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Dykema Appoints Robert Nelson as Co-Practice Group Leader for Taxation

January 25, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Robert Nelson has been appointed to serve the firm as Co-Practice Group Leader for its Taxation group, which is focused on counselling clients in all aspects of federal, state, and local tax laws. Nelson will co-lead with Michael Cumming, who is based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, office.

Dykema’s Taxation attorneys provide top level counsel on a full range of tax issues to businesses, nonprofits and government entities as well as high-net-worth individuals. Dykema offers consultation on employee benefits, estate planning and administration, federal tax, nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations, property tax appeals, real estate tax incentives and economic development, state and local tax, and tax controversies and litigation. Dykema lawyers create strategic solutions that help clients defer or reduce their tax liabilities, comply with the evolving tax law landscape, and structure a range of economically sound, tax-efficient transactions.

“Mike has elevated our tax offering and strategically deepened our bench over the course of his leadership. In the wake of unprecedented tax reform, I am excited to partner with him to ensure we are ready to continue supporting our clients through a confusing and complicated period for individuals, businesses, nonprofit groups and government entities,” said Nelson. “We have an excellent team with strong expertise and are well-positioned to counsel clients on the challenges ahead.” 

Based in the firm’s San Antonio office, Nelson is an experienced Certified Public Accountant and advises clients on business tax planning, partnership tax planning, estate planning, international tax planning, and federal and state tax controversy. His clients include privately held family businesses, Mexican-owned U.S. businesses, large corporations, and individuals. Nelson is board certified in Tax Law, Estate Planning, and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Nelson earned a J.D. from University of Houston Law Center. He received a B.A. and B.S., magna cum laude, as well as a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) from Brigham Young University.