Cassandra S. Nelson, an associate in the law firm of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. in North Miami Beach, Florida, was admitted to the Florida Bar in September 2017 and joined the firm as an associate in October 2017. She practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, tax, special needs trusts, guardianships, and probate administration.
Cassandra received her B.A. from the University of Miami in 2013 and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 2017.
Cassandra has co-authored several articles in the area of financial elder exploitation with her father and shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, Barry A. Nelson.
Cassandra Nelson is involved with The Victory Center for Autism and Behavioral Challenges (a not-for-profit corporation). As the older sister of a 23-year-old brother with severe autism, Cassandra has a unique interest in assisting children with disabilities and their families. As an attorney, she does so by counseling on the creation of special needs trusts for such children and establishing guardianships before turning 18 years of age.
Asset Protection Planning
Special Needs Trusts/Guardianships
Probate and Trust Administration
The Florida Bar, 2017
Emory University School of Law, J.D. 2017
University of Miami, B.A. magna cum laude, 2013
Memberships & Community Associations
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers
Presentations / Lectures
For a list of current events, presentations and lectures visit Events / Presentations.
Cassandra Nelson has presented estate planning and asset protection topics to the following institutions:
South Dade Estate Planning Council
For a list of legal publications authored by the attorneys of Nelson & Nelson PA visit Publications.
- Year-End Estate, Charitable/IRA and Gift Tax Planning 2019, client letter dated 12-02-2019.
Barry A. Nelson & Cassandra S. Nelson - 6 Question 2018 Gift Suitability Analysis, Published in Steve Leimberg's Estate Planning Email Newsletter - Archive Message #2631 on 03-22-2018.
Barry Nelson & Cassandra Nelson: Attorneys Face Difficult Ethical Challenges in Trying To Protect Clients From Financial Elder Abuse/Exploitation, ActionLine, a Florida Bar Real Property and Trust Law Section publication, Spring 2017.