Former IRS Attorney Nicholas Hulwi Joins Best & Flanagan

Minneapolis-based law firm Best & Flanagan LLP announced that Nicholas Hulwi, former estate and gift tax attorney with the IRS, has joined the firm’s Private Wealth Planning practice group. Hulwi will focus on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and business succession planning, working with individuals, families, and small business owners. Also, as a Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Hulwi will help clients who need business valuation in their estate planning.

Before joining Best & Flanagan, Hulwi worked for nearly six years with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. There he was the acting lead attorney assisting with emerging issues of tax law, creating audit guides and providing instruction on examination scope and issue identification. He also delivered internal presentations at the local and national levels. Hulwi also worked as a national tax manager for Eide Bailly LLP in the Wealth and Transition Services group and as an estate planning attorney for JUX law firm.

“We are delighted to have Nicholas join us at Best & Flanagan,” said Sarah Crippen, managing partner at Best & Flanagan. “With his background at the IRS, his specialization in taxation, and his certification as a valuation analyst, he will be a great addition to our private wealth planning team.”

Hulwi received his LL.M. in taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law; his J.D., cum laude, from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and his B.S., cum laude, from Minnesota State University-Mankato. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Minnesota, California and Nevada. Originally from Mankato, Minn., Hulwi now lives in Shakopee, Minn.

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Best & Flanagan, founded in 1926, is a Minneapolis law firm providing legal services in the areas of real estate, business law, litigation, intellectual property, government relations, employment and labor, family law, private wealth planning, bankruptcy, and white collar criminal and regulatory defense. Best & Flanagan serves a wide array of clients, ranging from individuals and families to small businesses, government agencies and Fortune 100 companies seeking to do business in Minnesota and beyond.

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