Jeff works with individuals and families in providing a full range of estate planning services. Jeff focuses on avoidance and deferral of death taxes and other transfer taxes, on gift and estate planning, on the preparation of simple and sophisticated wills and trusts, and on Medicaid and other long-term care issues. Additionally, Jeff assists clients in the formation of new businesses and in business succession planning, real estate transactions (including like-kind exchanges), and non-profit formation and governance.
Jeff grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and holds an undergraduate degree in business (2001) and a law degree (2005) from Loyola University Chicago. Jeff is admitted to practice law in Nebraska, Kansas, Connecticut, and New York, as well as before the United States Tax Court. He joined the firm in 2009.
In 2016, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Jeff to serve on the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission. The Commission enforces Nebraska’s laws related to political ethics and campaign finance.
Jeff is active in the Real Estate, Probate, and Trusts Sections of the Nebraska State Bar Association, and serves on the Association’s Legislation Committee. Jeff is active in Kiwanis Club of Beatrice and the Beatrice Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul and is a past president of the Gage County Unite Way. Jeff sits on the board of directors of the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce, the Stake Your Claim Foundation and the Hevelone Foundation. He plays in the first violin section of the Beatrice Regional Orchestra, and is the principal organist at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beatrice.
Jeff lives in Beatrice with his wife Brenda and their three daughters.