Jennifer L. Rattner

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Partner since 2016
Member, Business Department
Omaha, Nebraska

Jennifer (Jen) L. Rattner is a partner with the firm and is a member of the firm's business department. Ms. Rattner focuses her practice on business law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, franchise law, energy and construction law, commercial lending and secured transactions, corporate transactions, and securities.

Ms. Rattner's mergers and acquisitions practice includes local and national mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances for corporations and businesses of all sizes and industries. Her mergers and acquisitions practice is comprehensive and includes drafting and negotiating complex legal documents and advising clients as to all aspect of such transactions, including real estate, finance, and securities law matters.

In her franchise law practice, Ms. Rattner advises clients seeking to expand their business by establishing new franchise systems, which includes advising clients on pre-registration and disclosure laws and other federal and state regulations, as well as clients seeking to buy or sell a franchised business. She also counsels franchisees and franchisors on franchise relationship laws to help resolve problems and avoid disputes.

In the energy and construction law area, Ms. Rattner has experience drafting and negotiating agreements in the solar energy and biofuels industries, including engineering, procurement and construction agreements, asset management and marketing agreements, and general project development contracts.

Ms. Rattner's commercial lending and secured transactions practice includes advising both lenders and borrowers in a variety of financing transactions, including construction and permanent loans, term loans, and revolving lines of credit.

In her corporate transactions practice, Ms. Rattner has a diverse array of experience drafting and negotiating commercial and corporate contracts, including lease agreements, buy-sell agreements, purchase and sale agreements, redemption agreements, corporate governance documents, licensing agreements, and confidentiality and noncompetition agreements.

Ms. Rattner received her Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Drake University in 2003, and her Juris Doctor, with honors, from Drake University Law School in 2008. While in law school, she was a member of the Drake University Law Review. After law school, Ms. Rattner began her legal career with an international law firm, with an office in Omaha, Nebraska, working as an Associate Attorney in the firm's Corporate and Energy & Natural Resources departments.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Energy Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
  • Dissolution
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations
  • Alternative Energy
  • Copyrights
  • Private Placements
  • Securities

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2009


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: Drake University Law Review, 2006 - 2008
  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
    • B.S. cum laude - 2003
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Delta Theta Phi, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Inc. , Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Husch Blackwell, LLP, Associate Attorney, 2008 - 2010


  • Delta Theta Phi