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Burnell E.

Steinmeyer, Jr.

Of Counsel

Phone:    308-532-7110

Fax:         308-534-0248

Burnell Steinmeyer has over 36 years of experience practicing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate divisions and entity planning for farm, ranch and commercial businesses.  He enjoys working with families on transition and business planning matters emphasizing transition and tax related issues.  He frequently speaks to attorneys and accountants on tax related topics and has authored numerous publications relating to tax related matters.  He is currently co-authoring two multi-volume treatises published by Thomsen-Reuters (Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers – Family Business Organizations).  

Practice Areas

Business Law & Entity Planning

Tax Law


  • Represents numerous farm and ranch corporations with tax-free divisions of their corporate operations between family members

  • Provides tax minimization advice for the merger, reorganization and liquidation of farm, ranch and commercial business organizations

  • Represents numerous business entities and individuals with resolving disputes with the Internal Revenue Service

  • Represents businesses with the formation, maintenance of business organizations, including corporations (S and C), limited liability companies and partnerships

  • Represents clients with the transition of their farm, ranch and commercial operations between multiple generations of family members

Bar Admission

  • Nebraska State Bar, 1979

  • Colorado State Bar, 1993

  • United States District Court for Nebraska, 1979

  • United States Tax Court, 1983


  • Nebraska State Courts

  • United States District Court for Nebraska

  • United States Tax Court


  • Master of Law - Taxation

    • University of Florida, Holland Law Center

    • Gainsville, Florida, 1980

  • Jusis Doctor

    • University of Nebraska College of Law

    • Lincoln, Nebraska, 1979

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

    • Kearney State College

    • Kearney, Nebraska, 1976

Professional & Community


  • Nebraska State Bar Association

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • Lincoln County Bar Association

  • Great Plains Federal Tax Institute - Director Emeritus

  • Nebraska Accountability & Disclosure Commission - Past Commissioner


  • Co-Author, Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers, Thomson Reuters (2016)

  • Co-Author, Family Business Organization, Thomson Reuters (2016)

  • Author, Second-Generation Planning and the Corporate Division Alternative, Probate & Property, a publication of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association (2006)

  • Author, Choice of Entity - Alternative Forms of Business Organizations, Nebraska Practice Manual, University of Nebraska College of Law (1995)

  • Co-Author, The Farming and Ranching Industries, Little, Brown and Company (1995)

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