2019 Weindruch Scholarship - Benjamin Nielson - Iowa Taxpayers Association

2019 Weindruch Scholarship - Benjamin Nielson

Insert picture hereBenjamin Nielson Receives the 2019 Iowa Taxpayers Association’s Weindruch Scholarship

Benjamin Nielson was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Iowa in May 2016. He is currently a third-year student at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa, where he focuses on business and tax law.

This year he is participating in the 2019 ABA Law Student Tax Challenge, a moot court alternative in which two-person teams of students are tasked with solving cutting-edge and complex business problems that may arise in everyday tax practice. In addition, he currently works as a judicial intern with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk for Global Atlantic Financial Group in Des Moines, where he worked primarily on issues related to domestic and international estate tax.

As a second-year student Nielson had the opportunity to work as a student attorney in the transactional practice of the Drake Legal Clinic, where he provided legal assistance to business startups, entrepreneurs and community nonprofit organizations to help them establish successful enterprises. 

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