Koley Jessen Continues to Grow Corporate and Tax Practices


Koley Jessen has added five attorneys to the corporate and tax departments. Jonathan Lawler, Jack Horgan, Kyle Dostal, Ryan Maloley and Nicholas Bjornson have added depth in their respective practices and will enhance the firm’s ability to provide exceptional service. 

“We are continuing to add depth to our firm as our work continues to grow across practices,” says Alex Wolf, Executive Vice President of Koley Jessen. “These five attorneys bring a range of experience and educational background that will benefit our team and help us continue to provide our clients with the specific expertise they need to advance their business objectives.”

Lawler advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, and divestures. He supports the firm’s award-winning M&A practice and also works with clients on general corporate matters. Before coming to Koley Jessen, he practiced at a firm in Lincoln, NE. Lawler received his J.D. from Emory University and his B.S. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (summa cum laude).

Horgan focuses on complex contract drafting, review and negotiation. With past experience at an international payments software company, he has a particular expertise in technology, professional service and commercial supply chain contracts. Horgan has his J.D. from Creighton University and his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Dostal focuses his practice on a variety of corporate and business matters, including mergers, acquisitions and day-to-day corporate governance. His background as both in-house and outside corporate general counsel allows him to understand and focus on the needs of his clients. Dostal received his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law and his B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Maloley counsels businesses on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters. He focuses his practice on middle market corporate and private equity transactions, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and day-to-day corporate governance matters. He also utilizes his banking background and experience to draft, negotiate and review agreements related to complex financing transactions. Maloley received his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law (with distinction) and his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (with distinction).

Bjornson focuses on tax issues for businesses and individuals. He has experience in matters of estate and gift tax, tax law, estate planning, nonprofit organizations, business planning and corporate law. In addition to his J.D., Bjornson holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He received a  J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law, a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and minored in Financial Accounting at Case Western Reserve University. 

For more information about Koley Jessen,  please visit their website at www.koleyjessen.com.


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