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Cassandra S. Nelson

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Cassandra S. Nelson, an associate in the law firm of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. in North Miami Beach, Florida. Cassandra is recognized in Ones to Watch in the practice area of Trusts and Estates in the 2022 and 2023 editions of Best Lawyers in America®. She practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, tax, special needs trusts, guardianships, and probate administration. She has co-authored articles published by Trust & Estates, ActionLine (Florida Bar), and Leimberg Information Services, co-authored Chapter 5: Homestead: Creditor Issues, Asset Protection in Florida (The Florida Bar, 7th Edition, 2022), 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. 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 Nelson 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 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

 
Education
  • 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

 
Publications

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