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Stephanie A. Mattoon represents entrepreneurs at all stages of their business life cycle with respect to entity formation, shareholder agreements, securities law compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. She regularly advises companies and boards of directors on corporate governance matters, including fiduciary duties and conflict of interest issues. From time to time she represents minority shareholders involved in oppression disputes and negotiated buy-out transactions. She has experience in counseling both franchisors and franchisees on state and federal franchise issues, including drafting franchise disclosure documents and negotiating the acquisition and resale of franchisee rights. She enjoys representing clients in a variety of industries, including technology, restaurant/bar, retail, nonprofit, renewable energy, and telecommunications.

Stephanie received her Juris Doctor, with high distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2005, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers. While in law school, she was a member of the Nebraska Law Review and the National Moot Court Team and was awarded the CALI Excellence For the Future Awards in Corporations, Employee Benefits Laws, Pretrial Litigation, Torts and Trial Advocacy. Stephanie received a BBA in Marketing, magna cum laude, from Texas Christian University in 2002.

Stephanie is a 2013 TOYO Award recipient (Ten Outstanding Young Omahans), an award honoring 10 Omahans between the ages of 21 and 40 who demonstrate a commitment to community service and personal and professional development.


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with high distinction, 2005
  • Texas Christian University, BBA in Marketing, magna cum laude, 2002

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Nebraska Sports Council, Board of Directors
  • UNL College of Law Entrepreneurship Clinic, Advisory Board
  • Lane Thomas Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Joslyn Castle Trust, Board of Directors (Past President)
  • Kids Can Community Center, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Omaha Class 35
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Leadership Academy (2010-2011)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Securities Section (Past Chair)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Omaha Bar Association

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Iowa, 2005
  • Nebraska, 2006

Selected Practice Highlights

  • Advising new business owners on entity formation, preparation of buy-sell agreements, and strategic planning
  • Representing companies in structuring private offerings to raise capital in compliance with federal and state securities law exemptions
  • Counseling boards of directors on a variety of corporate governance matters, including fiduciary duties, conflicted director transactions, and shareholder disputes
  • Representing acquiring and acquired entities in all stages of mergers and acquisition transactions, including preparing letter of intent, negotiating term sheet, drafting the agreement, and closing the deal
  • Assisting both franchisors and franchisees in compliance with federal and state franchise laws
  • Advising 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, including public charities and private foundations, on corporate governance and regulatory compliance

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