Partner David Wilson brings over 30 years of legal and industry experience to his representation of families and family-run businesses in high-value estate and tax planning, business and real estate transactions, and estate and trust administration.

David began his legal career in public accounting, and his deep understanding of tax issues offers added value to his transactional clients and a real differentiator to his practice.

From his experience as in-house corporate counsel, David understands the complex legal concerns of businesses from an insider’s perspective. He has worked as a tax attorney for a national accounting firm, as in-house counsel for a Midwest gas company and currently serves as outside general counsel for an international trade association in the movie theater equipment and technology industry.

After growing up with seven siblings and now raising five children, David intimately understands the often-complex dynamics of families and family-owned businesses. It is this combination of business and family experiences that makes him uniquely qualified to advise family businesses on their estate and succession planning, real estate acquisitions and sales and business-related contracts and transactions.

David prides himself on his listening skills that enable him to translate his clients’ desired outcomes into efficient arrangements that help accomplish their goals. He considers himself a client partner – one who makes it easier for his clients to continue growing and shaping their business entities, knowing their legal concerns are being handled.

A two-time graduate of Creighton University (1982 B.S.B.A. in accounting/finance and 1985 J.D.), David has deep family roots in Omaha and Nebraska. When not advising clients, he enjoys traveling with his wife Laura, running (he’s completed 25+ marathons), watching movies and staying active with his family and four dogs.

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Omaha Estate Planning Council

Publications and Presentations

  • Has spoken frequently on estate and tax planning topics.
  • Written articles for Film Journal International on legal matters involving the movie industry.
  • Presented seminars for lawyers on estate planning topics.
  • Presented client seminars on estate planning.
  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 1985
  • B.S.B.A., Creighton University, 1982 (Accounting and Finance)