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David L. Hefflinger

David L. Hefflinger


Dave’s practice is concentrated in the areas of securities, corporate and tax. He has more than thirty years of experience in business and tax planning, including the structure and operations of business entities, public and private business financing and succession planning. Dave has served as securities counsel for initial public offerings and represented public companies in equity and debt offerings, merger transactions and SEC reporting and disclosure. Dave counsels medium-sized and large corporations with respect to planning, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Dave has substantial experience in corporate boardrooms advising the board of directors of private and public companies on matters ranging from reporting/disclosure to governance to executive compensation.

Success Story:

Dave has counseled multiple clients on the road from startup to IPO to successful public company.  Dave recently represented sellers of several family-owned businesses with sales prices in excess of $100 million, several public companies in equity and debt sales exceeding $100 million, and multiple companies in board level regulatory compliance matters.

  • Creighton University School of Law (J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 1972)
  • Creighton University (B.A., Cum Laude, 1969)
  • Nebraska (1972: Sustaining Member)
  • U.S. Tax Court (1976)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1974)

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More Publications

Challenges To The Corporate Rule Of Stockholder Primacy



Compensation Clawbacks in 2017

Recent Media Coverage  

  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, American Bar Association
  • Author, “Alternatives to Federal and State Registration of Securities,” Nebraska CLE
  • Author, “Regulatory Pitfalls in Acquiring, Selling or Expanding a Business,” Nebraska CLE
  • Past Member, Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Past President, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education
  • Past President, Great Plains Federal Tax Institute
  • President, McGrath North, 1996 – 2010
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, Venture Capital Law
  • “Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law, 2009, 2014
  • “Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates, 2010
  • “Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Tax Law, 2013
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business   (Nebraska, Corporate/Commercial – Band 2)
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate, Tax) 2007-2022
  • Listed: Martindale-Hubbell, AV/Preeminent Rating