John S. Zeilinger


Baird Holm LLP
1700 Farnam Street
Suite 1500
Omaha, NE 68102-2068

Tel: 402.636.8258


John S. Zeilinger primarily represents banks and bank holding companies in a multistate area in purchase, sale and merger transactions, state and federal regulatory approvals and compliance, charter approvals and conversions, negotiating enforcement orders, capital raising and securities law compliance.

John is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, which he has served as a member of the House of Delegates, and as Chairman of its Committees on Specialization, Nebraska Securities Law, and Ways, Means and Planning. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and its Corporate Counsel Section and the Omaha Bar Association. He has served on the Lawyers Council of The Bankers Roundtable, Washington, D.C., and its predecessor, the Association of Bank Holding Companies. John has been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business(© 2013). He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1993 and Great Plains Super Lawyers (© 2013). In 2011, He was designated by Best Lawyers in America as the Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year in Omaha.

John has presented at programs held by BankDirector, Baird Holm LLP, the University of Nebraska College of Law, the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance, NCLE, Inc., and the Community Banking Institute.

We represent clients in all aspects of banking and lending law, including financial institutions and bank holding companies, which we advise in connection with state and federal regulation and compliance matters, litigation, loan foreclosure and collections, and the documentation of loans and other financial transactions. We also provide our clients services with respect to the formation of bank holding companies; financial industry mergers and acquisitions, and related securities and corporate and tax issues. In this highly regulated industry, we advise and counsel clients in responding to various government regulatory and administrative actions, particularly where substantial penalties may be involved.

Baird Holm assists our banking, insurance company and other financial institution clients, as well as our business clients, in a variety of related transactions, including recapitalization, leveraged financings, revolving credit arrangements, syndicated loan transactions and significant real estate, lease, construction and utility project financings.

Baird Holm LLP’s integrated team of 90 attorneys, licensed in 23 states, is committed to connecting each of its valued clients to the positive outcomes they seek. With extensive and diverse expertise, we leverage each other’s skills to respond efficiently to our clients’ local, regional, national and international legal needs. We are proud to represent public and private companies, individuals, private funds and other investors, financial institutions, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations.

Rooted by the promise to constantly evolve in anticipation of our clients’ rapidly changing needs, Baird Holm has enjoyed steady and measured growth since its founding in 1873. Today, we look to the future as we carry on the legacy created by our visionary founders.