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Nicole Seckman Jilek

NicoleAbrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP is pleased to announce that Nicole Seckman Jilek has become a partner of the firm. Ms. Jilek is a trial attorney focusing her practice on civil litigation including trust and estate, real estate, business and commercial, personal injury, and employment litigation. She also counsels clients on various employment related matters.

Ms. Jilek is active within the Omaha community. She is a past president of the Omaha Jaycees and the current president-elect for the Inns of Court, a legal organization of judges and attorneys that meets monthly to promote professionalism, civility, and ethics. In 2013, she received the Ten Outstanding Young Omahan (TOYO!) award for her work in the community.

Ms. Jilek received her bachelor’s degree in 2004 and law degree in 2007, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Kathryn A. Glissman

KathrynAbrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP is pleased to announce that Kathryn A. Glissman has become a partner of the firm. Ms. Glissman focuses her practice on energy and construction law, corporate and commercial transactions and real estate matters.

In her energy and construction law practice, Ms. Glissman advises clients through all stages and aspects of the development, ownership and operation of power plants projects in the gas, solar and wind industries, from term sheets and RFPs to complex engineering procurement and construction agreements, equipment purchase agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, and long term parts and services agreements. In addition, Ms. Glissman counsels clients on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, purchase and sale transactions, and day-to-day operational issues, as well as commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions and leasing matters.

Ms. Glissman received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law in 2012, and her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Morningside College in 2008. During law school, Ms. Glissman served as Editor in Chief of the Creighton Law Review.

Six Attorneys Listed In The Best Lawyers in America 2017

We are pleased to announce that 6 lawyers from Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.

R. Craig Fry - Corporate Law
Randall C. Hanson - Energy Law
John W. Herdzina - Corporate Law and Franchise Law
Howard J. Kaslow - Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates
Timothy M. Kenny - Municipal Law
Thomas J. Malicki - Trusts and Estates

Change in Special Needs Planning

An individual with special needs can now unilaterally create a self-settled, first party needs trust ("SNT") due to President Obama's signing of the 21st Century Cures Act ("Act") on December 13, 2016. This important change removes a significant hurdle from the path of individuals who have special needs but who also have the mental capacity to form their own SNT. If you have questions or would like to discuss special needs planning, please contact any of the following attorneys who specialize in this area: Howard Kaslow, John Herdzina, Thomas Malicki, or Andrew Deaver.

John Herdzina and Katie Glissman presented at Operation Boots to Business workshops at Offutt Airforce Base

Each presentation centered around the legal issues impacting veteran-owned businesses.

Katie Glissman married Garth Glissman at St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Omaha, Nebraska.

Although both Nebraska natives, Katie and Garth recently moved to New York City for Garth’s job. Katie continues to work full time for AKC, splitting time between New York and our office in Omaha. Technology and direct flights from New York allow Katie to serve our clients just as before, the only change being a new last name!

2017 Employment Law Series

Topics to be discussed include:
An ADA & FMLA panel with HR and medical professionals
ADA & FMLA Update
Paid maternity, paternity and sick leave policies
Wage & Hour update
Handling NEOC and EEOC complaints
Applicant and hiring issues, including the use of drug testing, criminal background and reference checks.


Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP will be hosting an ENGAGE event on September 20, 2016 Read More

ENGAGE was established by Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP in 2007 as a way to connect our female attorneys with our female clients. Over the years, ENGAGE has expanded as a way to connect our female attorneys and clients to other professional women in the Omaha community. The focus of ENGAGE is to help women connect with one another and improve their leadership skills.

Howard Kaslow Received the Nebraska Bar Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

hjkThis award recognizes a lawyer who has made significant contributions to the legal profession, the Bar Foundation, and to his or her community. To read the article about the award, please click here.