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Our Founder/CEO:

Danielle B. Hardy, Esq.

Visionary. Mentor. Entertainment Attorney.

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     Danielle B. Hardy, Esq. is the visionary and founder of Pursuing the Esquire. Originally from Maryland, Danielle was taught to give back and she has always served her community through community service and using her platform to effectuate change. Danielle is a proud alumna of St. John's University, where her service continued as a student leader and mentor and her passion for practicing entertainment law was nurtured. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from St. John's, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Elon University School of Law. Danielle is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the Royal International Ms. New York 2023! She continues to use her platform to inspire change through speaking engagements, community service, and mentorship. Danielle has vast experience working at the top companies in the music and entertainment industries, including Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Spotify, and Viacom.

    As a practicing, New York-based Entertainment Attorney, Danielle is inspired to increase diversity in the legal profession as well as the entertainment industry starting with Pursuing the Esquire. Having personally experienced the vast benefits of phenomenal mentorship in her personal and professional life, Danielle wants to pay it forward and help the rising and aspiring minority lawyers coming behind her. As the first lawyer in her family, she knows how difficult it is to navigate through the process of getting into law school and getting through law school. She believes that mentorship is essential not only for becoming a great practicing attorney, but also for minority attorneys as their process in becoming a successful attorney is much different than their non-minority counterparts and colleagues. Pursuing the Esquire is a part of her life's work.

Meet The Team

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Kirstin Evans, Esq.

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Kirstin C. Evans is the 2020-2022 Gault Attorney with the National Juvenile Defender Center in Washington D.C where she works on legal and policy initiatives related to juvenile defense. Prior to joining NJDC, Kirstin was the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Lawrence V. Hill, Jr. in Prince George’s County, Maryland Circuit Court.


A New Jersey native, Kirstin graduated with a B.A. from Spelman College in 2013 and received her J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the North Carolina Central University Law Review. 


Kirstin is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. As a product of several mentors, she desires to help the next generation of young black law students. Kirstin believes there is nothing more important than helping to mold black legal minds and providing them with the necessary tools to succeed in law school and beyond.


Yetunde Buraimoh, Esq.

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Yetunde Buraimoh is employment counsel at HubSpot and advises on various employment matters. Her experience spans all angles of employer-employee relationships, including advising management on wage and hour laws, performance management, breach of contract, severance negotiations, non-competition agreements, discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. She also provides counsel on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), reviewing and updating employee handbooks and policies to align with the often-shifting employment laws. Prior to joining HubSpot, Yetunde gained extensive experience as a labor and employment lawyer at two Massachusetts law firms.

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Tracy Preville, Esq.

Tracy Preville practices in the area of Landlord/Tenant law in New York City. She is a Staff Attorney at New York Legal Assistance Group.

Mentorship is important to Tracy because she believes that knowledge is power and passing on what she has learned will make it easier for the next person who chooses this career path. Tracy says, "We all gain when each one teaches one." 

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