Jennifer J. Wioncek

Area of Focus: Tax, Private Wealth Services

"Jennifer is a tremendous attorney with both the technical expertise and knowledge to go above and beyond for her clients."

-Citywealth Magazine 2017

GET TO KNOW Jennifer
Jennifer is an experienced tax lawyer handling the needs of high net worth clients and cross-border families. The depth of her experience includes advising on various international and domestic trust and estate planning, pre-immigration planning, expatriation planning, international reporting and compliance, offshore voluntary compliance, and acquisition, maintenance, and sale of U.S. real estate by foreigners.
Q & A
How do you describe your practice?
My practice is the "circle of life" in a lot of ways. Many times my first interaction with an international client is when they are considering moving to the United States and we do pre-immigration planning. That is the start of the circle. Once in the U.S., there are new tax issues and the client has forged a bond with you from the start. Then when and if the client wants to migrate back to their country of origin or another country, I work on their exit strategies and expatriation tax planning. That's why I sum it up as the "circle of life" of a taxpayer from my perspective. I advise them through those various stages of their life.
How are you unique from other tax lawyers?
I distinguish myself from other lawyers by listening to clients. I see it all too often where lawyers are really just about how they can save you taxes without really trying to understand what the client wants and needs. A great tax idea you have is not always going to fit every client situation. You cannot find a solution to the client's problem if you first do not take the time to understand it.

Jennifer is an adjunct professor in the Tax LL.M. program at the University of Miami.

  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 2007
    St. Thomas University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
    St. Thomas University, M.S., 2005
    St. Leo University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003
  • American Bar Association
    Tax Section, Member
    The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
    The Florida Bar
    Tax Section, Member
      former Director of Section Administration
      former Young Tax Lawyers Director
      former Website Committee Chair
      former Pro Bono Committee Chair
    Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member
    Florida International Bankers Association
    Greater Miami Tax Institute
    Former President
    Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    Success in Law School Mentoring Program, Volunteer
    Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

    Miami Branch, Director
    Member (TEP)

    University of Miami School of Law
    Tax LLM Program, Adjunct Professor
    OUTLaw, Mentor
    Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami Dade County
  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2019

    Band 3, Chambers HNW, Private Wealth Law - Florida, 2019

    Citywealth Magazine, Leaders List, 2014 - present; Powerwomen Recognition, 2015 - present; Future Leaders Top 100, 2018; Woman of the Year (North America) Shortlist, 2018; Inspirational Woman of the Year Shortlist, 2017; Lawyer of the Year IFC - Partner Shortlist, 2017, IFC Top 200 Powerwomen Recognition, 2017

    South Florida Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2014, 2016

    Florida Super Lawyers, 2018-present

    Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars, 2012 - 2017

    South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up and Comers, 2016 - present

    Daily Business Review, Rising Star, 2014 - 2015

    Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2018


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