About Us

Neal & Wright LLC was founded in 2007. Founding partners Sherry Neal and Dan Wright come from litigation backgrounds but have extensive experience in adoption, estate planning, business entity formation and transactional needs, and commercial real estate.  Associate Jodi Greenberg has been with the firm since 2014, and office manager Jess Cole joined the firm in 2022.  Learn more about our firm family below.  You can also explore how we honor our firm commitment to give back to our community. 

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Sherry V. Neal

email: sherry (at) nealandwright (dot) com

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Daniel S. Wright

email: dan (at) nealandwright (dot) com

Direct dial:  678-613-7850

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Jodi L. Greenberg

jodi (at) nealandwright (dot) com

Direct dial:  678-399-3076

Jessica M. Cole

jess(at) nealandwright (dot) com

Main Telephone:  404-257-6494

Our FOUNDERS - Sherry V. Neal & Daniel S. Wright

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Sherry with her mentor, Rick Horder

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Sherry dressed as Ms. Frizzle in the library!

Sherry is the Managing Attorney at Neal & Wright LLC.  She is widely recognized as an expert on Title IV-E adoption assistance benefits and has been a regular speaker on this topic, both in Georgia and nationally, for more than twenty years.  Over the course of her career, Sherry has assisted close to 500 families with strengthening their families through adoption, helped adult adoptees gain access to their adoption records and original birth certificates, and guided hundreds of adoptive parents through the process of obtaining adoption subsidies and Medicaid.  Sherry has recently limited her practice to serving as the managing partner for the firm. 

As an outgrowth of her adoption practice and because of her commitment to Georgia’s adoptive families, Sherry founded the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers, Inc., and was the Charter President of that organization.  She was also a Fellow in the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (///A), which awarded her the Amy Silberberg Award in 2017 in recognition of her work on issues involving the Title IV-E adoption subsidy, grandparents raising grandchildren, and children in foster care.  Through ///A, Sherry served a term as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Family Formation Charitable Trust. 

After more than two decades assisting families with adoption matters, Sherry has earned a Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina and currently works as the school librarian at David T. Howard Middle School.  She brings her passion for reading and her love of young people to the field of education and finds great satisfaction in working with the tweens and teens at her school.  You can follow her library adventures in her “bookstagram” on Instagram:  @LibrarySherryATL.

Sherry graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan College, where she majored in biology, minored in philosophy, played soccer, and sang in the Washboard Band.  Sherry is proud that, in 2004, Wesleyan College named her Outstanding Young Alumna, an award given from time to time to an alumna who has provided unique service to or had a special impact on her profession, her community, or Wesleyan.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was a member of the Women Law Students Association and the Georgia Law Review (and had a whole lot of fun and met her husband and law partner).  Most recently she graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Masters degree and was inducted into Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society for her scholastic achievement and leadership potential.

Sherry’s partner in life and work is Daniel S. Wright.  They and their children make their home in the Lake Claire neighborhood of Atlanta.  In addition to spending time with her daughter and son, Sherry’s personal interests include reading, walking (especially in the Olmsted Linear Parks), travel, writing, and riding the occasional roller coaster.  She also volunteers regularly with the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, Lake Claire Neighbors, and Clifton Sanctuary Ministries.

DANIEL S. WRIGHT provides general business legal services in the fields of commercial real estate, entity formation and governance, joint venture/equity structure arrangements, intellectual property, and various other transactional practice areas. In the commercial real estate field, Dan works with investors and developers on acquisitions or dispositions and leasing on both the landlord and tenant side, in both cases across a wide variety of asset classes (office, industrial, retail, and large-scale residential land deals).  Dan has experience working with organizations both large and small to achieve their goals and understands their different organizational and business needs. In addition, because he started his career in litigation, Dan also appreciates the pragmatic aspects of agreement enforceability and cost-driven decisions. Dan keeps the focus on the client’s business rather than legal minutiae.

Dan also provides estate planning. Dan has given several seminars (in-house and via invitation) concerning such issues as basic estate planning, minor trust establishment, and Georgia’s advance directive for healthcare. Dan particularly enjoys the aspect of teaching his clients the ins and outs of estate planning, as with a few simple moves, much emotional pain can be avoided and money saved.

Dan is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia. Dan has also served as an officer in his neighborhood association and currently provides legal advice on a pro bono basis to that organization, among other non-profit entities. Dan has also previously served as the president of the Atlanta Chapter of Trinity University alumni organization and is currently serving as a director in that organization.

Dan graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. During his time in law school, Dan was on the editorial and managing boards of the Georgia Law Review and active in student government. Dan also interned in the summer of 1998 for U.S. Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill (retired), U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. Dan graduated from Trinity University, located in San Antonio, Texas, in 1996 with a B.A. in Economics.

Dan has one daughter and one son who, despite being the origin of significant occasional wreckage in the house, are his pride and joy. Dan also enjoys reading, running, playing basketball and poker, and generally enjoying the company of his family and friends. 

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Dan and the kids at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach, CA

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Jodi on her world travels!

Our associate - Jodi L. Greenberg

JODI L. GREENBERG joined Neal & Wright LLC as an associate in 2014 and primarily practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and entity formation for the firm. She particularly enjoys the ability to work closely with clients and appreciates the ability for attorneys to help prevent and diminish the legal and financial stress that often comes with a death in the family.

While in school, Jodi enjoyed competing on and coaching moot court teams for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition in which her team won best brief.  Outside of work, she participated in the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute where she studied ways to become a more effective advocate for marginalized communities. 

Jodi received her undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Florida in 2011.  She then moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University School of Law where she graduated with honors. Jodi is a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the State and Superior Courts of Georgia.  In her free time, she enjoys playing board games, traveling and Gator football.

Our Office Manager - Jessica M. Cole

Jessica M. Cole is the office manager for the firm. Jess supports the attorneys of Neal & Wright LLC in their specialized areas of law as well as assists with the general administration of the fIrm.  Jess is new to the world of law itself, but not to office work. She was the office manager of the Gastroenterology division at the University of Maryland Hospital and then an office manager at Mend Acupuncture in Baltimore Maryland. Jess believes strongly in supporting people who are going through difficult times. After watching her spouse, and his family, experience the unexpected loss of their father and the ensuing stress that was dealing with the executorship, she’s happy to be in an office that mitigates that hardship for others.

Jess lives happily in a house in the forest with her exuberant spouse and quirky pets and spends as much time as possible with her fellow homebody in-laws.  


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Jess & one of her cats