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Daniela K. Pretus

Daniela K. Pretus


Miami, FL

How Daniela Helps Clients

Daniela advises domestic and international clients on tax and estate planning, administration of trusts and estates, and guardianship. She also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in contested estate, trust, and guardianship matters, including will and trust contests, removal of fiduciaries, and breach of fiduciary duties. 

Daniela’s language skills and foreign legal training make her well-suited to advise international families on pre-immigration planning, inbound and outbound investment and tax compliance.

Her litigation experience is valuable in crafting estate plans and anticipating potential issues regarding the interpretation and administration of trusts. 

What Clients Can Expect

Daniela highly values her role as a trusted advisor and strives to be accessible and communicative. Clients can rely on her to break down complex legal issues into manageable action items and provide practical and efficient solutions. 

Outside the Office

Daniela enjoys traveling (especially food tourism), skiing, singing along to Broadway musicals, and finding hidden treasures in thrift shops.

Proof Points

  • Successfully represented beneficiary of an estate in surcharge of a personal representative based on inaction and frivolous litigation.
  • Successfully represented trust beneficiaries in litigation against trustee for breach of fiduciary duties, accounting, and civil theft.
  • Represented the personal representative of an estate in multi-pronged litigation to recover title and possession to real property fraudulently converted during a guardianship.
  • Defended fiduciary from claims of mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Successfully represented partner in an inherited real estate business structure in settling disputes concerning mismanagement and conversion.
  • Advised a foreign restaurant group on a joint venture with a domestic hospitality group to develop several restaurant brands and commercialize related products. Negotiated and drafted joint venture agreement, corporate governance documents and intellectual property licensing contracts taking into account foreign and domestic tax issues.
  • Named to the Miami, Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars® list in 2021-2023.