Posts by Matthew Blake

With an extensive background serving as the General Counsel to the Association of REALTORS, Attorney Matt Blake has a practice that specializes in real estate and land use matters, including residential and commercial brokerage work. He also advises business clients in a variety of related areas including constructioncontracts and agreementsbusiness lawlicensing and administrative lawmunicipal law, and emerging technology issues.

Matt also worked in government relations at the Iowa Capitol for several years representing aging service providers. In this role he gained extensive knowledge of Iowa’s regulatory and administrative law system and helps clients navigate the complexities of the administrative law process.

As an active military Officer of the Iowa Army National Guard, Matt has covered a wide range of legal matters over the past 6 years serving as a Judge Advocate (JAG). In his practice at Dickinson Bradshaw, he uses this valuable experience to counsel clients on USERRA, SCRA, and other military leave matters.

Matt was a member of the Urbandale City Council from 2019 to 2023 and is running for a seat in the Iowa State Senate in 2024.