Nicholeen DePersis focuses her practice on estate planning and trusts and estates administration. Prior to joint Franklin Karibjanian & Law, Ms. DePersis was with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she was a member of the tax group. Ms. DePersis has experience advising a broad base of clients including partnerships, corporations, real estate investment trusts, private foundations and public charities on federal, state and local tax matters. Ms. DePersis has extensive experience obtaining tax-exempt status for public and private entities and advising clients on tax-deferred like-kind exchanges.

Ms. DePersis Received her B.A. in Government and Computer Applications and Programming from the University of Notre Dame and received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Nicholeen is admitted to the Bar of Virginia and the District of Columbia.


  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina — J.D.

  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana — B.A. in Government and Computer Applications and Programming

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2005

  • Washington, D.C., 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

    • Estates, Trust and Probate Law Community, member

    • Taxation Community, member

  • Virginia State Bar Association

  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

  • American Bar Association

    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, member