Barry A. Nelson

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  • Shareholder at Nelson & Nelson, P.A. (5 Attorneys)
  • 2775 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Suite 118, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
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  • Barry A. Nelson is the Managing Partner of the North Miami Beach estate planning law firm Nelson & Nelson, P.A. Practice areas include: Tax Law; Estate Planning; Corporate Law; Asset Protection; Probate Administration; Special Needs Trusts.
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RECOGNITION AS TOP LAWYER: Best Lawyers in America, listed consecutively since 1995; Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, listed as top Florida Tax: Estate Planning attorney since 2010; Chambers USA: High Net Worth Guide, listed as "Band 1" in Private Wealth Law in Florida since 2016; South Florida Legal Guide since 2003; Florida Super Lawyers since 2006; Top 100 Miami Florida Super Lawyers since 2012; Florida Trend's Legal Elite (2004-2008, 2011); AUTHOR: "Estate Planning Checklists and Computer Software," Chapter 15 of Basic Estate Planning in Florida 9th Edition 2017 by The Florida Bar; Barry Nelson & Cassandra Nelson "Attorneys Face Difficult Ethical Challenges in Trying To Protect Clients From Financial Elder Abuse/Exploitation," ActionLine, May 2017; "Barry Nelson & Richard Franklin: Inter Vivos QTIP Trusts Could Have Unanticipated Income Tax Results to Donor Post-Divorce," Steve Leimberg's Estate Planning Email Newsletter - Archive Message #2244 on 9-15-14; "Barry Nelson & Why Post-Judgment Asset Protection is Not a Four Letter Word," Steve Leimberg's Asset Protection Planning Email Newsletter - Archive Message #239 on 3-10-14; "Protecting Trusts From Claims of Alimony or Child Support," Trusts & Estates, March 2014; "Bacardi: The Hangover," The Florida Bar Journal, March 2014; "Are Trust Funds Safe From Claims For Alimony or Child Support?," Trusts & Estates, April 2013; "Bacardi on the Rocks," The Florida Bar Journal, March 2012; "New §736.0505(3) Assures Tax/ Asset Protection of Inter Vivos QTIP Trusts," The Florida Bar Journal, December 2010; "Olmstead: Right Result, Wrong Reasons," BNA, Estates, Gifts & Trusts Journal, September 2010; "Throw Me From the Train," Trusts & Estates, October 2008; "You Already May Be An Asset Protection Lawyer," Trusts & Estates, July 2008; "Florida Surprise," Trusts & Estates, May 2008; "Rasmussen Court Allows Both Spouses $125,000 Exemptions and Protects Appreciation Within 1,215 Days of Bankruptcy," Florida Bar Journal, January 2007; "How Does the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 Affect Florida Homestead?," Florida Bar Journal, January 2005; "Homestead Protected," Trusts & Estates, August 2005; and "Florida Homestead Laws: Pitfalls and Traps for the Non-Florida Practitioners," ACTEC Journal, Spring 2004. Co-Author: "New §736.0505(3) Assures Tax/Asset Protection of Inter Vivos QTIP Trusts," Florida Bar Journal, December 2010. Contributing Author, Asset Protection in Florida, The Florida Bar, 2008; and "Basic Estate Planning in Florida", The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 3rd ed., 1998, 4th Ed., 2003. SPEAKER: Mr. Nelson lectures extensively for several organizations including the Florida Bar, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), University of Miami Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, the Southern Federal Tax Institute and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Chairman, Asset Protection Committee).

(Board Certified Tax Lawyer and Wills, Trusts and Estates, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Tax Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Corporate Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Probate Administration
  • Special Needs Trusts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305-932-2000  Phone
305-932-6585  Fax
University Attended:
State University of New York, B.S., magna cum laude, 1974; State University of New York, M.S., 1975
Law School Attended:
University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 1981; University of Miami, LL.M., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1981, Florida
The Florida Bar (Committee Member, Asset Preservation Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections); American Bar Association; New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants; Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, January 28, 1954
( Board Certified Tax Lawyer and Wills, Trusts and Estates, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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