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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 agreements.

Brandon was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Omaha by Best Lawyers® in 2023 for his work in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law. He has also been recognized for his work in the Private Wealth Law field by Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2017-2023. The publication specifically noted praise from his 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.”

“He is really, really good at understanding what the client’s goals and objectives are.”

“He is very personable and does a good job with clients.”

“He is extremely knowledgeable in his areas of expertise, and is one of the best in communicating and explaining very complicated concepts with amazing clarity.”

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements


Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
Best Lawyers® Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Omaha, 2023
The Best Lawyers in America® , Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, and Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2018-2024
Chambers High Net Worth Guide, Private Wealth Law, 2017-2023
Super Lawyers, 2022-2024
Omaha Magazine Top Lawyers of Omaha, Wills, Estates & Trusts, 2021
"AV" Rating, Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016

Community & Professional

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


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


  • State of Nebraska
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