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Danielle is an attorney in Manning Fulton’s Corporate and Estate Planning practice groups. She assists families and individuals in a variety of Estate Planning, Business Planning, and administrative matters. In every area of her practice, Danielle aims to be a resource of both comfort and efficiency, whether she’s helping families navigate the loss of a loved one or tackle the tough questions to plan for security in the future. Danielle’s practice is a safe space for all individuals regardless of race, sexual orientation and gender identity. She understands that every family looks different and tailors her services to fit those unique needs.

About

Danielle’s practice is focused primarily on estate planning, probate, and trust administration. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia.

Danielle works with clients to identify the best strategy for their family from tax savvy drafting to the delicate balancing of family dynamics. She works to assess which documents are necessary to achieve a family’s goal without offering a “one size fits all” plan nor exorbitant documents that exceed the need at hand. She takes the time to ensure her clients fully understand what they are signing and are comfortable asking questions. Danielle has helped clients successfully petition state circuit courts to unwind irrevocable trusts and garner appointment of executors where seemingly no one was qualified. Danielle has also worked alongside trustees of high value trusts, assisting with their maintenance and management.

 A Raleigh native, Danielle attended North Carolina State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2018 with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Philosophy. Danielle received her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. After law school, Danielle went on to practice at Handler & Levine, LLC, a boutique estate planning firm in the DC area. In that time, Danielle assisted clients in Maryland, DC, and Virginia in a variety of matters, from crafting personalized estate plans around state estate tax thresholds to navigating the intricate probate processes in each jurisdiction.

When she is not in the office, you can find Danielle spending time assisting in pro bono projects including name change clinics at area LGBTQ centers and Wills for Heroes events, as well as volunteering with local charities such as Note in the Pocket. You can also find Danielle breaking a sweat at OrangeTheory or spending time with her English Bulldog, Tanqueray and her cat, Olive Jean.

 

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Credentials

Education

  • George Washington University – J.D. – 2021
  • North Carolina State University – B.A. in Political Science – 2018 – Summa Cum Laude
  • North Carolina State University – B.A. in Philosophy – 2018 – Summa Cum Laude

Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina, 2021
  • State of Maryland, 2021
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 2022
  • District of Columbia, 2022
  • State of South Carolina, 2024

Professional Activities

  • North Carolina State Bar Association – Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section (2021 to present)
    • Co-chair of IDEA Committee (Diversity) of Estate Planning Section (2023 to Present)
    • Estate Administration Manual Committee – Contributing Author (2024)
  • Wake County Bar Association Member
    • Bar Awards Sponsorship Committee – Member
  • Wake County Estate Planning Council (2022 to present)
  • Virginia State Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section (2022 to present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association – Estate and Trust Law Section (2019 to present)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (2022 to present)
  • Pauli Murray LGBTQ Bar Association (2022 to present)

Prior Experience/Clerkships

  • Handler & Levine, LLC
    • Associate Attorney – September 2021 to November 2022
    • Law Clerk – May 2019 to September 2021
  • Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P.
    • Intern – May 2016 to April 2018

 

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