Members of Nebraska’s Legal Community Deserve a Hearty Round of Applause 6/8/18 06/08/18 1:19:59 PM
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Members of Nebraska’s Legal Community
Deserve a Hearty Round of Applause
CRE Real Estate Hall of Fame
Robert L. “Bob” Freeman, a partner at the law firm of Fraser Stryker PC LLO, was one of five inductees into the Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame that were presented by Mayor Jean Stothert at the 29th Annual CRE Summit in April. The winners were recognized as individuals “who have contributed to advancing the status, honor and professionalism of the commercial real estate industry in the Midwest Region while demonstrating strong leadership skills.”
After graduating from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law, Freeman began work in both California and Nebraska. He was involved in many large redevelopments, including Aksarben Village. Recently, he’s represented MECA in relation to the Capitol District development, as well as the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and The West Farm development. Freeman received the Robert M. Spire Public Service Award from the Omaha Bar Association in 2015.
Each year, the Commercial Real Estate Summit Committee (composed of 45 professionals that make their living in commercial real estate, including lenders, brokers, attorneys, developers, title professionals, engineers and architects) recognizes deserving professionals.
Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Elder Law of Omaha, P.C., L.L.O., has been honored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce as its 2017 Small Business of the Year. “We are looking forward to continuing to serve Omaha for many years to come!” Catherine Swiniarski, the firm’s managing attorney and owner, declared on Facebook, “We are so honored and humbled to be recognized.”
The firm’s latest honor was presented at the 2018 annual Business Excellence Awards luncheon. Elder Law of Omaha was chosen the Small Business of the Month in January of 2017 and was selected from the all of 2017’s winners as the Small Business of the Year.
State Chamber – Leadership Nebraska
The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the members of its new Leadership Nebraska class. This year’s class is the eleventh in the program’s history.
Participants were selected from different regions of the state and possess varied backgrounds and diverse talents. All candidates have demonstrated an abiding interest in Nebraska and its future.
Among the 30 Nebraskans selected to participate are Anna Brewer of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and Ryan Sevcik of the law firm of Koley Jessen P.C., LLO .
Brewer, a retired FBI special agent, established the Omaha Child Exploitation Task Force in 2010. She later became a training consultant for the Women’s Fund of Omaha, which researched the issues causing human trafficking. One issue was a lack of awareness by the public about its presence, so officials began intensifying public education. She is a member of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Nebraska and actively works to eradicate sex trafficking. Last year she was honored with the 2017 Mother of Achievement Award by the Nebraska Mother’s Association in conjunction with the National Association of the American Mothers, Inc.
She is now with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.
Sevcik is a lawyer with Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. and works primarily in the fields of employment and labor law, immigration, education law and business organization.
The firm says, “Ryan Sevcik’s professional focus is to provide sensible, business-savvy counsel to clients as they address workforce-related issues and considerations.”
He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law, with highest distinction, and while there was research editor of the Nebraska Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He graduated from Missouri Western State University, summa cum laude.