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Jennifer A. Hannon

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Madison
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Jennifer Hannon is a member of the Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration Practice Group. Jennifer’s practice focuses on estate planning, business succession planning, probate and trust administration, and fiduciary, estate and gift taxation.

Jennifer advises individuals, couples, fiduciaries, and business owners to accomplish their objectives while minimizing their taxes. She also counsels private foundations and other charitable organizations on tax and governance issues.

Jennifer’s experience includes:

  • Drafting wills, trusts and related estate planning, including generation-skipping trusts and split-interest trusts
  • Representation of Personal Representatives and Trustees on probate and trust administration issues
  • Preparation of Federal gift and estate tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns
  • Charitable planning, including the creation and administration of multi-generationally private foundations
  • Counseling closely business owners on succession planning and implementation of succession plans which include installment sales, grantor retained annuity trusts, redemptions, and installment sales to grantor trusts

Jennifer speaks on a variety of estate planning, business succession planning, and planned giving topics. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Madison Estate Council, and the Planned Giving Council of Eastern Wisconsin. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Madison Public Schools. Jennifer has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2013.

Prior to her career in law, Jennifer was an enlisted member of the United States Army serving as a combat medic.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 2000

Professional Associations

American Bar Association - Member of Income and Transfer Tax Planning Group and Estate and Gift Tax Committee
Forum of Women Estate Counselors
Madison Estate Council
Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
Planned Giving Council of Eastern Wisconsin
State Bar of Wisconsin

Activities

Foundation for Madison's Public Schools, Inc. (2012 – present)

  • Director
  • President/Board Chair
  • Chair of the Fund Development Committee
  • Chair of the Governance Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Strategic Planning Committee

Junior Achievement – Volunteer (2011-2013)

Leadership Greater Madison

  • Class of 2008
  • Alumni Association Director (2009-2012)

Madison Children’s Museum – Committee Member (2011-2015)

Meriter Foundation, Inc. – Director (2012-2015)

The Business Forum (2004-2010)

  • Director
  • Chair of the Mentoring Committee

United Way of Dane County (Key Club Member 2013-Present)

YWCA of Dane County – Committee Member (2012-2013)

Honors

Named a 2017 recipient of the Wisconsin Law Journal's elite Women in the Law award

Listed in Best Lawyers (Trusts and Estates, 2013 - 2016)

Recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2010 - 2015)

Education

Juris Doctor, New England School of Law, 2000, cum laude, New England Scholar Award

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997, Political Science & International Relations

Madison
One East Main Street
Suite 500
Madison, WI
53703-3300
608.257.3911608.257.3911
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