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Conal L. Hession

Partner
Kutak Rock LLP
The Omaha Building, 1650 Farnam Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102-2186
Peer Rating
4.8 of 5.0
Client Rating
N/R
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Business Law; Corporate Litigation; Securities; Securities Regulation; Private Investment Funds; Fund Capital Raising; Fund Structuring; Fund Taxation; Asset Securitization; Public Finance; Credit Enhancement; Derivatives; Investment Products; Swaps; Hedges; Secondary M; Hospital and health care
University
Creighton University, B.A., 1989
Law School
Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1992
Admitted
1992, Nebraska
ISLN
901129282
Peer Reviews (17)
AV Rated
4.8/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Structured Finance, Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, Bond Finance, Tax Exempt Bonds, Civil Litigation, Securities Finance, Securities Law, General Practice, Business Planning, Financial Services Regulation and Financial Services Law
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.9/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.9/5
Judgment
4.8/5
Communication Ability
4.6/5
Legal Experience
4.8/5
Peer Reviews (17)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 01/20/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 01/20/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 01/20/15
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
In addition to his vast experience and high quality legal work, Conal has a thoughtful, generous approach to mentoring young lawyers. He is a talented lawyer and teacher and an all-around pleasant person to work with and for.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 12/29/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/29/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I've worked with Conal on transactions involvingtax exempt bonds (and tender option bonds in particular) for over a dozen years, and he has always acted professionally and wih great skill.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 12/22/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/21/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Conal Hession consistently provides outstanding legal service to his clients and the transaction that his clients are involved with. Mr. Hession works closely with all of the lawyers and financing participants on a transaction and is always there to resolve issues expeditiously. As a lawyer who works on the other side from him, I can tell you that he is gracious, helpful, honest and always ready to assist. His answers are off the shelf and always well received. Mr. Hession is the consummate pro.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/15/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Conal is one of the preeminent attorneys practicing in synthetic tax-exempt securities, derivatives, structured finance, securities law and general corporate law.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/14/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/13/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Conal Hession in an exceptional advocate with a reputation beyond reproach. He is diligent, intelligent, professional and extremely good at what he does.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 12/13/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have had the pleasure of practicing with Conal over a period of more than twenty years, both as opposing counsel and co-counsel. He has earned an "A" rating many times over.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 04/23/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/09/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/16/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I worked with Conal for several years when I was a partner at Kutak Rock. Conal is a knowledgeable, responsive, professional and highly ethical attorney that I respected and enjoyed working with. Our clients valued his legal opinion and analysis, and work product.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/21/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/21/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/13/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
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