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Jennifer M. Einersen

Area of Focus: Tax
GET TO KNOW Jennifer

Jennifer represents high-net-worth individuals and counsels individuals and families with respect to wealth transfer planning, including charitable giving and estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning. Jennifer also has considerable experience guiding families through the oftentimes cumbersome probate and estate administration process.

Never one to treat matters as "cut and dry" business deals, Jennifer employs a comprehensive and collaborative approach to creating specialized plans for individual clients.

Q & A
What made you want to enter your field?
I value that I'm helping families and connecting with individuals rather than working with large corporations. A lot of our clients are entrepreneurs and they have businesses, but at the end of the day I'm dealing directly with the individual and their own goals. I find that to be extremely rewarding.
Why should a client hire you instead of other lawyers in your practice area?

I know how difficult and overwhelming it can be to lose a family member, especially when that family member did not have an effective estate plan in place, because I've been there. For instance, I know how frustrating it can be to navigate a bank's red tape to collect an asset of a loved one who has passed away, or how the last thing you want to think about are the tax implications of that person's death. These personal experiences make me an effective advisor in two important ways - first, I help our clients structure their estate plans to accomplish their specific goals while avoiding certain pitfalls, and second, I relate to our clients, which helps me guide them through the complex legal and tax consequences resulting from the death of a loved one in a compassionate and patient manner.

Outside of your billable work, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
When I was practicing in New York City, I headed a pro bono program with Bronx Legal Services. Once a month I would meet with low income senior citizens to discuss their estate plans and draft basic estate planning documents for them. For many it was the first time they had the opportunity to sit down with an attorney to talk about their assets and communicate their goals with respect to those assets. Often a simple piece of advice, such as explaining the benefit of retitling a bank account to avoid probate, or the drafting of a simple will to gift a family heirloom to a specific person, brought incredible comfort and peace of mind to the individuals I met with. That was a very valuable experience for me.
  • New York University, APC, Estate Planning , 2015
    Fordham University, J.D., cum laude, 2012
    Georgetown University, B.S., Finance, McDonough School of Business, 2007
  • Common Threads

    Secretary, 2020
    Miami Board, Member, 2019

    Coral Gables / South Dade Estate Planning Council

    President, 2019 - 2020
    Vice President, 2018 - 2019
    Board Member, 2017 - 2018

    Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami
    Member, 2018 - present
    United Way of Miami-Dade
    Professional Advisors Committee, Member, 2018 - present
  • Florida
    New York
    New Jersey
  • STEP Private Client Awards, Legal Team of the Year Category Finalist, 2020

    Legal Services NYC, Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014