As professionals, it is of paramount importance to use that we remain available to serve our clients while acting in the best interest of the public. Our offices remain open. However, we have taken steps to limit the number of attorneys, staff, and guests who will be physically present in the offices of the firm. As a general rule, attorneys and staff will work remotely from home and will not be holding in-person meetings in our offices. Our goal is to use social distancing to maintain safety while continuing to serve our clients. We have been preparing for this day for some time. Thanks to our amazing people, we expect to be able to provide the same level of service as before.


You can still reach your attorney or paralegal by phone, email, or videoconference. If there is a need to meet in person, we will do our best to make that happen in a way that complies with the best guidance on public health. While our immediate concern is the health and safety of our people, our clients, and the public, we have been helping clients deal with the disruption that COVID-19 is causing to their lives and businesses. That will continue to be a focus of Cline Williams as we move through these difficult days together. We know many of you are dealing with these challenges in your own organizations as well as at home. As always, we deeply value your trust, friendship and support. You can be certain that we are here to support you, your families, and our community. Stay safe, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis:

Bruce’s practice is wide ranging. He advises clients regarding the selection and formation of business entities; corporate governance and fiduciary responsibility; transition planning, including buy and sell agreements, first rights of refusal and restrictions on the sale of equity interests; resolution of disputes involving minority rights and involuntary dissolution; the negotiation and documentation of stock and asset-based transactions involving the purchase or sale of operating divisions and stand-alone business entities. He has extensive experience in the negotiation, documentation and enforcement of a broad range of business agreements and commercial matters, such as the provision or sale of goods and services, the licensing of intellectual property, equipment leasing real estate leasing and the purchase and sale of agricultural commodities. His work includes agreements relating to employment, including the negotiation, documentation and enforcement of covenants regarding confidentiality, the use and disclosure of confidential information and competition. He represents public and private sector clients in the labor and employment area including school districts, community colleges and public universities in connection with organizational campaigns and unit determination; grievance resolution; the negotiation, documentation and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements; and has had extensive experience in litigation before the Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations. Bruce’s practice also includes wills, trusts and fiduciary administration.

Admitted to Practice:



University of Nebraska, J.D., with high distinction, 1969
University of Nebraska, B.S., 1966

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Listed: Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lincoln Chamber Economic Development Corporation
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
  • Past Chairman, Board of Directors, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, 2005
  • Past member, Board of Directors, The Nature Conservancy
  • Past member, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Lincoln YMCA
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Lincoln Foundation
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, United Way
  • Chairman, YMCA Fund Drive, 1990
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Theatre Arts for Youth
  • Past Area Chair, Ducks Unlimited, Area Chair of the Year, 1983
  • Law Clerk to Judge Robert Van Pelt, United States District Judge, District of Nebraska, 1968-1969
  • Board of Editors, Nebraska Law Review, 1967-1969
  • Order of the Coif
  • Beta Gamma Sigma