Dana Dwiggins is a member of the firm’s management committee and former managing partner of the firm, where she focuses her practice primarily on probate and trust litigation, small business litigation, trust and estate administration, guardianships and trust and wills. She routinely represents heirs, beneficiaries, creditors and private and professional fiduciaries in both contested and uncontested matters affecting all aspects of trusts and estates. Dana has substantial experience litigating matters involving complex claims for breach of fiduciary duty, including claims relating to allocation of investments, accounting discrepancies, valuation of businesses and other assets, sale of assets, estate and income taxes, distributions and Nevada’s Uniform Principal and Income Act. Additionally, she litigates claims involving testamentary and contractual capacity, undue influence, fraud and unjust enrichment.
Dana’s experience also extends out of court, where she has successfully negotiated settlements for clients involving complex trust and estate matters. She assisted the firm in negotiating a settlement that netted the firm’s client $50 million. Dana’s litigation experience extends to not only state court but federal court as well, at both the trial and appellate levels, including case assessment, motion practice, hearings, discovery, depositions, trial, settlement conferences, mediations and appeals. She has also successfully argued before the Nevada Supreme Court.
Dana also represents and assists personal representatives in handling all aspects of the administration of probate and trust estates. In connection with the same, she works closely with accountants to ensure the timely filing of trust and estate tax returns, preparation of accountings, the preparation of inventories and the distribution of trust and estates.
Dana is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, where she served as the chair of the Probate and Trust Section for 2020 and 2021. She is also a member of the Client Security Fund for the Nevada State Bar. Additionally, she is a member of the American Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association and Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys.
NEVADA TRUST AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION LAWYERS
Located in Las Vegas, Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Steadman, LTD. is an established law firm that is dedicated to representing clients throughout Nevada in estate and trust matters. We handle a wide range of legal issues involving trust and estate litigation, trust and estate administration (probate), estate planning, asset protection, business litigation and tax disputes.
Our firm is led by an experienced legal team, which is composed of estate and trust litigators, estate planning attorneys and tax attorneys. We have represented a wide range of clients and have handled some of the most complex estate and trust cases in the state of Nevada. Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Steadman, LTD. is a trusted resource for effective legal counsel.
BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGY AND RESOLVING YOUR LEGAL MATTER
While our attorneys are experienced litigators, we understand the importance of taking an individualized approach to resolving legal matters. We will identify the issues that are most important to our clients and work to structure an effective strategy. Since estate and trust matters normally involve disputes between family members, we are sensitive to our clients’ emotions and work with our clients to help preserve their familial relationships.
AN INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH TO RESOLVING LEGAL MATTERS
Because we are a boutique law firm, we are able to offer our clients highly personalized attention. When you hire our firm, you can expect to have direct contact with your lawyer and our entire legal team. By creating strong relationships with our clients and taking a hands-on approach to resolving disputes, we feel we can reach the best possible outcome for their legal situation.
The lawyers at our firm have extensive litigation experience, making them uniquely qualified to handle matters involving asset and wealth protection. We understand how to utilize estate and tax planning to fully protect our clients’ interests and how to create a legal strategy that is likely to avoid the possibility of litigation in the future. We are a premier resource for legal guidance in the area of asset protection.