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Bill Kutilek has practiced law at Crosby Guenzel LLP since 1998. Focusing primarily on civil practice in State and Federal Courts, Bill actively assists clients in the following areas of practice: commercial law, litigation, agricultural law, creditors' rights, insurance, corporate formations, corporate mergers and asset acquisitions, motor vehicle dealer-manufacturer relations, real estate transactions and administrative law. He regularly represents clients in negotiating and closing of a wide range of commercial loan, real estate, merger and acquisition, and other commercial transactions.

Bill is a regular presenter before various trade industry groups and professional organizations with respect to evolving areas of law. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association, Lincoln Bar Association, and a fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation.

Prior to receiving his Juris Doctor degree (with distinction) from the University of Nebraska College of Law, Bill obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with distinction) degree and a Master's of Professional Accounting degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Admitted to the bar in 1987, Richard Rice joined Crosby Guenzel in 2003. His practice includes business, commercial, real estate and estate planning, representing and serving individuals as well as small and large businesses. His commercial and business practice includes such matters as the formation of new business entities, acquisitions, dispositions and dissolution of entities, and commercial contracts of all kinds. With an emphasis in litigation, Rich represents clients in State and Federal Courts as well as various state administrative agencies.

Rich received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1984 and received his Juris Doctorate from Creighton School of Law in 1987. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, the Supreme Court of Nebraska and State District and County Courts. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Lincoln Bar Association.

Rich's professional, community and civic involvement include years of service as a volunteer for the Center for Entrepreneurship located at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he advised and assisted entrepreneurial students interested in starting their own businesses. Rich is a member of Leadership Lincoln and has been recognized for his volunteer service, receiving the Robin D. Anderson Mentor of the Year Award in 1997, and the YMCA of Lincoln Volunteer of the Year in 2009. Rich currently serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Lincoln, is an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and is active with the local chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, having served on its Board of Directors and as a chapter advisor for many years.

Thomas Jeffers has been a partner with Crosby Guenzel LLP since 2007, and has been a member of the firm since 2003.

Tom's practice with the firm includes general civil and commercial litigation including employer and business related litigation, complex multi-party construction litigation, contractual disputes, litigation regarding natural resources and environmental issues, and creditor's rights litigation.

As a member of the Firm's agricultural cooperative and agribusiness practice group, Tom regularly represents clients on administrative and regulatory issues before many Nebraska state agencies including the Nebraska Department of Revenue on sales and use tax issues, the Nebraska Public Service Commission on grain warehouse and dealer issues, the Nebraska State Fire Marshal and the United States Department of Transportation. His agricultural and cooperative law practice further includes matters such as contract formation and disputes, legislative policy and lobbying. Tom also provides general legal advice to clients on a variety to corporate and commercial matters including, employment, construction, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital formation; real estate and business transactions including section 1031 tax-free exchanges and business financing; and intellectual property matters including registration of trademarks.

Tom earned a B.A. with distinction from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Juris Doctorate with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and the South Dakota State Bar Association.

Andrew Pease is an associate at Crosby Guenzel LLP. He joined the firm in September 2019. A native of Ashland, Nebraska, Andrew graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He received his Juris Doctorate in 2019 from the University of Nebraska College of Law. In his third year at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Andrew was one of only eight students chosen to participate in the inaugural semester of the innovative Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic where he gained valuable first-hand experience advising small businesses and entrepreneurs on business planning, entity formation, business insurance and contracting issues.

Andrew's practice with the Firm includes civil and commercial litigation, commercial law, creditors rights and collections, as well as advising early stage businesses on various issues including entity formation.