July 11

Omaha Municipal Land Bank ordinance taken up by City Council

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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An ordinance to establish the Omaha Municipal Land Bank was introduced to the Omaha City Council on July 1, 2014. The Omaha Municipal Land Bank is intended to “facilitate the return of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties to productive use.” The Nebraska Legislature enacted the Nebraska Municipal Land Bank Act in 2013 to establish a.

June 2

“Legalese,” the Plain English Movement and Good Drafting

Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer. He earned his law degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder and a master of laws degree in Agriculture and Food Law from the University of Arkansas.

Cohen is an accomplished writer, having authored six articles for the Am.Jur. Proof of Facts series, including one on piercing the corporate veil. He has also published two mystery novels.

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“Legalese,” the Plain English Movement and Good Drafting Contract law is the foundation of business. Unfortunately, many lawyers draft contracts in “Legalese” – they fill their documents with archaic terms, redundancies, awkward phrases, ambiguities, and worthless boilerplate. This increases the likelihood of misunderstandings and decreases the productivity of everyone associated with the transaction. Moreover, the.

May 30

Do you need a prenuptial agreement lawyer in Nebraska?

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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When a couple is contemplating marriage in Nebraska, it makes sense to consider getting advice from a prenuptial agreement lawyer. Is a premarital agreement enforceable in Nebraska? Nebraska statutes and case law address the enforceability of prenuptial agreements (sometimes called “antenuptial agreements” or a “prenup”).  If you want to make sure that your prenup will.

May 28

Corporate Fiduciary Duties — Owed in Family or Conglomerate

Corporate Fiduciary Duties — Owed in Family or Conglomerate

Terry White

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Terry White is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, including employment and real estate law, and white-collar defense. Ms. White can be reached at 402-934-0198.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.

Are there still fiduciary duties  in a family owned or “closely held” business in Nebraska? Are they different or relaxed because the stockholders all happen to be related to management? The answer is yes, there are fiduciary obligations, and no, they are not different or relaxed. The law does not distinguish between fiduciary duties applicable to a.

April 23

Omaha Attorney Nick Halbur to present on paying for long-term care, including Medicaid and veteran’s benefits

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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What resources are available for long-term care? In partnership with the Omaha Public Library, Nebraska elder law attorney Nick Halbur and other long-term care professionals are presenting free educational seminars for those making the transition into retirement. Nick will present an introduction to the options available for planning for and paying for long-term care needs, including.

April 15

IRS Reports on Payments to Whistleblowers

Terry White

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Terry White is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, including employment and real estate law, and white-collar defense. Ms. White can be reached at 402-934-0198.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.

IRS paid $53 million to 122 whistleblowers in 2013 – Nebraska State Bar Association Newsstand http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3436801c-5e5c-4652-8961-53b45e001445 via @lexology

April 8

Fillibuster in Unicameral Kills Bill to Outlaw Gay Bias

Terry White

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Terry White is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, including employment and real estate law, and white-collar defense. Ms. White can be reached at 402-934-0198.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.

Bill to outlaw gay bias falls victim to filibuster in Nebraska Legislature http://www.omaha.com/article/20140407/NEWS/140408776

April 4

Sexual Orientation and Gender Discrimination Bill Up for Consideration by Unicameral

Terry White

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Terry White is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, including employment and real estate law, and white-collar defense. Ms. White can be reached at 402-934-0198.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.

The Nebrsaka Judicary Committe voted in favor of adding sexual orientation and gender discrimination to Nebraska’s bases for prohibited discrimination in employment. One of Nebraska’s gubernatorial candidates is not pleased. “Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy pledged Monday to filibuster the bill. He had filed several amendments to LB 485, including one to kill the bill, prior.

April 1

Attorney Ben Thompson wins appeal of real estate case at Nebraska Court of Appeals

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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Thompson Law Office is pleased to announce that attorney Ben Thompson and the Omaha legal team won a successful appeal of a real estate case involving the Nebraska Condominium Act. The Nebraska Court of Appeals issued a published decision today reversing and remanding the case to the trial court in Douglas County for further proceedings.  The opinion can.

April 1

Avoiding discriminatory questions by small businesses in job interviews

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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Small business owners looking to hire new employees in Nebraska can easily get tripped up by local, state and federal laws regulating employment practices.  Generally, once employers have 15 or more employees, employment discrimination becomes an issue for small businesses. The laws regulating employment practices apply to the entire employment cycle, beginning with hiring.  Interviewing.

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