Thomas J. Malicki

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Member, Business Department
Omaha, Nebraska

Thomas J. Malicki is a partner of the firm and a member of the business department. He joined the firm in 1987. Mr. Malicki focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, energy law, trust and estate planning, probate, and pension and profit sharing law.

In his corporate practice, Mr. Malicki advises clients in complex business transactions including international business, real estate and energy/power plant transactions. He also counsels clients with respect to tax and securities issues encountered in the implementation of various corporate and partnership structures.

Mr. Malicki has extensive experience in trust, estate and probate matters. He utilizes his broad knowledge of estate planning to counsel clients with large estates as to methods of tax savings and probate simplification. In addition, he regularly handles estate administration matters and frequently deals with the Internal Revenue Service in connection with estate and gift tax matters. Mr. Malicki is familiar with the maintenance of pension and profit-sharing plans to ensure compliance with ERISA and various other federal rules and regulations.

Mr. Malicki completed the year long coursework to earn the designation Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®). The CAP® program provides professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to help clients reach their charitable giving objectives while also helping them meet their estate planning and wealth management goals. Only 700 individuals have been awarded the CAP® designation since its inception in 2003.

Mr. Malicki was named one of the "Top 100 Attorneys" by Worth Magazine which recognized the nation's leading attorneys specializing in trusts and estates, philanthropy, elder care and other private practice areas.

Mr. Malicki is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and a Fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation. He is a member of the Omaha Estate Planning Council and serves on the Board of Directors of the Methodist Hospital Foundation and the Great Plains Tax Institute. Mr Malicki also serves on the Board of Trustees of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, a College - Preparatory high school for girls.

Mr. Malicki received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University in 1984. He received his Master of Business Administration from Creighton University and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Creighton University School of Law in 1987.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1987

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Energy Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Pension and Profit Sharing Law
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Business Succession Planning

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) , 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1987


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. cum laude - 1987
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE
    • M.B.A. - 1987
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE
    • B.S.B.A. - 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Member of "Best Lawyers in America" for Trusts and Estates
  • "Top 100 Attorneys" by Worth Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • Methodist Hospital Foundation, Board Member
  • Great Plains Tax Institute, Board Member
  • Duchesne Academy of the Scared Heart, Board Member