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Nici Law Firm, P.L. Protecting Your Assets for Generations to Come
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Over 25 Years

Of Legal Experience

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

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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Testimonials

  • Jim’s exceptional legal training and expertise are apparent in his skillful interaction with other lawyers, paralegals and clients. His consistent c...Read More Google Reviews

    — Kristen Commers
  • 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 wi...Read More Google Reviews

    — Jim Crane
  • Our family has been using Nici Law Firm for approx. 10 years. They are great to deal with. They are professional, knowledgeable & considerate. Jim Nic...Read More Google Reviews

    — Jeffrey & Peggy Parks
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    — Peter Betz
  • 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 pra...Read More Google Reviews

    — Linda Freeman
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    — Rosalie Switzen
  • 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 m...Read More Google Reviews

    — Nan Stapleton
  • 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,...Read More Google Reviews

    — Maria Ottenstein
  • I have worked with Jim Nici for some 20 years.  He epitomizes professionalism  in everyway.  His expertise includes legal matters, estate planning,...Read More Google Reviews

    — Charles Lounsbury
  • 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 ...Read More Google Reviews

    — Laurie Curtis
  • 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 thereaft...Read More Google Reviews

    — Nancy Robertson
  • 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....Read More Google Reviews

    — Rosario N.
  • I have used Nici Law firm for estate planning for 16 years and have been very impressed with their knowledge, availability, and thoroughness. Highly r...Read More Google Reviews

    — Rebecca Lambert
  • As I recently moved to Florida, Jim explained Florida law, and completed my trust documents in a professional and timely fashion.  And charged a reas...Read More Google Reviews

    — Nancy 1
  • 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....Read More Google Reviews

    — Cheryl Nusz
  • Jim really helped our family over many years. Good advice. Good documentation. Good Follow up....Read More Google Reviews

    — Bill Reiling
  • 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....Read More Google Reviews

    — Ed Devine
  • 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 se...Read More Google Reviews

    — Barry Stiger
  • It was a pleasure working with Mr. Nici.  He was very knowledgeable, professional and responded in a timely manner.  I would definitely recommend hi...Read More Google Reviews

    — Randy Wright
  • Excellent Firm. Professional, responsive, Knowledgeable and HONEST...Read More Google Reviews

    — Dennis DeLuca
  • Jim is a great problem solver who has made us feel comfortable that we are making the right decisions in securing our future....Read More Google Reviews

    — Chad Commers
  • Jim is punctual, very competent,  highly responsive to our questions and needs and is delightful to work with. so is his paralegal....Read More Google Reviews

    — Richard Bodman
  • Worked with Jim to finalize our Florida residency. His knowledge of Florida estate law helped us tremendously! Highly recommended!...Read More Google Reviews

    — John Bamberger
  • 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 re...Read More Google Reviews

    — Athena Trouillot
  • 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...Read More Google Reviews

    — Anthony Toro
  • Very professional, quick turn around time and offered some great advice. Would highly recommend to anyone....Read More Google Reviews

    — Joan Barney
  • Three things about Jim Nici: knowledgable (technical legal issues), concise and logical analysis (explains all issues clearly), amazing response time ...Read More Google Reviews

    — Edward Lewin
  • Necessary documents created and updated. Very pleased with service....Read More Google Reviews

    — Rita Avedian
  • 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 ...Read More Google Reviews

    — Shirl St.Germain
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