Attorneys

Laura K. Essay

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Office: 402.991.7185
lessay@ddlawgroup.com

Biography

Laura Essay is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. She advises individuals in the structuring of their estate plans and assists in preparation of their wills, irrevocable trusts (life insurance trusts, gifting trusts, GRATs, etc.) 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 each of our clients’ estate and business succession planning needs. She also 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.

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • 2019 Midlands Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award Recipient
  • 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer, Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Leadership Omaha (Class 41)
  • Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Friends, Board Member
  • 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
  • Quality Living, Inc. Ambassador
  • 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

Education

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

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