Kathy Law Authors Book on Iowa Real Property Law

January 24, 2024

Nyemaster real estate attorney Kathleen K. Law is the author of a new book on Iowa real estate law published by LexisNexis.


Iowa Real Property Law and Practice provides a practical and comprehensive resource for real estate practitioners who need to know Iowa real estate law for their practices.  Area of focus addressed in the book include:


  • interests in land;
  • title abstracts and Title Guaranty Program;
  • conveyances;
  • leasing;
  • options, rights of first refusal, and rights of first offer;
  • Iowa Corporate Farming Act;
  • Nonresident Aliens Ownership Act;
  • easements;
  • condominiums; and
  • the relevance of human trafficking to real estate in Iowa.


Also included in the book are sample forms from the Iowa State Bar Association and Law’s personal practice to provide examples for drafting many of the standard real estate documents used in Iowa real estate transactions.


Iowa Real Property Law and Practice is available from LexisNexis at https://lexisnexis.com/iowarealproperty.


Kathy Law is a prominent wind and solar energy development attorney and maintains a practice representing developers of alternative energy projects, as well as a significant traditional commercial real estate development practice. She is vice president of the Iowa State Bar Association and is a past member of the ISBA’s Board of Governors.  Law also is the current co-chair of the ISBA Annual Meeting Committee and a past chair of the ISBA’s Well-being and Legal Forms committees.  She has also served on the Iowa State Judicial Nominating Commission and is a past member of the Drake Law School Board of Counselors. She is also an adjunct professor teaching Real Estate Transactions at Drake University Law School.


A 2014 book by Law, A Practitioner’s Guide to Real Estate and Wind Energy Project Development, was among the first books to look at alternative energy land agreements from both a farmer’s/landowner’s and a developer’s perspective.