Shareholder; Estate Planning and Administration
Jennifer is a shareholder in the law firm of Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association. Jennifer’s primary practice areas include:
Jennifer assists individuals and families 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 also counsels families on business succession goals for family businesses concentrated in real estate holdings, as well as closely held businesses concentrated in equity holdings. In this capacity, she assists with the formation and implementation of family limited partnerships (FLPs), LLCs and recapitalization techniques for certain types of closely held stock.
Jennifer has lectured and written extensively in the field of estate planning and elder law not only to the general public but also for the benefit of attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, financial planners and trust organizations.
In 2011, Jennifer was named a “40 Under Forty” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, an honor which highlights some of the Twin Cities most successful and talented young business leaders. She also has been named a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers for consecutive years.
Jennifer is a member of the Hennepin County, American and Minnesota State Bar associations; MSBA’s Elder Law Section; and HCBA’s Probate and Trust Law Section for which she served as program chair from 2007 to 2008. She is also a member of the MSBA Probate and Trust Law Section’s legislative committee where she serves as chair of both the Agriculture Subcommittee and the Homestead Subcommittee. She is a board member of the Minnesota Real Estate Foundation.
Jennifer received her B.A. cum laude in economics from Hamline University and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. Prior to attending law school she worked as a trust officer managing and administrating trust and estates for high-net worth clients.