We are based in Atlanta, Georgia

We are a team of experts in tax and estate planning that puts you first

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We believe in open, honest communication

Kindness and empathy, no matter what.

This simple rule has kept us in line with how we treat everyone. We respect one another and work with people that do the same. We are for the givers of the world — the people willing to drop everything to help another person in a time of need.

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Dearth Law is a family
built on kindness

From a young age, my family instilled in me a strong work ethic – no matter the job – and the importance of helping people. As a result, I’m proud of the hourly restaurant work that helped me get to where I am. It taught me how to make sure each person I waited on felt like they were my most important customer.
And that’s how I practice law.
I started this firm to make a difference in the lives of not just my clients, but in the lives of my team. As far as I’m concerned, my people are my family. They share my ideals and my work ethic, which means we’re willing to do what needs to be done so you know you’re important to us.

We’re for the givers of the world, and that means we are known for kindness - toward each other and our clients as well.

You can count on Dearth Law as a confidant, advocate, and a friend at all times. We understand how to balance commitments and go the extra mile.
Whether it’s a late call or a quick turnaround, know this: you are our most important client.

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Meet the Professionals


    Senior Associate Attorney

    Todd A. Sehhat, Esq.

    Todd has spent his entire legal career specializing in complex estate, trust and tax planning, estate and trust administration, and business succession planning. Prior to joining the team, Todd practiced at a boutique law firm in Sandy Springs.
    He received his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law.

    Meet Todd


    Tina M. Beckman

    Tina started her legal career in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan gaining valuable experience in estate planning and wealth management, first at a boutique firm and then in a large firm environment.
    Upon relocating to Cumming, Georgia, Tina continued her legal career at a small firm in Atlanta where she practiced until joining DearthLaw from its inception.

    Meet Tina

    Project Manager

    Nicole C. Sconzo

    Before joining DearthLaw in 2016, Nicole worked with an international law firm, where she assisted with the US Real Estate and Tax and Estate planning practice groups.
    Her previous work experience also includes serving with the 20th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida as a Judicial Assistant to the Administrative Circuit Court Judge handling probate and criminal matters.

    Meet Nicole

    Senior Paralegal

    Darya K. Hurst

    Darya joined DearthLaw in August of 2016. She enjoys working as part of the DearthLaw team as she gains valuable experience in estate and tax planning.
    In her free time, Darya likes to stay active and spend time with her super cute Golden Retriever, Sully. She is originally from Ukraine but has lived in the States since she was six.

    Meet Darya


    Summer R. Strickland

    Summer joined the team in the fall of 2020. She has a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and a minor in Business from Auburn University and her Paralegal Certification from Emory University.
    Prior to joining Dearth Law, she worked as a Restaurant Manager and specialized in guest relations. Her service industry experience has led to her excelling in the client-first practice of law.

    Meet Summer

    Legal Assistant

    Heide W. Thomas

    While Heide was in college, she worked counselor and assistant director at Camp Lutherock in Newland, NC. She enjoys working with kids, outdoor recreation and hanging out with her dog!
    Eventually Heide would like to pursue a master’s degree in American Studies with a certificate in Public History.

    Meet Heide

    Legal Assistant

    Kaleigh E. Burch

    Kaleigh is a graduate of Georgia Gwinnett College with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a minor in sociology.
    During her senior year of college, Kaleigh worked as a writing and subject tutor at GGC’s Academic Enhancement Center where she helped students in their writing and academic journeys. Previously, Kaleigh worked in the background check industry before landing at Dearth Law as a Legal Assistant.

    Meet Kaleigh

    Administrative Paralegal

    Jamie E. Vroman

    Before joining Dearth Law, Jamie explored support roles in a wide range of industries including human resources, real estate, health care, and “the private sector” (aka, nannying for super sweet families!).
    She has never felt so at home as now, pursuing a growing understanding of (the best) legal firm’s functions, management, and administrative ins-and-outs.

    Meet Jamie

    Executive Assistant

    Kristy White

    Kristy is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree from Oglethorpe University in Early Childhood Education. After 17 years of teaching, Kristy is learning new skills as the Executive Assistant at Dearth Law.

    Meet Kristy

    Intern / Legal Assistant

    Shane Parton

    Shane is a graduate of Stetson University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Business. While in undergrad, Shane played football and was a team captain. He was also a member of the NCAA Student Advisory Committee.
    Shane is now currently a third-year law student who enjoys working out with his brothers, playing less than average golf, and keeping up with college and NFL football.

    Meet Shane

    Summer Intern

    Amani S. Kanso

    Amani is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in Economics. She is a rising 2L at the University of Kentucky’s J. David Rosenberg College of Law.
    While in undergrad, Amani was a member of the women in economis, Lebanese student organization, and a Greek liaison for food2kids. Post undergrad, she worked as an executive assistant at a marketing agency, as well as shadowed District Judge Stephen Bough of the Western District of Missouri.

    Meet Amani

Your legacy, your way

— a path forward you can act on now.

We are not here to bluff with fancy jargon. If you do not understand your path forward after talking to us, we have failed. Our job is to make sure you have a clear, easy-to-understand, customized plan for your situation.

At the end of the day, we are here to inspire renewed confidence in your future.

How can we help?

We are motivated by creating solutions to your complex circumstances. We would love to talk to you about how we can help.

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