Areas of Practice

Administrative
Law
Condemnation &
Eminent Domain
Litigation
 
Municipal
Law
Real Estate
Law
Zoning &
Land Use

“Trusted Advisors | Experienced Advocates”

Phone (402) 480-7003

Our firm has a wealth of experience in advising our clients and representing them competently and professionally.    We strive to provide the best possible legal representation for every client.    We are committed to responding to our client’s needs zealously with confidence and expertise.    Our team is distinguished in the areas of law in which we specialize, and our reputation is built on dedication to quality legal service, the achievement of excellent results, and satisfied clients.    We endeavor to be prompt and efficient.

We bring to the table over 85 years of combined legal experience.   Our firm possesses the knowledge to provide the service you need in municipal and administrative law, eminent domain and condemnation, real estate transactions, real estate litigation, land use regulation, and commercial litigation, with extensive experience in trials, administrative hearings, negotiations, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolutions.  We produce results.

We are intent upon securing our clients’ rights in matters presented to us.  We consistently do our best to protect and promote those rights.

William G. Blake

William G Blake

Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial Law
Litigation
Real Estate Transactions & Disputes
Land Use & Zoning
Eminent Domain

Professional Affiliations

Lincoln Bar Association

Nebraska Bar Association

American Bar Association

Bill has a wealth of litigation experience in eminent domain, condemnation, real estate and commercial disputes in over 40 years of practice.  Bill values the opportunity to advise clients on their rights as property owners.  He is passionate about protecting and advancing private property rights and devotes a significant amount of time to educating others about his area of practice.

Bill is a frequently invited lecturer, locally and nationally, regarding all aspects of condemnation and property rights, and is recognized for his many works of authorship.  Bill is the Editor of “The Law of Eminent Domain”, First Chair Press (2012) for the American Bar Association and is the author of “Just Compensation in Nebraska: a Manual for Owners.”  Bill has served as website editor and chair for the Committee

Special Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Chair of the Condemnation Committee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section, 2012 – 2013
  • Editor of the 50 State Eminent Domain Compendium “The Law of Eminent Domain" and author of the Nebraska Chapter
  • Editor of website, Committee on Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use, American Bar Association section of Litigation 2009 – 2012
  • Nebraska State Bar, House of Delegates, 2004 – 2011
  • Owners Counsel of America, Eminent Domain Trial Lawyers, membership by election, limited to one per state; Board of Directors, 2015 – 2017.
  • Judge/Commissioner, Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations, 2000 – 2014,  2015-prenent, Presiding Officer 2011 – 2014.
  • 2015 Ballard Award for outstanding writing. Counselors of Real Estate of the National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)
William F. Austin

William F Austin

Areas of Practice

Adminitrative Law
Government Practices
Municipal Law
Real Estate Law

Professional Affiliations

Lincoln Bar Association

Nebraska Bar Association

Mr. Austin has been in practice since 1973, and  his whole career has been centered on the city of  Lincoln. In 1973, he joined the prosecution staff in the office of the City Attorney for the City of Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1975, Mr. Austin was appointed Chief Assistant City Attorney for the Civil Division. In 1979, he was appointed City Attorney for the City of Lincoln and held that position until January of 1999.

Special Distinctions

  • Chair, NSBA Ethics Committee (2005-2008)
  • Legal Counsel for the Lincoln-Lancaster Public Building Commission (1991-1999)
  • Public Advocate for Nebraska Public Service Commission (2012- Present)
  • Nebraska Liquor Control Commission (1st Dist.Commissioner 2011-2014)