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Overview

Chelsey provides clients with personalized representation in corporate matters.

Chelsey describes herself as “systems-driven”: she has a passion for business systems, and she studies systems to identify inefficiencies and develop improvements. This makes her an excellent fit for corporate formation, corporate maintenance and various transactional work.

As a member of Husch Blackwell’s Corporate team, Chelsey advises clients on entity formation, dissolution and general maintenance. These clients include limited liability companies, series limited liability companies, corporations and nonprofit corporations. She also assists with various employment agreements and counsels entities on business succession planning. Chelsey also has experience with trade name and trademark protections, as well as other intellectual property matters.

While Chelsey works with a wide variety of firm clients, she has a special interest in startups and other small and emerging companies. She is excited to help clients establish a business plan and to support them from the beginning as they identify their initial business needs and develop business goals.

Chelsey is known for her ability to personalize advice for individual clients. She has a gift not only for explaining legal matters to non-attorneys, but for determining which explanations and details will be most helpful to each particular client. Chelsey aims to always provide customized service.


Services

Education

  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Concentration in Healthcare Law
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Client Interviewing & Legal Counseling
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Health Care Organizations
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Trial Practice
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Patent Law
    • Student Bar Association (Law School Student Government), President
    • Health Law Student Association, President
  • B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha
    • cum laude
    • Biology and Psychology
    • University of Nebraska Omaha Cheer Team, Captain
    • Sigma Kappa Sorority, Kappa Alpha Chapter, Executive Vice President

Admissions

  • Nebraska
  • Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Experience
  • Drafted employment agreements including advanced provisions regarding non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality/non-disclosure.
  • Advised on entity formation, dissolution and general corporate maintenance for limited liability companies, series limited liability companies, corporations and nonprofit corporations.
  • Advised on business succession planning and mergers and acquisition.
  • Drafted a wide range of intellectual property agreements including licensing agreements for patents, trademarks and copyrights.
  • Drafted, managed and monitored trademark applications and a wide range of trademark portfolios with the USPTO.
  • Advised entities on trade name, trademark and service mark protections at the state level.
  • Participated in large-scale trade name and trademark litigation at the state level.
Outside the Office

Chelsey is passionate about event planning and loves ensuring the theme for any party comes completely to life through detailed planning and creative decor. Most of her free time is spent helping friends and family plan and decorate for weddings, showers and other celebrations, but she hopes to open an event planning business in the future.

Community Leadership

Chelsey is a volunteer staff member at Relevant Community Church in Elkhorn, and she serves the church by co-leading a weekly small group at her home. Chelsey also serves as Elkhorn North High School’s mock trial coach.

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