Daniel Wintz

Dan is a highly respected and accomplished estate planning, special needs trust, probate, and estate and trust litigation attorney. For over 40 years, he has helped business owners and executives, farmers and ranchers, and many others secure their families’ futures including those, especially children, who have disabilities.

He has earned recognition in probate litigation through representation of corporate and individual personal representatives, trustees, conservators and guardians, and estate and trust beneficiaries. Dan also brings to bear unique knowledge about lifetime and death planning for IRA, retirement plan, deferred compensation, and equity-based compensation plans for clients and their families. His farm background serves him well as a trusted adviser to farm families on farm transition planning, taking care of the surviving spouse, and providing for on- and off-farm heirs.

Dan has authored or co-authored numerous articles on estate planning including Chapter 18, “Creation and Administration of Trusts” of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Probate Practice Manual and is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics including: the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education program on Administering Trusts & Medicaid for Estate Planners in 2018; the Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Seminar, Changes in Attitudes Changes in Latitudes, Drafting Considerations Under the Title 4 of the Uniform Trust Code, and the ARC of Nebraska, “Special Needs Trusts.” Dan was also instrumental in the drafting and passage of Nebraska’s Uniform Directed Trust Act.

Dan and Margaret Badura chose to partner with Gross Welch Marks Clare because its excellent attorneys share their values, and the firm has a proven track record of success not only in estate planning and related legal areas, but also in other areas such as Business Planning, Taxation, Real Estate, and Family Law. Dan & Margaret’s commitment to providing personalized attention and customized solutions for each client remains unchanged as they continue to uphold the high standards of professionalism and integrity that have been the hallmark of their practices.

  • Probate
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • All Nebraska State Courts
  • All Iowa State Courts
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court of Nebraska
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United State Supreme Court
  • University of Chicago, B.A.
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Law, J.D.
  • Nebraska State Chairperson, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Elected Member of ACTEC’s Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Employee Benefits in Estate Planning Committee, and Fiduciary Litigation Task Force
  • Nebraska’s first Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist
  • Member, Board of Directors of Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc.
  • Adjunct professor at Creighton University College of Law
  • AV-Preeminent Peer Rated (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • 2024 Lawyer of the Year for Employee Benefits (ERISA) and Elder Law
  • 2017 Omaha Lawyer of the Year for Trusts and Estates, 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Elder Law
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Trusts and Estate Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), and Litigation-Trusts and Estates
  • Voted as a Super Lawyer in the practice areas of Estate Planning & Probate

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