AV Rated Attorney in securities and real estate

Michael J. Weaver

Position: Managing Member

Email: [email protected]

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Phone & Fax: 402.504.1300 / f 402.504.1935

Practice Areas:

Mike’s practice focuses on providing experienced counsel to businesses and individuals. His areas of expertise include corporate and business law, real estate transactions, federal and state taxation and tax planning, estate, retirement and financial planning, and trust administration and probate. In his practice, Mike represents a wide variety of business interests on tax, corporate, contract, real estate, and financial matters, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations of all sizes. Mike especially enjoys working with closely held businesses. He helps them reach their goals by providing practical advice that minimizes risk while navigating complex legal issues throughout the life-cycles of their business. Mike represents individuals in all stages of life on their estate, retirement and financial planning, be it a newly married couple establishing their first estate plan or a business owner working on complex business succession issues.

Mike is an AV rated attorney in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® professional designation. Mike has also passed the Series 7 General Securities Exam, the Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam, and the Nebraska Life and Health Exam. He has also earned a Certified Public Accountant Certificate. He is a member of the Omaha, Nebraska State and American Bar Associations.

Mike is a 1987 graduate of Creighton University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in accounting and finance. He is a 1990 summa cum laude graduate of the Creighton University School of Law. He served on the editorial staff of the Creighton Law Review as a student articles editor.


  • J.D. summa cum laude, Creighton University School of Law, 1990
  • B.S.B.A., Creighton University, 1987

Speaking Engagements, Presentations and Instruction:

  • Speaker – March 30, 2023 – “Business Exit Planning – Trust Strategies” – LISI Webinar
  • Speaker – March 16, 2023 – “Business Exit Planning – ESOPS” – LISI Webinar
  • Speaker – March 2, 2023 – “Business Exit Planning – Charitable Strategies” – LISI Webinar
  • Speaker – June 17, 2020 – “The New PPP Timeline and Other Issues for Reopening Businesses” Webinar for Vandenack Weaver
  • Moderator – April 29, 2020 -Webinar “Re–Opening Your Business During COVID–19: Safe & Smart”
  • Speaker – March 30, 2020 – WEBINAR – Navigating Business Response to COVID-19 Legislation
  • Moderator – January 21, 2020 – “Key Employment Law Issues in 2020” Avoiding Employment Litigation – Employment Law Webinar Series 3
  • Moderator – November 19, 2019 – Avoiding Employment Litigation – Employment Law Webinar Series #2
  • Presenter- “Understanding What the 2017 Tax Reform Means to Your Firm” – July 2018
  • Speaker – 199A Webinar “Understanding What the 2017 Tax Reform Means to Your Firm,” 4/2018
  • Moderator – Business Community, 2018 ABA Techshow
  • Speaker- “Estate Planning Basic Concepts,” St. Wenceslaus February 2016

Legal Publications:

  • “Trust Strategies for the Business Exit” – Mary Vandenack & Michael Weaver – LISI Business Entities E-Newsletter #271 – VWT Website – March 17, 2023
  • “Using ESOPs As a Business Exit” – Mary Vandenack & Michael Weaver – -LISI Business Entities E-Newsletter #269 – March 10, 2023
  • Charitable Strategies for the Business Exit” – Mary E. Vandenack & Michael J. Weaver, LISI Business Entities Email Newsletter #268, February 24, 2023
  • “State Regulation of Corporate Acquisitions: How Do the Statutes Work and Are They Constitutional,” 22 Creighton Law Review 793 (1989)

Other Publications:


  • Nebraska, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1990

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