Cynthia A.M. Parker

Ms. Parker practices in the area of estate planning, probate, trust administration, taxation and real estate.  She also assists clients in the formation and administration of non-profit entities.  Having spent many years as a Trust Officer, Ms. Parker guides clients through procedures relating to the administration of estates and trusts, including fiduciary (estate and trust) income tax, Iowa inheritance tax and federal estate tax planning.


  • Drake University Law School (J.D., 1988)
  • The University of Wisconsin (B.B.A., 1980)

Professional Affiliations

Active or formerly active in the following organizations:

  • Cedar Rapids Estate Planning Council, Board Member 2010-2012
  • Iowa Academy of Trust Estate Council
  • Iowa Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Probate & Trust Law Section Member)
  • Linn County Bar Association

Additional Biographical Information

  • Grindstone Lake Foundation, Board Member and President
  • Grindstone Lake Association, Board Member and Secretary
  • Former Trust Officer with Wells Fargo Bank Iowa, N.A., and U.S. Bank, N.A.
  • Former Assistant Bank Examiner, FDIC
  • Alpha Chi Omega House Corporation for Sigma Chapter (Iowa City) President 2004-2012

Presentations and Publications

  • Probate Administration, Iowa Paralegal Association Region VI Meeting, 2017
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2016
  • Use of Trusts in Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning in the Context of Medicaid Eligibility and Ethical Considerations, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care, Use of Trusts in Medicaid Planning, Central State Bank, Muscatine, Iowa, 2009
  • Administering the Estate Effectively, Maintaining an Ethical Balance in Probate Practice, National Business Institute, 2009
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2009
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