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Roger W. Wells

Roger W. Wells

AttorneyChairman and President

If you’re in the midst of a major business transaction, you’ll want to work with Roger, who is the co-chair of McGrath North’s Business and Corporate practice group and heads the firm’s mergers and acquisition practice. Roger has been the lead counsel in literally hundreds of transactions spanning a wide range, including public company mergers, international joint ventures and all forms of acquisitions, mergers and financing transactions.  Each situation inevitably requires an intimate knowledge of the complex business and legal issues that can entangle any transaction.

Roger makes the effort to gain that knowledge to help simplify the deal for his clients.  More often than not, these transactions need to take place within a rigid timeframe – where initiative and creativity matter. For Roger, the volume of the complexities he has faced makes a big difference and has helped him develop the expertise, judgment and balance to develop a clear path toward his clients’ objectives.

Roger became president of McGrath North in 2010 but remains committed full-time to his clients and transactional practice.  His success is reflected in:

  • The number and range of clients that he represents…publicly traded companies; private companies (local, regional and national); both strategic and financial buyers and sellers; big and small.
  • The clients that Roger has been lead transactional lawyer include: Louis Dreyfus Commodities, ConAgra Foods, Gavilon Group, First Data Corporation, ICF International, First Capital Partners, Wells Enterprises, and Blue Cross-Blue Shield Nebraska.
  • The industries that Roger is  involved with…food and consumer products; agriculture; commodities; financial institutions; information technology; manufacturing; government contracting; and many more.
  • The scope of transactions that he has experienced, both domestic and international.
  • Creighton University School of Law (J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 1981)
  • Creighton University (B.S.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1979)
  • Nebraska (1981: Sustaining Member)

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.  


McGrath North Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

McGrath North is honored to announce that 20 of its lawyers have been recognized as Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in the 2022 Super Lawyers Ranking list. These lawyers practice in the core specialty areas critical to serving the firm’s clients across the country and help fulfill our commitment to focus first and always on client success.  



November 05, 2015

10th Annual Accounting Seminar for CPAs

McGrath North is sponsoring and conducting our Tenth Annual Seminar for Accounting Professionals in Omaha, Nebraska.  The seminar will focus on a variety of topics such as: Assessing and Addressing Cyber Risk, M&A for the CPA, Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges, Patent Protection, New Wage and Hour Exempt Status, Working with Potential Litigation in Mind, New Developments and Practice Pointers for State Taxes and Incentives, plus Common Retirement Plan Errors and Correction Opportunities and how they impact CPAs.  




McGrath North Attorneys Recognized in "Best Lawyers in America"

McGrath North is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized in the 2008 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  The lawyers recognized for this honor are:  

  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2010
  • Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Antitrust Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • “Best Lawyers in America”, Omaha Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Lawyer of the Year 2022
  • “Best Lawyers in America”, Omaha Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year 2020
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Nebraska, Corporate/Commercial – Band 1)
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions, Business/Corporate) 2007-2022
  • Trustee, Business Ethics Alliance
  • Editorial Staff, Creighton Law Review
  • Creighton Moot Court Board
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Listed: Martindale-Hubbell, AV/Preeminent Rating