Dana Marie DeCapite

Summary

As a partner in Hahn Loeser’s Business Practice Area, Dana Marie DeCapite dedicates her practice to estate planning, business succession planning, asset protection planning, prenuptial planning, and estate and trust administration. Dana collaborates with individuals, families and businesses to recommend and draft custom-tailored plans that implement each client’s personal, financial and charitable goals. Dana has extensive experience drafting and interpreting documents ranging from basic estate plans to asset protection and special needs plans. She counsels individuals and fiduciaries on the duties and obligations of trustees, executors and attorneys-in-fact, and assists in the process of entity creation, restructure and transition.

Dana is frequently called upon by various publications and organizations to share her insight into the importance of estate planning. She regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars and local civic groups to educate other attorneys and the community on estate planning best practices.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2018-present
  • Associate Attorney, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, 2014-18
  • Associate Attorney, Maria E. Quinn, Co., LPA, 2010-14; Legal Intern, 2010
  • Law Clerk, Salvato & O’Toole (f/k/a Navigato & Salvato), 2008-10

Credentials

Education

The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2010

Honors & Activities: Dean’s List; Tort Law Teaching Assistant; Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity, Member

 

Miami University, B.S., Business, 2006

Honors & Activities: Study Abroad– London, England; Study Abroad – Lorenzo de’Medici Institute of Art, Language, and Culture – Florence, Italy

Community Involvement

Rotary Club of Hillcrest Sunrise, President Elect

 

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, Advancement Committee Member

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2010; State of Florida, 2012

 

U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, 2011; Southern District of Ohio, 2012

Memberships & Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association, Member

 

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member

 

Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, Secretary

 

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Planned Giving Advisory Committee

 

Case Western Reserve University, Estate Planning Advisory Council