Randy S. Nelson

  • Office:
    • Milwaukee

      411 East Wisconsin Avenue
      Suite 1000
      Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Telephone: (414) 270-2507
  • Fax: (414) 238-6420

Randy Nelson is a Shareholder focusing his practice on estate planning, family business planning, advising service corporations and partnerships, tax planning, trust administration and probate. He is a Certified Public Accountant and an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School, where he has been teaching estate planning for over 25 years. He is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for lawyers and CPAs on the subjects of estate planning and tax planning. He 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.

Randy was a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin/Wisconsin Bankers Association (SBW/WBA) Drafting Committee responsible for the Wisconsin Trust Code, which was passed in 2013, and chaired the SBW/WBA Drafting Committee responsible for the Wisconsin Uniform Principal and Income Act, which was passed in 2005. He is currently a member of the SBW/WBA Drafting Committee which is working on the Wisconsin Uniform Power of Appointment Act.

Randy is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a member of the ACTEC Business Planning Committee. He is a member of the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum and the Wisconsin and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. He holds the Accredited Estate Planner® designation from the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

Randy has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® (Trusts and Estates, 1995-2020) and in 2013 was recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates. He has been listed in Wisconsin Super Lawyers® since 2005 and has been AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bar Association.

Practice Areas:


  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.B.A.

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin; U.S. Tax Court


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