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Over 25 Years
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We attend to the unique legal needs
of individuals retiring to Florida.

Board Certified
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Attorney James R. Nici is Board Certified
in Wills, Trusts and Estates by the
Florida Bar Association.

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Naples Estate Planning Specialist

Protecting Your Assets for Generations to Come

From Marco Island to Bonita Springs and Estero, Naples estate planning lawyer James R. Nici of Nici Law Firm, P.L., is the perfect choice to help you with all your estate planning and related needs. Jim is Board-Certified as a Specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates by The Florida Bar, a distinction currently held by only about 250 attorneys in the entire state of Florida. Jim additionally holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation. With this advanced legal degree, Jim is particularly well-suited to engage with clients whose estates involve highly complex tax planning, from IRAs and charitable trusts to family foundations, estate and gift tax avoidance, and more. Jim has been recognized by numerous organizations for outstanding achievement and ability in estate planning and administration based on numerous criteria, including peer selection. Put over 25 years of legal experience to work for you, and call Nici Law Firm, P.L., for estate planning and administration in Naples and surrounding communities.

Estate Planning and Administration from the Simple to Complex

Trust Nici Law Firm, P.L. with all your estate planning and estate administration needs. We can help you with any of the following:

Estate Planning – We review your assets and objectives to create the right combination of Wills, Trusts, Advance Directives, and Powers of Attorney that ensure you are properly cared for and protected during your lifetime, and your estate is handled in accordance with your wishes after you are gone. Our estate planning expert takes special care to craft a Creditor-Protected Inheritance and avoid the Estate and Gift Tax while addressing issues such as Special Needs Planning, IRA planning, Charitable Trusts, Blended Family Estate Planning, or other needs specific to your unique situation.

Estate Administration – We advise and represent Personal Representatives, Trustees and others through the myriad of complex tasks involved in Probate or Trust Administration. Fiduciaries risk exposure to personal liability if they don’t fulfill their roles properly. Our goal is to assist representatives for their benefit and so that heirs and beneficiaries receive their inheritance sooner and with minimum expense to the estate.

Florida Domicile – Making Florida your primary residence is as simple as moving here; making Florida your domicile is a little more involved. We’ll guide you through the steps of declaring Florida domicile so you can reap the benefits Florida has to offer regarding homestead exemption, tax shelters, no state income tax, asset protection, and more.

Business Planning – Our firm offers a wide range of services for start-ups, small businesses and corporations. We can advise and assist in the right structure for business entity formation and guide you through business succession planning, including closely-held family businesses. Our services range from buying or selling an enterprise to forming offshore entities and more. Our sophisticated business lawyer provides advice and assistance with all corporate documents and can represent you through mergers and acquisitions and related transactions. Through our Annual Maintenance Program (AMP), we will prepare and file all records required annually by the State of Florida and even serve as your registered agent. We take a lot of stress and worry off your plate so you can focus on running and growing your business.

Asset Protection – Nici Law Firm, P.L., provides highly specialized legal services devoted to asset protection in the context of estate planning. We help potential “deep pocket” defendants avoid unwanted attention by maintaining privacy in their business dealings. We provide guidance for real estate investors to protect their investment and the equity in their property while minimizing liability. We create asset protection plans for physicians and other professionals as they face the constant threat of attacks on their personal assets and professional practice.

The most complex estate plans easily grasped

In 2007, James R. Nici created Strategic Planners Group, LLC, and developed The Strategic Snapshot®, an estate planning tool designed for high net worth individuals but with practical applications for anybody engaging in estate planning. With one glance, you will be able to easily see and understand all the elements of your estate plan, how they work together, and how they will meet your needs and desires for your estate. The Strategic Snapshot® is one more reason to consider using Nici Law Firm for your estate planning needs.

Securing Your Future Starts with a Phone Call to a Naples Estate Planning Lawyer

If you’ve been putting off Estate Planning, we encourage you not to delay any longer protecting your valuable assets and making sure you and your family are taken care of, no matter what life may bring. Call Nici Law Firm, P.L., at 239-449-6150 or contact us online for a free consultation with a Florida Board-Certified Specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates. We will send you a questionnaire in advance and go over it with you in person so we can let you know how we can help you. This initial consultation is complimentary, and you are under no obligation to use our services. Our Naples estate planning lawyer and staff look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and help you with all your Florida estate planning and probate needs, no matter how simple or complex your needs may be.

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JAMES R. NICI, Manager of Nici Law Firm, specializes in the areas of estate planning, administration and taxation. Mr. Nici has more than 20 years of experience, specializing in designing sophisticated estate plans for high net worth families and individuals, capitalizing on the tax advantages of declaring domicile in the state of Florida.

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Board Certified in
Wills, Trusts and
Estates since 2000
Top 100
Super Lawyers
The Best Lawyers
The Florida Bar
Five Stars

Jim’s exceptional legal training and expertise are apparent in his skillful interaction with other lawyers, paralegals and clients. His consistent communication and thorough review of legal issues have been invaluable to me when I needed an attorney who could provide expertise and guidance in areas of trust law that I...Read More

Kristen Commers
Five Stars

I have used Jim Nici repeatably for many years and am amazed at the knowledge he has which has been very helpful.. He also will put together charts with lines and arrows and written explanations which helps me to understand what he has gone over with me.

Jim Crane
Five Stars

Our family has been using Nici Law Firm for approx. 10 years. They are great to deal with. They are professional, knowledgeable & considerate. Jim Nici is definitely the person we would recommend to represent. They have handled our Family's Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts. When needed, the team guided...Read More

Jeffrey & Peggy Parks
Five Stars

Prompt, knowledgeable counsel; especially astute tax planning for complex estates and trusts; highly recommended.

Peter Betz
Five Stars

Our family has utilized James Nici for estate planning for several years, for both my husband and I and our parent's planning needs as well.  His practice has always demonstrated high moral and ethical standards and Jim provides a friendly atmosphere to discuss all family estate planning issues.  Jim has...Read More

Linda Freeman
Five Stars

Jim completed my estate plan quickly and efficiently.  Jim is very knowledgeable, professional and explains the law so it is easy to understand.  He is always responsive and available.  I was very lucky to find him.  I highly recommend Jim Nici!!

Rosalie Switzen
Five Stars

Jim helped me set-up a new will and trust in Florida. His knowledge on Florida law and the difference between Michigan and Florida helped me protect my assets for my children and gives me peace of mind. I highly recommend Jim Nici’s law firm to secure your financial future and...Read More

Nan Stapleton
Five Stars

When looking for an estate lawyer to update my will, trust and other important papers, it was important for me to find someone well versed in the law, but also in the tax consequences associated with planning my estate. That lawyer is definitely Jim Nici. The beauty of working with...Read More

Maria Ottenstein
Five Stars

I have worked with Jim Nici for some 20 years.  He epitomizes professionalism  in everyway.  His expertise includes legal matters, estate planning, accounting , tax, probate, and estate administration.  His serve is fast and efficient and his prices are reasonable.  I fully endorse and recommend Jim Nici.  You will not...Read More

Charles Lounsbury
Five Stars

Mr. Nici really helped my husband and I when we became residents of Florida.  Jim explained all the realities of Florida law to us; Jim & his entire staff were extraordinarily professional. He contacted us in a timely manner when there was something that needed our attention.  I would highly...Read More

Laurie Curtis
Five Stars

Jim went out of his way during the onset of Covid to meet with me outside his office on the lawn and review my will and finalizing it shortly thereafter.  He is always available to answer any questions I have.  I highly recommend Jim Nici.

Nancy Robertson
Five Stars

In the over 10+ years I have been a client, Jim has been responsive and very helpful!  He is always looking out for my best interests.

Rosario N.
Five Stars

I have used Nici Law firm for estate planning for 16 years and have been very impressed with their knowledge, availability, and thoroughness. Highly recommend.

Rebecca Lambert
Five Stars

As I recently moved to Florida, Jim explained Florida law, and completed my trust documents in a professional and timely fashion.  And charged a reasonable fee!  Highly recommend!  Thanks Jim!

Nancy 1
Five Stars

My husband and I have been clients for over 20 years, they are easy to work with and handle everything in a friendly professional manner.

Cheryl Nusz
Five Stars

Jim really helped our family over many years. Good advice. Good documentation. Good Follow up.

Bill Reiling
Five Stars

My family has had the pleasure of dealing with Jim for almost two decades. To put it simply,  there's just no one better than him in this field.

Ed Devine
Five Stars

I practiced law for 35 years at a large firm with a large tax practice. When it came time to have a new estate plan done in Florida , I interviewed several attorneys. Fortunately we went with Jim who not only can explain complex estate planning and tax issues in...Read More

Barry Stiger
Five Stars

It was a pleasure working with Mr. Nici.  He was very knowledgeable, professional and responded in a timely manner.  I would definitely recommend his firm to a prospective client.

Randy Wright
Five Stars

Excellent Firm. Professional, responsive, Knowledgeable and HONEST

Dennis DeLuca
Five Stars

Jim is a great problem solver who has made us feel comfortable that we are making the right decisions in securing our future.

Chad Commers
Five Stars

Jim is punctual, very competent,  highly responsive to our questions and needs and is delightful to work with. so is his paralegal.

Richard Bodman
Five Stars

Worked with Jim to finalize our Florida residency. His knowledge of Florida estate law helped us tremendously! Highly recommended!

John Bamberger
Five Stars

I have worked with Jim for over a year now and I would definitely recommend him for professional legal representation. He is thorough, patient, and really cares for his clients. He is extremely skilled in his practices and really does a wonderful job! Thank you Jim!

Athena Trouillot
Five Stars

I met with Mr. Nici and went over my needs for legal assistance and he was awesome in his knowledge of exactly what I needed for providing for my son and my four grandchildren. Having a Godly Christian man with great legal experience to give you legal advice is...Read More

Bill Lastinger
Five Stars

Jim, does a good job guiding me and educating me on my Portfolio. I always feel comfortable with my decisions when leaving his office . I have been a client for over 5 years. I value and trust our relationship

Shirl St.Germain
Five Stars

James has always helped us. He has always been there to answer all of our questions about our estate planning. He is top notch and so are his staff. I would highly recommend him for any legal matter.

John Shoemaker
Five Stars

Nici Law Firm is a very professional and ethical establishment. Highly educated, experienced, and efficient Staff. Their successful legal services are achieved through in-depth exactness. James Nici is one of the best attorney's in his field.

Ellie Midgette
Five Stars

Easy to work with. When he says he is going to do something it is done on time and in a professional manner.

Michael Haley
Five Stars

I have worked with Mr. Nici on a number of occasions regarding my family’s estate, and his advice and counsel have been invaluable to my family. Jim Nici has become a reliable and trusted advisor.

Anthony Toro
Five Stars

Attorney Nici is patient, thorough and efficient. He was extremely responsive and attentive to my needs. I have referred my friends and family and will continue to do so.

Fara Singer
Five Stars

I have utilized the services of this law firm and been very impressed with the professionalism and level of service I received from Mr. Nici and his staff. I would highly recommend this firm for your estate planning needs.

David Blum
Five Stars

Very professional, quick turn around time and offered some great advice. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Joan Barney
Five Stars

Jim Nici and his staff are very knowledgeable and efficient. He assisted me with the start up of my business and the annual maintenance for the same.

Anthony Taylor
Five Stars

Three things about Jim Nici: knowledgable (technical legal issues), concise and logical analysis (explains all issues clearly), amazing response time (questions answered in minutes, work generated promptly, processes completely as quickly as the system permits). What more can one ask of one's attorney!

Edward Lewin
Five Stars

Necessary documents created and updated. Very pleased with service.

Rita Avedian
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