Jeana L. Goosmann

Leaders in Law endorses Jeana Goosmann as our exclusively recommended Antitrust Law expert in Nebraska, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Jeana please use the contact information provided above.

Attorney, CEO, Founder, and Managing Partner in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota

Attorney Jeana Goosmann is the CEO’s Attorney and personally acts as general counsel to company presidents, CEOs, and corporate executives. As the Founder, CEO and Managing Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm, she knows what it takes to start a business and grow it from the ground up. Jeana’s a lawyer who thinks like a CEO and business owner because she’s lived it, been there, and gets it. Clients who work with Jeana experience a business legal partner at their side with a full law firm to tackle all legal matters. After becoming an entrepreneur and starting the firm in 2009, she’s grown the firm successfully at a rapid pace and built a client experience that’s like no other law firm. Everyday Jeana lives out the firm’s mission, making it “worth it” for her clients, employees, friends, and family.

Her fierce legal business and litigation experience with Midwest values allows Jeana to guide CEOs through their most important legal matters, helping them make the wisest business decisions the law can offer. This makes Jeana’s legal advice sought after by the most successful CEOs. Her clients include large national corporations as well as local closely-held companies and family-owned businesses of all sizes. Jeana has represented clients on Forbe’s billionaire’s list, Senators in trial, and companies involved in anti-trust class action, toxic tort, business fraud, piercing the corporate veil, adversary proceedings, mass product recall, breach of contract, explosion litigation and business torts. Jeana also helps out-of-state lawyers with transactions and litigation in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. If you’re stuck in multi-million dollar business deals, bogged down by legal disputes, losing cash flow, tangled in contracts, and getting headaches from troubled employees, Jeana is ready to work for you – worth it! Call Jeana now.

As a business and trial attorney Jeana loves to win. She looks for out of the box solutions and keeps in mind the total landscape, not just the legal landscape. “If it matters to the client, it matters to me. Behind every company is an owner, a board of people. When I represent an individual I want to know them as a person and not just their current problem. The more complicated and complex the problem, the more I like to work on it. At the same time, if I can pull from my connections and experience and help someone in a quick and simple way it is always gratifying. My favorite part of being the CEO’s attorney is the impact I can make on the future by solving problems today and anticipating the issues of tomorrow,” says Jeana.

Over the years Jeana has defied the risks of starting her own firm. Jeana says, “I took a calculated risk when I started the Goosmann Law Firm and branched out to form a business focused modern client centered law firm that is the firm today. Like a lot of entrepreneurs, it was a difficult decision because my current situation was a good one and a safe one. I just knew I wanted more.”

Jeana’s hard work over the past 20 years has not gone unnoticed. She put herself through college on academic and leadership scholarships and a full academic scholarship to law school. After law school, Jeana worked to build her legal skill and put in more than 15,000 hours before taking the leap to bring her unique vision to life. Jeana knew that nothing replaces drive and hard work – only passion fuels it. When Jeana started the firm and began hiring high paid educated attorneys to work for her, she was concerned about cash flow just like any other new business owner. Jeana had a vision and sold it to her team early on.

Jeana is heavily involved with the media and is regularly seen on news outlets as a legal correspondent, including NBC, ABC, CBS, The Des Moines Register, and Argus Leader. Jeana is a prolific speaker achieving top marks and has been a national and state presenter at conferences including the American Bar Association, Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Conference, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, Iowa State Bar Association, Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division National Meeting, American Bar Association Law Practice Management Spring Meeting, and Prairie Family Business Association Annual Meeting. Jeana is a former Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division President and the 2002 recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Outstanding Scholar Award. She has achieved the Martindale AV-Rated Attorney for Legal Excellence and Ethics and has been named a Super Lawyer.

Jeana is an author of Marketing Success: How Did She Do That?, American Bar Association 2015, and has been published in The Woman Advocate and ABA Corporate Counsel news. She also writes the CEO Law Review blog, publishing multiple articles each month and has been a past author and contributor for JD Supra.

Today, Jeana has grown the firm to include locations in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. She has watched her vision come to life, and wants to help you do the same for your company – no matter the size. Whatever your business goals and challenges may be, Jeana can help you overcome them without losing sight of your overall vision. She keeps your goals top of mind and creates the strategy to solve your biggest business and legal issues so you can worry less, and focus more on the things that matter most to you – worth it.

Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Business Disputes and Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment
  • Real Estate

Firm Description

Having left an established 100-year-old law firm, Jeana Goosmann had a vision and defied the risks of starting her own firm. Initially, Jeana had enough work to hire multiple attorneys, however, she opted to hire only one lawyer and an assistant. Then came the rebranding, which she refers to as one of her best investments to date. This rebranding decision helped to define Goosmann Law Firm and what it was about, attracting clients and team members. As a result, Jeana hired up to seven attorneys and eight non-attorney staff just five years later.

Jeana’s priority has been about creating a firm culture centered around Midwest values, big city style, hometown service, team-approach, and keeping up with the pace of business. Now having grown to three locations in the Midwest, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and Omaha, Jeana continues to grow the firm without plans of stopping anytime soon. She says, “With a business mindset, hiring and promoting the right people, developing a strong professional culture, and capturing hot markets, I have been able to beat the odds, defy the risks, and watch my firm grow.”

 

Lily Amare

Leaders in Law endorses Lily Amare as our exclusively recommended Business Litigation Law expert in Nebraska, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Lily please use the contact information provided above.

Lily counsels employers regarding human resources policies and procedures, best employment practices, reasonable accommodation, harassment and retaliation claims, and other employment related issues. Lily drafts and reviews employment handbooks and other employment-related policies and documents. She also represents employers in employment-based litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.  Lily serves as an independent investigator for harassment and discrimination claims within the work place.

Lily also represents school districts in matters such as employee and student due process and Title IX compliance.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

Nebraska
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

University of Nebraska, J.D., with distinction, 2015
Chadron State College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2010

Other Experience/Achievements

  • Listed: Best Lawyers (Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Labor and Employment Law- Management Ones To Watch)
  • Associate, Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court, 2017-current
  • Volunteer Mentor, Nebraska College of Law Alumni/Student Mentoring Program
  • Representative for District 3, Nebraska State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Executive Council 2016-current
  • Member, University of Nebraska College of Law, Young Alumni Council, 2015-current
  • Member, Lincoln Literacy, 2017-current
  • Member, Nebraska Moot Court Board, 2014-2015
  • Outstanding Candidate Member, Nebraska Moot Court Board, 2013-2014

Firm Description:

Cline Williams seeks to assist individuals and institutions with their most challenging legal problems. We are a full-service firm with offices across Nebraska in Omaha, Lincoln, and Aurora, and in Fort Collins and Holyoke, Colorado. The professional excellence of the firm’s lawyers has long been recognized by our clients and peers. In the past year, 29 of our lawyers have been included in one or more of the notable “best lawyers” lists published in the United States.

 

David R. Buntain

Leaders in Law endorses David Buntain as our exclusively recommended Healthcare Law expert in Nebraska, USA. If you wish to get in touch with David please use the contact information provided above.

David’s practice includes advising clients about employment matters and employment litigation of all types, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA and similar laws; Wage and Hour Act and wage payment claims; and wrongful termination, breach of contract and non-compete covenants. He also represents health care providers on regulatory compliance and legislative matters, serves as counsel to public boards and agencies, and represents litigants in state and federal court in business litigation and commercial disputes.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

Nebraska
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

University of Nebraska, J.D., with high distinction, 1974
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Princeton University, M.P.A., 1972
University of Nebraska, B.A., with distinction, 1970

Other Experience/Achievements

  • Listed: Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) (Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment)
  • Named: Best Lawyers’ 2016 Employment Law-Management Best Lawyer of the Year for Lincoln
  • Named: Best Lawyers’ 2012 Employment Law-Management Best Lawyer of the Year for Lincoln
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners Publishing) (Labor and Employment)
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Employment and Labor; Health Care; Government Relations)
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Humanities Nebraska, 2012-2017
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities, 2012-2017
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, 2015-present
  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates, 1984-2011
  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association Judicial Resources Committee, 2001-2011
  • President, Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court, 2007-2008
  • Legal Writing Instructor, University of Nebraska College of Law, 1976-1980
  • Member, Democratic National Committee, 1992-2000
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nebraskaland Foundation, 2010-present
  • President, Nebraskaland Foundation, 2014-2016
  • Member, Board of Directors, Sheldon Art Association, 2010-2015
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, 1992-1994
  • President, Leadership Lincoln, Inc., 1987-1988
  • President, Board of Directors, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, 2004-2006
  • Associate Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1973-1975
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Firm Description:

Cline Williams seeks to assist individuals and institutions with their most challenging legal problems. We are a full-service firm with offices across Nebraska in Omaha, Lincoln, and Aurora, and in Fort Collins and Holyoke, Colorado. The professional excellence of the firm’s lawyers has long been recognized by our clients and peers. In the past year, 29 of our lawyers have been included in one or more of the notable “best lawyers” lists published in the United States.

 

A. Stevenson Bogue

Leaders in Law endorses Stevenson Bogue as our exclusively recommended Employment Law expert in the USA – Nebraska. If you wish to get in touch with Stevenson please use the contact information provided above.

The goal of Steve’s practice is twofold: First, to provide preventative advice to clients to help them avoid situations in the workplace which might lead to claims of employment-related discrimination or union organizational activity; second, when claims of discrimination have been made, to help clients either avoid liability or minimize any damages associated with such claims. Those goals necessarily involve regularly working with clients to identify issues and helping resolve those issues. Finally, if there has been an action by a governmental agency, Steve’s efforts are directed at resolving the matter on terms favorable to the client or providing a vigorous defense.

When dealing with employment or immigration issues, Steve listens closely to his client’s needs and learns their organizational culture. This background helps him recommend an appropriate course of action when it comes to administering discipline, making and revising policy, responding to employment issues including, but not limited to, discrimination claims, union-related issues, or responding to inquiries by governmental agencies. Knowledge of the client’s business can also help Steve deal with governmental agencies when it comes to employment, workplace safety and immigration issues. Steve’s clients are comfortable with his knowledge, practical judgment and experience.

The Employment Law Practice:

Whether you’re a business startup, or a Fortune 100 company, eventually your company will be confronted with a workplace issue such as employment discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes or wrongful discharge threats or suits, to name a few. When these issues arise, you need experienced legal counsel who can address your immediate concerns, as well as assist you in reducing the risk of future workplace claims. You want a team that you can trust, will listen to your needs, will get to know your business, and respond immediately to your questions. At McGrath North, our Labor and Employment specialists understand that every client is unique, so we tailor our services to meet their specific needs with minimal disruption to their business.

Practice Area Experience: Discrimination, Wage and Hour, OSHA, Non-competition Agreements & Trade Secrets, HR Compliance and Risk Management, Discipline, Discharge & Restructuring, Leave and Disability Management.

Industry Experience: Manufacturing, Insurance, Health Care, Service Industries, Retail, Logistics, Education, Construction, Food Processing, Agribusiness, and the public sector.

McGrath North Mullin & Kratz:

At McGrath North, we pride ourselves on offering clients a sophisticated, nationwide legal practice that reflects the integrity, personal attention and work ethic of a Midwestern firm. McGrath North was founded in Omaha in 1959, and has grown into one of the Midwest’s largest and most reputable firms. Our success is a direct result of the expertise we have developed while representing a broad client base, and where our focus is providing clients with practical advice and exceptional results. Our experience and proficiency have made McGrath North the firm of choice for clients in Nebraska, the Midwest and beyond.

In an effort to provide our clients with the best possible service, we have grown our firm to include a wide range of practice areas and industries. In addition, our attorneys coordinate efforts across practice areas to ensure that our clients receive the most practical and effective legal services. Our dedication to our clients has earned McGrath North firm-wide recognition from third party sources such as Best Lawyers® and Chambers USA. We are also proud to have thirty eight (38) of our attorneys individually recognized by Best Lawyers® and twenty five (25) of our attorneys individually recognized by Super Lawyers.

We innovate, expand and adapt our services to meet our clients’ ever changing needs. We are proud of the firm that we have built, the clients that we serve and the results that we provide.

 

John S Berry, Jr

Attorney John S. Berry Jr. helps his clients fight some of the most important battles of their lives. Not only has he led successful teams in the courtroom, resulting in several jury trial victories, but he has also led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. His warrior ethos has become the foundation for firm’s success. Beyond the battlefield and the courtroom, John’s leadership experience extends to local community and national organizations that protect our constitutional rights and our veterans.

Prior to joining the firm, John attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia(1993-1997), and Creighton University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2003. John is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia (2004) and the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2008).

John is past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association and maintains an AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale Hubbell. He has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers’ 40 under 40. John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense, trial skills, and veterans disability appeals.

After receiving his commission as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, John completed Airborne School and Ranger School. In 1999, while assigned to the First Cavalry Division, he deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge. John also served as a Company Commander in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and later as a Battalion Commander in the National Guard.

Practice Areas

– Sex crimes

– Drug crimes

– State and federal criminal defense

– White collar crime

– Interstate drug stops

– Veterans appeals

– Civil litigation

– Injury law

– Title IX defense for students and faculty

Education

– J.D. cum laude, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska (2003)

– B.A., College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (1997)

– National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School, Macon, GA (2004)

– Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2008)

Bar Admissions

– Nebraska

– U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

– U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

– U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Honors and Awards

– AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

– The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

– AVVO 10 out of 10 rating

– AVVO Client’s Choice Award 2016

– Excellence in Criminal Defense, Lawyers of Disctinction

– National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40

– Top 50 DUI Lawyer

– Lincoln Independent Business Association: Outstanding Young Professional Award 2013

– Army Meritorious Service Medal

– Army Commendation Medal (3)

– Lieutenant Colonel, Nebraska Army National Guard

– Parachutist Badge

– Ranger Tab

Professional Associations and Memberships

– Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, President 2014 – 2015

– National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Life Member

– Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Section, Board Member 2012 – Present

– Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys

– National Organization of Veterans Advocates

– Lincoln Independent Business Association, Board Member, 2008 – Present

– Inns of Court, 2004 – 2010