Nelson C. Keshen Esq.

Nelson C. Keshen Esq.

Miami, Florida

Mr. Keshen received his LLM in taxation from New York University in 1971; his LLB from Boston University School of Law in 1968; and his AB from Cornell University in 1964. He has been practicing law since 1968 and is a member of the Florida, Massachusetts, and New Jersey Bars. He chaired for several years the Board Certification Review course for Wills, Trusts & Estates Certification sponsored by the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. He is a past member of the Executive Council for the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. He serves as a member of the Probate Rules Committee of the Florida Bar governing probate and guardianship administration. He is also a member of the Corporate Fiduciaries' Committee of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and of the Miami-Dade County Bar Probate Committee. He has frequently lectured about Wills, Living Trusts, Living Wills, Health Care Powers, Durable Powers of Attorney, Probate Litigation, and Homestead law.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Guardianship
  • Trust
  • Wills
  • Business Law
  • Real Property Transactions
  • Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1968
  • New Jersey, 1971
  • Florida, 1972
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1968


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 1971
    • Major: Taxation
  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • LL.B. - 1968
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.A. - 1964

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member, Probate Rules Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Corporate Fiduciaries Committee of Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member

Pro Bono Activities

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


  • Zeta Beta Tau