Walentine O’Toole, LLP Announces New Attorneys 4/27/19 05/01/17 12:16:25 AM
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Walentine O’Toole, LLP Announces New Attorneys
Walentine O’Toole, LLP recently announced the addition of its two newest partners, David P. Wilson and Raymond R. Aranza, and its newest associate Jamie M. Hurst.
Hurst graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law with an emphasis in business transactions. She focuses her practice on employment law, business law, as well as estate planning and administration. Hurst assists both public and private employers and employees in a broad range of employment-related issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, and non-compete and severance agreements. Hurst also negotiates union contracts, assists in labor disputes, and advises clients in navigating and complying with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and other labor considerations.
In her business practice, Hurst regularly works with individuals and small business owners looking to start or transition to a new business opportunity. In addition to her employment and business law practice, Hurst has broad experience in estate, trust and probate matters and regularly counsels clients and families in the preparation and administration of wills, trusts and powers of attorney.
Wilson is a two-time graduate of Creighton University, having received his B.S.B.A. with an emphasis in accounting and finance in 1982, and his J.D. in 1985. Wilson began his career in public accounting as a tax attorney for a national accounting firm. He later served as legal counsel for Peoples Natural Gas Company.
In 1987, Wilson entered the private practice of law and practiced as a partner in the firms of Richards, Riekes, Brown & Zabin, P.C. and later Marks Clare & Richards, LLC before moving to Walentine O’Toole, LLP. He specializes in estate and tax planning, business and real estate transactions, estate and trust administration, corporate, commercial and litigation related to those areas. He recently earned the designation of chartered advisor in philanthropy (CAP) from the American College of Financial Services, and serves as general legal counsel for the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), a large trade association in the movie theater industry.
Aranza graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1983. He began his practice in Fremont County, Iowa, first serving as assistant county attorney. He conducted his first solo jury trial three weeks after he passed the Iowa Bar. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed to the position of County Attorney. At that time, he was considered the youngest county attorney in the State of Iowa. He was later elected to that position and served in that role until he moved to Omaha to pursue private practice.
Although Aranza’s civil litigation practice has covered many areas of law from personal injury litigation to securities fraud litigation, the focus of his litigation practice involves government entity and employment-related issues. Aranza’s experience in employment discrimination litigation, public employer/employee litigation, labor law work, workers’ compensation litigation and general commercial litigation has placed him in front of various tribunals across the country. Aranza has considerable experience with ERISA litigation and is frequently asked to give presentations to other lawyers relating to the litigation of employee benefit issues.
Aranza is also a frequent lecturer on various workplace issues. He recently served on a panel of experts at an annual American Bar Association Tort and Trial Practice Section meeting to discuss the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) on litigation strategy.
For more information regarding the law firm of Walentine O’Toole, LLP, please visit the firm’s website: www.walentineotoole.com.