Laura K. Essay


Laura Essay advises clients in the structuring of their estate plans and assists in the preparation of wills, irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, gifting trusts, GRATs, powers of attorney, and advance directives/living wills. She works closely with the Dvorak Law Group estate planning team to carry out and delivers on client estate and business succession planning needs. Additionally, Laura assists clients with estate and trust administration matters and sophisticated tax planning involving family business entities, sale and loan techniques, insurance planning, and charitable giving. Laura is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Chair of the Firm’s Recruiting/Professional Development Committee, and Firm Engagement Committee. 

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
  • 2019 Midlands Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award Recipient
  • 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer, Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Leadership Omaha (Class 41)
  • Omaha Estate Planning Council
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
    • NSBA Executive Committee
    • House of Delegates
    • Young Lawyers Section (Chair, 2015-2016)
    • Annual Meeting Committee (Chair, 2015)
    • Leadership Academy (Class of 2016)
  • American Bar Association
    • NE Delegate to the House of Delegates
    • IA and NE District Representative to Young Lawyers Division
    • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Friends Board, Executive Committee Member and 2022 Gala Co-Chair
  • Project Harmony’s Development Committee
  • Quality Living, Inc. Ambassador and An Evening at the Fair Committee Member
  • Rose Theater Guild (2016-2019)
    • Executive Committee, Secretary (2017-2018)

Practice Areas

  • Estate/Wealth Planning
    • Business Succession Plans
    • Wealth Transfer Planning
    • Trust Creation & Assistance
    • Charitable Giving
    • Lifetime Donations
  • Tax
  • Business and Corporate
    • Business Contracts
    • Entity Formation & Maintenance
    • Entity Governance

Bar Admission

  • State of Nebraska
  • State of Colorado
  • United States District Court, District of Nebraska


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.S., highest distinction, 2006

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