Nathan J. Nelson




Assistant: Sarah Olson



Nate Nelson is a Shareholder at Messerli Kramer’s Minneapolis office in its Business Services and Estate Planning groups. Nate’s approach to the practice of law is to listen to his clients goals and work with them to accomplish their objectives. Nate analyzes the facts and details associated with a transaction, uses his skills and experience to gauge a particular result, and then works with his clients to develop a course of action to achieve the desired outcome.

Nate’s analysis of both business and legal details enables his clients to make informed decisions about the course of a transaction. His clients appreciate his direct approach to problem solving. His particular focus on transaction analysis ensures that his clients’ business interests are well-protected.

Nate focuses his practice on addressing general and specific business matters, including start-ups, acquisitions, dissolutions and mergers. He also has extensive experience in business succession and tax planning issues. Further, Nate drafts tax-efficient estate planning instruments to transfer wealth from one generation to another.

Nate has obtained his Series 7 and Series 66 brokerage licenses.

Publications & Presentations



Professional & Community


  • Minnesota
  • Illinois


  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Hold Your Horses, Board Member
Honors & Distinctions
  • Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics