Contact:  (775) 688-3000, sjannuzzi@woodburnandwedge.com

Sharon M. Jannuzzi is a shareholder and practices in the areas of probate, trust and estate administration, estate planning, probate litigation, will and trust contests and guardianships. She has successfully handled numerous estate and probate matters of every size and level of complexity. She is a member of the Probate Bar Association of Washoe County.

Ms. Jannuzzi also devotes a substantial portion of her practice to business law and civil litigation, with a particular focus on representing religious and charitable organizations. Her clients include the Diocese of Reno, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and others. She assists her corporate and religious clients in business and real estate transactions, employment and personnel matters, litigation and dispute resolution, and matters involving the intersection between church and state. She stays current on the wide variety of legal issues affecting religious organizations through her membership in the National Diocesan Attorneys Association.

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OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Woodburn and Wedge, Ms. Jannuzzi was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Brent T. Adams of the Second Judicial District Court.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws in Estate Planning, The John Marshall Law School (in progress)
  • Juris Doctor (magna cum laude), The Catholic University of America, 2001
  • License in Canon Law (cum laude), Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1996
  • Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (magna cum laude), University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (cum laude), University of San Francisco, 1990

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Nevada, 2001
  • State Bar of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2003

MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Diocesan Attorneys' Association
  • Probate Bar Association of Washoe County
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Mock Trial Coach, Hug High School (2005-2009), Bishop Manogue (2009-2011)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Libertas Nevada
  • Volunteer, Food Bank of Northern Nevada and St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral
  • Member & Past President, Nevada Chesterton Society
  • Member, Catholic Professional & Business Group

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Business and Commercial

  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions

Employment

  • Employer/Employee Relations

Estate Planning, Tax, Probate & Guardianship

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Guardianships
  • Probate Litigation
  • Will & Trust Contests

Family Law & Domestic Relations

  • Guardianships

Litigation

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Probate and Guardianships

Real Estate

  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Relationships