Amy B. Beller is a founding member of Beller Smith, P.L., a full-service trusts and estates firm located in Boca Raton, Florida. A 1992 graduate of Hofstra Law School (4th in her class and an editor on Law Review), Amy began her legal career at the New York office of White & Case, and continued her law practice at the New York firm of Squadron Ellenoff Plesent Sheinfeld & Sorkin, then Chadbourne & Parke, followed by the New York office of Holland & Knight. Amy relocated to Florida in 2004, where she worked with two additional firms before she co-founded Beller Smith in 2010.  

Amy’s interest in mediation began upon arrival in Florida in 2004, and she became a Circuit Civil Mediator, certified by the Florida Supreme Court, in 2008.  Since 2008, Amy has presided as mediator over numerous mediations, in person and via teleconference, both in Florida and in other jurisdictions. In addition, since Amy continues her law practice as a trust and estate litigator, she has the additional mediation perspective as an advocate.

Amy is a renowned trusts and estates lawyer with a national reputation.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a Dean of (and lecturer for) the ACTEC Florida Fellows Institute.  She is an active member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, and sits on the Section’s Executive Council. Amy is also a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the New York Bar Association’s Trusts and Estate’s Section.  In addition to her mediation certification, Amy is Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates.

A prolific speaker and author, Amy has published in the New York State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section Newsletter, the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section’s Actionline, the Florida Bar’s Litigation Under the Probate Code (Eleventh Ed.), and the American Bar Association’s book, The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms. Ms. Beller has lectured for ACTEC, the New York State Bar, the Florida Bar, the City Bar (New York), and the Heckerling Institute, among others, on topics including mediation, Florida homestead, beneficiary rights, privity and malpractice, estate planning to avoid disputes, and multistate estate planning.