Danielle G. Van Ess

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Hingham, MA

DGVE law, LLC
 | 61 South Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: 781-613-3825
Fax: 781-740-0849
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (90%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Danielle G. Van Ess is the founding owner of DGVE Law, LLC in Hingham, Massachusetts. Serving clients in the Greater Boston Area, the South Shore, Metro West and Eastern Massachusetts to Cape Cod, Ms. Van Ess provides invaluable and effective legal counsel in the following practice areas:

    ·       Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

    ·       Probate and Trust and Estate Administration

    ·       Legal Services for Small Businesses & Nonprofits

    Ms. Van Ess established DGVE law® with a mission to deliver all the firm's clients compassionate, holistic legal services in a comfortable environment, and in an environmentally consciencious way. Ms. Van Ess works with clients of all different backgrounds and circumstances, treating all clients with the same level of respect. No matter how complex their legal needs, Ms. Van Ess provides her clients the education and advice they need to make well-informed decisions about the matters that will affect their families and their businesses for years to come. 

    Ms. Van Ess earned her B.A. cum laude from The George Washington University in 1998 and her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 2001.  She was first licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2001.  Ms. Van Ess spent the early part of her career working for nonprofit organizations before establishing her own private practice in 2008. 

    Ms. Van Ess is actively involved in her local community, most recently serving as a member on the Board of Directors of the Hingham Cemetery in downtown Hingham Square.  She has also been an active member for over ten years, served on the Board of Directors for over 6 years, and is the immediate past President of the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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    About Danielle Van Ess

    Admitted: 2008, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: https://dgvelaw.com/who-we-are/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Reader's Choice for #1 Lawyer / Law Firm in Hingham, Massachusetts, Reader's Choice Award for #1 Lawyer / Law Firm, Wicked Local, 2016
    • Reader's Choice for #1 Lawyer / Law Firm in Hingham, Massachusetts, Reader's Choice for #1 Lawyer / Law Firm in Hingham, Massachusetts, Wicked Local, 2017
    • The 40 Under 40 awards "spotlight the region’s top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership. This program honors distinguished businesspeople under the age of 40 who have made a mark in our region at an extraordinarily young age. These top young business leaders excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership characteristics [recognizing] the tremendous contributions of young professionals to our region.", 40 Under 40, Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, 2011
    • Reader's Choice Regional Favorite Lawyer / Law Firm - Bronze, Regional Favorite Lawyer / Law Firm, Wicked Local Reader's Choice, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Licensed to Practice Law in The Commonwealth of Virginia (currently on Associate status with VA and not practicing outside of Massachusetts), 2001
    • Member of the Board of Directors of the Hingham Cemetery, 2019
    • Immediate Past Present of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc., 2019
    • Member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, 2013
    • Vice-President / President-Elect of the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, 2017
    • President of the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, 2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Free, educational workshops open to the public for general Wills, Trusts, Guardians for Minor Children, and other Estate and Tax Planning information., 2017
    • Member of the Board of Directors of the Hingham Cemetery, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., cum laude, in Spanish Language and Literature, with minors in Philosophy and Women's Studies, from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., 1998
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    Office Location for Danielle G. Van Ess

    61 South Street
    Hingham, MA 02043

    Phone: 781-613-3825

    Fax: 781-740-0849

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    Last Updated: 5/21/2020

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