Nicholas Holland is a member of the Tax, Trusts, and Estate group at Metz Lewis.

His primary practice focus is individual tax planning, estate planning and estate administration for high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals. Nick concentrates his practice on providing practical advice with the goal of implementing strategies to transfer family wealth in tax-efficient ways while also balancing each client’s unique set of circumstances and objectives in each plan.    

Nick’s clients include executives of publicly-traded and privately-held companies, business owners, doctors, lawyers, and other successful professionals. Nick believes in a comprehensive planning approach and works closely with his clients and their trusted advisors to deliver a superior plan.

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Representative Matters

  • Provide clients with comprehensive income tax planning services for high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, businesses, and families.
  • Develop and implement estate planning and gifting strategies to maximize the use of lifetime estate and gift tax exemption and generation skipping tax exemption.
  • Design and implement business succession strategies for closely-held business interests.
  • Advise and implement pre-transaction estate planning strategies to maximize the leveraging of estate and gift tax exemption.
  • Create comprehensive and tax efficient estate plans for clients with foreign assets and clients who are citizens of multiple countries.
  • Represent clients in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.
  • Provide comprehensive estate and trust administration services for complex estates and trusts.

Firm Management Positions

  • Future Leaders Panel Member

Speaking Engagements

  • “Election Season and What It Means For You and Your Business,” Webinar, September 2020
  • “Estate Planning Myths and Tips,” Webinar, July 2020
  • “Making an Exit Plan,” Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus, December 2017
  • “Making an Exit Plan,” Greentree Crowne Plaza, December 2017
  • “Balancing Business and Personal Priorities,” The Community College of Allegheny County, North Campus, October 2018
  • “Balancing Business and Personal Priorities,” The Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus, October 2018
  • “Accountants and Lawyers – an Integrated Approach to Pre-Sale Transaction Planning,” Greentree Crowne Plaza, November 2018


  • Mercyhurst University – former adjunct professor, estate planning
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation's Young Professional Advisors Committee member

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association


  • 2015 Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC
  • 2012 MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton LLP


  • 2012  J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2008 B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, Accounting, University of Pittsburgh


  • Pennsylvania
  • Florida
  • Wisconsin
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