Kutak Rock Elects 17 Attorneys to Firm Partnership

NATIONAL—Kutak Rock LLP has elected 17 new partners from its attorney ranks in seven of the firm’s 19 offices—Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, Omaha, Scottsdale, Spokane and Washington, D.C. The promotions became effective on January 1, 2024.

Leland P. Abide (Minneapolis) represents clients in high-stakes litigation across the United States, with an emphasis on representing entrepreneurs, family owned, and mid-sized corporations.

Tomi E. Ajibodu (Omaha) practices in the firm’s Public Finance Department and Secondary Markets Working Group. She represents clients in various types of public finance transactions.

Reshma A. Amin (Scottsdale) represents commercial lenders and commercial developers in multi-jurisdictional real estate and financing transactions.

Nicholas A. Carson (Washington, D.C.) focuses his practice on community development and tax-advantaged investing in renewable energy investment tax credits (ITC) and production tax credits (PTC), historic tax credits (HTC), and new markets tax credits (NMTC).

Michelle M. Douglas (Omaha) has focused her practice on financial regulatory, compliance and litigation matters for more than 20 years.

Sarah E. Elsden (Spokane) focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation and counseling in connection with a wide range of industries, including software services, consumer products, and financial services.

Pardis O. Farrokhyar (Denver) focuses her practice on representing issuers and underwriters in tax-exempt and taxable financings for municipalities, school districts, and particularly utility-related issuers (including water and wastewater) and transportation-related issuers (including ports and airports).

Jon D. Finch (Scottsdale) focuses his practice on public finance and serves clients in taxable and tax-exempt financings throughout the country.

Edward “Ted” J. Gillespie (Atlanta) focuses his practice on New Markets Tax Credit transactions, along with projects involving all aspects of traditional real estate financing and acquisition.

Jay C. Jackson (Omaha) serves as counsel to municipal issuers, underwriters and lenders, all in connection with the issuance of municipal bonds and other obligations.

Philip A. Overcash (Scottsdale) is a seasoned litigator with more than 20 years of complex civil, commercial and real estate litigation experience.

Patricia E. Riley (Omaha) primarily represents clients in connection with financing transactions, secured lending, sales and acquisitions and related real estate matters for a variety of businesses, including franchised restaurants, national and regional restaurant brands, and retail fitness.

Alison R. Seaborne (Omaha) primarily focuses her practice on commercial real estate, development, acquisitions, dispositions, and commercial leasing transactions.

Kathy A. Steadman (Scottsdale) primarily practices in the areas of employee benefits, public pension, insurance and other regulatory matters.

John J. Westerhaus (Omaha) advises plan sponsors and fiduciaries regarding the design, implementation, administration, and operation of employee benefit plans in order to minimize client risk and maximize client value.

Colton T. Williams (Omaha) focuses his practice on community development and tax incentive finance products including federal new markets tax credits, state new markets tax credits, historic rehabilitation credits and other related state and federal financing products.

Isaiah Wilson II (Scottsdale) advises emerging and middle market companies on securities compliance, equity and asset purchase and sales, venture capital fundi

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