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Brent W. Nelson

Brent W. Nelson

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  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Taxation, with distinction, 2010)
    • Certificate in Estate Planning
  • Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)
    • Regent’s Scholarship
    • Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal
  • Northern Arizona University (B.S., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2005)
    • Regent’s Scholarship

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, TEP
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Probate and Trust Section, Chair
    • Tax Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
      • Income and Transfer Tax Planning Group
      • International Tax Planning Committee
    • Section of Taxation
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Young Tax Professionals, Director and Founder
  • Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, Director
  • Tucson Tax Study Group

  • "Wills and Trusts 101," Presenter, National Business Institute Seminar (June 18, 2019)

  • "Family Wealth:  Reexamining Family Limited Partnerships," Co-Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Seminar (May 29, 2019)

  • "Family Wealth & Estate Planning:  Estate Planning Basics," Co-Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Webinar (May 8, 2019)

  • "It Is Now Easier to Transition Business to the Next Generation," Co-Author, Phoenix Business Journal (May 3, 2019)

  • "The Pass-Through Income Deduction for Charitable Remainder Trusts," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (March 27, 2019)

  • "Retirement Account Freebies:  Taking Penalty-Free Withdrawals," Author, Probate and Property magazine (March 2019)

  • "Creative Planning with Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts," Presenter, East Valley Estate Planning Council (February 2019)

  • "IRS Amends Program for Offshore Voluntary Disclosures," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (February 6, 2019)

  • “Opportunity Zones,” Co-Presenter, Tucson Tax Study Group (January 2019)

  • "IRS Raises Impetus to Make Gifts Now With Proposed Regulations Protecting Gifts From Double Tax," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (December 12, 2018)
  • “An Estate Planner’s View of Tax Reform,” Presenter, Entrepreneurial CPAs Network (October 2018)
  • “Bullet Proofing Your Estate Plan,” Co-Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association (October 2018)
  • "Top 5 Hot Topics in U.S.-Canada Estate Planning," Presenter, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (September 26, 2018)
  • “An Estate Planner’s View of Tax Reform,” Presenter, Tucson Tax Study Group (April 2018)
  • “Hot Topics in Contemporary Estate Planning,” Co-Chair and Presenter, State Bar of Arizona (March 2018)
  • “Estate Planning and Asset Protection,” Presenter, CFA Society Tucson (December 2017)
  • “Tax Planning for Canadians,” Presenter, Central Arizona Estate Planning Council (October 2017)
  • “Foreign Trusts,” Presenter, State Bar of Arizona (July 2017)
  • “Creative Planning With Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts,” Presenter, State Bar of Arizona (June 2017)
  • “Hot Topics in Contemporary Estate Planning,” Co-Chair, State Bar of Arizona (March 2017)
  • “Tax Planning for Foreign Investments in U.S. Real Property,” Presenter, State Bar of Arizona (December 2016)
  • Understanding Qualified Domestic Trusts and Portability,” Co-Author, The Tax Advisor (December 1, 2016)
  • “Tax Planning for Canadians,” Presenter, Tucson Tax Study Group (September 2016)
  • “Estate Planning Basics,” Presenter, Pima County Bar Association (September 2016)
  • “Grantor Trusts,” Presenter, National Business Institute (June 2016)
  • “Trusts Used For Tax Reduction,” Presenter, National Business Institute (June 2016)
  • “International Tax Issues,” Presenter, Entrepreneurial CPAs Network (June 2016)
  • “International Planned Giving,” Co-Presenter, Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona (June 2016)
  • "An Estate Planner's Guide to International Income Tax," Co-Presenter and Co-Chair, State Bar of Arizona (March 2016)
  • "Consistent Basis Reporting, New Partnership Audit Rules, and Transfer Taxes for Expatriates," Presenter, Young Tax Professionals (February 2016)
  • IRS Proposes Regulations on Transfer Taxes for Expatriates,” Author, Probate and Trust News Blast, State Bar of Arizona (December 2015)
  • “Beneficiaries Must Consistently Report Basis,” Author, ABA Real Property Trust and Estate Section eReport (November 2015)
  • “Handling Estate Administration Tax Issues,” Presenter, National Business Institute (August 2015)
  • “Distribution and Closing of the Estate,” Presenter, National Business Institute (August 2015)
  • “Nightmare Gifts,” Co-Presenter, Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona (April 2015)
  • “Choice of Assets in Transfer Tax Planning,” Co-Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association (February 2015)
  • “Arizona Estate Planning Basics,” Presenter, Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption (January 2015).
  • "Arizona Estate Planning and Probate Handbook," Co-Author, Thomson Reuters, (2012-present)
  • "Taxation of Trusts and Estates," Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association (February 2014)
  • "Choice of Assets in Transfer (and Income) Tax Planning," Co-Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association (February 2014)
  • "Five Issues Windsor Does Not Solve For Arizona Taxpayers," Author, Tax Law News, State Bar of Arizona (January 2014)
  • "Recent Tax Law Changes: The Individual Mandate, Windsor, and Final Repair Regulations," Co-Presenter, Young Tax Professionals (October 2013)
  • "What Windsor Means for Same-Sex Couples in Arizona," Presenter, Pima Council on Aging – Better Living Forum (October 2013)
  • "Same-Sex Marriage Protected Under Federal Law," Author, Pima Council on Aging (September 2013)
  • "Foreign Bank Account Reporting—Penalties and All," Presenter, Tucson Tax Study Group (July 2013)
  • "Taxation of Trusts and Estates," Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association (February 2013)
  • "2013 Tax Law Changes," Co-Presenter, Young Tax Professionals (January 2013)
  • "Estate Planning Alphabet Soup: Tricks and Secrets," Presenter, Young Tax Professionals (August 2012)
  • "Estate Planning for Professionals, or Tax Me Like Mitt Romney," Presenter, Pima County Bar (May 2012)
  • "Navigate the Parallel Tax Rules of IRAs and Annuities," Author, Estate Planning, Vol. 39, No. 4 (April 2012)
  • "Arizona Estate Planning and Probate Handbook," Co-Author, Thomson Reuters (2012)
  • "Anatomy of a Tax Audit," Presenter, Young Tax Professionals (September 2011)
  • "Banking With Trusts," Presenter, Bank of Tucson (July 2011)
  • "What Real Estate Attorneys Should Know About Estate Planning," Presenter, Arizona State Bar (May 2011)
  • "Estate Planning With Qualified Retirement Plans and Annuities," Presenter, Tucson Tax Study Group (December 2010)
  • "Easing Arizona’s Budget Deficit, One Crummy Trust at a Time," Author, State Tax Notes, at 153 (July 19, 2010)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates (2020)
  • Snell & Wilmer Coach Award (2019)

  • Southern Arizona Soccer Coalition, Inc. (Tucson Adult Soccer League), Director (2014-present)
  • Steven M. Gootter Foundation
    • Committee Member (2010-2018)
    • Board Member (2018-present)
  • Snell & Wilmer Community Involvement Committee, Co-Chair (2012-present)
  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Program, Volunteer (2011-present)
  • Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma, Board of Advisors (2018-present)

  • Gabroy, Rollman & Bossé, P.C., Attorney (2010-2011)
  • Simnacher Law Offices, Law Clerk (2007-2009)
  • Noble Law Offices, Law Clerk (2007-2008)
  • Yuma County Superior Court, Law Clerk to Hon. Andrew W. Gould (2007)

  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

  • Arizona

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States Tax Court