Nelson C. Keshen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Miami, FL

Nelson C. Keshen, P.A.
 | 9155 S. Dadeland Boulevard, Suite 1718
Miami, FL 33156
Phone: 305-670-7010
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (80%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

As principal attorney of Nelson C. Keshen, P.A., Mr. Keshen focuses on representing clients in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Southern Florida and across the state. He dedicates his practice to handling estate planning,trusts, guardianship and probate matters.

In 1964, Mr. Keshen earned a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. He then attended the Boston University School of Law, from which he received a Bachelor of Laws in 1968. Mr. Keshen furthered his education, completing a Master of Laws in taxation from New York University in 1971.

Proper estate planning does much more than simply give someone peace of mind. It can also decrease the chances of a family dispute, effectively distribute assets and enable someone to leave behind a legacy. For decades, Mr. Keshen has been helping people to plan for their estates, sort through the tax implications that often apply to sizeable assets, establish a trust and navigate probate.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Keshen has developed a reputation for hisunderstanding of estate planning laws and catering to the needs of clients. As a testament to his legal experience, Forbes magazine sought Mr. Keshen's opinion on how marital trusts could avoid taxation and preserve assets. In recognition of his achievements, he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Keshen is a member of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.  He is a former member of the Executive Council of Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and served for many years on the Florida Bar probate and guardianship rules committee.  He also served for any years as a mentor to students from the University of Miami School of Law Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (80%)

Business/Corporate (10%)

Real Estate (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2012, 2014 - 2017

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About Nelson Keshen

Admitted: 1972, Florida

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Honors and Awards:

  • Zeta Beta Tau

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida, 1972
  • New Jersey, 1971
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1968
  • Massachusetts, 1968
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Corporate Fiduciaries Committee of Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member, Probate Rules Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mentor to Graduate Students for the University of Miami LLM Estate Tax Program

Educational Background:

  • LLM Taxation, New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1971
  • B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1964
Office Location for Nelson C. Keshen

9155 S. Dadeland Boulevard
Suite 1718
Miami, FL 33156

Phone: 305-670-7010


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Last Updated: 3/17/2016

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