Jeffery T. Peetz
A Sidney, Nebraska native, Jeff Peetz is focused on estate and trust planning, administration and litigation, and mediation services, including serving as a mediator for estate and trust disputes. In addition to these areas of practice, he works with all types of clients, from individuals and small business owners to larger-sized agricultural operators and community bank owners, advising them on contractual matters related to the operation of a successful business, including business and wealth succession planning.
Jeff is a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics, ethical matters in the estate and trust practice, charitable giving as a component of one’s overall estate plan, and real estate law matters for the Nebraska Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Nebraska State Bar Association. He formerly served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable William C. Hastings of the Nebraska Supreme Court from 1983 to 1984.
In 2008, Jeff was recognized by the Nebraska Planned Giving Council as a recipient of its Sowers Award for outstanding contributions to planned giving in Nebraska. He has served in various leadership roles in many state-wide charitable organizations and is the past chairperson of the Lincoln Community Foundation.
In 2012, Jeff was elected as a fellow to the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is comprised of approximately 2,600 of the nation’s top estate and trust estate attorneys, and membership requires nomination, review at the state and national levels and election by the ACTEC Board of Regents. Jeff currently is a member of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Charitable Planning Committee and is the current ACTEC State Chair for the State of Nebraska.
Recognized as an AV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Jeff was selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2015 in the field of Estate and Trust Planning and Administration, Estate and Trust Litigation, and Real Estate Law (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) and has been named a Best Lawyer since 2015.
Areas of Practice
Estate Planning; Estate, Trust and Probate Administration; Estate & Trust Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration; Banking & Financial Institutions; Business Entity & Tax Law; Real Estate; Agricultural Law
American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow; American Bar Association; Nebraska State Bar Association, Fellow; Nebraska Mediation Association; Lincoln Bar Association; Lincoln Probate Group
University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Science Business Administration; Creighton University School of Law, J.D.