Lou Nostro focuses his practice on estate planning, with an emphasis on implementing effective and efficient tax reduction strategies. He is board certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in both Taxation and Wills, Trusts & Estates, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Lou serves on the board of trustees for the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and is a founding board member and past chair of the Florida Tax Institute. He has been named as one of the “Top 100” estate planning attorneys in the nation by Worth magazine; and was named as a 2018 “Estate Planning Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers; and has been recognized by Florida Trend magazine, the South Florida Legal Guide and numerous other publications.

Lou is a frequent speaker on estate and philanthropic planning topics. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Miami College of Law for several years.

  • Chambers High Net Worth Guide, Private Wealth Law: Florida, 2019-23
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Estate Planning “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami, 2018
    • Tax Law, 2008-24
    • Trusts & Estates, 2006-24
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-24
  • “Top 100 Estate Planning Attorneys,” Worth Magazine, 2006
  • “20 Things You Should Know Regarding the Funding & Administration of Charitable Trusts,” Florida Tax Institute, April 6, 2023
  • “Federal Estate & Gift Taxes,” Florida Bar Wills, Trusts & Estates Certification Review Course, March 31, 2023
  • “Advanced Charitable Planning,” Florida Tax Institute, February 23, 2023
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
    • Fellow
    • Florida Fellows Institute, Program Chair, 2015-present
  • Florida Bar
    • Real Property
    • Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Florida Tax Institute
    • Founding Board Member
    • Past Chair
  • University of Florida, Law Center Association, Trustee, 2014-present
  • Camillus House, Board Member, 2019
  • Little Kids Rock, Florida Advisory Board, 2015-present
  • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
    • Board Member, 2015-present
    • Chair, 2017-18
  • Perez Art Museum of Miami, Planned Giving Leadership Committee, 2013-present
  • Plymouth Congregational Church, Pro Bono Attorney, 2005-present

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