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Julie Karavas is a Partner at the law firm of Jung, Karavas and Kranz with specialty expertise in estate planning and probate work.

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Julie’s experience and expertise in her transactional law practice focuses on estate and business planning and probate. As Julie’s clients include individuals who are business owners and ag producers, she has experience in the areas of employment law, real estate transactions, and state and federal tax matters.

Julie’s practice focuses on estate planning, business succession, probate and related tax and business matters. Julie began her career in corporate operations and served as legal counsel for statewide organizations, including the Nebraska Cattlemen. With her past practical business experience, and having served as counsel to the Nebraska Cattlemen, the premier livestock association in Nebraska, Julie works with individual clients, as well as with many entrepreneurs and start-ups in the technology sector, small business owners, livestock producers and farmers.

Julie is active in the bar associations of both Colorado and Nebraska, involved with drafting legislation related to wills, trusts, probate, and business entities. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University and has authored numerous articles for organizational and association publications on current business and tax issues. With Julie’s ability to practice law in both Colorado and Nebraska, Karavas & Kranz, P.C. attorneys are able to provide legal services throughout the states of Colorado and Nebraska.


    Estate Planning, Trusts, Estate Administration (Probate)
    Guardianships and Conservatorships
    Business Succession, including succession planning for small business, and farmers and ranchers
    Business Entities and Transactions, both for-profit and nonprofit
    Agricultural / Agri-business issues
    Real Property
    Tax Law


    University of Denver, Graduate Tax Program, Denver, CO, Masters of Tax (LL.M-Tax)
    University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE, Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


    Agview.net, legal editor (2013-2016)
    American Bar Association: Taxation Section, Business Law Section, Past Member
    National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Harmonization of Business
    Entities, Drafting Committee, Observer
    Nebraska State Bar Association; Business Law Section (Past Chair, Executive Committee), Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member and Legislation Committee (Past Member)
    Colorado Bar Association, Member; Business Law Section, Trust & Estate Section
    Boulder Bar Association, Member and Past Chair Small Firm Section
    Denver Bar Association, Past Member
    Nebraska Secretary of State’s Business Law Advisory Committee, Member
    Nebraska Cattlemen, Associate Member
    Tabitha Foundation, Lincoln, Nebraska, Past Chair and Member (2009-2012)
    Bio Nebraska, Board of Directors (2005-2007)
    Member of the USDA Revolving Loan Fund Committee (Appointed by Mayor of Town of Lyons, Colorado, 2018).


    Numerous articles related to estate planning and business succession in the Nebraska Cattleman, a monthly publication dedicated to the Nebraska cattle industry.
    Assisted in drafting legislation for Nebraska relating to business entities (2008 – present)

    Educational Presentations:
    Adjunct Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Business and Tax Law topics, 2012-2014.
    Frequently present on the topics of estate and succession planning to professional associations and civic groups in Colorado and Nebraska.
    Farm and Ranch Succession Planning, presented to various estate planning organizations in Colorado and Nebraska.