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Casey W. Kidwell

Casey W. Kidwell

Senior Associate

Casey provides comprehensive, streamlined legal services to high-growth companies and investors.

Casey represents public and private companies in their strategic transactions, from early-stage startups to large acquirers. He advises entrepreneurs through every phase of business development, from initial formation to exit strategy, by drawing on his personal experience as the co-founder of a medical device company to develop a strategic plan to commercialize ideas in preparation for future growth. Clients often seek his guidance in negotiating and drafting complex agreements, particularly when key technology or intellectual property is involved. Casey also has significant experience counseling angel investors, venture capitalists and private equity firms on private company financings and capital market deals.

When advising startups, Casey handles:

  • Corporate formation and structuring
  • Complex shareholder agreements
  • Advisor agreements
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Equity incentive plans and award agreements
  • Commercial contracts
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Technology licensing
  • Terms of use and privacy policies
  • Independent contractor, consultant and nondisclosure agreements
  • Exit strategies




  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Corporate Law, 2024


  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
    • with distinction
  • B.A., University of Iowa
    • Political Science


  • Nebraska
  • Iowa

Professional Memberships and Certifications

2023 Pro Bono Contributor
  • Advised numerous technology startups on corporate formation, governance and securities offerings.
  • Closed more than $10 million in early-stage fundraisings.
  • Negotiated and drafted commercial contracts, including software development and intellectual property licensing agreements, for professional service providers, manufacturers and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies.
  • Advised real estate client in corporate restructuring and general corporate matters.
  • Drafted corporate governance and private placement offering documents for numerous real estate funds.
  • Negotiated and drafted purchase agreements for commercial and residential real estate sales.
  • Advised public companies in more than $100 million in debt financings.
  • Guided hydrogen technologies company through two-stage Series Seed/A offering, securing $12.5 million investment from international investors.
Case Studies
SpenDebt Accepted to Northwestern Mutual Black Founder's Accelerator With Pro Bono Legal Assistance From HB Communities for Change

HB Communities for Change helped SpenDebt prepare its application for the prestigious accelerator that granted the startup a $100,000 investment.

Blog | April 07, 2022
Get Started Omaha 2022: A Wrap Up
Legal Updates | April 19, 2021
Modernizing the Private Placement Framework
Legal Updates | May 14, 2020
Nebraska Authorities Ease COVID Restrictions
Outside the Office

With two young children, Casey stays busy. He takes his little ones to the park, to the zoo and on walks. When not with family, he plays golf.