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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Y.S. (Steve) Lee Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Lee is a lawyer, economist, and international relations scholar with internationally-recognized authority in law and development and international trade law. He is currently Director and Professorial Fellow of the Law and Development Institute and Visiting Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law. He has also taught and conducted academic research at prominent universities throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia for twenty years. He graduated with a degree in economics and academic distinction from the University of California at Berkeley and received law degrees from the University of Cambridge (B.A., M.A., Ph.D). He is licensed to practice law in multiple jurisdictions, including the United States (California and North Carolina) and the United Kingdom.

Professor Lee has published over one hundred academic articles, books, chapters, and shorter notes with leading publishers in North America, Europe, and Asia, in the areas of international economic law, law and development, development/institutional economics, comparative law, and international commercial arbitration. He has developed the “General Theory of Law and Development” and the “New General Theory of Development Economics,” which examines the causal mechanisms by which law impacts development and analyzes the constituent elements of economic development, respectively. He is currently an associate editor of the Journal of World Trade and the founding editor-in-chief of the Law and Development Review.

Professor Lee participated in a number of bilateral and multilateral negotiations on international trade and investment at international forums such as the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. He has appeared before WTO dispute settlement panels and the WTO Appellate Body as a government counsel, and advised national governments, international law firms, and consulting companies on international trade and development projects and major international commercial arbitration cases. He has frequently spoken on issues of international economic law, law and development, and the WTO through over seventy speech engagements at prominent forums such as Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and the World Bank.

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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 Margaret R. Larson Professor of Law

Adam Thimmesch, Margaret R. Larson Professor of Law, joined the faculty in 2012. His research focuses on state tax policy and the impact of modern technology and markets on existing legal structure and on the states and their residents. His research has been placed in a variety of legal publications, including the Arizona State Law Journal, the Denver Law Review, the Florida Tax Review, the Temple Law Review, the Utah Law Review, and the Virginia Tax Review. Professor Thimmesch frequently speaks at academic and professional conferences around the country and is active in national organizations. He has served as a member of the executive committee of the American Association of Law Schools’ Section on Taxation since 2019 and will be its Chair in 2022. Thimmesch also served as the reporter for the Uniform Law Commission’s study committee on online sales taxation in 2020. Professor Thimmesch regularly testifies before state legislative committees and provides advice to legislators and policy groups on state tax matters. Within the law school, Professor Thimmesch serves as the faculty director of the Law+Business program. In that role, Thimmesch provides advice and programming for students who are interested in transactional law or in careers outside of the traditional practice of law. He also works with outside partners to build opportunities for law students to pursue career paths in those fields. Professor Thimmesch currently teaches Individual Income Taxation, State and Local Taxation, and Taxation of Business Entities within the law school and Business Law for the Honors Academy at the College of Business. 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 and 2022. Professor Thimmesch worked at Faegre & Benson LLP in Minneapolis before joining the College of Law. His legal 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. 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.

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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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