After graduation from law school, Durrell was employed by the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, as a staff attorney. During the more than four years with the Chief Counsel’s Office, he represented the Internal Revenue Service in a variety of tax matters including civil matters in the United States Tax Court, collection matters in the United States Bankruptcy Court and in state courts. He also reviewed and recommended criminal prosecutions to the United States Department of Justice. Durrell has been in private practice of law since 1974.
In his private practice of law, Durrell has focused on estate planning, probate, trust administration, taxation, and corporate and business matters. He has presented many public and private seminars on these subjects. In addition to his busy law practice, Mr. Nielsen is very active in church and educational organizations, and has served on the Planned Giving Committee of Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah . He and his wife, Janelle, are parents of three sons, two daughters, and twelve grandchildren.