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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

10-18-18: Daniel Rothman showed the state prosecutor that the client’s charges had no merit. The prosecutor indicated to the court that the case must be dismissed. The client’s driving privileges will also be restored and the fact that the client was even charged with the OWI will be expunged from the public record.


10-10-18: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with domestic assault causing injury. After finding key material on the police videos that was inappropriately omitted from the police reports, the prosecutor dismissed all charges with court costs assessed to the State of Iowa.


8-6-18: Daniel Rothman showed that an investigating officer had not spoken to numerous witnesses on an alleged Felony assault causing serious injury. After contacting other witnesses, recorded statements were given by the defense to the state. Instead of a likely win at trial, the client decided to take an offer from the state to plead to 2 simple misdemeanors and get a deferred judgment. This will lead to the whole case being expunged instead of the possible five year prison sentence the client was facing.


7-27-18: Daniel Rothman argued a motion to suppress alleging that the officer had no reasonable grounds to detain a driver for field sobriety tests. The Court agreed and granted the motion to suppress. The OWI charge as well as the child endangerment charges must be dismissed due to the Court’s ruling. The DOT must reinstate the client’s driving privileges and take the OWI off their driving record.


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.


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