Elysa R. Merlin, Esq.


(T) 305.921.9421
(F) 305.395.3978
20295 NE 29th PL., Suite 201
Aventura, FL 33180


Elysa R. Merlin is a partner at Dorot & Bensimon PL, focusing primarily in the field of international and domestic wealth planning. Her practice includes estate planning, pre-immigration, and expatriation planning for non-U.S. persons, and planning for foreign investment in U.S. real property. Elysa also focuses on international and domestic tax controversy, business planning, and charitable planning.

Elysa is a native of Miami, Florida where she attended Ransom Everglades School. She graduated cum laude from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a concentration in Business Economics and Public Policy. Elysa earned her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and she obtained a Certificate in Trusts & Estates. Elysa then graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center with an LL.M. in Taxation and she received a Certificate in Estate Planning.

Prior to joining Dorot & Bensimon PL, Elysa practiced international taxation at the Miami office of a national law firm.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida State Bar


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation, Estate Planning Certificate
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Juris Doctorate, Trusts & Estates Certificate
  • The George Washington University, B.B.A., Business Economics and Public Policy



  • Tax Section of The Florida Bar


  • 2015-2016 New Tax Lawyer Fellowship of the Tax Section of the Florida Bar
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in the field of tax law by Super Lawyer Magazine 2019.


  • English
  • Conversant in Spanish
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