Andrew L. Nelson


Andrew L. Nelson


Andrew L. Nelson is a partner and business lawyer practicing with Foley & Lardner LLP and serves as the chair of the Business Group for the Madison office. He is a member of the firm’s Tax, Benefits & Estate Planning Group and a member of the Innovative Technology Sector.

Representative Experience

Andrew has more than 30 years of experience working with public and closely held businesses.  His experience includes providing advice on the business and tax consequences of the formation, ownership, operation, sale, and reorganization of businesses. He also represents clients in administrative and judicial disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, and other state tax authorities.

Andrew focuses his practice on advising business clients in all aspects of their business. In addition to his experience in tax related matters, Andrew also has substantial experience in advising clients on transactional and succession planning matters. Andrew especially enjoys working for family-owned businesses to help them navigate issues that arise and plan for the future.

Awards and Recognition

  • Peer Review Rated as BV® Distinguished™, a mark of excellence in Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system


  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Contributing author for the Uniform Examination for Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Taxation, Business/Corporate and Energy/Public Utilities Law Sections

Presentations and Publications

  • Served as a lecturer for numerous seminars on tax and business-related topics and is a contributing author to the ABA Sales and Use Tax Deskbook.
  • Co-author of the Wisconsin tax update published by the Council on State Taxation (COST).