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August 21, 2023

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Media Contact: Shelley Patterson

Nelson & Nelson Trusts and Estates Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024

Barry Nelson, 30th recognition | Jennifer Okcular, 6th recognition | Cassandra Nelson, 3rd "Ones to Watch" recognition

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL - Three attorneys in the North Miami Beach estate planning law firm Nelson & Nelson, P.A. have been recognized in the 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America referred to as "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice" by Corporate Counsel magazine. Barry Nelson, the founding shareholder of the Firm says, "We are honored that three of our firm’s lawyers are recognized for their efforts for our clients and our profession by Best Lawyers in 2024."

Barry A. Nelson, a founder and shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, P.A., and author of Estate Planning and Asset Protection in Florida: A Plan to Survive Unexpected Financial Threats received his 30th consecutive recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Nelson is recognized for three decades of work in the practice areas of Trusts and Estates and Tax Law. 

Jennifer E. Okcular, a shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, P.A., received her 6th recognition for her work in the practice area of Tax Law and her 3rd recognition for Trusts and Estates in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cassandra S. Nelson, an associate of Nelson & Nelson, P.A., received her 3rd recognition in the practice area of Trusts and Estates in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America.

Per Best Lawyers®, Best Lawyers® has been regarded by lawyers and the public for more than 40 years as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America is based on comprehensive peer-review surveys, which this year, comprised of more than 16.1 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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Nelson & Nelson, P.A. is ranked by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" as a Miami Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Law and has been consecutively recognized since 2011. The attorneys of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. provide business, asset protection, probate, tax and estate planning services to high net worth individuals, families and business owners as well as probate, trust and guardianship services from their office located in North Miami Beach, Florida.

Barry A. Nelson

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Barry A. Nelson, a Florida Bar Board Certified Attorney in the areas of Taxation and Wills, Trusts and Estates and the author of Estate Planning and Asset Protection in Florida: A Plan to Survive Unexpected Financial Threats is a shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. in North Miami Beach, Florida. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Miami Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year," has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America consecutively since 1995, and has been a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated Lawyer for over 25 years.

Jennifer E. Okcular

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Jennifer E. Okcular, a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates attorney and shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. in North Miami Beach, Florida, practices primarily in the areas of tax, estate planning, asset protection planning and probate administration. In May 2017 she graduated from Class II of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Jennifer has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2019 in the practice area of Tax Law and since 2022 in Trusts and Estates. Jennifer was named as a top rated estate planning and probate attorney by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine since 2017.

Cassandra S. Nelson

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Cassandra S. Nelson, is an associate at the law firm 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. She has been named in Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch in America for Trusts and Estates since 2022.

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