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Zack Rupiper counsels clients on all aspects of business transactions – including strategic planning decisions, structuring, management, and due diligence issues. Zack drafts and negotiates sale, merger and related transaction documents, while consulting clients at every stage.

He also assists a wide range of clients with day to day business operations and concerns. Zack advises on general management questions, corporate matters, commercial contracting, corporate governance, and business entity selection and formation.

Prior to joining Koley Jessen, Zack externed with the Honorable William J. Riley, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Experience

Experience

Zack has closed 60+ business transactions to date, with a cumulative value of over $1.5 billion. Selected examples include:

  • Tenex Capital Management in its acquisition of:
    • Consolidated Label & Online Labels
    • Pugh Lubricants, LLC
    • Unirac, Inc.
    • Auveco
    • Empire Auto Parts
    • Big Bolt Corporation
    • TerryBerry
    • Orbus Exhibit & Display Group
    • G2 Secure Staff
  • Team Select Home Care in its investments in 4 separate businesses
  • JBT Corporation in its acquisition of Prime Equipment Group 
  • AbsenceSoft in its sale to Bow River Capital Partners
  • McCarthy Capital in its investment in BiggerPockets
  • Syncsort in its acquisition of Townsend Security’s IBM i security division
  • O’Connor’s in its sale to Thomson Reuters
  • Auveco in its acquisition of Marli Manufacturing
  • Guild Mortgage Company in its acquisition of AmeriproCornerstone Mortgage
  • DirectApps, Inc. in the sale of ECaTS, LLC to West Corporation
  • Guild Mortgage Company in acquisition of AmeriPro Home Loans, Cornerstone Mortgage, and VITEK Mortgage Group
  • Clearview Capital, LLC in the sale of QC Supply, LLC to Charlesbank Capital Partners
  • McCarthy Capital in the sale of Benaissance, LLC to WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX)
  • Cadence Petroleum Group in its acquisition of:
    • Apollo Lubricants
    • Veteran's Oil
    • Halco Industries
    • Mid-South Sales
    • Davison Fuels & Oil

News & Publications

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019-2020

Community & Professional

Nebraska Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Young Alumni Academy 2016-2017

Education

J.D., The University of Iowa College of Law (high distinction)

  • Iowa Law Review – Contributing Editor
  • Order of the Coif

B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (highest distinction)

  • Political Science and Psychology
  • Honors Program

Admissions

  • State of Nebraska
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