Dana A. Bennett

Dana A. Bennett

Red Bank, New Jersey

Prior to the formation of Bennett & Wyatt, Dana maintained a private law practice at our current locations in Red Bank and Lakewood. Her practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax matters, family business planning and charitable planning. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York.

Dana received her undergraduate degree in political science from Villanova University, her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Upon graduating law school, Dana clerked for the Honorable John A. McLaughlin in Hudson County.

Dana is a member (and current officer) of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the current chair of the Monmouth County Probate Committee, member of the New York Bar Association and American Bar Association, and member (and past-president) of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Central New Jersey. She also serves on the Board of the Brookdale Community College Foundation. Dana is a frequent lecturer on topics pertaining to wills, trusts, estates and transfer taxes.

Dana is originally from Ocean County and now resides in Marlboro with her husband and two daughters.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate & Gift Tax Matters
  • Family Business Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Estate & Trust Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1996
  • New York, 1996


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 1998
    • Major: Taxation
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • Juris Doctorate - 1995
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. cum laude - 1992
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section, Member and current Secretary of the Board of Consultors
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Estate & Financial Planning Council of Central New Jersey, Past President
  • Monmouth County Bar Association, Current Chair of the Probate Committee
  • Brookdale Community College Foundation, Board Member