Gary M. Gotsdiner


McGill Gotsdiner Workman & Lepp
11404 W Dodge Road
Suite 500
Omaha, NE 68154

Tel: 402-492-9200


Gary Gotsdiner is a native of Nebraska and graduated with honors from Denver University. He attended law school at the University of Nebraska and graduated with honors in 1978. Upon graduation, Gary immediately joined the firm and has been on its Board of Directors since 1988. He serves as the Chairman of the Board.

Gary’s primary practice areas include corporate law, mergers, divestitures, acquisitions, finance and banking, and tax and estate planning. Gary has significant experience with closely held and family-owned businesses including governance, management, and succession. Gary has helped many clients over the past 40 years take their start-up business to peak and transition them to the next generation.

Gary is client-focused, highly responsive, and business savvy. He is laser-focused on the matter at hand and results driven. Gary assembles the most effective team of attorneys to efficiently serve clients and resolve issues.

Since 2007, Gary has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in fields including Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Gary was named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” and Best Lawyers’ 2014 Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha. He has also been selected to the Nebraska Super Lawyers list for Mergers and Acquisitions, Business/Corporate Law and Real Estate. He is a Fellow of the American and Nebraska State Bar Foundations and was honored in 2019 to receive the Nebraska State Bar Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Corporate and Business Law practice at McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp focuses on developing creative strategies that position our clients for success today and in the future. For over 40 years our dedicated team of professionals have worked with closely held family businesses and private companies in Nebraska, throughout the Midwest and beyond.

Our Corporate and Business Law practice group serves clients across a wide range of industry sectors, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Real estate
  • Banking
  • Franchisees
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Professional services firms
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation

We provide our clients with a broad scope of services, including advising on matters involving:

  • Taxation
  • Contests for corporate control
  • Entity ownership disputes
  • Corporate agreements
  • Contract disputes
  • Entity formation and dissolution

Our attorneys operate in an open and collaborative team environment that offers our business clients direct access to all of the firm’s attorneys, regardless of their practice area. We recognize that many of our clients have an entrepreneurial spirit and as they work to expand their businesses, their legal issues often become more complex. We also know that as closely held family businesses evolve over time, they often need legal advice to address changes in ownership, succession planning, estate planning, and other legal matters. Our attorneys are here to serve our clients through the “seasons of life” and support them through the long term.

For over 40 years, we have focused on representing closely-held businesses and their owners including leading commercial, financial service, and industrial companies. We also provide legal services to individuals in a wide range of areas.

Since 1975, we have maintained the tradition of representing our clients in a professional and ethical manner.  Our lawyers combine that tradition with modern technology to provide clients with prompt, cost-effective and quality service. As creative, practical problem solvers, we take a fresh approach to our clients’ toughest legal issues. We ask, “What are you trying to accomplish?” And then we accomplish it in unique, innovative ways.

“Gary Gotsdiner is a respected practitioner who advises his clients on a wide range of mandates, including M&A and estate planning, as well as governance. He has experience working with startup companies through the full life cycle of growth. He also advises clients on banking and finance issues.”
Chambers & Partners