Craig S. Shannon


Grefe & Sidney, PLC
500 E. Court Ave, #200
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States

Tel: 515.245.4300


Craig Shannon is the managing member of the firm’s business division. Since 1978, Craig has developed a relationship of trust and confidence with many long-term clients. His goal is to help his clients resolve legal challenges efficiently and effectively, or to help them make decisions which will avoid such problems before they arise. Many clients utilize his services in a variety of practice areas including taxation, estate planning; trusts and estates; real estate and corporate law.

Craig is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Polk County Bar Association, the Iowa Trust Association, and of the Christian Legal Society. He maintains a Preeminent AV rating by Martindale Hubbell. He spends two days a week at the firm’s branch office in Pella.

Craig has been active in supporting his hometown of Pella, Iowa, by serving on the Board of Directors for the Pella Christian High School and Pella Christian Grade School. He was appointed by the Iowa Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission. He has also served on the boards of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Dordt College Foundation, and Pella Leave a Legacy.

Our experienced attorneys are here to assist both business and individual clients with tax planning, strategies and the resolution of tax disputes at the state and federal level.

We assist clients in all areas of tax law including individual and business income, non-profit, fiduciary, estate and gift, inheritance, and property.

Since 1971, Grefe Sidney, P.L.C. has been providing a superior level of counsel and advocacy to our clients across the state of Iowa from our Des Moines and Pella offices. Members of the firm have distinguished themselves in their varied professional accomplishments and affiliations including recognitions by Martindale-Hubbel, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We are also proud to call a number of members of the judiciary and administrative branches of government among our Grefe Sidney “alumni”.

We know that every case, whether complex or straightforward, is important to our clients. We are committed to providing you with thoughtful counsel and will advocate vigorously on your behalf with the intention of achieving the best possible outcome for you, the client.