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Michael Kuzma

Michael Kuzma

Hilgers Graben, PLLC
  • Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Nebraska
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An experienced business attorney, Michael assists clients in a broad array of business matters involving numerous industries and various substantive legal issues, including:
• Counseling on form of business and tax ramifications of each selection; drafting organizational documents; corporate, tax and other federal, state and local filings and compliance measures; and business qualification in other states;
• Structuring and negotiating domestic real estate, business and asset transactions;
• General estate planning matters including wills, trusts and probate proceedings;
• Representing government entities and business in cross boarder regulatory and antirust matters Japanese language litigation discovery and due diligence; and
• Complex e-discovery proceeds with special emphasis on Japanese deponent deposition preparations; translation management and objections; protocol and procedures for management of Japanese language documents

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate
Antitrust Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Japanese: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Counsel
Hilgers Graben PLLC
- Current
General counsel to KL Capital, LLC In Re: Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation (MDL 16-MD-2724) (E.D. Penn.)
MoginRubin, LLP
In Re Diisocyanates Antitrust Litigation, 2:18-mc-01001-DWA (W.D.Penn.)
Berger Montague, P.C.
In Re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation, 12-MD-02311 (E.D. Mich.) In Re Caustic Soda Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 1:19-cv-00385-EAW-MJR (W.D.N.Y.) In Re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1775 (E.D.N.Y.)
International Development Manager
State of Nebraska - Dept. of Economic Development
1. Drafted and administered Nebraska’s 2011 and 2012 US Small Business Administration State Trade and Export Program (STEP) Grant and International Market Access Grant funds. 2. Negotiated and drafted agreement between the Shanghai Small and Medium Enterprise Center, signed by Governor Heineman that established the Nebraska Center in China; administered the office’s federal and state funding. 3. Advised Kawasaki parts supplier, in Japanese, on incorporation in Nebraska, incentive tax credits and L-1A visa issues. 4. Manage and advise the Nebraska Center Representative Office in Tokyo; administer the office’s federal and state funding. 5. Provide export counseling to NDED clients with an emphasis on exports to Asia.
Tax Attorney
Conducted tax compliance and tax research for private equity funds LS Power, LLC and First Wind Energy, LLC
Law Clerk
Keating O'Gara Nedved & Peter Law Firm
Summer Associate
Ernst & Young
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
J.D. (2010) | Tax Law, Business Law, and Business Transactions
Honors: Distinction
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Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D. (2009) | Business, Corporate, and Tax Law
Attended Temple law as a Boren Fellowship visiting scholar 2008-2009
Honors: Deans List
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Nebraska Wesleyan University
B.A. (2005) | History, Political Science
Honors: Highest Honors
Activities: Zeta Psi Fraternity
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Professional Associations
CJK Advisory Board
Senior Advisor
- Current
Activities: Member of Japanese ediscovery advisory board to the CJK Agency
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Nebraska Bar Association
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Advanced Business Law, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Taught Business Law II course Spring Semester 2014
Advanced Business Law, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Taught Business Law II course Spring Semester 2015
Challenging the Validity of a Will or Trust, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
M&A for Small Business, Senshu University, Tokyo, Japan
Senshu University, UNL's Sister School
Websites & Blogs
Firm Website
KL Capital LLC
Contact & Map
Hilgers Graben, PLLC
1320 Lincoln Mall
Lincoln, NE 68508
Toll-Free: (402) 218-2106
Cell: (402) 603-1460
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed