Our Team

Dedicated to Helping You Achieve Your Goals

  • Wayne  Zell Photo
    Managing Member & CEO

    Wayne M. Zell, Esq. is an active speaker, award winning author, the CEO and Managing Member of Zell Law, and Founder of Aspire to Exit. He has been advising clients for over 30 years on business succession, business exits and estate planning. Wayne, a CExP (Certified Exit Planner) is an expert in complex estate planning, business planning, taxation and business exit strategies.

  • Lorri  Zell Photo
    Chief Operating Officer
    Lorri's background in finance, technology and HR makes her ideally suited to lead the operations of our technology forward, employee empowered, client centered business. Lorri lives, works & plays in Reston with her husband, Wayne and their four dogs.
  • Todd  Spignardo Photo
    Senior Associate, Estate Planning
    With a strong desire to help clients plan for the future, Todd Spignardo, Esq. concentrates his law expertise on the practice of trust and estates law and business planning.
  • Sebastian  Safaei Photo
    Sebastian is a new attorney at Zell Law serving both Estate and Business Planning clients. He is a recent law school graduate from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, where he completed both the Intellectual Property Law and Business Law tracks. During his coursework, Sebastian participated in the IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic, where he helped Maryland clients obtain trademark protection by conducting comprehensive trademark searches and filing applications with the USPTO. Sebastian is admitted to practice in Virginia.
  • Gary  Adler Photo
    Of Counsel
    Mr. Adler focuses his practice on complex litigation matters and has experience in a broad range of civil litigation at both the trial court and appellate levels.
  • Tara  McCabe Photo
    Senior Paralegal
    Tara McCabe earned her Paralegal Certification from George Mason University in 2014 and comes to Zell Law with over 11 years of experience that includes working with attorneys to draft estate plans for individuals, couples and families. Tara is a ...
  • Arya  Jian-Najar Photo
    Legal Assistant
    Arya Jian-Najar is a legal assistant supporting the Zell Law team and estate planning clients. She has experience copy editing for her alma mater’s student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily, and has previously completed internships in marketing and market research.
  • Alex  Bruce Photo
    Client Service Coordinator
    Alexandra has experience in client relations from various internships and positions held in organizations from her alma mater. She aspires to apply research and analysis capabilities to specific conflicts in the U.S government sector.

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