Governmental Relations Division

Erickson | Sederstrom's Governmental Relations Division is comprised of five attorneys who represent clients in matters involving federal, state and local governmental units with respect to matters ranging from governmental authorization and permits to zoning, subdivision, and related land use matters.

Our Attorneys each have more than 20 years of experience in the practice of law and collectively have represented clients involved in the Nebraska Legislature, Public Service Commission, Power Review Board, Liquor Control Commission, Educational Land and Funds, Environmental Control, Equal Opportunity Commission, Department of Health and Human Services, Industrial Relations Commission, Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board, Department of Natural Resources, Nebraska Real Estate Commission, Department of Revenue, Nebraska Secretary of State, the Lincoln City Council, Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission, Lancaster County Board and various boards of zoning appeals, as well as numerous federal agencies and commissions.

Division members are experienced in handling virtually any type of permit or authorization required by a client from a federal, state or local governmental entity, subdivision or agency.

Members of the Division are also experienced in land use regulatory matters. A few examples of recent services provided by the firm in these areas include successful applications for zoning, subdivision, building permits, and related land use applications and approvals.


Kissel/E&S Associates

Established in 1994, Kissel/E&S Associates provides lobbying and association management services to its clients.  Kissel/E&S draws on the experience and expertise of the attorneys of Erickson | Sederstrom, as well as Joe Kohout and Kristin Crawford, both attorneys, who are partners with Gordon Kissel.

Kissel/E&S Associates is headquartered in Lincoln and provides representation before the Nebraska Legislature.  Kissel/E&S Associates is also affiliated with the Multistate Association and the Advocacy Group.  These affiliations allow exclusive access to a national resources center for legislative research, which can quickly provide valuable information on proposed legislation and existing laws in each state.  This exchange of information is a powerful resource to clients of Kissel/E&S Associates because it offers insights into current state and federal legislative trends.  This type of service is essential in today’s changing world of public policy and governmental regulation.

[For a more detailed look at services provided, visit Kissel/E&S Associates' Web site.]

The State Capital Group and Erickson | Sederstrom form strong partnership

Erickson | Sederstrom

The State Capital Group is a seamless global network of 144 of the profession’s preeminent independent law firms with more than 11,500 attorneys located in over 300 cities around the world. By uniting their skills, expertise and influence, our member firms help leading and growing companies in every industry navigate a complex and ever-changing legal landscape. With local and regional experts across the globe, our independent member firms capitalize on the strength and effectiveness of our network to help their clients solve today’s toughest business challenges.

With offices in both Lincoln and Omaha Nebraska, Erickson | Sederstrom is the Nebraska representative of the State Capitol Law Firm Group, a nonprofit national corporation comprised of one law firm in each of the 50 states with an established practice of legislative and governmental representation.* 

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*Member firms of the State Capitol Law Firm Group practice independently and not in relationship for the joint practice of law.

The Governmental Relations Division has considerable expertise in the following areas:

  • Administrative Law; Administrative Appeals
  • Municipal Law; Representation of Governmental Entities
  • Governmental Contracting
  • Utilities Law
  • Permits and Approvals
  • Eminent Domain
  • Litigation
  • Tort Claims
  • Tax Appeals
  • Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursements
  • Health and Human Services Licensure, Regulations and Appeals
  • Land Use Regulatory Matters
  • Lobbying  (Lobbying services at the state level are provided by Kissel/E&S Associates of Lincoln, Nebraska, a firm affiliated with Erickson | Sederstrom law firm.  For a more detailed look at the lobbying services provided, visit Kissel/E&S Associates website.)


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Charles D. Humble

Mr. Humble is a member of the firm’s Governmental Relations practice group.  Areas of practice include representing the firm’s clients in real estate development, zoning and land use matters, eminent domain for both private and public clients and all aspects in handling virtually any type of permit or authorization required from a federal, state or local governmental entity, subdivision or agency.

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Richard P. Nelson

As a former member of the policy cabinet of the Nebraska Health and Human Services System, Mr. Nelson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to a private practice that includes representation of professionals and care providers in matters involving DHHS, including contract formation, professional disciplinary matters, and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement.  Mr. Nelson has provided representation to clients at all levels of administrative proceedings and judicial appeals in both federal and state court.

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Alan M. Wood

Mr. Wood has provided counsel and representation to agricultural societies, fair boards, and rural water districts throughout the state of Nebraska, as well as having background in municipal law through past representation of various municipal entities. 

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