General Practice Law Firm | Des Moines, Iowa
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Murray GotsdinerMurray B. Gotsdiner
Business and Real Estate Law
Phone: (515) 267-9000
Fax: (515) 267-8100


Murray B. Gotsdiner was born in Des Moines in 1953 and has lived and worked in Des Moines his entire life.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Drake University in 1975 and graduated from Drake Law School in 1979 where he maintained membership in Phi Alpha Delta. 


Mr. Gotsdiner was admitted to the Iowa Bar and the US District Courts of Iowa in 1980. He was admitted to practice in US Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court in 1983 in addition to being licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 1989.  He is a member of the Polk County and Iowa Bar associations as a member of the Business law, Commercial and Bankruptcy law, Trade Regulations and Real Estate law.  Mr. Gotsdiner has achieved an AV rating (the highest possible rating) with Martindale Hubbell. 

Practicing In:

  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Franchise Law
  • Transportation
  • Aviation
  • Residential or Commercial Real Estate & Closing Services.  Including but not limited to; title opinions; 1031 Exchanges; HUD preparation; Purchase or Refinance Closings; Foreclosure Defense and Title Guaranty Procurement


Representative Clients

  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.
  • Bank of the West
  • Franklin American Mortgage Company
  • Industrial Refrigeration Services Inc
  • Group Pizza, Inc DBA Felix & Oscars
  • Two Rivers Bank and Trust
  • Active Alarm Services, Inc
  • McIntire Electric, Inc
  • Laser Steel, Inc
  • Morrison Trucking Inc
  • R & S Disaster Recovery Inc
  • Shifo Auto Sales Corp.
  • Great Blinds, LLC
  • Reynolds General Construction, Inc

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern & Southern District of Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1982           
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • Texas, 1989


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1979 J.D.
  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1975, B.A.

Professional Association

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas


Recent News

6-7-18: Daniel Rothman’s client was alleged to have committed more than 15 felony level burglaries. After dealing with the case for several months, the client was able to avoid convictions of any kind.


5-25-18: Daniel Rothman represented a client who was being investigated for a class C forceable felony assault, which would have led to a 10 year prison sentence. Over a period of 7 months we used expert witnesses and other approaches to show that the case was unwinnable for the state. Finally, the state agreed to not file any charges of any level. Our client was able to move on with his life without the public embarrassment and stress of a criminal charge.


1-19-18: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Daniel Rothman showed the state the officer’s video footage that demonstrated the officers illegally searched the Defendant’s car. The state decided to dismiss all charges.


1-11-18: Daniel Rothman represented a client charged with 2 counts of Child Endangerment in Polk County. After fighting the case for several months, the state finally dismissed all criminal charges and the court costs were even assessed to the state by the court, instead of to the client.


11-1-17: Daniel Rothman was able to successfully represent a Story county client who had been charged with an OWI. After filing a motion to suppress evidence the state dismissed the OWI charge completely.


10-27-17: A client represented by Daniel Rothman was charged with Domestic Assault Causing Injury in Polk County. After a lengthy fight, including collecting witnesses who could show the alleged victim lied under oath in a related civil hearing, the state agreed to dismiss all criminal charges.


10-17-17: Daniel Rothman argued a motion to suppress alleging that the officer violated Iowa Code Section 321J.5 by illegally detaining the client without reasonable cause and making them take a PBT test. The Court agreed and granted the motion to suppress. The OWI case will be dismissed and the DOT must reinstate the client’s driving privileges and take the OWI off their record.


10-4-17: An administrative law judge agreed with Daniel Rothman’s argument that an officer had denied the client his full and timely phone call rights as required by Iowa Code Section 804.20. The Judge ordered the DOT to reinstate the driving privileges of the client and remove the OWI from the client’s DOT record.


6-22-17: Bill Brewer acquired a $100,000 settlement for his client who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Dallas County.


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