David R. Mayer

EXECUTIVE vice president

Office: 402.933.9416


David R. Mayer is Executive Vice President and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He counsels clients in a broad range of areas and provides advice on the wide variety of business opportunities and challenges faced by our clients. Dave assists clients with respect to business entity formation and structuring, corporate governance, supply chain management, loan transactions, real estate matters, commercialization of intellectual property assets and the review, drafting and negotiation of all forms of business contracts. He routinely acts as outside counsel for clients, handling a broad spectrum of corporate and business matters in conjunction with other legal, accounting, insurance, business, and banking experts. Mayer helps structure and restructure family businesses in pursuit of long-term family goals. When generational transition poses critical challenges, Dave works closely with the clients to reorganize corporate structures and shareholdings in preparation for a significant corporate transaction, such as a sale of the business.

Representative Experience

  • Regulatory
    • Advised clients on antitrust concerns and prepared antitrust compliance program and related materials
    • Advised clients on compliance with state and federal franchise laws and state business opportunity laws
  • Licensing
    • Advised contractor clients on compliance with state and local licensing requirements for residential and commercial projects
    • Advised contractor clients on the process for contracting with state and federal government authorities
  • Misc
    • Drafted materials and workmanship warranties for clients
    • Drafted and reviewed various domestic and international sales representative, distributor, product development, manufacturer and supply agreements for clients
    • Negotiated various license and technology development agreements for clients
    • Drafted consumer contracts for contractor clients
      Advised clients regarding state and federal advertising and other laws with respect to advertising materials
    • Represented international clients in establishing U.S. headquarters and collaborating with Dvorak Law Group’s immigration attorneys to address immigration matters for such clients
    • Represented a large group of media companies in developing and implementing a real estate management system and related set of form business contracts
    • Represented, as ordinary course counsel, a large group of media companies leading up to, through and out of a bankruptcy proceeding
    • Represented one of the Midwest’s largest providers of crane and hoisting equipment sales, service and support in developing and implementing a comprehensive set of standardized business contracts and related formalized protocols and procedures for negotiation, execution and collection practices in connection with such contracts
    • Represented manufacturer in drafting an updated form distributor agreement and related standardized form documents and policies and advised client regarding roll-out strategy related thereto

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Business Ethics Alliance, governing board member
  • Merrymakers, president, and board member
  • Nebraska Diplomats
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Leadership Omaha Class 35

Practice Areas

  • Business and Corporate
    • Business Contracts
    • Entity Formation & Maintenance
    • Entity Governance
  • Intellectual Property/Technology
    • Transactions
    • Commercialization
  • Banking/Finance
    • Commercial Loans
    • Bankruptcy/Creditor’s Rights
    • TIF/Bond Financing
    • DIP Financing

Bar Admission

  • State of Nebraska


  • J.D., (cum laude) Creighton University, 2000
    • Creighton Law Review (1998-1999)
    • Moot Court Board (1999-2000)
    • Creighton Legal Writing Clinic, Staff Member
  • B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1996

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