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Danielle L. Burza-Smith

Partner/Attorney
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Rockford estate planning attorney, Danielle L. Burza-Smith, has been helping families with their estate planning and administration needs since 2012. A Michigan native, Danielle graduated from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2010.

With the goal of being able to help families in her native state as well, she became licensed to practice law in Michigan in 2013.

Danielle prides herself on her organization, attention to detail, and ability to see the forest through the trees. All of these are the cornerstones of a great estate plan or estate administration.

A member of the Winnebago County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association, Danielle continues to focus her practice exclusively in estate planning, wills, trusts and probate, and trust administration.

Danielle lives in Rockford with her husband and Boston terriers, Lucy and Brutus.

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