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Ms. Raenell Nagel

Ms. Raenell Nagel

Nagel & Dougherty LLC
  • Estate Planning, Family Law, Divorce ...
  • Ohio
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Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2012, Ms. Nagel has more than 20 years of relevant experience, including roles in a wide variety of non-profit organizations and government agencies. Committed to helping families through individualized estate planning, family law, and elder law services, particularly with respect to special needs trusts and charitable gifts, Raenell also serves the nonprofit and small business communities through expert and affordable legal services. In establishing a private practice, Nagel & Dougherty LLC, Ms. Nagel carefully chose her areas of focus in estate planning, elder law, and nonprofit and small business law to reflect both the knowledge she has gained from past experience and her personal values. Raenell has a particular interest in making the law accessible for people who have non-traditional estate planning needs - such as those planning for a family member with special needs, young professionals, single parent households, grandparents raising grandchildren, blended families, LGBT families, and more. Raenell received her Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law, with a concentration in environmental law. She also volunteers with a variety of nonprofit organizations working on education, animal welfare, and more.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Elder Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Nonprofit Organization and Social Enterprise Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fee packages available. Hourly rate - $200
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Nagel & Dougherty LLC
- Current
The attorneys at Nagel & Dougherty LLC offer diverse life and work experiences that allow us to relate to and effectively represent a wide range of clients. As a firm, we strive to provide efficient and best quality legal services to our clients. This means using technology and other tools to deliver services conveniently, cost-effectively, and transparently. It also means that our most important client is every one of our clients. Your legal matter is important to you, and so it is equally important to us. We provide prompt and individualized attention and effective communication to each of our clients. Our areas of practice include estate planning, with a focus on special needs trusts; elder law; nonprofit and social enterprise law; and small business law.
Attorney and Senior Director of Planning & Administration
Ohio Environmental Council
- Current
As an Attorney and Senior Director of Planning & Administration at the Ohio Environmental Council, Ms. Nagel manages administration, finance, grant-seeking, and strategic planning for this statewide environmental public policy organization. In this role, Ms. Nagel provides legal research and advice related to a range of legal needs, including issues related to charitable giving and events, contracts, employment, lobbying and electoral activity, organizational filings with the Ohio Secretary of State and other government agencies, and more. She also leads the implementation of the OEC’s Vision 2020 strategic plan, including working with the OEC’s Board of Trustees and staff to develop new programs and tools necessary to carry out goals and objectives. In addition, Ms. Nagel serves as liaison with the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee to develop and implement new organizational and Board initiatives; leads additional organizational development initiatives, including overseeing all professional development programs and varied senior management projects; oversees development of the organization’s intern and volunteer program, and supports fundraising and marketing functions, including Gala and other special event planning and execution; donor communications and appeal mailings; corporate giving; and communications materials development.
Senior Director of Policy & Strategic Planning
Ohio Environmental Council
In her role as Senior Director of Policy & Strategic Planning at the statewide public policy organization the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC), Ms. Nagel led strategic planning, provided administrative management for the Energy & Clean Air and Agricultural & Clean Water programs and the Ohio Environmental Law Center, worked on a variety of issue campaigns, and was a Governor-appointed member of the State Emergency Response Commission. Her work included managing the OEC’s role in the Ohio Green Pathways project in partnership with the Ohio Board of Regents, a project aimed at coordinating green jobs related training at Ohio’s public universities and community colleges. Work included facilitating the Ohio Green Pathways Advisory Board, a group appointed by the Chancellor of the Board of Regents. Ms. Nagel also presented on the project at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference in Washington, DC, the country’s leading green jobs conference. She also led the OEC’s participation in the Safer Chemical, Healthy Families Coalition aimed at reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, which included federal lobbying, with particular outreach to Senators Brown and Portman. Ms. Nagel assembled teams of appropriate messengers to reach out to district and DC offices, recruited authors for op-eds and letters to the editor, gathered group signatures for sign-on letters to legislators, and issued action alerts around key votes and committee actions. Ms. Nagel also managed a grant from the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training at the University of Cincinnati designed to train citizen groups on environmental and health risks in their communities and appropriate responses posed by the storage or release of hazardous industrial chemicals. In this capacity, she presented at the 2012 National Institutes of Health Trainer’s Exchange conference on the OEC’s work on engaging minority communities through this grant.
Boston University School of Law
J.D. (1997)
Honors: Editor-in-Chief, Legislative Drafting Clinic Public Interest Law Society Fellow Henry and Edith Everett Public Service Fellow Environmental Semester in Washington Program Participant, Vermont Law School
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Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar Association
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Columbus Bar Association
- Current
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Women Lawyers of Franklin County
- Current
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American Bar Association
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Contact & Map
Office Mailing Address
39 West Bridge Street
Dublin, OH 43017
Telephone: (614) 707-4663
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