Michael L. Rickert


Michael Rickert assists individuals with their basic estate planning needs, including preparation of revocable trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives/living wills. He also counsels high-net-worth individuals and business owners on more sophisticated tax planning, dynastic wealth transfer planning, business succession planning, and charitable giving. He works closely with the Dvorak Law Group estate planning team to carry out and deliver on client estate and business succession planning needs.

Additionally, Michael regularly advises individuals and corporate fiduciaries with post-death estate and trust administrations, including county probate proceedings, federal estate tax and Nebraska inheritance tax matters, funding and administering of testamentary trusts, and other matters. 

Representative Experience

Prepares revocable trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives/living wills and advises on asset titling techniques to avoid probate.  

Prepares and implements intentionally defective grantor trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, FLP/FLLC’s, charitable remainder trusts, buy-sell agreements, and other sophisticated strategies to facilitate wealth transfer, business succession, and charitable planning. 

Routinely assists with post-death estate and trust administrations from start to finish, including complex, multi-million dollar estates. 

Growing up on a family farm, he has specific experience with farm and ranch clients and regularly travels to our satellite offices in greater Nebraska. 

Comprehensive experience in other related transactional practice areas, including entity formation and governance, business transactions, and residential and commercial real estate transactions and leasing. 

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Omaha Estate Planning Council 

Practice Groups

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

Bar Admission

  • State of Nebraska


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., distinction, 2014
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.A., high distinction, 2011

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