Sackett, Christopher R.

Ruan Center666 Grand AvenueSuite 2000Des Moines, IA 50309

Updated: 09/30/2016


Chris is a member/partner and is the Managing Member of the firm's Management Committee. Chris is actively involved in the firm's Business and Corporate Law, Securities, Agribusiness, Renewable Energy and Real Estate practice groups. Chris has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of the leading practitioners in Iowa in the areas of corporate/mergers and acquisitions and business law. Chris represents numerous and diverse clients in corporate/mergers and acquisitions, business and...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member

Practice Areas

  • Agribusiness
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Financesecurities Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Real Estate Law


Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1993
  • Iowa, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1997
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1998

Specialties and Certifications

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Iowa Supreme Court, 2000

Other Affiliations

  • Polk County Bar Association (Member)
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Forum on Franchising)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Business Law Section)
  • Wisconsin State Bar (Member)

Past Positions

  • Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Associate Attorney, 1993 - 1994


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1993
    Honors: National Moot Court Team
    Honors: With Distinction
  • Central College, Pella, Iowa, 1989
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Political Science
    Major: History

Office Information


Ruan Center666 Grand AvenueSuite 2000Des Moines, IA 50309


  • (515) 323-8570


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