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Lucinda D. Newberry

Partner

Lucinda leads the firm’s state and local tax practice and is chair of its Audit Letter Committee.

Lucy's diverse practice encompasses corporate organization and governance matters, taxation, media and entertainment agreements, investment advisor regulation, financial services and gift cards/prepaid access, securities, escheat/unclaimed property, and nonprofit organization formation and management.

Lucy works with clients with all aspects of tax compliance, including tax strategy, nexus evaluations, audit management, tax litigation, offers in compromise, and voluntary compliance and amnesty programs. She assists numerous companies in managing interactions with the Internal Revenue Service and has worked with clients on tax matters from all 50 states and a number of foreign jurisdictions. She helps clients to assess and restructure their tax compliance programs to ensure compliance with multistate tax obligations and escheat/unclaimed property requirements, including compliance with gift card reporting obligations for instruments issued in-store or via a web platform, and post-Wayfair sales tax compliance. 

She also works with banks, restaurants, and other retailers on the structuring and compliance functions for prepaid access programs, including gift cards and other closed and open loop forms of prepaid access. She advises her clients regarding the federal regulation of closed and open loop products, including issuance, redemption, reload, and information gathering and retention requirements for consumer and business to business sales.

Lucy works with nonprofit organizations, including healthcare systems, on all formation issues, including preparation of Forms 1023 and 1024. She advises her nonprofit clients with respect to best practices, including corporate document preparation and advising with respect to board of director issues, financial accountability, governance procedures, auditing issues, for-profit and nonprofit subsidiaries, disqualified persons, conflict of interest procedures, document retention policies, and Form 990 compliance.

Community Involvement
  • Child Saving Institute Guild
  • Junior League of Omaha
  • Omaha Symphony Guild
  • Lauritzen Gardens Guild
  • Joslyn Castle Guild