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Nici Law Firm, P.L. Protecting Your Assets for Generations to Come
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Attorney Profile

James Nici

Juris Doctorate in Law
Master of Laws in Taxation
Board Certified, Wills, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

JAMES R. NICI, Manager of Nici Law Firm, specializes in the areas of estate planning, administration and taxation. Mr. Nici has more than 25 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.

Mr. Nici, a “Top 100 Attorney” by Worth Magazine, is the sole developer of the unique process called The Strategic Estate Planning System®. The Strategic Estate Planning System® is designed to assist clients in the complex process of organizing highly detailed estate plans by simplifying client’s overall goals through a defined process, delivering not only the legal documents to support a complex plan, but a visual image of the estate plan as well.

Professional Activities

Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates by the Florida Bar Association, Mr. Nici is a member of The Florida Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, as well as a member of the Collier County Bar Association. Mr. Nici is a frequent speaker to both professional and public groups on advanced estate and tax planning techniques, including the IRS’ Final Generation Skipping-Transfer Tax Regulations.

Mr. Nici served as associate editor of the Florida Will and Trust Forms Manual, a two-volume manual published by The Florida Bar Association which assists practitioners with a wide variety of Florida and federal estate planning matters. The Florida Will and Trust Forms Manual holds the distinction of the best selling educational resource in Florida Bar history.

Community Service and Interests

A dedicated father of three, Mr. Nici has given back to the Southwest Florida community by serving on the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, the Immokalee Foundation and Florida Southwestern College (formerly known as Edison State College). Mr. Nici is an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, supporter and former board member of the Florida Trail Association and other outdoor related charitable organizations.

Education

  • LL.M. (Master of Laws in Taxation), University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1995
  • J.D. (Juris Doctorate), Stetson University College of Law, Cum Laude, 1993
  • B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), Tulane University, Cum Laude, 1990

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Nici’s Awards

  • 2020 America’s Most Honored Lawyers – The American Registry
  • 2020 Top Corporate Lawyer –  Naples Illustrated Magazine
  • 2020 Top Tax Lawyer – Naples Illustrated Magazine
  • 2020 Top Trusts and Estate Lawyer – Naples Illustrated Magazine
  • 2020 Best Lawyers in South Florida
  • 2020 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020 Best Law Firms in Florida
  • 2019 Top Lawyers – Naples Illustrated Magazine
  • 2019 Top Attorneys in Florida
  • 2019 Super Lawyers
  • 2019 Southwest Florida Five Star Wealth Manager – Gulfshore Life Magazine
  • 2019 Best Lawyers in South Florida
  • 2019 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019 Best Law Firms in Florida
  • 2018 Top Attorneys in Florida
  • 2018 Best Lawyers, Gulfshore Life Magazine
  • 2018 Best Lawyers in South Florida
  • 2018 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018 Best Law Firms in Florida
  • 2017 Top Attorneys in Naples & Fort Myers, Gulfshore Magazine
  • 2017 Top Attorneys in Florida
  • 2017 Best Lawyers in South Florida
  • 2017 Best Lawyers in Florida
  • 2017 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017 Best Law Firms
  • 2017 Best Law Firms in Florida
  • 2017 Best Estate Planning in Naples
  • 2016 Best Lawyers in South Florida
  • 2016 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016 Best Law Firms
  • 2016 Best Law Firms in Florida
  • 2015 Top Attorneys in Florida
  • 2015 Best Lawyers, Gulfshore Life Magazine
  • 2015 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015 Best Attorneys in Florida
  • 2015 America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 5%
  • 2014 Top Attorneys in Florida
  • 2014 Super Lawyers, Excellence in Practice
  • 2014 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014 Best Attorneys in Florida
  • 2014 Best Attorneys in America
  • 2013 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012 Top Lawyers of Florida
  • 2012 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012 Best Attorney in Florida, Best Lawyers
  • 2011 Five Star Wealth Manager, Gulfshore Life Magazine
  • 2011 Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010 Five Star Wealth Manager, Gulfshore Life Magazine
  • 2009 Florida Super Lawyers, Top Attorneys in Florida
  • 2009 Five Star Best in Overall Client Satisfaction, Gulfshore Life Magazine
  • 2008 Florida Super Lawyers, Top Attorneys in Florida
  • 2007 Top 100 Attorneys, Worth Magazine
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