Shay L. Garvin


Shay represents clients in a variety of transactional areas, including mergers and acquisitions, business formation, securities offerings, debt and equity financing, and general counsel. Shay also has extensive experience advising clients in real estate transactions, including commercial warehouse, office and land leases and real property acquisitions, sales and development.

Throughout his career, Shay has been heavily involved in the transportation sector. Prior to attending law school, Shay spent eight years working in a variety of management roles for a publicly held transportation and logistics company. Upon graduating from law school and prior to joining Erickson | Sederstrom, Shay practiced for several years with a transportation-oriented law firm representing public and private transportation and logistics companies in complicated acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and restructuring transactions and advising clients on industry specific matters such as motor carrier and broker agreements, independent contractor programs, tractor and trailer leases, securities disclosure requirements and risk assessment. Shay also has extensive experience with industry regulation, including regulations promulgated through the Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and he has counseled clients in multiple areas of regulatory compliance, including licensing, operating authority, safety and fitness, and independent contractor arrangements. Shay’s background, which includes his role as an internal business stakeholder and M.B.A. holder, gives him a unique perspective that he uses to provide clients with efficient, practical and business-focused solutions.


Practice Areas

Commericial Real Estate


University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2015
Business Transactions Certificate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.B.A., 2015
University of Arizona, B.A./B.S., Management of Information Systems, 2001

Admitted To


Professional and Civic Affiliations

Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska Trucking Association
Nebraska Logistics Council
Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business Fraternity

Additional Information

Shay grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, where he developed passions for playing hockey and golf. After moving to Nebraska upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he developed his third passion: Nebraska football. While he misses the mountains of Alaska at times, he prefers Nebraska’s longer golfing season and obsession with college sports. Shay’s wife, Moe, is a born and raised Nebraskan who deserves credit for supporting his three passions while they are raising three young children.

Office Location

Regency Westpointe
10330 Regency Parkway Drive Suite 100
Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3761
(402) 397-2200
(800) 279-3756