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Robert W. Nelson

Robert W. Nelson



  • International Law & Trade Regulation
  • Health Care
  • Family Business Transition Team
  • Estate Planning & Administration

WSG Practice Industries


Texas, U.S.A.


Robert Nelson serves as the co-leader of Dykema's Tax Group and advises clients on business tax planning, partnership tax planning, estate planning, international tax planning, and federal and state tax controversy. Robert’s CPA designation and years of experience handling a wide variety of complex tax matters, enable him to provide his clients with unique insight into the complex interplay between accounting and tax rules. His clients include privately held family businesses, Mexican-owned U.S. businesses, large corporations, and individuals. Robert is board certified in both Tax Law and Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1989


  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1989
  • Brigham Young University, MACC, 1985
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1984
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1984
Areas of Practice

Estate Planning & Administration | Family Business Transition Team | Health Care | International Law & Trade Regulation | Probate, Trust & Fiduciary Litigation | Real Estate | Tax & Estate Planning/Administration | Taxation


The Ins and Outs of the Income Tax Deadline Extension—Which Returns, Deadlines Are Affected, and Which Aren’t?
Dykema, April 2021

On March 17, 2021, the IRS published IR-2021-59, postponing the deadline for filing individual income tax returns and payment of individual income taxes from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. On March 29, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-21, further clarifying the postponement of Federal income tax reporting and payment deadlines...

IRS Extends 2020 Tax Filing and Tax Payment Deadlines, But Not 2021 Estimate Dates
Dykema, March 2021

In News Release IR-2021-59, published on March 17, 2021, the IRS and Treasury Department announced that the Federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year is automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. Individual taxpayers can also postpone Federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021, without penalty or interest regardless of the amount owed...

IRS Issues Guidance for COVID-19 Related Mortgage Loan Forbearance and Modification
Dykema, April 2020

On April 13, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued Revenue Procedure 2020-26 (the “Revenue Procedure”) providing guidance to lenders and loan servicers offering relief to borrowers with federally-backed residential and multifamily mortgage loans, including relief mandated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136 (the “CARES Act”), as well as similar state programs...

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