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Jeff Schaffart solves complex tax, securities, and regulatory issues by providing timely, pragmatic advice to private equity sponsors, general counsels, management teams, and business owners.

He counsels clients on securities law issues including private offerings, registered public offerings under the Securities Act of 1933, and disclosure and reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. He also advises private equity clients on their structuring, organization, and operations, with an emphasis on acquisitions and sales of portfolio companies.  In addition, Jeff has supervised the filing of dozens of Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings, helping clients obtain required antitrust regulatory clearances prior to closing transactions.

On corporate and partnership tax matters, Jeff helps clients achieve desired tax results by structuring and implementing strategic transactions.  His tax practice includes advising on taxable and tax-free mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, restructurings, recapitalizations, reorganizations, and spin-offs.



  • ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIW) in the acquisition of Retail Decisions from Palamon Capital Partners for $205 million
  • Omaha World-Herald Company in its sale to Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) for $150 million
  • Tenex Capital Management in the acquisition of Auveco
  • Tenex Capital Management in the acquisition of Pugh Lubricants, LLC
  • Tenex Capital Management in the acquisition of Roscoe Medical, Inc.
  • Tenex Capital Management in the acquisition of US Greenfiber, LLC
  • Global Industries, Inc. in sale to Ag Growth International, Inc. (TSX: AFN)
  • Clearview Capital, LLC in the sale of QC Supply, LLC to Charlesbank Capital Partners
  • JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) in the acquisition of assets of Cooling & Applied Technology, Inc. for $90 million
  • McCarthy Capital in its investment in Lateef Investment Management
  • McCarthy Capital in the sale of Benaissance, LLC to WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX)
  • Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) in the sale of Heil Trailer International to American Industrial Partners for $220 million
  • Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) in its sale of Crenlo, LLC and Paladin Brands to KPS Capital Partners, LP for $290 million
  • Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Inc. in its sale to Perrigo, Inc. for $285 million
  • Multiple clients in private securities offerings
  • Multiple clients in tax-free restructurings, spin-offs, and recapitalizations

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements


Honors & Affiliations

Community & Professional

Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association Taxation Section, Secretary/Treasurer
Nebraska State Bar Association Securities Law Section, Executive Committee Member and Past Chair
Child Saving Institute, Director
United Way of the Midlands, Past Community Investment Review Team Member
Represented numerous clients in Nebraska adoptions of foreign-born children on a pro bono basis


J.D., Creighton University, 2001 (summa cum laude)

  • Editorial Staff, Creighton Law Review, 2000-2001
  • Faculty of Law Award for Highest Cumulative Grade Point Average in Graduating Class

B.A., University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 1997

  •  Political Science
  •  International Affairs


  • State of Nebraska
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