Jeffrey J. Pirruccello

For more than four decades, Jeff has been providing tax, estate planning and business law counsel to an impressive list of clients.  From helping business owners minimize estate tax consequences to successfully defending clients in federal and state tax investigations, Jeff has seen just about everything.  Jeff believes in a collaborative approach, consulting with clients, CPAs, insurance experts and financial advisors, to develop reliable strategies for his clients.  Whether the clients with whom he works are putting together their first estate plan, forming a charitable or religious organization, or planning a merger worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Jeff’s extensive experience and expertise lead to sound counsel and beneficial solutions.

Jeff has also been instrumental in helping to build an exceptional team to support the tax and estate planning needs of McGrath North’s clients.  The group is now led by Jon Grob and includes fourteen professionals.

Jeff has completed his transition to a well-deserved, substantially reduced role.  While he will be available for limited strategic consultations, McGrath North’s Tax and Estate Planning team will take the lead.  If you have specific questions, please contact group head Jon Grob or any member of the group.

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Professional Background


U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


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

Creighton University B.S.B.A., Summa Cum Laude


Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, Director Emeritus, Past President, Past Vice-President and Planning Chairman

Financial Planning Association of Nebraska, Past Director and Member

Frequent Author and Lecturer for: Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, Nebraska Bar Association, Nebraska Society of CPAs (among others)

Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation

Listed: “Best Lawyers in America” since 1993, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

“Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Non-Profit/Charities Law, 2016

“Best Lawyers in America” Omaha Lawyer of the Year, Litigation & Controversy – Tax, 2013

Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Tax, Estate Planning and Probate, Business/Corporate) 2007-2020

Listed: Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Nebraska, Tax – Band 1)

Listed: Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2017-2020 (Private Wealth Law – Nebraska –  Band 1)

Professional Organizations

Omaha Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Financial Planning Association

Nebraska Society of CPAs

All Saints Episcopal Church, Former member of Vestry and Chair of Planned Giving

Bishop Clarkson Foundation, Member of Board of Directors and Treasurer

Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska, Treasurer and Member of the Bishop and Trustees Board

Dreamweaver Foundation, Member of Board of Directors