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:

Trent advises clients on a wide variety of real estate transactions including the purchase, sale, section 1031 exchange and leasing of industrial, commercial, retail, agricultural and residential real estate. He provides representation with respect to real estate tax issues, such as valuation protests and real estate tax exemption claims and appeals. His practice also includes advising clients on community redevelopment projects and the use of tax increment financing for development, along with work on a variety of business transactions.

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University of Nebraska, J.D., with highest distinction, 2000
Doane College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1997

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Member, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Member, Lincoln Chamber Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors
  • Member, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Steering Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club, Lincoln/Lancaster County
  • Member, Leadership Lincoln Class XIX
  • Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1999-2000
  • Order of the Coif