Kurth Brashear

Education: 

Valparaiso University, B.A., 1994; University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1998, Allen Moot Court Board

States: 

Nebraska

Industries: 

Agriculture

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Construction

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Financial Services

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Government

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Individuals

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Manufacturing

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Nonprofits

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Professional Services

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Kurth serves as a lawyer and counselor to individuals, families, and businesses, with an emphasis on nonprofit and exempt organizations.  He has extensive experience advising on entity formation, governance, general business matters, tax exempt status, charitable gifts, endowments, estate planning, cy pres, and dissolution, workouts and restructurings.  Formerly a fundraising executive and general counsel for a Midwestern university, Kurth also consults with public charities, private foundations, and trusts on development efforts, campaign readiness studies, board member selection and training, and grant processes.  He spends time in both our Seward and Lincoln offices.

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV Preeminent Rating (highest rating available)
  • Led Office of Institutional Advancement, Concordia University, Nebraska (2013-2022)
    - Answering The Call campaign, $93.7 million raised, $65 million goal (2016-2021)
    - Top Five Fundraising Years in university history during tenure
  • General Counsel, Concordia University, Nebraska(2012-2020)
  • Children's Scholarship Fund of Omaha Board of Directors (2006-2013)
    - Chair (2010-2012)
  • Concordia Foundation Nebraska (2007-2022)
    - Chair (2011-2012)
    - Executive Committee (2010-2022)
  • The Nebraska District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
    - Constitution & Bylaws Committee(2018-Present)
    - Convention Parliamentarian (2022)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
    - Legislation Committee, Chair (2006-2008)
    - Young Lawyers Section, President (2001-2002)
  • Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation Trustee (2018-Present)
  • Pacific Hills Lutheran Church, Omaha
    - President (2003-2004)
  • Rotary Club of Seward (2014-Present)
    - President (2019-2020)
  • St. John Lutheran Church, Seward
    - Elder (2021-Present)
  • Higher Education in America by Derek Bok, Issues in Christian Education (Fall 2014)
  • Where Might We Start? Concordia’s Advancement Experience, June2018
  • Comprehensive Campaigns 101, August 2016
  • Status Update on the Learning Community, October 2012
  • Legal Issues for the Church, September 2012

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