John Hintze is a corporate attorney with over 30 years of experience. He is currently in private practice with a law firm in Des Moines, Iowa where he chairs the Business Law and Transactions Department. He assists clients with the selection of the most appropriate entity for the business or transaction, drafts and reviews documentation for the establishment and operation of the entity selected, and negotiates and drafts transactional documents including the purchase and sale of businesses and/or their assets. Mr. Hintze was formerly the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. from 1984 to 1994. He was responsible for Pioneer’s worldwide legal, regulatory and government affairs and business operations. He was also responsible for new business development, human resources, corporate communications, investor relations, community relations, internal audit, and property planning and development.
Mr. Hintze received his B.A. in accounting from the University of Iowa and his J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa, College of Law, in 1973. He was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1973. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. He serves on various boards and has held various community leadership positions.