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Nathan Wayne Nelson

Estate planning Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   6 reviews

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Nathan Nelson:

Nathan W. Nelson is Chief Manager and Co-Founder of Virtus Law, PLLC. He was also general counsel to a real estate investment company.

Nathan graduated from Hamline University and the Hamline School of Law, and received his Master’s in Taxation from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating with Summa Cum Laude. He has a paralegal certificate and was a legal clerk for the Honorable Gordon Schumacher. Nathan is licensed to practice law in both Minnesota and North Dakota. 

Nathan represents businesses and high net worth individuals in the areas of business and corporate law, estate planning, litigation and banking. With a background in litigation, he now oversees the Estate Planning department. Nathan won a case he argued, for equal protection in land use regulation, in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Nathan is involved in MnREIA, and frequently speaks on issues relating to litigation for real estate investors and privately held businesses. He has been a guest speaker for real estate associations, multiple colleges and universities, on Todd Rooker’s radio show “Cover Your Assets”, and Jason Walgrave’s “Home Talk” on ESPN1500. Nathan is a peer group facilitator for Wealth Counsel; a national group of estate planning and asset protection attorneys. Nathan serves on the paralegal advisory board for Inver Hills Community College. He is also a recent Board Member and Housing Boards Committee Chair for the non-profit organization, Community Involvement Programs (CIP). His articles have been published by Minnesota Real Estate Investors and in Minnesota Business Magazine and he is listed as one of Super Lawyers’ 2015 and 2016 Minnesota Rising Stars.

Nate balances his time at work with music, running and his three dogs. He is also a huge Marvel Comics fan!

 

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Licensed for 17 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/28/2022
State ND
Status License Expired
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/21/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Virtus Law, PLLC
7040 Lakeland Ave
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN, 55428

Reviews

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Posted by Sara | April 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great business lawyer!
Nathan is an excellent business lawyer. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about business litigation, partnership disputes, and non-compete agreements. Highly recommend!
Posted by Mike | July 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Virtus Law
I have known Tom Fafinski and Nate Nelson for 10+ years and they have always handled my business in real estate transactions that are outside the norm. They are creative and outside thinkers with a deep understanding of the entrepreneurs needs for success because they are also entrepreneurs and investors themselves. I highly recommend Virtus Law for anyone who needs an attorney for real estate or small business.
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Posted by Travis | August 6, 2015
Nathan is great!
Nathan has been of service in many ways, including complex real-estate transactions and formation of multiple legal entities. He is thorough, thoughtful and responsive. He showed particular skill while helping me navigate a tricky commercial real estate deal - exercising patience when called for (and counseling me to do so as well), but also helping folks understand when it was time for "next steps." Judgment can't be taught - it's earned. Nathan has that in abundance. I'd highly recommend Nathan for just about anything you might need.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
To the point and honest!
With past lawyers I used, they only cared about how much they were billing me and not the outcome of what I wanted. I started to believe that lawyers were crooks. Then I met Nathan through a friend. We talked a few times at social events and I liked what he had to say. Then the time came when I need a lawyer. I called Nathan and his assistant setup a consultation for me. Nate was to the point even if I didn't want to hear what he was saying. I knew he was watching out for my best interest and not just listening and counting billable hours. He was very clear on what was going to happen, how much it would cost and what would happen if I didn't do anything. I learned along time ago that successful people don't have time for chit chat and get to the point weather you want to hear it or not. This is how I knew Nate was right for me. He doesn't sugar coat it but he is also saving me money and not wasting my time more important to me. I just wish I could have met Nathan sooner in life and it would saved a ton of money I wasted getting useless legal advice from other attorneys. Thank you Nate for all you have done for me and my family.
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Posted by Mike | June 25, 2014
Nathan Nelson is a crutial part of my team.
Nathan and his team have created several LLC's an S-Corps for my business and business partners over the years. Nathan is very knowledgeable and has come up with some very creative solutions to business challenges for my business. I would highly recommend Nathan Nelson if you are in real estate, own a small business or need some advanced estate planning.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
There is a select few that are made of the right stuff. Nathan Nelson is one of them.
Mr. Nelson is very mindful of my situations and my budget. I had lawyers in the past that didn't care about me as a client and did nothing, then charged me a ton. Nathan analyzed my situation, then give me a break down of what I wanted to happen and idea of how much it would cost me. Nathan has the clear ability to put out fires, but the truth is that he will make sure a fire never starts and that is where he has saved me money! I am gratefully for everything Mr. Nelson has done for me, my family and my business. Thank you Nathan.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 195-355 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Virtus Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Panel Member
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Benepartum Law Group, Pa
  • 2007 - 2010

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2016
  • Clio
  • Certified Clio Pro User
  • 2014
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Hamline University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • A.S.
  • 2000
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • A.A.
  • 1998
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Associations

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Allied Executives
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • MnREIA
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Minnesota High Tech Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Employment Law
  • 2015
  • Graduate-level Psychology Course
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Multi-Dimensional Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Cover Your Assets
  • Wills and Trusts
  • 2014
  • Strategic Employee Benefit Services
  • Healthcare Legislation
  • 2014
  • Estate Planning Techniques
  • Estate Planning
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
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Business Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathan is a great business law attorney. He has a wide breadth of experience and knowledge and can help with your partnership disputes, contract issues, or non-competes. Give Nathan a call today if you have any business issues, and he will help you navigate them."
Business Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathan Nelson is an exception business lawyer with the highest integrity and knowledge. He represents his small business clients well in issues such as LLC formation, drafting of non-compete agreements and confidentiality agreements, business purchases and business sales, drafting of operating agreements, member control agreements, and buy-sell agreements. He is a tenacious litigator of business disputes and strong advocate in business breakup situations. I have referred several potential corporate clients to Nathan and have always received positive feedback."
Business Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nathan not only runs an excellent law firm, but is also an extremely effective attorney. He is direct in his assessments and I appreciate that in an attorney and colleague and try to emulate that in my own practice. He gets to the point whether you want to hear it or not, but is always looking out for the client's interests. Nate comes up with creative solutions to complex problems in an efficient and elegant fashion."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very excited to endorse Nathan. He is a great guy who is also an attorney with clarity, insight and great business sense. I know Nathan because he is a leader of a group of Estate Planning attorneys I belong to. He has given some very insightful advice to me and my firm. Knowledgeable, friendly, professional."
Estate planning Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Other
"Nate is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. He is highly dedicated to the practice of law and his clients. Whether your needs are estate planning or business planning, Nate is the attorney for you. The client comes first and Nate will always put forth his best in order to serve his clients. I recommend Nate without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Other
"Nathan is a very intelligent and thoughtful estate planning attorney. He puts in the time required to keep up with changes in the law and to learn the latest techniques and methods that will help his clients."
Business Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathan is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of business and estate planning law. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Other
"I am in a peer group with Nathan. Seeing the leadership he brings to the process of helping other attorneys improve their own practice, he has earned my respect and trust. He has a growing national reputation as a thought leader and teacher in the profession. He is also thoughtful and compassionate in the way in which he interacts with others. I am proud to have the opportunity to endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nate surprises me with the breadth of knowledge that he has acquired so early in his career. He eagerly gets involved in complex matters that require focus, judgment and an experienced point of view. The fact that he is getting his LLM in tax gives me great confidence in recommending this lawyer. I look forward to working with him."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer all of my litigation inquiries to Nathan. Not only is he a skilled litigator, he is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of real estate, business, and estate planning. Nathan is very hard-working and provides excellent representation for his clients."
Business Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nathan is a highly skilled attorney whose clients benefit from his broad knowledge of real estate, business matters, and estate law. He creates and implements solutions that put clients at ease during stressful situations."
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Minneapolis Estate planning Lawyer Nathan Wayne Nelson
Nathan Wayne Nelson
Estate planning Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 17 years