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Michael C. Pallesen
(402) 397-1700
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Practice Emphasis:

Mike is the Chair of the Firm's Transactional Practice Section. He represents entities and individuals, including public companies, private businesses, public-private partnerships, non-profit entities and health care providers in business transactions, legislative matters, government relations and regulatory matters and securities offerings. 

Mike’s national public-private partnership work includes serving as counsel to private philanthropic entities who have partnered with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to construct a new ambulatory care center in Omaha, Nebraska, and a new medical-surgical hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Mike currently serves as counsel to the Offutt Community Development Corporation, a private philanthropic entity pursuing partnerships with the US Department of Defense, US Air Force and State of Nebraska to undertake projects directed at improving the experience for service members stationed at Offutt Air Force Base and the US Strategic Command.

Mike had over 20 years of active and reserve service as a lawyer in the U.S. Navy. He held multiple operational law, administrative law and military justice assignments, including two tours of duty with the United States Strategic Command.

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Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Listed: Best Lawyers in America® (Corporate Law), 2018-present
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners Publishing)(Corporate/Commercial)
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Business and Corporate)
  • Lifetime Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member, Ex-officio, Board of Directors, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals
  • Member, University of Nebraska Lincoln Chancellor's Council of Alumni Ambassadors
  • Past Member, University of Nebraska College of Law Business & Law Advisory Board
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth, Nebraska Chapter
  • Member, Board of Directors, At Ease USA
  • Member, President's Cabinet, Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Member, American Legion
  • Member, University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor's Board of Counselors (2010-2018)
  • Past Chair, Securities Section, Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member, Leadership Omaha, Class 22 (1999-2000)
  • Vice President and General Counsel, infoUSA, Inc., 1997-1999
  • Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Retired
  • Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1990-1991
  • Published: “LB 107 and Nurse Practitioners: Going it Alone?”  Physicians Bulletin, Metro Omaha Medical Society Magazine, September/October 2015
  • Published: “Selling Your Private Medical Practice”  Nebraska Medicine, Nebraska Medical Association Magazine, Winter 2013