The high court said Friday that David Steier’s suspension follows his work in 2012 for a client who paid him $800 to file applications for incorporation and tax-exempt status for a cheerleading studio and fitness center.
The Nebraska Counsel for Discipline says the client also gave Steier more than $800 in separate for fees to third parties that were never submitted. Officials say Steier knowingly made false and misleading statements to the client regarding the application.
The high court says Steier acknowledged violating his oath of office and attorney conduct rules.
Steier must also undergo 12 months of monitored probation following his suspension if he seeks reinstatement.