top of page


Tom Nelson is a shareholder in the firm. Tom’s expertise combines an understanding of federal, state and local tax issues, organizational structures and the financing of real property transactions. Tom has been a leader in the structuring of economic development projects utilizing New Markets Tax Credits and combining New Markets Tax Credits with Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits and various public and private financing sources. Tom’s expertise also includes federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits, issues unique to tax-exempt organizations, as well as the structuring of for-profit transactions. He provides counsel to project developers, tax credit investors and syndicators, community development entities, and lenders from the Pacific Northwest and around the country.

Prior to joining Nelson PLLC, Tom chaired the tax practice of a large Seattle law firm.

Professional Affiliations:
  • American Bar Association (Tax Section)

  • Washington State Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)

  • King County Bar Association

Bar Admissions:
  • State of Pennsylvania

  • State of Washington

  • United States Tax Court

  • Ohio State University, College of Law, J.D., with honors

  • Ohio State University, B.A.

  • Order of the Coif (honor society for U.S. law school graduates)

bottom of page