Bradley & Riley PC

William J. Neppl

Tel/Direct: 319-861-8734
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA


Bill focuses his practice on real estate law. He has been involved in commercial and real estate transactions representing developers, investors, and business owners in sales and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships, financings, property management, tax deferred exchanges, leasing, and development matters. His practice also includes business formations, acquisitions, sales and reorganizations, and general business, as well as estate planning and wealth transfer planning, including preparing wills, trusts, martial agreements, estate and trust administration, and closely-held business planning, including family limited partnerships and limited liability companies.

Bill is the chair of the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group.

Assistant: Jan
Assistant's Phone: 319-861-8757
Assistant's Email:


  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of South Dakota, 1973
  • Master’s Degree, University of Iowa, 1974
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Iowa College of Law, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa State Courts


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Section
    • Taxation Section
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Real Estate & Title Law Section
    • Business Law Section
    • Taxation Section
    • Probate & Trust Law Section
    • Title Standards Committee of the Real Estate Section, past member
  • Linn County Bar Association Title Standards Committee,  Past Chair
  • Cedar Rapids Estate Planning Council, member and Past President
  • Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises

Civic and Volunteer Involvement

  • First Congregational Church, Board of Trustees
  • Cedar Rapids Country Club Board of Directors, former member
  • Cedar Rapids IMAX/Science Station Board of Directors, former member
  • First Congregational Church Council, former member
  • YMCA Board of Directors, Marion, Iowa, former member
  • American Red Cross, Grant Wood Area Chapter Board of Directors, former member
  • Graduate of Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership for Five Seasons Program
  • Mt. Mercy College, former volunteer
  • Tanager Place, former volunteer
  • YMCA, former volunteer

Professional Experience

Speeches and Publications

  • “Comparisons of Partnerships, S and C Corporations, and Limited Liability Companies,” LLCs: Advising Small Business Start-Ups and Larger Companies in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2005)
  • “Letters of Intent,” Current Land Development Issues in Iowa, Lorman Education Services (2005)
  • “Limited Liability Companies in Iowa – Practical Operating Procedures,” Limited Liability Companies in Iowa, National Business Institute, Inc. (2002)
  • “Entity Choice & Estate Planning,” Iowa State Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section Seminar (October 1999)

Significant Cases

  • Representation of regional developer in acquisition, reorganization and refinancing of multiple commercial and residential development projects
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