Gary Gotsdiner is a native of Nebraska and graduated with honors from Denver University. He attended law school at the University of Nebraska and graduated with honors in 1978. Upon graduation, Gary immediately joined the firm and has been on its Board of Directors since 1988. He serves as the Chairman of the Board.
Gary is client-focused, highly responsive, and business savvy. He is laser-focused on the matter at hand and results driven. Gary assembles the most effective team of attorneys to efficiently serve clients and resolve issues.
Gary’s primary practice areas include mergers, divestitures, acquisitions, finance and banking, corporate law, and tax and estate planning. Gary has significant experience with closely held and family-owned businesses including governance, management, and succession. Gary has helped many clients over the past 40 years take their start-up business to peak and transition them to the next generation.
Since 2007, Gary has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in fields including Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Gary was named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” and Best Lawyers’ 2014 Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha. He has also been selected to the Nebraska Super Lawyers list for Mergers and Acquisitions, Business/Corporate Law and Real Estate. He is a Fellow of the American and Nebraska State Bar Foundations and was honored in 2019 to receive the Nebraska State Bar Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Most recently, Gary was nominated by his peers for membership to The Corporate Lawyers.
- University of Nebraska, J.D., with honors (1978)
- Denver University, B.S., with honors (1975)
- Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) (2014)
- Corporate Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Banking & Finance
- Real Estate
- Tax Planning