Speaker’s advisor moves to law firm

Christine T. Nguyen—The North State Journal
Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives at the General Assembly (Christine T. Nguyen | The North State Journal)

RALEIGH — Nelson Freeman, adviser to the N.C. House leadership on tax policy and economic business development, is leaving his post to join Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. Freeman will be working in the firm’s Raleigh office on the Government Relations Team.

Nelson Freeman
Nelson Freeman

Freeman played a key role in negotiating tax cut bills that formed the centerpiece of the Republican campaign messages in 2016 and likely in 2018. Prior to his work in the House, Freeman worked as a legislative liaison for the N.C. Department of Revenue, working to reduce identity fraud, but also on the base expansion for sales tax that represented the largest shift in state sales tax collections.

Nelson Freeman“Nelson is an incredibly smart and talented individual and has been a valued advisor to the Speaker,” said Ches McDowell, senior government relations advisor for Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. “We look forward to having him with us as we grow our government relations practice.”

Freeman received his bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Wake Forest University.