Attorney Deborah Danger
- Deborah concentrates on Wills, Trusts, Gifting, Closely Held Business Succession Planning, and the Preservation of Family Assets and Vacation Homes. Deborah’s practice also includes protecting people whose capacity and capabilities are decreasing and who need help transitioning to living with more support. She does this through family mediation, and by acting as an agent, trustee or fiduciary for clients who prefer for a trusted professional to oversee the management of their affairs, rather than a friend or family member.
- Prior to forming DangerLaw, LLC, Deborah co-founded a multi-state law practice with another attorney. Now, at DangerLaw, Deborah’s practice is contained within Massachusetts and her primary focus is asset protection within the realm of Estate and Estate Tax Planning.
- Deborah loves to travel and has been to China, Russia, The Netherlands, Curaçao, Chile, Argentina, Canada, England, Wales, Germany, Belgium, Panama, Mexico, Belize, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. She has visited some of these places for pleasure and others to study cross-cultural impacts on entrepreneurship. These experiences help her to look at things less conventionally and to break down obstacles that prevent forward momentum. The more unconventional the problem or proposal, the more eager she is to dissect and identify solutions to it.
- Before practicing law, Deborah leveraged her interest in entrepreneurship to develop an expertise in tax advantaged real estate. She advised developers, banks, investors and city and town governments in structuring low-income housing developments. Deborah also studied tax law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. with authors of tax laws, policies and regulations that she now considers when preparing Estate Plans and Divorce Settlement agreements.
- Deborah is a tax attorney who focuses on maximizing the benefits her clients can enjoy from their hard-won assets. She also wants you to know she has a sense of humor. She discounts her fee by 5% for any and all clients who make her laugh…and that’s not hard to do.
- Named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer and Rising Star in the Estate Planning and Probate category
- Honored among Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women of Law 2020
- Featured/quoted in Boston Business Journal, Chicago Tribune, New England Board of Higher Education, NewsCenter 5 and Radioentrepreneurs.com
Admitted to Practice
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- District of Columbia (Inactive)
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court
Outside of DangerLaw
- Deborah believes in giving back to the community. She was the volunteer coordinator for the National Lawyers’ Guild and the Massachusetts Bail Fund. Most recently, she galvanized attorneys to travel to police precincts where Black Lives Matters protesters were being held– ensuring their release and providing them with masks, snacks and water.
- Deborah likes trying new things. She has taken surfing lessons, attempted to learn Mandarin, ridden her bike from Boston to Provincetown in the PanMass Challenge, and enjoys Ballroom Dancing. Her latest passion is playing the ukulele. Despite these adventures, she prefers walking her dog along Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, hanging with friends and listening to crime focused podcasts.
- If Deborah weren’t a lawyer, she would… organize closets. “No neglected nook would neutralize my notion that nearly every napkin and knee sock navigates more easily in neighborly neatness than nefarious neglect,” says Deborah. “I follow the same steps to clean my house as I do to navigate a successful legal transaction. Each needs time to identify the chores, thought to organize the tasks into an efficient and effective order and finally, effort to execute the plan, usually with input from those who are impacted by the outcome. In between, occasional tidying is required to prevent total chaos from taking over. It takes a bit of work, but helping clients keep their legal affairs clean, tidy, up to date and effective almost smells lemony fresh, and I find that rewarding.”
- Georgetown University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
- Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
- Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctor (J.D.)
- Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.)