Gregory Nelson

Gregory Nelson

Gregory Nelson

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Masters of Business Taxation (MBT)
Phone: 952-829-3402
Location: Eden Prairie

Greg is a Principal and the head of Olsen Thielen’s Tax Department.  He works in the Tax Department of the Eden Prairie office of Olsen Thielen and works primarily with closely-held, family-owned, start-up companies, and real estate professionals.

Greg has recently participated as a panelist for Finance & Commerce’s “The Future of Professionals Services Industry. Session 1: Succession and Legacy Planning”. You can watch the recording here:


  • Consults with partnerships and LLCs regarding tax planning strategies.
  • Works closely with real estate investments (residential/commercial), coordinating the tax implications in relation to individuals, including like-kind exchanges and cost segregation studies
  • Active public speaker to real estate professional groups
  • Extensive individual tax experience including investment/stock option analysis, multi-state issues, family tax planning, research, tax minimization strategies, passive income, and Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) planning
  • Conducts tax planning and research for corporations in a variety of industries
  • Researches and provides advice on consolidated tax return issues, including multi-state operations
  • Advises clients and provides tax services on compensation, stock option planning, payroll and employment tax issues, and accounting methods
  • Offers additional tax experience in trusts, estates, retirement plans


Master of Business Taxation (MBT), University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, Twin Cities

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) member
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) member

Core Specializations

  • Professional Services, including Engineers, Architects, and Attorneys
  • Real Estate Development
  • Medical and Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale/Distribution
  • Partnerships and LLCs
  • Individuals
  • Trusts and Estates
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