Cassandra S. Nelson is an associate in the law firm of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. in North Miami Beach, Florida. She practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, tax, special needs trusts, guardianships, and probate administration. Cassandra is recognized in Ones To Watch in the practice area of Trusts and Estates in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Cassandra has co-authored articles published by Trust & Estates, ActionLine (Florida Bar), and Leimberg Information Services and has been a co-contributor on several chapters published in Barry A. Nelson’s treatise, Estate Planning and Asset Protection in Florida: A Plan to Survive Unexpected Financial Threats (Juris Legal Information).
Cassandra received her B.A. from the University of Miami in 2013, her J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 2017 and was admitted to The Florida Bar in 2017.
Cassandra is involved with The Victory Center for Autism and Behavioral Challenges (a not-for-profit corporation). As the older sister of an adult 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 for such children.
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.