||William F. Nelson is a co-founder and managing partner of McKee Nelson. His practice encompasses all areas of federal taxation, with a special emphasis on partnership taxation and tax controversy and litigation matters. Before founding the firm in November 1999, Mr. Nelson was a partner in King & Spalding's Atlanta office, joining the firm in 1972. From 1986-1988, Mr. Nelson served as Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, returning to King & Spalding at the end of his appointment.
Mr. Nelson has written articles on tax law for numerous journals, and institutions. Mr. Nelson is a frequent lecturer at various tax institutes, including the New York University Tax Institute, the University of Southern California Tax Institute, the University of Chicago Tax Institute, the University of Texas Tax Institute, the Southern Federal Tax Institute, the New England Tax Institute, the Tax Executives Institute, the American Law Institute/American Bar Association and the Practicing Law Institute. He is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel.
Mr. Nelson received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1972, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif. He graduated from Mississippi State University, with highest honors, in 1969.
Mr. Nelson has been named one of the leading practitioners in the field of taxation by Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2001 and by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2003. Mr. Nelson is featured in the Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisors, and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for the last 10 years.