The Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A. Serving South Florida 305-932-2293
Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Cnty.

Barbara Buxton J.D., LL.M.

Barbara Buxton J.D., LL.M.

Miami, Florida

Other office locations are available in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Home and hospital visits are also available.

The Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A. is South Florida boutique law firm that provides counsel on a wide range of individual and business matters with a concentration on basic and sophisticated estate planning, probate and trust administration and litigation, Medicaid planning, wealth transfer planning, gift and estate tax planning, asset protection and creditor protection planning, corporate and partnership law, contract law, physician representation, and elder law. With a Master of Laws in Estate Planning (LL.M.), Ms. Buxton has the knowledge and experience to provide exceptional legal services and handle any planning or transactional matter from start to finish.

Ms. Buxton provides counsel to families focusing on estate planning, planning for disability and incapacity, gift and estate tax planning, charitable giving, nursing home planning, and business succession planning. Whether your needs are simple or complex, or your estate is modest or large, Ms. Buxton can meet your needs and guide you through every step of your legal services. For seniors and their families who are faced with high nursing home costs, or who want to plan for the possibility of nursing home care, Ms. Buxton creates asset protection plans to preserve assets and qualify for government assistance.

Ms. Buxton also represents physicians, businesses and individuals in planning and transactional matters with an emphasis on high quality, personalized, and timely legal services at a reasonable cost. These services include formulating organizational structures to maximize tax benefits and minimize creditor's risk, contract preparation and review, using wealth preservation strategies, planning for the passing of a family business from one generation to the next, and real estate transactions.

Barbara Buxton has built a solid reputation in South Florida as a lawyer that provides excellent knowledge and counsel to her clients, ranging from multi-million dollar corporate and estate planning clients to seniors citizens requiring Medicaid and estate planning services. Many South Florida estate planning and general attorneys refer complex estate planning and administration, asset protection and business planning, and elder law and Medicaid planning clients to Barbara Buxton.

Please call our office at (305) 932-2293 in Miami-Dade County and (954) 760-7077 in Broward County if you have any questions.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning, Florida Probate, Wills and Trusts
  • Florida Medicaid Planning and Medicaid Eligibility
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Elder Law and Nursing Home Planning
  • Business Law, Corporate and Partnership Law
  • Gift & Estate Tax Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Contract Preparation and Disputes
  • Healthcare Law, Physician Representation
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Charitable Planning and Family Limited Partnerships
  • Residential & Commercial Real Estate
  • Civil Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1990
  • Texas, 1987


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • LL.M. (Master in Laws of Estate Planning) - 1995
    • Major: Estate Planning
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Major: Psychology
  • Florida International University,The Legal Studies Institute University Outreach and Mediation Services, Inc., Miami, FL
    • Circuit Civil Mediation Training - 2001


  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish in Florida, National Business Institute
  • Estate Planning When A Spouse Is Confronting Health Issues, National Business Institute

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida State Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust, Elder Law & Tax Sections, Member
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Miami-Dade and Broward County Bar Association, Elder Law, Probate and Trust, and Real Property Sections, Member
  • Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on Estate Planning and Elder Law, Member
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member
  • Broward County Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Broward County Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Broward County Value Adjustment Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Special Master, 1997 - 1999
  • NationsBank of Florida, N.A., Miami, FL, Assistant Vice President and Trust Administrator, 1993 - 1995
  • Nueces County Dispute Resolution Service, Corpus Christi, TX, Civil Mediator, 1991 - 1992
  • 105th Judicial District Court, Nueces, Kleberg and Kenedy Counties, Corpus Christi, TX, Assistant District Attorney, 1988 - 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Put Something Back, 1999 - Present

Aventura Corporate Center
20801 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 400
Miami, FL 33180

305-932-2293 Miami-Dade County
954-760-7077 Broward County