Jeffery T. Peetz
A native of Sidney, Nebraska, Jeff Peetz is focused on estate planning, business and wealth succession planning, and estate and trust administration, including litigation matters. In these areas of practice, he works with individuals, small business owners, larger sized agricultural operators, and community bank owners, advising them on contractual matters related to the operation of a successful business.
Jeff served as a law clerk for the Honorable William C. Hastings of the Nebraska Supreme Court from 1983 to 1984 and is now a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics, 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 NSBA.
In 2008, Jeff was recognized by the Nebraska Planned Giving Council as the recipient of its Sowers Award for outstanding contributions to planned giving in Nebraska. He has served in various leadership roles in many statewide 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 and 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 is currently a member of the Fiduciary Litigation and Charitable Planning Committees of ACTEC and is the Nebraska State Chair.
Recognized as an AV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Jeff was selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts and Estates. He was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2015 and 2016 in the field of Real Estate Law (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) and has been named a Best Lawyer since 2014.
Areas of Practice
Estate Planning; Estate and Trust Administration; Estate and Trust Litigation and Resolution, including Mediation and Arbitration; Banking and Financial Institutions; Business Entity and Tax Law; Real Estate; Agricultural Law
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow; American Bar Association; Nebraska State Bar Association; Lincoln Bar Association; Lincoln Estate Planning Council; Lincoln Probate Discussion Group; National Committee on Planned Giving; Planned Giving Council of Nebraska; Lincoln Community Foundation; Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Fellow; Nebraska Mediation Association
University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Science Business Administration; Creighton University School of Law, J.D.