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Four Attorneys Join Kutak Rock’s Omaha Office 8/8/14  08/15/14 12:12:35 AM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version

Four Attorneys Join Kutak Rock’s Omaha Office
Kutak Rock recently announced the addition of four associates to its Omaha office: P. Brian Bartels, Kristine Schanbacher, Patrick Krebs and Ronald Sylvester
Bartels joins the employee benefits practice; Schanbacher is a member of the litigation group; Krebs practices with the real estate group; and Sylvester joins the tax credits practice.
Bartels works with governmental, tax-exempt and private sector clients on employee benefit plan design and administration issues and drafts plan documents, amendments and employee communications.  He assists clients with issues relating to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). He received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law, his M.A. from Indiana University, and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Creighton University.  Bartels is admitted to practice in Nebraska and Iowa, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska.

Schanbacher focuses her litigation practice on insurance coverage, claim valuation and contractual indemnity matters.  Her experience includes representing clients in insurance coverage disputes among multiple insurers and bad-faith actions.  In addition to her insurance litigation experience, Schanbacher has represented clients in general commercial disputes involving breach of contract, trademark infringement and patent infringement. She obtained her B.A. from Northwestern University and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.  She is admitted to practice in Nebraska and Illinois, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Appointed by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Schanbacher currently serves as the Southwest Omaha precinct representative for the police citizen review board.
Krebs represents a variety of real estate clients and assists in the development, acquisition, sale and leasing of commercial real estate as well as commercial financing. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law and his B.A. from Hillsdale College.  Krebs is admitted to practice in Nebraska and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska.

Sylvester represents tax credit investors and syndicators regarding equity aspects of low-tier affordable housing credit transactions, including low-income housing credits, historical rehabilitation tax credits and various state credits.  He drafts partnership and operating agreements, performs due diligence reviews of transactional documents and helps draft tax opinions. He holds his LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from the Creighton University School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Utah.  He is admitted to practice in Colorado and his Nebraska admission is pending.
For more information regarding Kutak Rock, please visit their website at www.KutakRock.com.
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