Daniel C. Pape

“The law is complicated. My job is to cut through these complexities and find solutions for my clients.”

Dan was recently named Omaha’s Corporate Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America. Over the past 25 years at McGrath North, Dan has helped clients navigate the maze of laws that strike most people as “legal mumbo jumbo.” Dan delivers what clients want most from their lawyer: practical, effective legal advice. For Dan, it is all about helping clients minimize their legal risk, while at the same time paying attention to the client’s needs from a business perspective. When clients run up against a complicated challenge, Dan tackles it head on with dogged determination and experience, and figures out how to get the job done.

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Dan’s most rewarding experiences come from his long-standing relationships with his clients. Dan knows that you have to fully understand the client and their business in order to provide them with the most effective representation, and Dan does not take his role lightly. While Dan’s practice primarily involves providing counsel to clients on corporate, contract, tax and financial-related matters, he draws on the full resources of the firm in providing a comprehensive solution for the client.

“By staying focused on the client, the relationship I forge with them is strong and long lasting. My years at McGrath North have been especially rewarding because of the clients I have had the privilege to represent.”

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Professional Background

Nebraska, 1990

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992

U.S. Tax Court, 1993


Creighton University School of Law J.D., Cum Laude, 1990

Creighton University B.S.B.A. in Finance, Cum Laude, 1987


Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

“Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, 2013

“Best Lawyers” Omaha Tax Law Lawyer of the Year 2020

Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Business/Corporate, Tax, Estate Planning & Probate) 2013-2014

Creighton Law Review Associate Staff

International Moot Court Board (President 1989-1990)

Recipient of Law School Outstanding Service Award

Who’s Who Among American Law Students

Creighton University Dean’s Honor Roll

Professional Organizations

Entrepreneurs Organization Nebraska, Exclusive Legal Sponsor 2007-2012

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Executive Dialogue Committee Member 1995-2008

Nebraska State Bar Association, House of Delegates 1997-2005

Omaha Bar Association, Public Service Committee 1995-1998, 2001-2008