Sioux City Business Lawyer | Jeana Goosmann

Jeana L. Goosmann

Attorney, CEO, Founder, and Managing Partner in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota

Jeana Goosmann is an entrepreneur herself.  She founded the Goosmann Law Firm and serves as the Firm’s CEO and Managing Attorney.  Guiding the CEO through their most important matters and helping them make the wisest business decisions the law can offer makes Jeana’s legal advice sought after by the region’s most successful CEOs.  “I provide strategic plans and oversee all the cases to make certain we keep our client’s goals top of mind and leverage our legal minds to win.  I love to win!” says Jeana.

Jeana looks for out of the box solutions and keeps in mind the total landscape, not just the legal landscape. “If it matters to the client, it matters to me.  Behind every company is an owner, a board of people.  When I represent an individual I want to know them as a person and not just their current problem. The more complicated and complex the problem, the more I like to work on it.  At the same time, if I can pull from experience and help someone in a quick and simple way it is always gratifying.  My favorite part of being the CEO’s attorney is the impact I can make on the future by solving problems today and anticipating the issues of tomorrow,” says Jeana.

Over the years Jeana has defied the risks of starting her own firm.  Jeana says, “I took a calculated risk when I started the Goosmann Law Firm and branched out to form a business focused modern client centered law firm that is now the GLF today.  Like a lot of entrepreneurs, it was a difficult decision because my current situation was a good one and a safe one.  I just knew I wanted more.  Just like I put myself through college by applying for 120 scholarships to obtain 40 and then working to get a great LSAT score and a full academic scholarship to law school, I worked to build my legal skill and put in more than 15,000 hours before I made the leap to GLF.  Nothing replaces drive and hard work.  Passion fuels it.  When I first started the firm and hired high paid educated attorneys to work for me, I was concerned about cash flow just like any other new business owner.  I had a vision and I sold it to my team early on.  Nothing makes me more proud than when I now hear my team repeating my words to a new recruit through their own eyes.  On our five year anniversary, the GLF team gave me a congratulatory necklace; I wear it with pride.”

When Jeana isn’t growing the Goosmann Law Firm, she enjoys spending time with her business owner husband Chadd and their two toddlers, Collin and Caroline.  “We have a lake home in Okoboji, we’ve traveled to London for the ABA Barrister’s commemoration of the Magna Carta with the Queen at Runnymede, I run the Race for Hope 5k each fall, cook in a Gourmet Dining Club, and mentor the girls of Girls Inc.  My miniature Yorkshire Terrier Timo and my Burmese cat Schuey are named after the World Rally Champion and Ferrari Formula One Champion, thanks to my husband Chadd,” says Jeana.

LICENSED IN: Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

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Creighton University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude

  • G. Robert Muchemore Foundation Full Tuition Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Law Review, Editor
  • Advanced Trial Practice Team
  • International P.E.O. Academic Scholar
  • Scholnik Award for Excellence

University of Nebraska, Business Management, with highest distinction

  • Mortar Board
  • Alpha Omicron Pi, President
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Scholar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Iowa Supreme Court
  • South Dakota Supreme Court
  • Nebraska Supreme Court
  • Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Districts of:
    • Iowa Northern District
    • Iowa Southern District
    • Iowa Bankruptcy
    • South Dakota
    • South Dakota Bankruptcy
    • Nebraska
    • Nebraska Bankruptcy
    • Winnebago Tribal Court
  • Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Board Member
  • Girls Inc.,Board Member
  • Unity Way of Siouxland, Women United, Past Chair and Executive Committee Member
  • P.E.O., Member and International Scholar
  • Sioux City Art Center Association, Board Member and Past President (2002-10)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College Foundation, Board Member, (2010-13)
  • Supporter of the Siouxland Food Bank
  • Creighton Alumni Board, 2012-2013
  • Citizens for Hyperion, Spokesperson

How to Make a Million-Dollar Martini: The Recipe for Shaking Up Your Network and Mixing Up Big Deals, Presentation for Wells Fargo, May 2016

Challenges of Being a Professional Woman Presentation, Siouxland Professional Women’s Network, April 2016

3 Best Practices For How a Company Should Go About Selecting a Witness to Testify in Response to a 30(B)(6) Notice, Published on, March 2016

Fold ‘Em or All-In? A Dealer’s Guide to Succession Planning, Presentation for Prairie Family Business Association (PFBA) Annual Conference, April 2016

Walmart In-house CLE 30(b)6 Presentation, NAMWOLF, April 2016

Top Ten Tips for Preparing 30(B)(6) Witnesses, NAMWOLF, March 2016

3 Best Practices For How a Company Should Go About Selecting a Witness to Testify in Response to a 30(B)(6) Notice, NAMWOLF, March 2016

Women Leaders Get Pushy to Coach Their Teams, Law Practice Today, March 2016

Employer Anti-Poaching Agreements. A Tale of Disney Legal Troubles, ABA Corporate Counsel Newsletter, March 2016

Nebraska Whistleblower’s Dodd-Frank Suit Settled Before Trial, Published on, March 2016

Retaliation Weigh-in – Don’t Be the Biggest Loser, Published on, March 2016

How to Detect Under the Table Rebates, Published on, March 2016

Office Love Affairs: How to Prevent Scandal, Published on, March 2016

Jay Z’s Breach of Contract Throws Off the Beat, Published on, March 2016

Iowa Business Specialty Court to Resolve Iowa Disputes, Published on, March 2016

How to Fire a Conspiracy Theorist, Published on, March 2016

Fold ‘Em or All-In? A Dealer’s Guide to Succession Planning, Published on, March 2016

Fighting Over Fixed Fees, Published on, March 2016

Right & Wrong Ways to Retain Key People: Top 3 Reasons Your Employees Feel They Work at Alcatraz, Published on, March 2016

The Waltons vs. the Kardashians: Who Will Keep Their Money?, Published on, February 2016

Employer Anti-Poaching Agreements. A Tale of Disney Legal Troubles, Published on, February 2016

You Could Lose More Than Just Customers: Why You Should Lock Up to Crack Down on Cyber Risks, Published on, February 2016

How To Survive A Conflict of Interest Scandal, Published on, February 2016

Before Your Han Solo Dies, Have a Business Estate Plan, Published on, February 2016

Is ISIS Killing Your Cash Flow? Protect Your Assets Now, Published on, January 2016

Preparing for the Oscars: Can You Retaliate Against Your Worst-Dressed Employees?, Published on, January 2016

How to Hold a Family Meeting like the Royals, Published on, January 2016

Guns at Work: Is Your Employment Handbook Loaded to Fire?, Published on, January 2016

Do Your Employees Hate Trump? Comb-over Your Social Media Policy before the Caucus, Published on, January 2016

Top 5 Things to Market Your Practice Ethically, 34th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2014

Hiring and Firing and Issues In-Between, South Sioux City Chamber, 2014

How to Implement a Great Buy-Sell Agreement, Business Transition Planning Panel to Business Owners, 2014

Business Succession Planning, Iowa-Nebraska State Bank, 2014

Keys of Retirement & Estate Planning, Ameriprise Financial, 2014

Business Succession Planning, Sioux City Economic Development, 2014

Business Succession Planning, Security National Bank, 2014

“How I Defied the Risks, Started My Own Firm, and Lived to Tell About It”The Woman Advocate, 2014

SCGO Innovation Market Speaker, 2013

Leading an Effective Business Meeting, Sioux City Growth Organization (SCGO) Meeting, 2013

Hiring, Firing and Issues In-Between, Iowa State Bar Association Summer Seminar, 2013

Healthcare Reform Facts and Fiction, Healthcare Reform Seminar, 2013

Understanding and Accessing Government Economic Development Incentives, 2013

Hiring, Firing and Issues In-Between; Siouxland Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference, ISBA Summer Seminar, Employer’s Council of Iowa, 2013

Protecting your Agricultural Interests Before a Bankruptcy is Filed, Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, 2011

Flood Insurance, North Sioux City Community Center, 2011

ABA Podcast “Entering Unknown Territory: Choosing a Career Path”, ABA Young Lawyers Division, 2011

Real Estate, Realty Specialists, 2011

Real Estate, Henry Homes ‘n More, Inc., 2010

Bankruptcy, ABA YLD Summer Quarterly Meeting, 2010

Bankruptcy for the Non-Bankruptcy Lawyer; ISBA Annual Meeting, ISBA Commercial & Bankruptcy Seminar, 2010

Complaint Process, Board of Realtors – Sioux City, IA, 2009

Social Networking and Employment Law, American Bar Association Law Practice Management Spring Meeting, 2009

Effectively Passing the Gavel, ABA YLD Fall Conference, 2008

Contract Basics, Iowa Association of Legal Assistants Annual Meeting, 2008

The Problem with Liens, 2008 ISBA Lenders & Lawyers, 2008

Achieving FLSA Compliance, Iowa State Bar Association, 2008

UCC Deal or No Deal; ISBA Summer Seminar, ISBA Annual meeting, 2007

Collection Law in Iowa, Family Healthcare of Siouxland, 2006

Bankruptcy Bullets – the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act, Woodbury County Bar Association CLE, 2006

Choice of Business Entity, Western Iowa Tech Entrepreneurship Workshop, 2006

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 – How will it impact creditors?, Liberty National Bank, 2005

Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Orders, Alzheimer’s Association, 2004

HIPAA and Workers Compensation, Lohrman CLE Presentation, 2004

“Christensen v. Harris County: When Rejecting Chevron Deference, the Supreme Court Correctly Clarified an Unclear Issue”, Creighton Law Review, 2002

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