Norman J. "Norm" Benford

Norman J. "Norm" Benford

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Recognized since 1983

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Trusts and Estates
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Norman J. Benford counsels high-net-worth individuals and families in connection with estate planning and other complex tax issues, as well as business succession and other non-tax family matters. Norm also counsels individuals and institutions serving as fiduciaries of estates, trusts and guardianships in connection with administrative matters and disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.


  • 333 Southeast Second Avenue, Suite 4400
    Miami, FL 33131


  • Yale University , LL.B., graduated 1964
  • Yale University , BA, graduated 1959

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • New York, New York State Bar Association


  • Advisory Committee, Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel - Member
  • Doral/Ryder Open, Board of Governors - Member
  • Endowment Committee, University of Miami - Chairman
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Board of Trustees - Member
  • Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Board of Trustees - Member
  • International Academy of Estate and Trust Law - Member
  • Mercy Hospital, Executive Committee, Board of Trustees - Member
  • Plymouth Congregational Church, Board of Trustees - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Trusts and Estates

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Trusts and Estates, Miami (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Trusts and Estates


  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5
  • Who's Who in America
  • Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2005
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2013
  • Chambers USA Guide, National Leader, Wealth Management; Florida Leader, Estate Planning, 2008-2013

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