Admission Details

  • 1987, California
  • 1987, Illinois
  • 2009, Nevada

Law School Attended

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.

University Attended

  • University of California - Berkeley, B.A.

Laury Macauley received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983 and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1986. She has practiced law for over 30 years and is licensed in the states of Nevada, California and Illinois. She sits on the Editorial Board of the Nevada Lawyer magazine for the State Bar of Nevada and is the former President of the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association. 

She has been assisting individuals and businesses with the bankruptcy courts for many years. As counsel for debtors, she helps individuals and businesses fight through the process to obtain a fresh start. Representing creditors, she assists those who are owed debts to make sure that can negotiate the bankruptcy system and receive what is fair. 

As part of the estate planning process, Ms. Macauley works with clients to prepare needed documents and educates them on the importance of titling assets to ensure that they operate in accordance with their intended plan. Her goal in working with clients is to make the estate planning process as accessible, efficient and streamlined as possible. She also represents trustees after the death of their loved ones to administer trusts in accordance with their provisions and comply with all applicable laws. 

In order to stay in tune with the latest trends and developments in estate planning, Ms. Macauley is an active member of Wealth Counsel, a national community of top estate planning professionals committed to the highest standard of practice excellence. This collaborative organization keeps her on the leading edge of the newest estate planning ideas and approaches. 

In addition to creating estate plans, Ms. Macauley sets up guardianships for minors, individuals with special needs, and individuals who can no longer manage their own affairs. She seeks to be a trusted resource for families as they face such challenges. She also represents individuals in probate matters before the courts to assure that those who have been given the responsibility to execute a will can do so and legally transfer assets to a decedent’s loved ones and charities. 

Further, to help in the protection of businesses, Ms. Macauley assists her clients with the formation of business entities, the drafting and review of contracts, and the resolution of disputes. 

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