Barbara Buxton

Barbara Buxton

Estate Planning Attorney

20801 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400
Aventura, FL 33180

Let Our Experienced Florida Probate, Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation, and Wills & Trusts Attorney Help

The Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A. is a 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 preservation 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 preservation 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 preservation and business planning, and elder law and Medicaid planning clients to Barbara Buxton.

Why People Choose Barbara Buxton to Handle Their Estate Planning and Florida Probate Law Needs

If you really want to know whether or not a particular attorney is good at what they do, ask other lawyers or the judges to whom they must present their arguments.

Barbara Buxton is well-respected amongst her peers as a professional with an excellent knowledge of the law who excels in litigation and possesses comfort and skill in and out of the court room. She is an active member of some of the most prominent Associations in Florida for Elder Law affairs.

Practice Areas and Legal Services The Law Offices of Barbara Buxton, P.A. Handles For South Florida Clients

Barbara Buxton has been able to successfully manage all manner of Probate, Estate and Elder Law cases. The best thing to do if you want to know if we can help with your specific situation is to get in touch with our office. Once we know the specifics of your situation, we will be able to explain what options are available to you.

The most common types of legal services we provide include:

Asset Preservation Asset Preservation

Asset Preservation

Elder Law Elder Law

Elder Law

Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts)

Estate Planning

Florida Medicaid & Nursing Home Planning Florida Medicaid & Nursing Home Planning

Florida Medicaid & Nursing Home Planning

Florida Probate Florida Probate

Florida Probate

Guardianships Guardianships


Living Wills Living Wills

Living Wills

Mediation Mediation


Powers of Attorney Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney

Wills & Trusts Wills & Trusts

Wills & Trusts


School Name Degree Graduated
University of Miami School of Law L.L.M. (Master in Laws of Estate Planning) 1995
St. Mary’s University School of Law J.D. 1987
University of Michigan B.A. Psychology 1974
Florida International University Circuit Civil Mediation Training 2001


Association Name Position
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

Work Experience

Organization/Company Position Date
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 Assistant District Attorney 1988 – 1990

Classes & Seminars

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

Pro Bono Activities

Organization Date
Put Something Back 1999 – Present

Don’t wait another day to begin planning for your future and the future of your family

Please call our office at 305-932-2293 in Miami Dade County or 954-760-7077 in Broward County to discuss how our law firm can serve you. If you live in another area of Florida or Out-of-state, please do not hesitate to contact our office and we will promptly reply. Telephone appointments and Home and Hospital appointments are available throughout Miami, Broward and Palm Beach County. We look forward to serving your legal needs.