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About Nathan R. Olansen

Meet Nathan Olansen, the Managing Shareholder of Midgett Preti Olansen. Nathan’s professional journey is paved with a commitment to safeguarding your legacy, business, and peace of mind through comprehensive estate planning, probate, and trust administration. He’s not just an attorney; he’s a guardian of your future, navigating the complexities of IRS and state and local tax disputes, crafting individual and entity tax strategies, and protecting your assets against unforeseen challenges.

Nathan excels in weaving security and certainty into your life’s plans. Whether it’s through the meticulous drafting of basic to complex estate planning documents or safeguarding your family legacy as an executor or trustee, he ensures your wishes and assets are protected and prosper through generations. Nathan’s expertise extends to intricate tax matters, offering a guiding light through audits, appeals, and tax collection nightmares, turning potential turmoil into structured solutions that breathe relief.

His distinguished service and excellence have earned him accolades in Best Lawyers in America® across four pivotal categories: Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Litigation – Trusts and Estates; and Litigation and Controversy – Tax. But beyond the awards, Nathan’s greatest satisfaction comes from empowering individuals and businesses to navigate their legal and financial landscapes with confidence and clarity.

As a certified public accountant and attorney, Nathan’s dual expertise offers a unique blend of financial and legal acumen, ensuring a holistic approach to your challenges. And his honorable service in the U.S. Marine Corps reflects a multidimensional professional profile, marked by diligence, integrity, and a deep-seated commitment to excellence.

Discover how Nathan can be the cornerstone of your legacy and financial well-being. Welcome to a partnership that values your peace of mind as much as precision legal, tax, and asset protection planning.

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Attorney Details

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • North Carolina


  • Boston University School of Law, LL.M. Taxation
  • Regent University School of Law, J.D.
  • Old Dominion University, B.S. in Psychology

Court Admissions

  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Honors & Awards

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation-Trusts and Estates
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Tax
  • Virginia “Super Lawyer”
  • Virginia Legal Elite
  • Accredited Estate Planner®, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Avvo, Superb Rating 10.0/10.0


  • Estate Planning in Virginia, Virginia CLE Chapter 10 update author
  • Tax Legislation Update, Small Business Insight, October 2010
  • Protecting the IRA from the Claims of Beneficiary Creditors, Trusts & Estates Section Newsletter of the Virginia State Bar, December 2008
  • Tax Efficient Transfers of Qualified Accounts, The Quarterly Counselor, July 2008
  • From a Judicial Clerk’s Perspective: The Ten Most Common and Costly Mistakes Made in No-Fault Divorce Proceedings, General Practice Plus, December 2000


  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar (Chair, Trusts and Estates Section, 2013-2014)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council (President, 2021-2022)
  • Hampton Roads Tax Forum (President, 2011-2013)
  • Central Business District (Board of Directors, 2014-2015)


  • Basic Fiduciary Income Taxation, Virginia CLE, 2021 Annual Trusts & Estates Seminar
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, October 2018
  • Revocable Living Trusts, National Business Institute, May 2017
  • The Probate Process Explained, National Business Institute, October 2016
  • Understanding Sales and Use Tax, National Business Institute, September 2016
  • Uncovering the Laws of Intestacy, National Business Institute, August 2016
  • Determining if the Elective Share is Reasonable, National Business Institute, August 2016
  • Estate Planning for Small to Moderate Sized Estates in Light of Portability, Virginia CLE Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar, October 2013
  • Trusts Used for Tax Reduction, National Business Institute, May 2017, June 2015, June 2013 and October 2010
  • Estate Planning Basics, National Business Institute, April 2013 & December 2011
  • The Unrelated Business Income Tax, National Business Institute, December 2012
  • Basic Fiduciary Income Taxation, Virginia CLE Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar, October 2012
  • Estate Planning for Blended Families, National Business Institute, August 2012
  • Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts, National Business Institute, August 2011
  • Building, Preserving & Realizing Value in Your Privately Held Business, The SBI Owners Council Quarterly Symposium, March 2011
  • Trusts 101, National Business Institute, October 2010
  • Probate: Beyond the Basics, National Business Institute, July 2009
  • Spring 2009 Tax Update, Tidewater Builders Association, April 2009
  • Tax Traps for the Divorce Attorney, Virginia CLE, December 2004

Community Involvement

  • Kings Grant Baptist Church (Long-Range Planning Committee, 2012-2014; Assistant Sunday School Teacher, 2012-2015)
  • United Way of South Hampton Roads (Community Funding Committee, 2010-2011; Financial Stability Panel, 2010-2011)
  • Virginia Rush (Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach, 2011)
  • Community Tax Law Project (Volunteer Attorney, 2006-present)
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve (D. Co., 4th Light Armored Recon. BN., 1996-2000)
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