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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. His practice involves representing clients in matters encompassing the full life of a business such as entity formation, corporate governance, stockholder agreements and dissolution. He has significant experience in a variety of substantial business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and the myriad of contractual arrangements encountered by businesses. Mike also assists clients in protecting and licensing their intellectual property including software programs, biotechnology, and trademarks.  

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
  • 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