Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP Names Deaver to Partner;
Hires O’Keefe, Estwick, Langdon and Johnson
Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP is proud to announce it has promoted Andrew P. Deaver to partner of the Firm and has added Kevin J. O’Keefe, Christopher O. Estwick, Peter M. Langdon and M. Tyler Johnson as associates.
Deaver focuses his practice on estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships and business organizational and contractual matters. He is an active volunteer in the U.S. Small Business Association’s SCORE, assisting future business owners with startup considerations. Deaver received his B.A. in Chemistry from Dordt College in 2005 and his J.D., cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law in 2010. Deaver joined the Firm as an associate in 2013. He is admitted to practice in Nebraska and Iowa.
O’Keefe brings over 10 years of experience to the Firm’s litigation team. O’Keefe will focus his practice on insurance defense, insurance coverage opinions, commercial litigation, estate litigation and criminal defense. Prior to joining the Firm, O’Keefe worked in private practice as a civil litigator and also spent two years as an Assistant Ford County Attorney in Dodge City, Kansas, where he gained significant trial experience. O’Keefe obtained his B.A. from Rutgers University in 2005 and his J.D. from Washburn University with Deans Honors in 2008. He is admitted to practice in Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio and New Jersey.
Estwick has joined the Firm’s business department. Estwick focuses his practice on business and corporate law with an emphasis in intellectual property and technology law, corporate structuring, commercial lending, franchising and real estate matters. He received his B.A. from Creighton University in 2010 and his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2014, where he served as a note and comment editor for the Journal of Corporation Law and received the Willard L. Boyd Public Service Award. Estwick currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Nebraska.
Langdon focuses his practice on corporate matters, commercial transactions and employment law. Langdon received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014 and his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 2017. During law school, he served as the Executive Editor of the Creighton Law Review. Langdon is currently pursuing his LL.M. in taxation from Villanova University and will graduate in the fall of 2019.
Johnson assists clients in a wide variety of matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, intellectual property, real estate, general business law matters and estate planning. Johnson graduated, cum laude, from Wayne State College in 2014 and earned his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 2018, where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team.
“We are pleased to have Andy join the partnership and we look forward to his continued service to our clients and contributions to the Firm,” said Tom Malicki, a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. “We also welcome Kevin, Chris, Peter and Tyler to the Firm, who will provide us with the knowledge, skill, and capacity to meet the ever-changing legal needs of our clients. As the Firm celebrates its 75th year, the addition of this group of talented attorneys will allow the firm to provide quality legal services to our clients for years to come.”
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