Courtney’s practice focuses on advising individuals, families, and public and privately held companies on a broad array of business and tax matters. She provides strategic and pragmatic counsel in all aspects of estate planning, business succession, charitable giving, trust administration, and business entity formation. Courtney works directly with clients on a day-to-day basis drafting wills and powers of attorney and preparing basic and advanced trust documents necessary to preserve family wealth and minimize tax consequences.
During law school, Courtney was a law clerk for the firm and gained valuable experience and insight into tax law and how best to protect clients.
- Creighton University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2018)
- University of South Dakota (B.S. Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, 2015)
- Nebraska (2018)
- U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska (2018)
In response to failed stimulus talks on Capitol Hill in early August, President Trump issued a memorandum titled “Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.” The memorandum defers employees’ 6.2% share of Social Security tax per paycheck on wages paid September 1 through December 31 of this year. The memorandum states the purpose of the deferral is to “put money directly in the pockets of American workers and generate additional incentives for work and employment, right when the money is needed most.” However, the memorandum has left employers with more questions than answers on how the deferral actually works. It is important to note the memorandum does not forgive the tax, but simply permits a temporary deferral, meaning, at least for now, the tax will eventually come due. President Trump has indicated that he hopes that if he is reelected, he will be able to get the deferred tax totally forgiven. Additionally, the memorandum directs the Secretary of Treasury to explore avenues to forgive the deferred taxes.
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- Omaha Bar Association
- Creighton University Law Review – Student Articles Editor
- Creighton University School of Law: CALI Award – Business Planning
- Related Practices
- Business and Corporate
- Tax, Trusts and Estates
- Related Industries