Zachary D. Petersen


Zach Petersen advises affluent individuals and families on intricate estate and personal planning, such as drafting wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. Additionally, he supports clients with estate and trust administration, advanced tax planning related to family business entities, sales and loans, insurance planning, and charitable contributions. In his corporate practice, he helps clients with business entity formation, corporate governance, business succession planning, supply chain management, and reviewing, drafting, and negotiating various business contracts.

Representative Experience

  • Supports individuals and families in handling fundamental estate planning tasks such as drafting wills, revocable living trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives.
  • Counsels and guides clients on sophisticated wealth transfer planning and business succession planning issues, involving the creation and execution of dynasty trusts, irrevocable gifting trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and the use of limited liability companies to enable such transfers.
  • Assists clients in corporate advisory and structuring matters, encompassing business entity establishment, upkeep of corporate governance, buy-sell arrangements, and pre-liquidity event planning.

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors – Society of St. Vincent De Paul
  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch – 2023
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2018-2019
  • Leadership Omaha – Class 43
  • Board of Directors – Banister’s Leadership Academy
  • Board of Trustees – Berneice M. Hopper Private Foundation
  • Omaha Estate Planning Council

Practice Areas

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

Bar Admission

  • State of Nebraska


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2014
  • Creighton University, B.S.B.A.

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