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Amy L. Lawrenson’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, construction and renewable energy matters. She represents developers, investors and owners of commercial real estate in all aspects of real estate including acquisition, financing, sale and development of real property, leasing, management, land use development and zoning, mineral rights, title review and construction contracting. Amy regularly represents developers, investors and lenders of wind and solar energy generation projects. A frequent lecturer on all aspects of real estate law, Amy’s presentations include topics related to purchasing, leasing and title law. She currently serves as the Chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative group.

Amy earned her Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Minnesota in 2004. Amy completed the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy in 2014, is a member of the 58th Class of ICAN Influence, a member of the 40th Class of Leadership Omaha, and is a member of Class 8 of the Women’s Fund of Omaha Circles. She was selected as a 2018 recipient of the Midlands Business Journal’s 17th annual 40 Under 40 Awards.

Prior to joining the firm, Amy practiced in the insurance industry, where she focused on the development, negotiation and regulatory approval of institutional investment products such as funding agreements, traditional and synthetic guaranteed investment contracts and defined benefit products. Amy hails from a small farming community in southeastern South Dakota.


  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 2004

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Omaha Metro, Member
  • Girls Inc., Board Member
  • Women’s Fund of Omaha Circles, Class 8
  • CRE Summit (Commercial Real Estate Summit), Planning Committee
  • Omaha 100, Inc., Past Board Member
  • Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc., Past Board Member
  • Green Omaha Coalition, Past Board Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2013—2014), Steering Committee (2014-Present)
  • ICAN (Institute for Career Advancement Needs), Influence Leadership Program (2015—2016)
  • Leadership Omaha, Class 40 (2017—2018)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2007
  • Iowa, 2007
  • South Dakota, 2014
  • Arizona, 2019

Selected Practice Highlights

  • Representing clients across Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota in negotiation and drafting of retail, restaurant, office, industrial and agricultural leases
  • Representing several large shopping centers in Omaha, Nebraska on all leasing matters
  • Preparing due diligence and risk analyses for major real estate transactions involving complex title matters
  • Advising clients regarding local law matters, including municipal codes, zoning ordinances, comprehensive plans and compliance with open meeting and public records laws
  • Representing clients before government agencies, boards and commissions regarding land use, development and related matters
  • Developing internal processes and procedures for developers for the acquisition and sale of agricultural and commercial real estate, including form letters of intent, easements and purchase and sale agreements
  • Negotiating and closing complex financing transactions for clients using tax credit financing, equity financing and conventional loan financing
  • Representing utility clients and developers of small and commercial scale renewable energy facilities in all matters related to the siting and permitting of generation and transmission facilities and negotiation and drafting of landowner leases and easements, including solar, wind, transmission, buffer, setback, access, overhang, nondisturbance and other related agreements
  • Representing clients in the negotiation of agreements related to oil, gas and other mineral rights, including leases, releases and nondisturbance agreements
  • Representing Fortune 500 companies in transactions involving collateral located in almost every state in the United States
  • Representing numerous commercial, non-profit and hospital clients in connection with land acquisition and development of new corporate headquarters

Selected Recent Publications

  • “Impact of Wind energy on Property Taxes in Nebraska.” Levy, D.C., Lawrenson, A.L., Fischer, H.K., & Herink, A.R. Study produced by Baird Holm LLP and Bluestem Energy Solutions, 2013.

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