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Brent Nelson



A select group of U.S. and international individuals, families and financial institutions work with Brent Nelson on their complex tax, estate planning, and family business matters.  Collectively, Mr. Nelson’s clients live, invest, or have family on every inhabitable continent in the world. 

With significant experience representing high-net-worth individuals and families, Mr. Nelson is sensitive to the unique challenges and opportunities these clients face. He creates family organizations with an eye on multi-generational continuity.  Mr. Nelson helps his clients understand, improve, and protect family structures that include trusts, business entities, private investments, charitable giving, and family governance. He is accustomed to working with high profile clients and understands that privacy and confidentiality are absolutely essential. 

Brent is an established and respected thought leader in his field.  He hosts the popular Wealth and Law Podcast, co-edits the Arizona Estate Planning and Probate Handbook (Thomson Reuters), drafts relevant legislation, and frequently speaks and writes on estate and tax developments.  He has been elected to or served as: 

  • Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Chair of the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona
  • Trust and Estate Practitioner in the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Director of his local affiliate of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • Rimon P.C. (Partner)
  • Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (Partner)
  • Gabroy, Rollman & Bosse, P.C.
  • Georgetown University (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)
  • 40 Under 40, (Arizona Daily Star), 2019
  • Trusts and Estates, Best Lawyers (BL Rankings LLC), 2020
  • Snell & Wilmer Coach Award, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., 2019