Mary E. Vandenack


Mary E. Vandenack is founding and managing member of Vandenack Weaver LLC in Omaha, Nebraska. Mary is a highly regarded practitioner in the areas of tax, benefits, high net worth estate planning, asset protection planning, executive compensation, business succession planning, tax dispute resolution, international tax, state and local tax, and tax-exempt entities. Mary’s practice serves businesses and business owners, executives, real estate developers and investors, health care providers and tax exempt organizations. Mary is a member of the American Bar Association Real Property Trust and Estate Section where she serves as Co-Chair of the Futures Task Force and of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division where she serves on the TechShow Board, the Executive Council, and the Law Practice Magazine Board. Mary was the winner of the 2015 James I. Keane Memorial Award, presented at the 2015 Tech Show. Mary is a frequent writer and speaker on tax, benefits, asset protection planning, and estate planning topics as well as on law practice related topics including improving the delivery of legal services, technology in the practice of law, building sustainable law firms, and alternative fee structures. Mary was featured in the September 2015 issue of Fortune Magazine, is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and was included in Women Leaders in the Law in 2017 issues of American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and the National Law Journal.

My Sessions

Affordable Technology for Small Firm Productivity

Columbus CD

Whether you’re just starting out or have been running a small firm for years, it pays to be cost-conscious about your technology choices. In this session, you’ll learn how to build a technologically-savvy small law firm, with affordable options for practice management, legal research, client collaboration and billing, and tips on how to capture and […]

The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

Alternative Fees for the Process-Oriented Firm

Columbus EF

Now that your consistent, repeatable processes help you to achieve better outcomes more efficiently, it’s time to start thinking about alternative fee options for your clients. Alternative fees help you to capitalize on your process improvements, because you’re no longer wasting time on routine tasks. In this session you’ll learn more about the different types […]

Process Management

Meditation & Yoga

Grand Ballroom EF

Meditation at TECHSHOW: Start the day with mindfulness meditation. Appropriate for beginner and advanced meditators. Light stretching and guided meditation to begin the day and focus. Yoga at TECHSHOW: Disconnect to Connect –All Levels Essential Slow Flow Yoga class designed to accommodate both the inflexible and the flexible structured to facilitate focus in the midst […]


Welcome to ABA TECHSHOW / Introductory Session / Meet the Planning Board

Grand Ballroom EF

Mindful Leadership for Technology and Innovation

Columbus KL

Creativity and innovation is key to the future success of sustainable, competitive law firms and service providers. The challenge for leaders will be to create and foster environments where legal professionals can express creativity and implement innovation. This session will introduce a mindful leadership model that will help legal industry employees enhance and implement creativity […]

Beyond the Tech