Baird Holm is a full-service law firm in Omaha, Nebraska and was founded more than 140 years ago. The firm boasts more than 80 attorneys that are licensed in 20 states, and primarily represent public and private companies, individuals, private funds and other investors, financial institutions, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations. The firm’s attorneys take care of local, regional, national, and international clients.
A Family Affair
Father and son duo Milton Montgomery and Carroll Montgomery started their own practice on November 1, 1873 in Nebraska, just six years after the state had been established. Thanks to the first rail line from the east to the west coast and running across the Missouri River, Omaha began to thrive in agriculture, transportation, finance and international commerce. As Omaha flourished, so did the firm and in 1970, became the Baird Holm we know today.
Although Baird Holm may be an older firm, this has not held it back from advancing with the new age of technology, where the firm has adapted accordingly by adding computerized litigation and document support capabilities and even a state-of-the-art computer system that permits ease of communication with clients.
The firm’s attorneys are often awarded for their achievements, and not without reason; the firm’s c-founder C.S. Montgomery has proven a wonderful example by organizing and serving as the general counsel to the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition Fair, an event that brought over 2.5 million people in 1898 to Kountze Park in north Omaha. The firm appointed its first female attorney in the early first half of the 20th century. Today, Baird Holm is a two-time winner of the Nebraska State Bar Association Diversity Award remains as the only Nebraska firm to have ever been selected as a Lex Mundi member.
Baird Holm is part of networks which allow the firm to expand their capabilities and geographic reach to provide legal services to clients everywhere. As an exclusive Nebraksa firm for Lex Mundi and State Law Resources, Inc., in addition to USLAW Network, Baird Holm’s international reach has expanded to provide clients seamless aid with cross-border transactions and disputes, help with state and federal laws, and commercial and business-related law. Through these exclusive ties with independent law firms and attorneys across the world, the firm’s networks have expanded not just their reach, but their client base as well.
1700 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 344-0500
Employer Type: Private
Managing Partner: Richard E. Putnam
Hiring Partner: Kelli Lieurance
Total No. Attorneys 2018: 85
2 out of 2 (2Ls only) (2016)
Omaha, NE (HQ)
Council Bluffs, IA
Agriculture & Agribusiness Finance
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Business & Corporate Transactions
Employee Benefits & ERISA
Energy & Renewable Energy
Environmental & Natural Resources
Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates
Fair Housing & Public Accommodation Law
Government Relations & Lobbying
Intellectual Property, Copyright & Trademark
Labor & Employment Law
Mediation & Arbitration
Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
Patent Counseling & Prosecution
Prepaid Card Services
Privacy & Data Protection
Tax Credit & Alternative Funding
Technology & E-Commerce