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Guy  Lawson

Guy Lawson


Guy typically finds himself helping clients sort through complex business transactions. Due to the intricate nature and tight timelines of these deals, Guy develops unique and creative solutions specific to that client. He puts all of his experience to work, taking into consideration the implications of each plan as it pertains to the overall interests of his clients. Guy doesn’t just close the transaction, but acts as an advisor along the way, while looking out for the long-term welfare of his client beyond the current situation. That’s how he develops a long and trusted relationship with his clients, which allows him to fully understand their business so he can represent them efficiently and effectively.

Success Story:

A public company in the service sector found an opportunity to acquire some much needed capital. However, they came to Guy for advice on the governance impact of the transaction on their business operations. Guy helped them evaluate the need for capital in a tough economic climate against the unknowns of the transaction, including compliance with foreign securities and corporate laws. In order to move forward, Guy helped the client create a security with unique terms designed to comply with regulatory requirements and also satisfy the needs of both the client and the investor. The transaction went smoothly, and the client’s business was able to expand into a new segment.

  • Creighton University (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1986)
  • Valdosta State University (B.A., 1976)
  • Nebraska (1986: Sustaining Member)
  • New York (2007)

McGrath North's Team Receives Broad Recognition from The Best Lawyers in America® 2024



McGrath North's Team Receives Broad Recognition from The Best Lawyers in America® 2023

In its newly released 2023 edition, The Best Lawyers in America® has recognized 44 McGrath North attorneys in the full range of specialty practice areas key to supporting businesses of all sizes across a broad range of industries, and 28 attorneys have been recognized for 10 years or more.  Of these attorneys recognized based on peer-review surveys, seven were named “Lawyer of the Year.” This honor is awarded to only one attorney with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location.  




The New SEC Compensation Reporting Rules

The SEC on August 11 issued the final rules for amendments to the disclosure requirements for executive and director compensation.  The adopting release is 436 pages in length.  The new rules are intended to make proxy statements easier to understand (“plain english”) with a clearer picture of executive compensation.  This memorandum summarizes the key elements of the new rules, highlighting changes from current reporting requirements.  

  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Securities Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • “Best Lawyers in America”, Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2019, 2021
  • Editor and Author, Creighton Law Review
  • Speaker, “SEC Aircraft Carrier Proposal” and “Plain English Implementation”
  • Listed: Martindale-Hubbell, AV/Preeminent Rating