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Neal & Wright LLC was founded in 2007. Both members of the firm come from litigation backgrounds but have extensive experience in adoption, estate planning, business entity formation and transactional needs, and commercial real estate.

Sherry V. Neal

Sherry V. Neal

SHERRY V. NEAL is the managing member of Neal & Wright LLC.  Experienced in both the private and non-profit legal sectors, Sherry specializes in assisting families who want to grow through adoption.  Sherry focuses her practice on adoption matters and is a frequent speaker on issues related to adoption and Title IV-E adoption assistance benefits.   Sherry also provides legal services in the area of estate planning, focusing on middle income estates and special needs trusts.  Through these practice areas, Sherry’s goal is to assist her clients with creating families and protecting the rights of family members, particularly those with special needs.

As an outgrowth of her adoption practice and because of her commitment to assist all families, Sherry is an associate member of the Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies, a member of Voice for Adoption, and a member of the Stonewall Bar Association. Sherry is also involved with several organizations that focus on legal issues affecting children, particularly children who are involved in some way with the judicial system, including the Children in the Courts Committee for the State Bar of Georgia.

In addition to her practice-related involvement, Sherry is a member of the State Bar Women & Minorities in the Profession Committee and the DeKalb Bar Association and also serves as a mentor to new lawyers through the State Bar Transition into Practice Program and is Director of CLE for the YLD.

Outside of the legal arena, Sherry is a member of the Decatur Business Association. She also heads up the Lake Claire Parents Association.

Sherry graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan College, where she played soccer and sang in the Washboard Band.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was a member of the Women Law Students Association and the Georgia Law Review.

Sherry's partner in life and work is Daniel S. Wright.  They and their children make their home in Atlanta.  In addition to chasing her daughter and son around the park, Sherry's personal interests include yoga, reading, crocheting, playing the  piano, and travel.

You may download a more comprehensive c.v. of Sherry’s career, including various articles and teaching engagements here.
Direct dial:  678-596-3207



Daniel S. Wright

Daniel S. Wright

DANIEL S. WRIGHT provides general business legal services in the fields of commercial real estate, entity formation and governance, joint venture/equity structure arrangements, intellectual property, and various other transactional practice areas. Dan has experience working with organizations both large and small to achieve their goals and understands their different organizational and business needs. Because he started his career in litigation, Dan also appreciates the pragmatic aspects of agreement enforceability and cost-driven decisions. Dan keeps the focus on the client’s business rather than legal minutiae.  

Dan’s other primary field of practice is estate planning, particularly focusing on trust establishment and estate tax avoidance. Dan has given several seminars (in-house and via invitation) concerning such issues as basic estate planning and Georgia’s new advance directive for healthcare. Dan particularly enjoys the aspect of teaching his clients the ins and outs of estate planning, as with a few simple moves, much emotional pain can be avoided and money saved.

Dan is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia and the Dekalb Bar Association. Dan has also served as an officer in his neighborhood association and currently provides legal advice on a pro bono basis to that organization.

Dan graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. During his time in law school, Dan was on the editorial and managing boards of the Georgia Law Review and active in student government. Dan also interned in the summer of 1998 for U.S. Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. Dan graduated from Trinity University, located in San Antonio, Texas, in 1996 with a B.A. in Economics.

Dan has one daughter who, despite being the origin of significant occasional wreckage in the house, is his pride and joy. Dan also welcomed his son into the world in late 2009 and is excited to finally have a member of the family who will, in time, come to appreciate the finer points of baseball, basketball, football, and other sorts of sports-related activities.  Dan also enjoys reading, running, playing basketball and poker, and generally enjoying the company of his family and friends.
Direct dial:  678-613-7850