Steven C. Likes: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Steven C. Likes

Omaha,  NE  U.S.A.
Phone(402) 661-8648

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Practice Areas

  • Tax Credit Bonds
  • Public Finance
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Single Family Housing
  • Multifamily Housing
  • Senior Housing / Assisted Living
  • Mortgage Credit Certificates
  • Transportation
  • Airports
  • Health Care Finance
  • Long-term Care
  • Hospitals
  • Higher Education
  • Charitable Organizations / 501
  • Special Tax Counsel
  • Bond Counsel
  • Borrower's Counsel
  • Issuer's Counsel
  • Underwriter's Counsel
  • General Governmental
  • Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • Governmental Facilities, Buildings and Infrastructure
  • General Obligation
  • Lease-Purchase and Certificates of Participation
  • Loan Participations
  • Revenue Bonds
  • Tax-Increment Financing
  • Industrial Development Revenue Bonds
  • K-12 Education
  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • New Money and Refunding Financings
University Texas Christian University, B.A., History/Economics, 1992
Law SchoolCreighton University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997
Admitted1997, Nebraska; 2000, Minnesota

Memberships and Affiliations

American, Minnesota, Nebraska and Omaha Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers; Minnesota Institute of Public Finance

Other Distinctions

•Omaha Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Omaha: Class 33
•Nebraska State Bar Association's Leadership Academy: Inaugural Class

BornWahoo, Nebraska, January 13, 1970

Mr. Likes is a partner in the Omaha and Minneapolis offices of Kutak Rock LLP and practices in the area of public finance. Mr. Likes conducts a national practice in which he acts as bond counsel and special tax counsel to municipal issuers, as well as counsel to underwriters, lenders, borrowers, trustees and credit providers, all in connection with the issuance of municipal bonds. He specializes in the areas of single- and multifamily housing, state and local government finance, hospitals and long-term care and other health care facilities, higher education and other 501(c)(3) organizations and airport finance.

•Acts as bond counsel, general counsel, special tax counsel and underwriters' counsel to several state housing agencies and instrumentalities in connection with the issuance of mortgage revenue bonds, multifamily housing revenue bonds and mortgage credit certificates.
•Acts as bond counsel, underwriters' counsel, disclosure counsel and special tax counsel to numerous cities, counties, public school districts and special taxing districts throughout Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Oklahoma in connection with general obligation and revenue financings for a variety of public facilities and improvements.
•Acted as underwriters' counsel and lenders' counsel in connection with numerous financings for hospitals, other acute care facilities, long-term care facilities, assisted-living facilities, senior housing facilities and other continuing care retirement communities.
•Acted as bond counsel and/or underwriter's counsel in connection with more than 25 transactions for private colleges and universities totaling more than $400 million issued by state and local issuers.
•Acts as special tax counsel to municipal issuers and underwriters of bonds issued pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, particularly Build America Bonds, Qualified School Construction Bonds and Recovery Zone Bonds.
•Acts as bond counsel and special tax counsel to the Airport Authority of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska.


An Utter Disregard for Precedent: Misconstruing Commerce Clause Precedent in United States v. Lopez, 29 CREIGHTON L. REV. 811, February 1996


Other Distinctions

•Omaha Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Omaha: Class 33
•Nebraska State Bar Association's Leadership Academy: Inaugural Class


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Steven C. Likes

1650 Farnam Street
OmahaNE 68102-2186


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