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Cassandra S. Nelson


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.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning

  • Asset Protection Planning

  • Tax Law

  • Special Needs Trusts/Guardianships

  • Probate and Trust Administration

Bar Admissions
  • The Florida Bar, 2017

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. 2017

  • University of Miami, B.A. magna cum laude, 2013

Honors & Distinctions

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Memberships & Community Associations
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust

  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers

Presentations / Lectures

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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.

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