U. NKECHI NWACHUKWU
U. Nkechi Nwachukwu, Esq. is a New York licensed attorney who concentrates in Land Use, Estate Planning, and Homeschool Law.
As a Land Use Attorney, Ms. Nwachukwu works with government entities to infuse “green” building concepts into Land Use decisions. She also helps municipalities locate and draw down state and federal funds to address local land use needs. Ms. Nwachukwu is in the process of becoming a LEED Accredited Professional certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, with a concentration in Green Building Design & Construction (LEED AP BD+C).*
As an Estate Planning Attorney, Ms. Nwachukwu helps give families and individuals peace of mind by crafting comprehensive wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents designed to protect assets, minimize taxes, and ensure that the client’s wishes are known—and honored—both while living and after death.
As a Homeschool Consultant, Ms. Nwachukwu draws on her own experience as a homeschooling mom to provide tips, tools, and coaching to parents who wish to homeschool their own children, too. She also helps parents prepare the necessary paperwork to comply with school district reporting requirements.
Ms. Nwachukwu earned her JD from Howard University School of Law (Washington, DC), where she served as President of the International Law Society. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehman College (CUNY), where she majored in Political Science, served as Captain of the Cross Country Running Team, and was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. It was during her final year of college in 1992 that Ms. Nwachukwu began her legal career as a Legislative Intern in the New York State Assembly. A few years later, she returned to Lehman College as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science where she had the honor of bringing elected officials and other policymakers into the classroom to discuss real life politics with her students.
In her spare time, Ms. Nwachukwu loves to read, spend time with family, and volunteer for the Fuller Center for Housing (formerly Habitat for Humanity). She is also an active member of the National Association of Women Business Owners.