Nicole M. Pearl - McDermott Will & Emery


Nicole M. Pearl advises clients on estate planning, wealth transfer planning, marital property agreements, business succession planning and post-death administration. Her clients include family offices, entrepreneurs and business owners, real property investors, private equity fund managers, and entertainment industry figures.

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  • Chambers High Net Worth, Band 1 in Southern California: Private Wealth Law and Band 2 in USA Nationwide: Private Wealth Law, Western Region, 2016–2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year” in Trusts and Estates, Los Angeles, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2013–2024
  • Chambers USA, Wealth Management, 2013–2017

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  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • USC, Trust and Estate Conference Planning Committee


University of California – Berkeley School of Law, JD, 1998
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, cum laude, 1994