Jennifer is a partner in the Private Wealth Planning practice group. She focuses her practice on:
- Estate planning
- Business succession planning
- Probate and trust administration
- Elder law
- Trust and estate litigation
Jennifer assists her clients with drafting wills and trusts, wealth transfer techniques, estate and gift tax issues, charitable planning, probate, trusts administration, disability planning, guardianships and conservatorships, and elder law matters including medical assistance.
Jennifer has comprehensive experience working with families on business succession goals for closely held businesses including S corporations, family partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) and recapitalization techniques for certain types of closely held stock. In litigation, Jennifer leads clients through complex and, at times, emotional estate and family disputes.
Jennifer is an adjunct law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. She serves as an officer on the Section Council for the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and is an active member of the Probate and Trust Law Section legislative committee. Jennifer has drafted numerous bills and has testified before various Minnesota House and Senate committees in support of various Probate and Trust Law Section bills.
Jennifer has lectured and written extensively in the field of estate planning and elder law, not only geared to the general public, but also for the benefit of attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, financial planners and trust organizations.
Prior to practicing law, Jennifer worked as a trust officer managing and administrating trust and estates for high net worth clients.
Jennifer is recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2019-present). She has also been selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers (2018-present) and Minnesota Rising Stars (2008-2012) list, and was listed as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (2011). Jennifer was named one of the Top 50 Women lawyers in 2023 by Super Lawyers.