper and presentation, Valuation Discounts: Towards Minimizing or Avoiding Federal Estate Tax

August 1999, American Bar Association Tax Section, paper and presentation, Recent Tax Developments for the Agricultural Tax Committee

August 1999, American Bar Association Tax Section, paper and presentation, Arsenal of Tax Planning Techniques Available to Farmers and Ranchers

January 1999, American Bar Association Tax Section, paper and presentation, Farm Rental Income as Earnings for Self-Employment Taxes

September 1998, Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed., Moderator, 1998 Federal Tax Conference

September 1998, Illinois State Bar Association, Law Ed., paper and presentation, Tax Aspects of Limited Liability Companies

June 1998, Illinois State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, paper and presentation, Recent Federal Income Tax Changes

May 1998, Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed, paper and presentation, Important Tax Aspects of Limited Liability Companies

December 1997, Tax School, Iowa State Bar Association, presentation panel, Practical Responses to Tax Questions

December 1997, Illinois State Bar Association, Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, Program Coordinator and Moderator

May 1997, Spring Tax Institute, University of Iowa College of Law, presentation panel, Choice of Entity "Limited Partnerships vs. Limited Liability Companies

January and February, 1997, Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed Series Federal Estate, Gift and Income Taxes, paper and presentation, Estate and Gift Tax Update

November 1996, American Bar Association Tax Section, paper and presentation, Retirement Plans for the Small Business Owner, Rancher & Farmer

January 1996, Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed Series Federal Estate, Gift and Income Taxes, paper and presentation, Estate and Gift Tax Update

January, 1995, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, paper and presentation, Self-Employment Tax and Benefit Planning for Farmers

January, 1994, Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed Series Federal Estate, Gift and Income Taxes, paper and presentation, Amortization of Intangibles

November, 1993, Independent Accounts of Illinois and Iowa, paper and presentation, Illinois Estate Tax and Iowa Inheritance Tax

October, 1993, University of Iowa Law School Corporate Law Seminar, paper and presentation, Retirement Plans for the Small Employer -Keeping It Simple

September, 1992, American Agricultural Law Association, Chicago, Illinois, paper and presentation, Retirement Plans for the Small Business

December, 1991, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, paper and presentation, Year End Tax Planning

June, 1991, Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting, paper and presentation, Partnerships vs. Professional Corporations: Choosing the Right Entity for Professionals

December, 1990, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, paper and presentation, Estate Planning for the Professional

November, 1990, CPA Club Seminar, Davenport, Iowa, paper and presentation, Cafeteria Plans

September, 1990, Corporate Law Seminar, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, paper and presentation, Retirement Plans for the Small Employer -Getting Up to Date

June, 1990, Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting, paper and presentation, Retirement Plans and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation for the Small Employer

April, 1988, Davenport Bank & Trust Company, Davenport, Iowa, paper and presentation, Income and Gift Tax Implications of Imputed Interest Rules

Spring, 1988, Spring Tax Institute, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, paper and presentation, The Interest Deduction

December, 1986, Tax School, Iowa State Bar Association, Des Moines, Iowa, paper and presentation, Sale of Businesses under the Tax Reform Act of 1986 with Emphasis on Net Operating Losses and Repeal of the General Utilities Doctrine

June, 1985, Iowa State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, paper and presentation, Corporate Tax Aspects of Debt Discharges

Spring, 1985, Spring Tax Institute, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, presentation, Tax Consequences of Discharged Indebtedness

Spring, 1984, Spring Tax Institute, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, paper and presentation, Income Tax Planning for Trusts Used in Estates

February, 1984, Dental College, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, paper and presentation, Starting a Dental Practice From a Tax View

June, 1983, First Midwest Bank, Muscatine, Iowa, presentation, Income Tax Withholding on Interest and Dividends

October, 1980, Muscatine Community College, Muscatine, Iowa, paper and presentation, Small Business: Entities and Taxation March, 1980, Architect and Engineers Seminar, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, paper and presentation, Legal Aspects of Professional Organization and Practice

Spring, 1979, Spring Tax Institute, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, paper and presentation, Short-Term Trusts for Estate Planning

December, 1978, Tax School, Iowa State Bar Association, Des Moines, Iowa, paper and presentation, Vacation Home Deductions

September, 1978, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Davenport, Iowa, presentation, Farm Business and Estate Planning

1976, Tax School, Iowa State Bar Association, Des Moines, Iowa, paper and presentation, Structuring the Agricultural Business

Spring, 1974, Bridge the Gap Seminar, Iowa State Bar Association, Des Moines, Iowa, paper and presentation, How to Form a Corporation


Firm Description:  
Nepple Law, PLC is a regional law firm providing high-quality professional services for over 30 years in the business, estate and tax planning areas for individuals, professionals and small-to-medium-sized businesses. We do this competently, timely, ethically and in a manner that provides reasonably-priced services to our clients, and challenging work which yields a fair return to our members.


Family:  Mr. Nepple is married to Jeannine A. Nepple. He is the father of Jeffrey, Scott, Carin and Andrew.

Additional Office Locations:  
Nepple Law, PLC, Northwest Bank Tower, 2550 Middle Rd., Suite 300, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Nepple Law, PLC, 615 Cedar St., Suite 101, Muscatine, IA 52761


Parking:  
Free parking available at all locations

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