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David R. Hansen – 2003

David R. Hansen – 2003

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Report R HANSEN 
Honorable John Pratt 
Chairman, Judicial Ethics Committee 
Judiciary Conference the United States 
811 Vermont Ave., N.W. 
Washington, o.c. 20544 
Rei WIN-GIN Farms 
Dear Judqe Pratti 
Your letter April 1990 received. 1971, while practicing lawyer Iowa Falls, Iowa, purchased investment undivided onehalf interest 120 acre Iowa farm. The other undivided half interest owned 
jointly manage our interests, formed 50-50 partnershp call passive conduit which receives the cash rent from the farm, pays the insurance, taxes, and repairs, and passes throuqh the net rental income each equally. The partnership does not own the real estate. de> not farm the qround but have always rented for cash rent long time farmer tenants. WIN-GIN :rarms produces crops, raises livestock, and  roducts. the management device which 	and.I 
have chosen efficiently lllAnge our equa but undivided interests the real estate, both the occasional weekend small repairs such fixinq fence and_ painting 
which are maintain the property and prepare the Federal and Iowa state income tax returns for the partnership and see their filing. total qroaa income from the rents last year was $8,100 and after expenses netted about $6,000 that was split equally between us. 
Honorable John Pratt 
May 1990 
any impropriety relationship with 
WIN-GIN Farms. 
WIN-GIN Farms not busines  --it vehicle which.I manage investment the farm. owned the whole the farm investment and rented out for doing the very same functions with WIN-GIN Farms. 
Canon S(c)(2) provides part that a judge may 
hold and manage investments, inc.luding real estate, 
but should not serve officer, director, active partner, manaqer advisor, employee any 
-business.  Since this partnership conduit for rent and not enqaged any buaineas,  1.ncludinqfarainq, believe fundamentally different from. the closely held small business corporation 1.n Adviso:i:yOpinion Ho. 10, and f:tOlll the proscribed peonal 1u1na9emant operat.ion farm ranch explained Advisory Opinion No. 30. 
David Hansen