Corporate Law

Professor Steve Bradford

C. Steven Bradford Henry M. Grether, Jr. Professor of Law Emeritus

Professor Bradford joined the faculty in 1987. He received his B.S. degree (summa cum laude) from Utah State University in 1978; an M.P.P. from Harvard University in 1982; and a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1982. From 1982 to 1986, he worked for the law firm of Jenkens & Gilchrist in Dallas, Texas and, during the 1986-87 academic year, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University.

Professor Bradford teaches Business Associations; Securities Regulation; and Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions. 

 

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Shannon Doering Adjunct Law Professor

Shannon L. Doering was born in Wessington Springs, South Dakota January 6, 1974.  He was admitted to the bar in Nebraska and U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska in 1999.  He has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and before courts in South Dakota.  He received his law degree from the University of Nebraska (J.D. with high distinction 1999) and graduation from Dakota Wesleyan University (summa cum laude 1996). 

 From 1999 through July 2000, Mr. Doering served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable John M. Gerrard, Justice, Nebraska Supreme Court.   From July 2000 to November 2002, he practiced law with Woods & Aitken LLP with emphasis in construction law and commercial litigation.  From November 2002 to the present, Mr. Doering has served as Vice President and General Counsel for NEBCO, Inc. and its affiliated companies, where his practice consists largely of contract review, contract administration, surety litigation and claims handling, and commercial and construction litigation.   His experience includes representation of construction general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, and owners, before various federal and state agencies and courts. 

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Timothy Moll

Timothy L. Moll Adjunct Law Professor

Timothy L. Moll is a partner with the law firm of Rembolt Ludtke LLP and works out of the firm’s offices in Seward and Lincoln.  He practices in the areas of taxation, municipal finance, entity planning, estate planning and probate administration.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska, and his Juris Doctor (with highest distinction) from the University of Nebraska College of Law.  He is an adjunct tax professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law and a regular presenter on tax and estate planning topics.  He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation and a Board Member and past President of the Great Plains Federal Tax Institute.  He lives in Seward with his wife, Sara, and five children.  He is a member of The Rock Lutheran Church in Seward and serves on the Board of Regents for Concordia University Nebraska.  

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Brett Stohs

Brett C. Stohs Clinical Associate Professor of Law & Cline Williams Director of the Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic

Professor Stohs joined the faculty in March 2012 to establish and direct a new in-house legal clinic that provides legal assistance to entrepreneurs and startup businesses. Since the Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic opened in 2013, Professor Stohs has been pursuing research interests in the application of mind mapping software to clinical legal education. His particular interests relate to using mind mapping techniques to optimize client assignments to student participants in a live-client clinic. 

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Stohs worked in private practice for over six years, focusing primarily on mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate and transactional matters for domestic and foreign clients in a variety of industries. From 2005 to 2011, Stohs practiced with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in Washington, DC, and in 2011 he joined Rembolt Ludtke LLP in Lincoln.  While at Sutherland, Stohs served as a work assignment coordinator for the firm's summer associate program, and as the pro bono coordinator for the firm's partnership with the Advocacy & Justice Clinic operated by the D.C. Bar.

Professor Stohs received his J.D., cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor for the Duke Law & Technology Review.  Stohs also received a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford Institute of Public Policy, and a B.A. in mathematics and political science, with honors, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Clinical Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

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Professor Adam Thimmesch

Adam Thimmesch Professor of Law

Professor Adam Thimmesch joined the faculty in 2012. His research focuses largely on state taxing jurisdiction and tax compliance issues. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Virginia Tax Review, the Florida Tax Review, the Utah Law Review, the Denver Law Review, and the Temple Law Review. He frequently speaks at academic and professional conferences around the country and blogs as a member of The SurlySubGroup. Professor Thimmesch teaches Individual Income Taxation, State and Local Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Business Associations, and Corporate Finance. He was voted the Professor of the Year by upper class law students in 2013, 2017, and 2018 and received a College Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014. He received his J.D. with highest distinction in 2005 from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he was an Articles Editor on the Iowa Law Review. After law school, Professor Thimmesch joined Faegre & Benson LLP in Minneapolis where his practice focused on tax and business matters, including structuring and negotiating domestic and international transactions, advising on state, federal, and international tax matters, and handling tax disputes before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing agencies.

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James Tierney

James F. Tierney Assistant Professor of Law

Professor James Tierney joined the faculty in July 2020. His research focuses on stock market regulation, investment management, and corporate finance. Drawing on years of experience advising federal securities regulators in government, and representing financial services firms in private practice, his current projects explore contract design and regulatory enforcement in retail securities markets, where ordinary investors act like consumers. He teaches core and advanced classes in business law.
 
Before joining the faculty, Tierney practiced for five years with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as senior counsel in its Office of the General Counsel. In that role, he advised the Commission on the interpretation of the federal securities laws, and wrote opinions constituting final agency action articulating those interpretations. Before that, he practiced at Mayer Brown LLP in Washington DC, where he represented firms in the financial services and other industries in appellate and class-action litigation, and advised them on regulatory policy. After law school, he clerked for Judge Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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