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Our Team

Meet The Team Members of Estate Planning Law Group of Blazek & Gregg

Janene Koppit, Office Manager & Senior Estate Administration Paralegal at Estate Planning Law Group of Blazek & Gregg

Janene has been assisting the attorneys of Blazek and Gregg since 2002. She serves the firm as office manager and bookkeeper. Services she provides to the attorneys, our clients, and their families include extensive experience in the preparation and filing of federal estate tax returns and Nebraska and Iowa inheritance tax returns.

While the majority of her day is focused in the areas of trust/estate administration and probates, Janene has also assisted with the drafting of estate planning documents and formation documents of For-Profit corporations, Non-Profit corporations, and Limited Liability Companies in Nebraska and Iowa. She sees to the ongoing maintenance of corporations and LLCs, annual minutes, and biennial state renewals. Spending time with the generations of her family is how she prefers to devote her time when away from the office

Office Manager & Senior Estate Administration Paralegal

Stephanie Randall, Paralegal at Estate Planning Law Group of Blazek & Gregg

Stephanie joined the Blazek & Gregg team as a paralegal in 2023. Her primary responsibilities include assisting clients by funding assets to various entities based on the client’s estate planning design and establishing business entities.

Born in Manning, Iowa, Stephanie has now spent most of her life in the Omaha area. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has a passion for helping animals, having worked in the veterinary field and volunteered with wildlife rescue and the humane society.

Outside of work, Stephanie stays busy with multiple hobbies and is always ready to try new things. She enjoys knitting, baking and decorating sugar cookies, and spending time outdoors.She loves to travel as much as possible, especially to the mountains and overseas. She and her husband Cory share their home with six adopted and very spoiled pets – a great dane, a boxer mix, and four cats.

Lindsay Frederickson, Paralegal at Estate Planning Law Group of Blazek & Gregg

Lindsay Frederickson has been an estate planning paralegal with Blazek & Gregg since 2012. Lindsay’s primary responsibilities include assisting clients by funding assets to various entities based on the client’s estate planning design, establishing business entities, trust administrations, probates, and a variety of other tasks requested by our attorneys or clients.

Away from work, Lindsay tries to keep busy. She and her husband, Jesse, have two little girls, Aubrie and Avery. She is a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Bellevue, NE, and volunteers as the co-chair of the Together Team, which organizes events within the church to emphasize community, togetherness, and outreach. Lindsay enjoys spending time with family, cheering on the Huskers, reading, teaching her girls how to cook and bake, and relaxing (when able).

Patty Vodicka, Legal Assistant at Estate Planning Law Group of Blazek & Gregg

Patty joined Blazek & Gregg in September of 2019. Her Paralegal responsibilities include assisting the attorneys with the preparation of estate planning documents, along with maintaining and organizing files for our clients and the office.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, she enjoys spending time with her husband and
kids. She also enjoys Nebraska football and camping in her spare time.

Legal Assistant

Makenna Ritchhart, Client Services Coordinator at Estate Planning Law Group of Blazek & Gregg

Makenna joined Blazek & Gregg in 2022. She not only greets all guests at the office but also manages the calendars for all attorneys and supports the team in numerous ways.

She was born and raised in Fremont, NE, and graduated from Fremont Senior High
School. Prior to working at Blazek & Gregg, she worked at First United Methodist Church in Fremont for three years but has been a member for most of her life. Her passions include volunteer work and helping her community in a variety of ways.

Outside of her passions, she is actively involved with Sozo Ministries in downtown-
Omaha and co-leads a bible study. Makenna also wishes the best for people and lives her life by the wise words of Micah 6:8, which is to act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly. She enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her friends and family, and generally making the world a little bit better than the day before, as well as enjoying too much coffee on every occasion. Makenna is pursuing an education at Southern New Hampshire University, in Human Services.

Client Services Coordinator