Loel Brooks


Year Admitted to Bar

Areas of Practice
General Practice of law with emphasis in:
Corporate and Business Law
Municipal Finance
Real Estate Law
Estate and Business Planning
Telecommunications and Technology
Health Care

University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, Juris Doctorate, May 1977
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Bachelor of Arts in History, 1972

Honors and Special Distinctions
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow, 1995
Lincoln Jaycees Outstanding Young Individual, 1988
Order of Barristers, 1977
National Moot Court Team, 1977
American Jurisprudence Scholarship Award in Estate Planning
Phi Alpha Theta Legal Fraternity

Professional Experience
Brooks, Pansing Brooks, PC, LLO, Lincoln, Nebraska
President, 1986-present
Nelson & Harding, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1979-1985
Partner, 1981-1985
Associate, 1979-1981
Thompson and Associates, Attorneys at Law
Associate, 1977-1978

Professional Affiliations
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Nebraska State Bar Association
Lincoln Bar Association

Professional and Civic Activities
Topics include: Corporate and tax-exempt financing, small business development, estate and business planning and business acquisitions

Lincoln Community Foundation
Chair of Board, 2000-2002
Board of Directors, 1995-2002, 2003-present
Vice Chair, 1998-1999
Distribution Committee, 1993-present
Building Committee Chair, 2001-present

First Plymouth Congregational Church
Board of Trustees, 1996-1999

The Groundwater Charitable Trust
Board of Directors, 1994-1996
Secretary/Treasurer, 1994-1995

The Groundwater Foundation
Board of Directors, 1994-1997

Friends of Youth Services
President, 1993-1994
Board of Directors, 1992-1995

Friends of Lied
Board of Directors, 1992-1995

Lincoln Orchestra Association
Member, 1994-1995

Nebraska Chamber Orchestra
President, Board of Directors, 1988-1990
Vice President, Board of Directors, 1985-1987
General Counsel, 1983-1992
Board of Directors, 1983-1992

Lincoln Arts Council
Board of Directors, 1989-1991

Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, 1982-present
Chair, Local Industry Committee, 1983
Chair, Outreach Subcommittee, 1984-1988

Lincoln-Lancaster StarVenture Strategic Planning
Coordinator, Economic Development Task Force, 1987
Member, Economic Development Task Force, 1987-1988