RANDY S. NELSON is an equity shareholder with von Briesen & Roper, s.c. where his practice includes estate planning, family business planning, advising service corporations and partnerships, tax planning, trust administration and probate. Mr. Nelson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (B.B.A., 1974) and Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1977). He is also a Certified Public Accountant and an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School, where he has been teaching estate planning for over 30 years.
Mr. Nelson is the author of the chapter "Estate Planning for Owners of Closely Held Businesses" in Eckhardt's Workbook for Wisconsin Estate Planners published by the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for lawyers and CPAs on the subjects of estate planning and tax planning.
Mr. Nelson chaired the State Bar/WBA Drafting Committee responsible for the Wisconsin Uniform Principal and Income Act which was passed in 2005 and was a member of the State Bar/WBA Drafting Committee responsible for the Wisconsin Uniform Trust Code which was passed in 2013. He is currently a member of the State Bar/WBA Drafting Committee which is working on the Wisconsin Uniform Power of Appointment Act.
Mr. Nelson is listed in both The Best Lawyers in America and Wisconsin Super Lawyers. He is a past Chairperson of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is also a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association, the Wisconsin and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, and the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum.