Laura K. Essay


Office: 402.991.7185


Laura K. Essay advises clients in the structuring of their estate plans and assists in 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 deliver 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.

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, Executive Committee 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


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

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