Planning Your Legacy
Senior Counsel Maurice R. Johnson provides personalized estate planning to individuals and families throughout Iowa and Nebraska. As an attorney for Goosmann Trust Law Counsel, a boutique estate and business succession planning department within the full-service law firm, Maurice assists clients with developing the peace of mind to know that their assets and family members will be taken care of when they are gone. Maurice can help you with all aspects of estate planning, including the use of revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, wills, and powers of attorney. Maurice can also help you plan for your business with buy sell agreements, employee agreements, corporate documents and succession plans. Maurice is client focused and responsive. He will coordinate with your other advisors, CPA, insurance representatives, financial planners and bankers as needed. In looking for an advisor for you and your family, Maurice will listen to you and recommend solutions– worth it.
In addition to estate planning, Maurice practices business and transaction law. He has over 32 years’ experience representing CEOs, business owners, tribal councils and executives when they are buying, selling, employing and doing deals. Maurice has successfully represented clients in numerous settings including business, real estate, gaming, employment, regulatory, municipal, telecom, arbitrations, mediations, tribal, state, and federal civil courts.
Prior to becoming an attorney at Goosmann, Maurice was the Attorney General for the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and also served for several years as the Attorney General for the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (a/k/a Meskwaki Nation) representing the tribal government and its business including the Meskwaki Casino. Subsequently, Maurice served as an Associate Judge of the Meskwaki Tribal Court.
Maurice is a military veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Hawkins (DD873) and the USS Eisenhower (CVN69) as an Aviation Ordnance man. It’s only fitting that he helps his clients navigate and sail with ease through rough waters of complex estate and business transactions.
LICENSED IN: Iowa and Nebraska, Colorado (inactive)
In Maurice’s free time you will find him with his wife of 38 years, Kathleen, and his two daughters, Katie and Lola. He enjoys traveling, reading, fishing, playing disc golf, exercising, and listening to jazz. Maurice is active in his church, serving as a youth group leader and volunteer instructor for prison fellowship.