Nicholas E. Christin joined Wicker Smith in 1997 and is a Managing Partner in the Miami office. He maintains a general commercial practice with an emphasis on estate planning, estate administration, probate litigation and the representation of professionals and other individuals in their professional practices and business entities.
Since 1979, Mr. Christin has been an adjunct professor in the University of Miami LL.M Program in Estate Planning. He has taught Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates almost every year for nearly 30 years. Mr. Christin also co-authored a Tax Management Portfolio of Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates.
Over the course of his 30+ year career, Mr. Christin has handled estate planning and estate administration and its related tax matters and probate litigation for several high profile cases. Most notably, he handled the administration of the Rebozo estate and litigation that occurred between the Rebozo Trust and the Nixon Library, as well as the Estate of Gregory H. Hemingway, who was the son of Earnest Hemingway.
An AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Christin is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations. In a 1999 national survey on Trust and Estate attorneys by Bloomberg Personal Finance magazine, Mr. Christin was only one of two lawyers in South Florida mentioned and the only one in Miami. In 2005 and 2006, he was listed among Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine and named Florida Super Lawyers in estate planning and probate from 2006 to 2016. He was named a “Top Lawyer” from 2011 to 2015 by the South Florida Legal Guide and among the “Best Lawyers in America” from 2008 to 2017 including two categories in 2012, Trusts & Estate Litigation and Trusts & Estate.
Mr. Christin has a Bachelor of Business Administration (1970), a Masters of Science (1971), a Juris Doctor (1974), and a Masters of Law in Estate Planning (1978) from the University of Miami. He is admitted to the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is an active member of the American, Florida and Miami-Dade County Bar Associations, and the Florida and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Florida certified public accountant.