Angela Y. Madathil

Of Counsel


Of Counsel

Attorney Angela Y. Madathil serves as Of Counsel to the firm. She deals with dirt, deals, and drama. She helps develop businesses of all sizes - from start-up to multi-generational - by minimizing risk, resolving potential disputes, ensuring ownership of technology and assets while developing their business. Angela has drafted and negotiated over 30 million dollars in deals. With over 10 years of experience, Angela has handled big deals in the construction, manufacturing, energy (ethanol, wind, oil and gas), ethanol manufacturing, cattle feeding, agriculture, oil and gas development, commodity sales, and technology industries.


Office: (402) 280-7648

Direct: (402) 884-1523

Cell: (913) 636-2564

Prior to Goosmann, Angela spent 5 years in house at a publicly traded company involved in ethanol manufacturing, commodity trading, and cattle feeding company. As a former in-house attorney, Angela understands how to prioritize only material issues, the time sensitive nature of requests, and the budget pressures businesses face.  She works with Business Leaders, Executives, Developers, Energy project developers (biofuels, ethanol, wind, oil and gas), and Human Resources professionals to make deals happen. Angela helps clients with contract review, negotiation, drafting, and resolving disputes without litigation.

Angela is driven, supportive, and hard working. She became an attorney to help businesses grow in a sustainable way.  Her family has owned their own businesses for two generations, and she is passionate about supporting business growth.


Practice Areas: Litigation and Transactions including:

LICENSED IN: Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri

Angela's “Why”

Angela loves traveling and has been to 10 countries! In 2019 she visited China, and Iceland in 2017. She also enjoys listening to jazz, doing yoga, being outdoors, reading, and enjoying a glass of wine and cider. She recently purchased an Insta-Pot and has fun learning new ways to cook things more quickly!

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, Master’s in Business Administration, 2018

Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS, J.D., 2009

  • Recipient of the Delmas Hill Scholarship
  • Business and Transactional Law Certificate with Distinction
  • Moot Court Team – Jessup International Law Competition, Widner Business Law

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies, 2006

  • KU Mock Trial - All-American Attorney Award
  • Student Government - Senator

Great Plains Inc.: Omaha, NE

Senior Counsel, 2014 – 2019

  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts for commercial operations regarding the purchase, sale, transload, transportation and storage of ethanol, natural gas, crude oil, and feed products by barge, vessel, rail, and truck
  • Assist in negotiating and drafting contracts involving the acquisition, construction, operation, and sale of grain facilities, ethanol manufacturing plants, cattle feeding facilities, and C02
    • Construction agreements have involved implementation of engineering services and technology worth over $11,000,000 and construction projects over $20,000,000
    • Manage construction contract compliance through drafting policies for accounting to follow regarding lien waivers and what is required with payment applications
  • M&A support including drafting, review, and negotiation of Asset Purchase Agreements; due diligence review; responding to due diligence requests; drafting and review of Schedules to Asset Purchase Agreements
    • M&A projects have involved the sale of over $600,000,000 in assets including three ethanol plants and Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company; and the purchase of over $1 billion in assets including six cattle feed yards, five ethanol plants, and Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company
  • Provide counsel to commercial clients on opportunities and risks including transactions, M&A, litigation and compliance
  • Assist with employment law matters including responding to EEOC and other regulatory inquiries
  • Develop processes, procedures, tools, resources and capabilities to identify and appropriately manage significant legal risks while achieving the business objectives including a list of significant provisions and the company’s risk tolerance
    • Develop and deploy a strategy for the company’s commercial contract and contract management with IT in a SharePoint tracking system to increase efficiency and scalability of legal support
  • Compliance
    • Advise business clients and analyze issues presented under antitrust laws, UCC liens, DOT, the RFS, Tier 3 fuel sulfur regulations, human resources, EHS, and other areas
    • Draft compliance related policies and ensure compliance with many laws including FCPA, FDA regulations, EPA regulations, UCC liens, antitrust laws, DOT, Tier 3 regulations, privacy and data protection laws (including drafting cyber response plan and leading responses), and others
    • Lead compliance initiatives regarding legal requirements and proactively anticipate and solve issues through positive influence, training, and relationships with colleagues
  • Manage legal and contractual aspects of international logistics operations for transportation of feed products and ethanol by vessel and rail
  • Provide legal support for acquisitions and divestitures including review and responding to due diligence requests as well as negotiation and review of Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Manage and develop strategy for all trademark, patent and other IP property matters (domestic and international)
  • Locate and manage outside counsel on assigned litigation involving commercial claims, tax matters, large insurance claims, subrogation, compliance initiatives, labor, and transportation matters
  • Pursue collection for unpaid debts, manage and institute necessary litigation
  • Selected for Green Plains leadership development program 2015 - 2016

Madathil Law Office: Omaha, NE, Lincoln, NE

Owner, 2013-2016

  • Advise business clients on business matters, contract drafting, and employee matters

Fidelity National Title Group: Omaha, NE

Associate Claims Counsel, 2012 - 2013

  • Resolve title insurance claims through curative processes, litigation, or other means

Shively & Lannin, PC LLO: Omaha, NE

Associate Attorney, 2011-2012

  • Represent insureds on insurance companies in insurance and auto accident litigation

Withers Gough Pike Pfaff and Peterson, LLC: Wichita, KS

Associate Attorney, 2009-2011

                Law Clerk, 2009

  • Represent BP and other energy clients in real estate transactions, commercial issues, litigation, and wind farm development
  • Negotiate, review, and draft agreements for oil and gas clients regarding the transportation, storage, and production of crude oil and natural gas
  • Represent businesses and individuals in employment matters involving FMLA, FLSA, and unemployment

Husch Blackwell: Kansas City, MO

Summer Associate, 2008

  • Represent energy and business clients on oil and gas, energy, real estate, and business matters
  • State: Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri
  • Together, Inc. Board Member, 2018-Present
    • Housing Advisory Task Force, February 2019-Present
  • St. Mary’s Pastoral Council, Board Member May 2018-Present
    • Website Development Task Force, December 2018-Present
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