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Meet Our Team


Janelle Valadez

Janelle Valadez is an Administrative Assistant for Wilson & Egge, P.C. Her goal is to make sure all clients and office needs are met while providing excellent customer service. Janelle’s previous customer service background and administrative experience makes her invaluable to our team.

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Background Information
Janelle grew up in Waukee and graduated from Waukee High School in 1993. She has witnessed firsthand Waukee’s population explosion from a small-town city to a bustling suburb. Janelle has over 20 years of customer service and administrative experience.

Civic and Volunteer Activities

  • Best Buddies of Iowa
  • Meals from the Heartland
  • United Way

Personal Activities and Interests

Janelle resides in Grimes, Iowa. She has been married to her husband Joe since May of 1997. She has three children, Caleb, Dylan, and Mallory. Her interests include spending time with her family, reading, playing cards and traveling to visit her son Caleb in Nebraska.

Bryan Loya

Residential and Commercial Closer

Bryan M. Loya is an attorney with Wilson & Egge, P.C. in Waukee, Iowa, where he specializes in the transactional practice of real estate and corporate law.

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Background Information
After earning his J.D. in 2014 from Drake University Law School with a Certificate in Business Law, Bryan received his L.L.M. in Business Law and Taxation from Drake in 2015. Bryan also earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Business, with concentrations in Business and Law, and Asia. He has experience representing financial institutions and loan servicers in both Federal and State Courts across Iowa, in the areas of Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy. In addition, Bryan has substantially focused his practice in the areas of corporate law and real estate since being licensed in 2015.

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa (2015 – Present)
  • Federal District Court Southern District of Iowa (2017 – Present)
  • Federal District Court Northern District of Iowa (2017 – Present)

Associations/Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association (Real Estate & Title Law Section)
  • Federal District Court Northern District of Iowa (2017 – Present)

Personal Activities and Interests

Bryan and his wife Carly reside in Johnston with their children. Bryan is an avid endurance athlete, participating in running races from the Mile to Marathon and triathlon races from the Sprint to Half Ironman distances.

Lisa R. Wilson

Founding Shareholder

Lisa R. Wilson is the founding shareholder of Wilson & Egge, P.C. and is involved primarily in the transactional practice of real estate and corporate law.

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Background Information
Lisa was born in Des Moines, Iowa on November 3, 1975, graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1994. She received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Drake University in 1999 and her J.D. degree from Drake University Law School in 2002.  While attending Drake Law School, she served as a member of the Drake Law Review. During her time in private practice, she has served as general counsel to one of Iowa’s largest real estate development companies and continues to represent developers, builders and financial institutions in complex real estate matters.

Bar Admissions

Iowa (2002 – Present)

Associations/Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association (Real Estate & Title Law Section; Business Law Section)
  • Iowa Land Title Association
  • American Land Title Association
  • Iowa Title Guaranty Standards in Excellence

Civic and Volunteer Activities

  • Board Member-City of Urbandale Board of Adjustment
  • Variety-The Children’s Charity
  • Animal Rescue League of Iowa
  • ASPCA

Personal Activities and Interests

Lisa and her husband, Aron, reside in Urbandale and own and operate several local businesses in the Des Moines Metropolitan area. They are active within their local community and remain committed to the continued advocacy for animal and children welfare.

Jeffrey A. Egge

Attorney

Jeffrey A. Egge is an attorney with Wilson & Egge, P.C. in Waukee, Iowa, where he specializes in the practice of real estate law, construction law, business law and civil litigation.

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Background Information

Jeff earned his J. D. in 2004 from William Mitchell College of Law, where he served on the Rosalie Wahl Moot Court. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2000, where he received the Paul Magnuson Service and Leadership and a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. He is a Des Moines native, graduating from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1996. He has worked extensively with individual and corporate clients in civil litigation and dispute resolution in both the district and appellate courts. Jeff has been advising corporate clients in real estate transactions, corporate formation and employment law for over a decade.

Bar Admissions

Iowa (2010 – Present)

Federal District Court Southern District of Iowa (2014 – Present)

Minnesota (2004 – 2010)

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Associations/Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association

Civic and Volunteer Activities

  • Des Moines Presbytery
  • Animal Rescue League
  • Central Iowa Shelter and Services

Personal Activities and Interests

Jeff and his wife Katherine reside in Des Moines with their son Alexander. Jeff enjoys biking, hiking, traveling, water sports and SCUBA diving.

Charlotte Sloan

Legal Assistant

Charlotte D. Sloan joined Wilson & Egge, P.C. in July of 2015 as a legal assistant. She works for all of the attorneys at the firm within the fields of Commercial and Residential Real Estate. She has 8+ years of business background. She has been a Licensed Notary Public for Iowa since 2015.

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 Background Information

Charlotte was born in Des Moines, Iowa on July 17, 1985 and graduated from Perry High School in 2003. She attended Drake University in 2004. She graduated from Drake University in 2007 with an A.A. Degree in Business Administration.

Civic and Volunteer Activities

  • United Way
  • Meals from the Heartland
  • American Lung Association
  • Community Involvement

Personal Activities and Interests

Charlotte resides in Waukee, Iowa. Her interests include spending time with family and friends, and her labradoodle, Enley. Charlotte also enjoys outdoor activities, live music and comedy.

Samantha Murray

Residential and Commercial Closer

Samantha J.  Murray is the Residential and Commercial Closer for Wilson & Egge, P.C. Her goal is to ensure a smooth and pleasant closing experience for each client. Sam’s attention to detail and customer service makes her a great asset to Wilson & Egge, P.C.

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Background Information
She received an A.A. degree in Business from North Iowa Area Community College in 2007 and earned a B.A. degree in Banking and Finance from Buena Vista University in 2011. Sam’s 10 years of experience in real estate and the banking and lending industry has resulted in her comprehensive knowledge of the real estate closing process.

Associations/Affiliations

  • Iowa Association of Realtors (2007 – Present)

Civic and Volunteer Activities

  • United Way
  • Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Personal Activities and Interests

Sam resides in Adel, Iowa. Her interests include discovering new experiences and spending time with family and friends. Sam also enjoys cooking and taking her dogs for a walk and making people laugh.

 


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