Miami Law mourns the passing of Martin Nash, J.D. '61. He was a partner in the firm Nash Axman Watkin PLC in Coral Gables, where he specialized in tax law. With more than 50 years of experience in the law, Nash was an expert in various aspects of income and estate tax planning.
His long career in the field of tax law began with a post-law school appointment at the Internal Revenue Service. He became the first associate of Greenberg Traurig in 1966. In 1974, he became one of the founding partners of Schwartz, Nash, Heckerling and Tescher, P.A., and remained in the practice of tax law for the remainder of his life.
He was a longtime member of The Florida Bar Tax Section, and a recipient of the Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Florida Tax Lawyer award. He was also a past president of the Greater Miami Tax Institute, a founding member of the South Florida Tax Litigation Association, Inc., a fellow at the American College of Tax Council, and a former adjunct professor at Miami Law's LL.M. Tax and Estate Planning Programs. During his time as a student at Miami Law, Nash was the research editor for the University of Miami Law Review. He was also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Wig and Robe Honor Society, and the Iron Arrow Honor Society.
Services will be held at Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, on Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. The family will be sitting shiva at the Nash home beginning after the interment on Friday, through Sunday.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the University of Miami School of Law, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, or at www.law.miami.edu/giving, for the "Martin J. Nash Memorial Fund." Select the dropdown menu, then select 'Other' and type "Nash Memorial." Donations may also be sent to the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami.