Government Relations

Erickson | Sederstrom's Government Relations attorneys 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.

State & Federal

The collective experience of our Government Relations attorneys have helped clients to obtain passage of legislation beneficial to their interests or have helped clients in preventing the passage of legislation opposed to their interests. In addition, our attorneys have successfully represented numerous clients before Federal, State and Local Administrative Agencies with regard to regulatory and licensure matters.

Land Use

From A (acquisition) to Z (zoning) our government relations attorneys represents clients in all aspects of land use including project planning, securing marketable title and obtaining approvals from Planning, Zoning and Regulatory bodies to enable our clients to turn their land use dreams into reality.

Permits & Approvals

In the business climate of today and in the foreseeable future it is necessary to obtain licenses, permits and other approvals from Federal, State and Local administrative bodies and agencies in order to engage in the business enterprises that our clients wish to pursue. Our experience and skill in
successfully dealing with such agencies is proven by many years of successful representation for our clients. Our team of lawyers regularly appear before more than twenty such regulatory bodies and enforcement agencies on behalf of our clients.

Government Relations

E|S's Government Relations attorneys is comprised of attorneys averaging more than 20 years of experience in the practice of law and have represented clients in matters relating to, among others:

E|S’s attorneys have experience representing clients in matters relating to federal, state and local governmental units, including:


  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • National Transportation Safety Board


  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Revenue
  • Educational Land and Funds
  • Environmental Control
  • Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Industrial Relations Commission
  • Liquor Control Commission
  • Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board
  • Nebraska Legislature
  • Nebraska Real Estate Commission
  • Nebraska Secretary of State
  • Power Review Board
  • Public Service Commission


  • Douglas County Board of Equalization
  • Lincoln City Council
  • Lancaster County Board
  • Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission
  • various boards of zoning appeals
  • numerous municipalities in the region
  • Administrative Law; Administrative Appeals
  • Eminent Domain
  • Governmental Contracting
  • Health and Human Services Licensure, Regulations and Appeals
  • Municipal Law; Representation of Governmental Entities
  • Land Use Regulatory Matters
  • Litigation
  • Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursements
  • Permits and Approvals
  • Tax Assessment Appeals
  • Tort Claims
  • Utilities Law

In short, the E|S’s attorneys are experienced in handling virtually any type of permit, authorization, or appeal required by a client from a federal, state or local governmental entity, subdivision or agency.


Established in 1994, Kissel/E&S Associates provides lobbying and association management services to its clients.  Kissel/E&S draws on the experience of the attorneys of E|S, as well as Joe Kohout, an attorney, and his partner 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. 

Ensuring your issues and opinions are heard by today’s lawmakers 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.]

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Erickson | Sederstrom's Government Relations Attorneys represent clients in matters involving federal, state and local governmental units with respect to matters ranging from governmental authorization and related land use matters.

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