Jeffrey J. Pirruccello


“I offer more than 35 years of practical, effective and creative advice, judgment, experience and insight.”

For more than three decades, Jeff has been providing tax 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 comprehensive approach, consulting with CPAs, insurance experts and financial advisors, to develop reliable strategies for his clients. Whether his clients are putting together their first estate plan, or planning a merger worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Jeff’s extensive experience and expertise lead to sound counsel and beneficial solutions.

Case Studies / Success Story:

Jeff represented a high-level insurance executive being aggressively audited by the IRS for tax deficiencies and interest that amounted to a substantial sum of money. He needed to protect the client from an indictment, while at the same time negotiating a settlement that minimized his liability exposure. It was a difficult proposition since the IRS and the client were on two very different ends of the spectrum on the proposed liabilities. Jeff led with a bold strategy, directly engaging with the revenue agent in discussions about the audit, while also proposing a substantial concession in the client’s capital gains adjustment that was in question. The move met with favorable reaction from the IRS, and the settlement negotiations began in earnest. Within two months, the IRS dropped all civil fraud penalties, the client’s tax liabilities were cut in half and his career was unaffected by the audit.

“My clients demand prompt, sound and effective legal and alternative tax planning ideas. I’m happy to give it.”

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Professional Background
Admitted

Nebraska

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

Education

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

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

Accomplishments

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”, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate 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, and Business/Corporate) 2007-2018

Listed: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA

Listed: Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2017-2018 (Private Wealth Law-Nebraska)

Professional Organizations

Omaha Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Financial Planning Association

Nebraska Society of CPAs

All Saints Episcopal Church, Member of Vestry and Chair of Planned Giving

Bishop Clarkson Foundation, Member of Board of Directors and Treasurer

Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska, Treasurer