Sharon M. Jannuzzi
Shareholder
DIRECT 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 with substantial experience in general civil litigation and counseling of corporations, especially religious and non-profit clients.

In two decades of legal practice, Ms. Jannuzzi has successfully handled numerous estate and probate matters of every size and level of complexity, and recently augmented her extensive experience with a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Estate Planning.  She assists couples, families and individuals with drafting wills and trusts, and advises them regarding wealth transfer and tax-saving opportunities, including gift- and estate-tax avoidance.  Ms. Jannuzzi has also helped many families with guardianship issues.  She is a member of the Probate Bar Association of Washoe County and gives presentations on estate planning, probate and other topics to professional and civic groups.

Ms. Jannuzzi 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 and others. She assists her corporate and religious clients in business and real estate transactions, employment and personnel matters, government relations issues, taxation, 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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AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Employer/Employee Relations
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Guardianships
  • Probate Litigation
  • Will & Trust Contests
  • Guardianships
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Probate and Guardianships
ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Nevada, 2001
  • State Bar of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2003
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 (cum laude), University of Illinois at Chicago/The John Marshall Law School, 2020
  • 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
MEMBERSHIPS
  • National Diocesan Attorneys' Association
  • Probate Bar Association of Washoe County
  • Estate Planning Council of Northern Nevada
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Member, Board of Directors, Libertas Nevada
  • Founding Member, St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral Legacy Council
  • Mock Trial Coach, Hug High School (2005-2009), Bishop Manogue (2009-2011)
  • Past President, Nevada Chesterton Society

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 with substantial experience in general civil litigation and counseling of corporations, especially religious and non-profit clients.

In two decades of legal practice, Ms. Jannuzzi has successfully handled numerous estate and probate matters of every size and level of complexity, and recently augmented her extensive experience with a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Estate Planning.  She assists couples, families and individuals with drafting wills and trusts, and advises them regarding wealth transfer and tax-saving opportunities, including gift- and estate-tax avoidance.  Ms. Jannuzzi has also helped many families with guardianship issues.  She is a member of the Probate Bar Association of Washoe County and gives presentations on estate planning, probate and other topics to professional and civic groups.

Ms. Jannuzzi 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 and others. She assists her corporate and religious clients in business and real estate transactions, employment and personnel matters, government relations issues, taxation, 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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