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Brandon Hamm serves as a trusted advisor to some of the region’s most prominent individuals, families and business owners and assists them with the accumulation, management, protection and transfer of their wealth.

He works closely with these clients to understand their objectives and designs comprehensive estate and business succession planning solutions tailored to transition their estates and businesses to successive generations in a thoughtful and tax-efficient manner. Brandon often serves as private general counsel to family offices and draws upon the vast experience of attorneys throughout Koley Jessen to serve their sophisticated needs. 

He also counsels entrepreneurs and small business owners on all aspects of general business matters, including entity formation, tax and insurance matters, and the design and implementation of buy-sell arrangements.

Brandon was recognized for Private Wealth Law by Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2017-2018. The publication noted feedback from clients, including:

"I like his demeanor, I like the way he has focused on getting to know our family and understanding the fabric of who we are and what we stand for. He's really done his homework and he's very well prepared."

"a reasonable, down-to-earth person, very smart and educated but easy to communicate with and very understanding."

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • , 05.09.2019
  • , 05.10.2018
  • , 05.03.2018
  • , 02.02.2018
  • 01.09.2018
  • Guiding Your Client Through the Sale of a Business - Pre-Transaction Wealth Transfer Planning
    , 10.12.2017
  • Probate and Probate Avoidance
    , 05.16.2014
  • Pre-Transaction Wealth Transfer Planning – part of event entitled “Business Succession Planning: A Process Not an Event”
    , 04.17.2014
  • Estate Planning Basics
    , 01.31.2014
  • Estate and Business Succession Planning
    , 09.21.2012
  • Business Succession Planning
    , 05.24.2012
  • Intermediate Estate Planning: Beyond the Basics
    , 12.03.2009
  • Legal Considerations Related to Business Succession Planning and Buy-Sell Agreement Basics – 24th Annual Heartland Conference for Free Enterprise
    , 03.26.2009

Publications

  • Nebraska CPA, May/June 2019
  • The Nebraska Lawyer, 10.23.2016
  • Portability: Prenups, Postnups and Other Planning Considerations
    The Nebraska Lawyer, 07.2013
  • No Estate Tax? Seriously? 
    Financial Planning Association of Nebraska newsletter, 03.2010
  • Estate Planning Update
    Physicians Bulletin, 11.2009
  • Trustees: A Selection Guide and Drafting Suggestions
    The Nebraska Lawyer, 02.2007

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

Recognized for Private Wealth Law by Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2017-2018
Best Lawyers in America (© Woodward/White Inc.), Trusts & Estates, Tax Law and Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2018-2019
"AV" Rating, Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016

Community & Professional

Omaha Community Foundation, Board of Directors, Governance Committee, Gift Acceptance Committee, and Impact Investing Committee
Project Harmony, Board of Directors, Finance Committee Member and Vice Chair, and Development Committee
Blackstone Venture Fund, Founding Member, 2016 - Present
Omaha Estate Planning Council, 2014 – Present
Society of Financial Service Professionals, Omaha Chapter, Board of Directors (2012-2014)
Nebraska State Bar Association

Education

J.D., Creighton University, 2005 (magna cum laude)

M.B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2002

B.S., Truman State University, 1998 (magna cum laude)

  • Biology

Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® or CAP® designation from The American College of Financial Services, 2014

BEI Certified Exit Planner (CExP™) designation, 2018

Admissions

  • State of Nebraska
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