Danielle Nafekh

Associate

Danielle Nafekh ("Dani") assists clients with a variety of matters, including estate planning, trust administration, probate, and corporate and real estate transactions.

Dani is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with her clients so that she can best help them achieve their goals. She strives to provide holistic counsel while persistently working towards the results that matter most to her clients. By utilizing both her legal education and her background in managerial economics, Dani is able to effectively counsel her clients in both complex estate planning matters and corporate and real estate transactions.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law and Probate & Estate Planning Law Sections
  • Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law Community Justice Clinic, 2020
  • Pepperdine Law Review, Articles Editor, 2020-2021

Honors & Rankings

  • Order of the Coif
  • Externship, Honorable John A. Mendez, United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 2019
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Highest Grade in Multiple Classes, Including Ethical Lawyering, Federal Income Taxation, Constitutional Law – Individual Rights and Liberties, and Intellectual Property Survey
  • Assisted clients with achieving their estate planning goals through drafting trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and advanced health care directives.
  • Drafted corporate documents including articles of incorporation, bylaws, and buy-sell agreements.
  • Assisted in the completion of a corporation’s tax-free reorganization.
  • Assisted a non-profit organization with filing for tax-exempt status in California.
  • Researched and drafted memorandum on various tax issues, including innocent spouse relief.

Prior to her legal career, Dani was a Division 1 basketball player at the University of California at Davis. Now, she still loves watching and playing basketball when she can, and she frequents the games of her alma mater


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law and Probate & Estate Planning Law Sections
  • Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law Community Justice Clinic, 2020
  • Pepperdine Law Review, Articles Editor, 2020-2021

Honors & Rankings

  • Order of the Coif
  • Externship, Honorable John A. Mendez, United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 2019
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Highest Grade in Multiple Classes, Including Ethical Lawyering, Federal Income Taxation, Constitutional Law – Individual Rights and Liberties, and Intellectual Property Survey