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Experience.

We are a full-service business law firm with more than 100 years of combined legal experience. We represent individuals, businesses and estates in matters of all size and complexity.

Depth.

Whether your needs range from simple contracts to complex commercial litigation, we've got you covered. The legal team of Likes Meyerson Hatch serves clients in matters relating to business and corporate law, real estate, estate and gift tax planning, estate administration, loan documentation and complex tort and business litigation.

Value.

We are the same lawyers you have trusted for years. With us you'll receive the same superior legal representation you've always received, at small firm rates. The diversity of our expertise allows us to offer the same range of legal representation normally found at larger firms, while maintaining that traditional, small-firm attention to detail and service.

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We want you to succeed. We are experienced professionals who understand your goals and think creatively to find solutions that work for you. Your success is what drives us—today and into the future.

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Robert J. Likes

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Rob represents individuals and families in the areas of estate and gift tax planning, wills and trusts, and estate administration. His practice also includes representing businesses in corporate transactions, acquisition and sales of businesses, and business succession planning.

Representative Experience
  • Devotes a substantial portion of his practice to the representation of individuals and families in connection with their estate planning, in work such as planning for the disposition of wealth, reduction of estate taxes and formation of special needs trusts for disabled family members
  • Helps high net worth clients and business owners transfer wealth to younger generations through sophisticated planning techniques such as Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs) and Installment Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts
  • Advises clients on all issues relating to the formation of businesses, including entity selection, liability protection and tax issues
  • Assists corporate and individual clients in transactional, business planning and operational aspects of their business
Publications & Presentations

Speaking Engagements

  • "Buy/Sell Agreements - Tax and Business Considerations for Multiple-Owner Entities”, University of Nebraska Estate and Business Planning Program, May 2013
  • Co-Chair, 2011 Nebraska State Bar Association Estate Planning Institute, March 2011
  • "Estate and Gift Tax Planning Opportunities in Our Current Low-Interest Rate Environment," University of Nebraska Estate and Business Planning Program, May 2009
Professional & Civic Activities
  • Nebraska Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Omaha Estate Planning Council
  • National Safety Council, Greater Omaha Chapter, Board Member
  • Omaha Central High School Foundation, Board Member
Practice Areas
  • Tax, Trusts and Estates
  • Business Transition Planning
  • Charitable Planning and Foundation Administration
  • Estate Planning, Estate and Gift Tax
  • Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Private Business
Education
  • University of Nebraska, J.D., 2000
  • University of Arizona, B.S., 1995
Admissions
  • Nebraska, 2000
  • Nebraska State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska

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Scott A. Meyerson

Attorney

Scott Meyerson has been in private practice since 1994 and has extensive experience serving as general counsel to many local and regional closely-held businesses, advising them on matters such as entity formation, corporate law, contract law, real estate law, business succession and secured credit transactions. His business transactional experience has included all types of asset, stock, corporate, limited liability and partnership mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.

Scott also has extensive experience in representing developers, property owners, property purchasers and tenants in real estate development projects, leasing matters, real estate transactions and real estate finance.

Representative Experience
  • Extensive experience representing and counseling residential and commercial real estate developers in both corporate and real estate related legal matters
  • Has counseled clients in more than $300 million worth of mergers and acquisitions
  • Has successfully represented clients in more than $7 million worth of property tax protests
  • Advises clients on all issues relating to the formation of businesses, entity selection and liability protection
  • Assists business and individual clients in transactional, business planning and operational aspects of their business
Publications & Presentations

Speaking Engagements

  • Scott regularly provides in-house educational seminars to local real estate brokers
  • "Contract Issues," Construction Financial Management Association - Nebraska Chapter, 2008
  • "Real Estate Law For the Non-Practitioner," Omaha Residential Realtors Association, 2002; University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Professional & Civic Activities
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Jewish Community Center of Omaha, Board of Directors, 2008-Present
  • Leadership Omaha, Class 31, 2008-2009
  • Voices for Children Annual Event, Honorary Co-Chair, 2008
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2007-2008
  • Jewish Federation of Omaha, Strategic Planning Subcommittee, 2004-2005
  • American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Nebraska Council Co-Chair, 2004-2009
  • Arthritis Foundation Wine ‘til Nine Fundraising Event, Co-Chair, 2004
  • Jewish Press of Omaha, Board of Directors and Finance Chairman, 2002-2008
  • Nebraska Jewish Historical Society, Board of Directors and Finance Committee Member, 2001-2004
  • The Knights of Aksarben Foundation, Coronation Ball Floor Committee, 2003-2009
  • Jewish Federation of Omaha, Co-Chairman for Fundraising Event featuring Dennis Ross, Former Envoy to Israel and Chief U.S. Negotiator to the Middle East, 2003
  • Yale Richards Professional Education Seminar, Steering/Planning Committee 1999-2002
  • Jewish Omaha Leadership Training Institute, Planning Committee Member and Participant, 1999-2000
  • Jewish Federation of Omaha Campaign, Volunteer Fundraiser, 1997-2002; Young Men’s Division Co-Chairman, 1998
  • National Young Jewish Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., Participant, 1998
  • Arthritis Foundation Fundraising Event, Co-Chairman
Practice Areas
  • Private Business
  • Business Transition Planning
  • Commercial Lending
  • Construction
  • Corporate Counsel Services
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Property Tax Issues and Valuation Appeal
  • Real Estate
  • Hotel and Leisure
Education
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1994
    • Order of Barristers
  • Northwestern University, B.S., 1991
Admissions
  • Nebraska, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, 1994
Of Note

Scott has worked as a solo practitioner and at one of the largest law firms in the country. He has managed the business aspects of a law firm as well as maintaining his professional practice. As a result, Scott has a unique perspective and understanding of business issues and legal matters affecting small businesses.

Recognitions

Scott has been listed in the 2009-2011 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for real estate. Clients report him as "informed, knowledgeable and creative in his approach to complex deals" and "a deal maker who is always on top of a transaction. He makes life simple and gets things done without hassle."

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Bryan S. Hatch

Attorney

Bryan handles a broad range of complex tort and business litigation in state and federal courts. He also has extensive administrative experience and significant appellate experience in state and federal courts.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment for three closely-held corporations on a multi-million dollar claim brought by alleged minority shareholder for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and misrepresentation. Summary judgment was affirmed on appeal by Nebraska Supreme Court. Jardine v. McVey, 276 Neb. 1023 N.W.2d 690.
  • Obtained dismissal of landowner's multi-million dollar suit alleging nuisance, trespass, intentional infliction of emotional distress, recovery of real property and permanent injunction.
  • Successfully defended numerous employers on various employment claims, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA and retaliation.
  • Assists hospitals and physicians with medical staff discipline, credentialing, investigations and corrective action proceedings before administrative agencies.
  • Successfully defended a national banking association on a threatened eviction and termination of a land lease.
  • Obtained declaratory judgment for an insurer based upon a loss elimination amendment excluded coverage for the requested benefits. Affirmed on appeal. Veseley v. National Travelers Life Company, 12 Neb. App. 622, 682 N.W.2d 713.
  • Assists employers, both insured and self-insured, with workers’ compensation audits, compliance and regulatory matters in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.
  • Obtained judgment against a policyholder of a multi-million dollar major medical insurance contract on the basis of fraud and misrepresentation.
Publications & Presentations
  • Contributing editor to Defense Research Institute on Nebraska products liability law
  • Featured speaker on a wide array of topics including employment, workers' compensation and HIPAA-related issues
Professional & Civic Activities
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Practice Areas
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Business Torts
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Appellate Practice & Procedure
Education
  • Creighton University, J.D., cum laude, 1996
Admissions
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • US District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • US District Court for the Northern/Southern District of Iowa
Of Note

Bryan has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Construction Management at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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Jarrod D. Reece

Attorney

Jarrod focuses his litigation practice on business and employment matters. He also advises clients on compliance with state and federal employment laws. After graduating from law school, Jarrod served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has also served on the staff of former Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jean C. Hamilton of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Representative Experience
  • Representing employers in a range of employment law matters including counseling and litigation
  • Representing shareholders in litigation with partners, directors, and officers
  • Representing businesses in commercial disputes, including products liability matters
  • Conducting I-9 audits and advising employers on overall immigration compliance issues
  • Advising trial attorneys on appellate strategy and arguments in significant appeals
  • Obtained directed verdict for construction materials supplier on warranty and indemnity claims brought by property owner and general contractor
Publications & Presentations

Articles

  • "Revisiting Class-Based Affirmative Action in Government Contracting," 88 Washington University Law Review 1309, 2011
Professional & Civic Activities
  • Senior Warden, St. Martha's Episcopal Church
  • Fellow, New Leaders Council Institute, Omaha (2016)
Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Immigration - Employer Compliance
  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Products Liability
Education
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2011
    • Washington University Law Review, Chief Commentaries Editor
    • Order of the Coif
    • Alumni Association Award, 2011
  • Creighton University, B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science and Spanish, 2008
    • Father Richard Spillane, S.J., Award for Contributions to Civic Life, 2008
    • College of Arts and Science Outstanding Senior Award, 2008
Admissions
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Of Note

Jarrod was selected by his peers as a Great Plains Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in the specialty of employment law in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Jarrod received the Alumni Association Award upon graduation from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law for having the highest grade point average among his graduating class.

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Brandon Dickerson

Attorney

Brandon has a broad transactional practice in the areas of corporate and securities transactions, health care and nonprofit law. He advises businesses of all sizes on transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial and technology contracts, and private equity financing. Brandon's health care practice involves the representation of rural health care facilities, federally-qualified health centers, physician groups and health associations in connection with business transactions, vendor contracts, employment and professional services contracts, policy drafting and regulatory compliance. In the nonprofit realm, Brandon has assisted clients with a vast array of issues, including applications for tax exemptions, formation and dissolution, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, gift management, charitable gaming, executive compensation and a variety of contract matters.

Representative Experience

Corporate and Securities Transactions:

  • Served as lead deal counsel in the negotiation and closing of over $100 million in domestic and cross-border business acquisitions on behalf of public and private companies, including purchasing assets out of bankruptcy in a Section 363 sale
  • Represented investors, entrepreneurs and growth-stage companies in negotiating and closing millions of dollars in private equity and debt financing
  • Represented funds and start-ups in a variety of capital raising projects involving the issuance of a diverse array of securities
  • Advise state and SEC-registered investment advisers on compliance with Investment Advisers Act of 1940, government audits and related regulatory matters

Health Care Experience:

  • Serves as outside general counsel to critical access hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, medical practices and health associations, advising on a variety of corporate, regulatory and employment law matters
  • Drafted and negotiated numerous physician and mid-level employment agreements, medical director agreements and professional services agreements on behalf of physicians, medical practices and hospitals
  • Assisted numerous health care organizations and vendors in connection with HIPAA and state privacy law compliance, including the representation of a state health plan in responding to a data breach involving tens of thousands of affected individuals
  • Structured and negotiated joint ventures in the health care and nonprofit space, including the formation of a joint venture among several organ-procurement organizations, and a joint real estate project involving a community hospital and a nonprofit fitness center
  • Structured and negotiated the liquidation of a physician hospital organization and the distribution of its assets to its corporate members
  • Advised national optometry lab in connection with recapitalization and corporate restructuring of optometry partnership and affiliated group purchasing program

Nonprofit Experience:

  • Serves as outside general counsel to nonprofit organizations, including community hospitals, advising Board members and executives on general corporate governance, fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, private benefit/inurement and excess benefit issues, lobbying activities, tax compliance and executive compensation
  • Advised the Board of Directors of a large, international social club on compliance with private inurement issues
  • Advised national professional associations on various tax compliance matters, including transactions with for-profit affiliates, excess benefit issues and general corporate governance
  • Served as outside nonprofit counsel to a federally-designated organ procurement organization advising on such matters as executive compensation, joint venture relationships and the spinoff/formation of a supporting organization under 26 U.S.C. § 509(a)(3)
Publications & Presentations
  • "Corporate Governance and the Law," Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Presentation, 2015
  • "Charitable Contribution Deductions," National Business Institute, 2014
  • "Nebraska's New LLC Act," University of Nebraska College of Law Estate Planning Conference, 2012
  • "Business Acquisitions," Practice Management Class, University of Nebraska Dental College, 2010-2012
  • Bidding Farewell to the Ball and Chain: The United States Supreme Court Unconvincingly Prohibits Shackling in the Penalty Phase in Deck v. Missouri, 39 Creighton L. Rev. 741 (2005-2006)
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law and Finance
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
  • Securities Offerings and Investment
  • Health Care Law
  • Nonprofit Governance and Compliance
Education
  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
    • Editorial Staff Member, Creighton Law Review
    • Lois and Rodney Shkolnik Scholar
    • Dean's Merit Scholar
  • University of Utah, B.S., 2003
    • Undergraduate Research Fellow, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Primary Children's Medical Center, 2000
    • Inductee, National Residence Hall Honorary
Admissions
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
Of Note

In 2016 Brandon was selected by the American Bar Association, Nonprofit Organizations Committee, as its 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, which recognizes an attorney who has made outstanding contributions to the nonprofit sector and/or the development of nonprofit law.

In 2015 through 2017, Brandon was selected by his peers for inclusion as a Great Plains Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in the specialty of Mergers and Acquisitions. While in law school, Brandon was the recipient of the inaugural Judge Donald P. Lay Law Review Student Prize, which recognizes outstanding dedication and excellence in the Creighton Law Review.

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Steven R. Bloch

Attorney

Having practiced law principally in Omaha for nearly 50 years, Steve has joined the firm, of counsel. He continues to advise business clients on general corporate and commercial matters and families on associated equity and value succession, estate planning and management transition. As well, he has for many years actively engaged in a sophisticated mergers and acquisition practice and complex commercial solutions.

Professional & Civic Activities
  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Phi Society
  • Jewish Federation Foundation
    • Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Nebraska Arts Council Board
Practice Areas
  • Private Business
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Estate Planning, Estate and Gift Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Tax, Trusts and Estates
Education
  • Creighton University, J.D., cum laude, 1966
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1963
Admissions
  • New York, 1990
  • Nebraska, 1966
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Claims Court

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