Laura Schmitt

Laura is a business and transactional law specialist, advising business owners on a wide array of matters, including mergers and acquisitions. She has been at the forefront of transactions totaling hundreds of millions of dollars - she makes deals happen. Laura represents District 3B on the Iowa State Bar Association Board of Governors and is a long-time member, and former chair, of the Business Law Section of the ISBA.

Office Sioux City, Iowa

329 Pierce St #200
Sioux City, IA 51101

Contact (712) 224-7558
Practice Areas
Business & Corporate
Labor & Employment

Q: Tell us about your practice.
A: I focus on the issues that are important to our business clients, including startups as well as companies that we have served multiple generations. This includes entity formation, contracts, employment law, buying and selling companies, and more.

Q: What does your day-to-day look like?
A: A typical day could begin with a meeting with clients who are in the process of transitioning ownership of their family company from one generation to another, followed by a phone call with a client who is dealing with an employment issue at the office, and in the afternoon, another meeting with clients who are looking to acquire a new company.  Every day is different but always interesting!

Q: Why should clients choose Crary Huff?
A: One of the things we say a lot around here is “All we have is our people.”  We don’t own a secret recipe or make a certain product.  Rather, we are a group of people who are skilled at what we do. We also have great clients, and we pride ourselves on building relationships and providing excellent legal services.

Q: Do you have any unique hobbies?
A: I love to travel, and I also enjoy hiking, reading (almost anything), and baseball.

Morningside College  – B.A. Business Administration
      -Omicron Delta Kappa

University of South Dakota School of Law, with highest honors – Juris Doctor
      -Sterling Honor Graduate
      -South Dakota Law Review – Editor-in-Chief

Bar Admissions
Iowa State Bar
Nebraska State Bar
South Dakota State Bar

Professional Activities
Law Clerk to the Hon. Donald E. O’Brien, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (1997 – 1999)

Iowa State Bar Association
      -Board of Governors – Representing District 3B
      -Business Law Section Council – Member and Former Chair

Nebraska State Bar Association

State Bar of South Dakota

Woodbury County Bar Association
      -Member and Former President

American Bar Association
      -Business Section Member

Community Involvement
Holy Cross Catholic Parish
      -Finance Council

The Ancient and Effervescent Order of the Little Yellow Dog
      -Board of Directors and Officer

Junior League of Sioux City
      -VP of Marketing
      -VP of Community
      -Sustaining Advisor to the President

Hinton Community Scholarship Fund
      -Board of Directors and Officer

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