Honors & Awards

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation – Fellow

Presentations & Publications

  • Lecturer on Sales and Use Tax, Multistate Income Tax, Real Estate Tax, Nonprofit Taxation Matters, Personal Property Tax before the Nebraska Bar Association; American Bar Association; Section on Taxation; National Tax Association; American Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • The Impact of Pacific Power and Light Company v. Department of Revenue, 286 Or 529, 596 P.2nd 912 (1975) on Future Administrative and Judicial Proceedings, National Tax Association Proceedings (1980) (Author)
  • Sales and Use Tax Handbook, Nebraska Sales and Use Tax (1988), (1989), (1990), (1991), (American Bar Association, Section of Taxation) (Co-Author)
  • Real Estate Taxes–Constitutional Issues, Protests, and Appeals, Nebraska Bar Association (1989) (Author)
  • Multistate Income Issues–A National Concern, (American Bar Association, 1982) (Author)

Legal Experience

  • Teton Acquisition Corp. MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co.) merger ($2.5 billion “going private” transaction)
  • Children’s Hospital, $57,000,000 Bond Issue (1997)

Past Employment

  • Nebraska Army National Guard, 1969-1975
  • State of Nebraska, 1973-1975, Captain, Staff Judge Advocate, Nebraska Army National Guard

Memberships & Civic Affiliations

  • Civic Activities
    • Omaha Zoological Society, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium – President and Member, Board of Directors
    • Omaha Zoo Foundation – President, Secretary, and Member, Board of Directors
    • Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce – Member; Executive Committee; Board of Directors; General Counsel; Past Chairman (2005)
    • Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology, and Engineering, University of Nebraska Omaha – Member, Board of Policy Advisors
    • The Durham Museum – Member, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors
    • Omaha Performing Arts Society – Secretary (Holland Performing Arts Center & Orpheum Theater)
    • Omaha Development Foundation – Member, Board of Directors
    • Omaha Development Council, Inc. – Member, Board of Directors
    • Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America – Past Chairman and Current Member, Board of Trustees; Citizen of the Year (2004); 1996 Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
    • University of Nebraska Foundation – Past Member, Board of Directors and Current Member, Board of Trustees
  • Corporate Affiliations
    • MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company – Member, Board of Directors (a Berkshire Hathaway Company)
    • Tetrad Holdings Company – Secretary and Member, Board of Directors
    • Fungo, Inc. – President and Member, Board of Directors (Omaha Storm Chasers, AAA Baseball)
  • Foundation Affiliations
    • Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation – Secretary and Member, Board of Directors
    • Clifton and Anne Stuart Batchelder Foundation – Trustee and Secretary
  • Other Affiliations
    • Other – Secretary and/or director of numerous corporations, foundations, and professional corporations
    • Film production: Lewis & Clark Great Journey West (IMAX Format), Executive Producer; and Kilimanjaro to the Roof of Africa (IMAX Format), Production Executive

Admitted

1989

  • U.S. Supreme Court

1969

  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1969

COLLEGE: Southern Methodist University, B.A. Economics, 1966