Gary M. Gotsdiner


McGill Gotsdiner Workman & Lepp
11404 West Dodge Rd,
Suite 500
Omaha, NE 68154

Tel: +1-402-492-9200


Gary Gotsdiner is a native of Nebraska and graduated with honors from Denver University. He attended law school at the University of Nebraska and graduated with honors in 1978. Upon graduation, Gary immediately joined the firm and has been on its Board of Directors since 1988. He serves as the Chairman of the Board.

Gary’s primary practice areas include real estate, mergers, divestitures, acquisitions, finance and banking, corporate law, and tax and estate planning. Gary has significant experience with closely held and family-owned businesses including governance, management, and succession. Gary has helped many clients over the past 40 years take their start-up business to peak and transition them to the next generation.

Since 2007, Gary has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, he was named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” and Best Lawyers’ 2014 Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha. He has also been selected to the Nebraska Super Lawyers list for Real Estate, M&A and Business/Corporate Law. He is a Fellow of the American and Nebraska State Bar Foundations and was honored in 2019 to receive the Nebraska State Bar Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Real Estate practice at McGill provides clients with practical advice and creative solutions to achieve their most critical goals. Our experienced practitioners’ represent a broad base of clients ranging from developers, owners, property managers, and tenants to financial institutions and investors in all aspects of real estate law. Whether we are handling a residential sale or a complex commercial development project, we structure and negotiate the transaction to avoid potential risks and position our clients for long-term success.

While we are highly skilled in structuring transactions and drafting associated contracts and legal documents, our attorneys serve as true advisors to our clients, helping them to identify and evaluate opportunities that are best aligned with their business and financial objectives. When real estate problems and conflicts arise, McGill lawyers are also well equipped to handle all aspects of litigation, from negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, to trial and appeal. Although our goal is to resolve claims and disputes at the earliest point in the process, we know that there are times when litigating is necessary to achieve our clients’ objective.

At McGill, we pride ourselves in working together both with our clients and with practitioners throughout our firm to find the right answers to difficult legal problems. Real estate deals and transactions can be complex and often benefit from the knowledge and understanding of professionals with skills in a diverse range of legal disciplines. Our collaborative approach to the practice of law ensures that our real estate clients have access to the best attorneys for their individual situation.

For over 40 years, we have focused on representing closely-held businesses and their owners including leading commercial, financial service, and industrial companies. We also provide legal services to individuals in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Wills, and Trusts
  • Employment Law /Employee Benefits
  • Health Care Law
  • Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Bankruptcy

Since 1975, we have maintained the tradition of representing our clients in a professional and ethical manner.  Our lawyers combine that tradition with modern technology to provide clients with prompt, cost-effective and quality service. As creative, practical problem solvers, we take a fresh approach to our clients’ toughest legal issues. We ask, “What are you trying to accomplish?” and then we accomplish it in unique, innovative ways.