FLORIDA ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEYS | ASSET PROTECTION PLANNING | PROBATE ADMINISTRATION
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BARRY A. NELSON, Shareholder
 
 

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Areas of Practice

Estate Planning

Asset Protection Planning

Probate Administration

Tax Law

Corporate/Partnership/LLC/Business Law

Special Needs Trusts

 

Education
University of Miami
     (J.D., Cum Laude, 1981, LL.M., Taxation, 1987)

State University of New York at Binghamton
     (B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1974, M.S., Accounting, 1975)

   

 

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Barry A. Nelson, a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax and Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney and author of Estate Planning and Asset Protection in Florida: A Plan to Survive Unexpected Financial Threats is a shareholder in the law firm of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. in North Miami Beach, Florida. He practices in the areas of tax, estate planning and administration, asset protection, fiduciary matters, partnerships and business law. He provides counsel to high net worth individuals and families focusing on income, estate and gift tax planning and assists business owners to most effectively pass their ownership interests from one generation to the next. As the father of a child with autism, Mr. Nelson combines his legal skills with compassion and understanding in the preparation of Special Needs Trusts for children with disabilities.

Mr. Nelson has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 1995 and was named their 2015 Miami Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year.” He has been named in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of less than 10 lawyers receiving the highest rating of “Band 1” in the Florida Estate Planning category from 2010-2015. He has been listed in Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide as “Band 1” in Private Wealth Law in Florida since its inaugural edition in 2016. Mr. Nelson has been a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated Lawyer for over 25 years. He has been listed as a top Florida attorney in Florida Super Lawyers since 2006 and in South Florida Legal Guide since 2003.

Mr. Nelson is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and served as Chairman of its Asset Protection Committee. He has published numerous articles in professional publications and he lectures extensively for professional organizations such as ACTEC, the Florida Bar, and the University of Miami Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.

As the Founding Chairman of the Asset Preservation Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, Mr. Nelson coordinated a treatise authored by committee members entitled Asset Protection in Florida (Florida Bar CLE 2008, 4th Edition 2015). Mr. Nelson wrote Chapter 5 entitled “Homestead: Creditor Issues.”

Mr. Nelson served as an adjunct professor for the University of Miami School of Law LL.M. in Taxation program from 1998-2009 and as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami’s Graduate Department of Accounting from 1978-1995. He is a past President of the Greater Miami Tax Institute.

Mr. Nelson is a co-founder and current Board Member of The Victory Center for Autism and Behavioral Challenges (a not-for-profit corporation).

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Barry Nelson Named 2015 Miami Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America®


Barry Nelson, the father of a son with autism, combines his legal skills with compassion and understanding in the preparation of Special Needs Trusts for children with disabilities.

 

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Memberships and Professional Activities

Fellow of the
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Chairman
ACTEC Asset Protection Committee
2009-2012

Adjunct Professor 1998-2009
University of Miami School of Law LL.M. in Taxation

Adjunct Professor 1978-1995
University of Miami
Graduate Dept. of Accounting

Founding Chairman 2004-2007
and current Committee Member
Asset Preservation Committee of the Real Property, Probate
and Trust Law Section of
The Florida Bar

Past President
Greater Miami Tax Institute

American Bar Association
Tax Section

Florida Bar Tax Section

American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants

Florida Institute of
Certified Public Accountants

Estate Planning Council
of Greater Miami

Organizations

Co-Founder, Chairman Emeritus
and current Board Member
The Victory Center for Autism and Behavioral Challenges

Co-Founder & Previous Chairman
National Ambassadors
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

Past Chair
Professional Advisory Committee Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies of the
Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Mayor Town of Golden Beach
1993-1995

     

Barry Nelson recognized as top lawyer by:
2015 Miami Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America®
Florida Super Lawyers (2006-19) | Top 100 Miami Florida Super Lawyers (2012-13)

South Florida Legal Guide (2003-18) | Florida Trend's Legal Elite (2004-08, 2011)
Wall Street Journal (2011) | South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers (2013)
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