Sharon R. Kresha primarily represents clients with respect to business, tax and estate planning, trusts and estates.
Sharon is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation. She also is involved in the Section on Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law of the Nebraska State Bar Association. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2001 for her work in Trusts and Estates and since 2011 for her work in Litigation – Trusts and Estates. In 2011 and 2020, Sharon was designated by Best Lawyers’ as the Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year and in 2021 as the Best Lawyers’ as the Litigation – Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in Omaha. She is listed as a Great Plains Super Lawyer for her work in Estate and Probate. Sharon has earned the designation of Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) through the American College.
Sharon serves on the Board of Directors for the Great Plains Tax Institute and has served as president thereof, is a member of the Omaha Estate Planning Council and has served as president thereof. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska State Bar Foundation.
Sharon has presented for Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc., the Nebraska State Bar Association and the University of Nebraska College of Law, among other organizations.
- University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction, Order of the Coif, 1978
- University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.A., 1975
Professional & Civic Affiliations
- American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
- Omaha Estate Planning Council, Past President
- Omaha Community Foundation, Past Board of Directors
- Great Plains Tax Institute, Board of Directors
- Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Board of Directors
- Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Treasurer
- Section on Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law of the Nebraska State Bar Association
- Lauritzen Gardens, Past Board of Directors
Bar & Court Admissions
- United States Tax Court, 1981
- Nebraska, 1978
- Nebraska Federal Court, 1978
Selected Practice Highlights
- Representing individuals, closely-held business owners, business executives, farmers and ranchers in estate planning matters, including tax planning and family succession planning and the utilization of trusts and business entities in connection therewith
- Providing counsel to executors, trustees and beneficiaries in estate and trust administration matters, including court proceedings and federal estate, gift and income tax matters
- Representing individuals and fiduciaries before the Internal Revenue Service