Nick focuses his practice on estate planning, pension and profit sharing law, and taxation. Before joining the firm, he was an instructor at the Stanford University Law School. A 1965 graduate of Lawrence College, Nick received his law degree with honors from the University of Chicago in 1968. He served on the board of editors of the University of Chicago Law Review.
He is an elected member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has served as the group's North Dakota chair. He has also served as president of the Red River Valley Estate Planning Council and the Cass County Bar Association. He was also a member of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the State of North Dakota. In addition, Nick frequently presents seminars on estate planning.
Nick grew up in a family of lawyers in Fargo. He and his wife, Ene, and their son still live close to their old neighborhoods. He is involved with local cultural activities and chairs the Hjemkomst Heritage Center Endowment Committee. Nick is an avid tennis player and enjoys traveling.
Pension & Profit Sharing Law
"The Best Lawyers in America," in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, Woodward/White (1989-2016)
Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Thomson/Reuters (2007-2016)
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated from Martindale-Hubbell
North Dakota, 1968
U.S. Federal Court, 1969
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1988
Cass County Bar Association
American College of Probate Counse
American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
Red River Valley Estate Planning Council
Lake Agassiz Kiwanis
Hjemkomst Heritage Center Chair
Fargo Public Schools' Foundation