Norman J. Benford

Adjunct Faculty, Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning

LL.B., 1964, Yale Law School
B.A., 1959, Yale University

Norman J. Benford is a shareholder of the firm of Greenberg Traurig, practicing principally in its Miami office, and the national Chair Emeritus of its Trusts and Estates practice. He is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Florida Bar's Board of Certification. Mr. Benford is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and served at the University of Miami School of Law teaching courses in its J.D. and LL.M. programs in fiduciary administration, drafting, and domestic and international estate planning. He has lectured frequently at and written for continuing education programs and other professional and community organizations.

Mr. Benford is a Fellow and Past-Regent and member of the Executive Committee of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and served as President of the ACTEC Foundation. He is also an Academician of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law and a member of its Executive Council.  Mr. Benford received his LL.B. degree from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Yale University. He served on active duty from 1959 to 1961 as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a law clerk to the Hon. William H. Timbers, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.