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Nels Donovan

Managing Partner and Author

Madison estate planning attorney Nels Donovan has spent a lifetime talking to audiences. First, as a military aviation instructor and, more recently, about the importance of estate planning, tailoring plans for his clients, and writing on this subject. Nelson is also a JAG attorney for the US Army Reserves.

Nelson’s experience as a wartime aviator, military instructor pilot, and airline captain, offers our clients steady precision. He acquired his fiscal savviness from his time as a licensed financial advisor, and an ethical outlook working for the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Office of Lawyer Regulation.

A UW Law School graduate, Nelson integrates his extensive professional experience for the benefit of our clients. Nelson comes from a long family history of professionals trained at the UW, going back to 1890.

Nelson lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his family.

Nels was honored to be named Time’s Person of the Year for 2006.