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Godfrey & Kahn announces Jennifer A. Hannon as Madison office managing partner

February 25, 2020

MADISON, WIS. (Feb. 25, 2020) - Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Jennifer A. Hannon as its Madison office managing partner.

Hannon began her career with Godfrey & Kahn in 2000. Today, her law practice focuses on estate planning, business succession and tax exempt matters. As office managing partner, she continues serving as a trusted legal advisor to many prominent Wisconsin families and their businesses, as well as numerous non-profit organizations.

“It has been a privilege to work with the firm’s talented group of attorneys and staff for the last 20 years,” said Hannon. “I am honored to serve as the Madison office’s managing partner going forward, and I am excited for the opportunity to expand Godfrey & Kahn’s work for Wisconsin’s most well-known businesses and families.”

In 2018, Hannon was named a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Outside of the office, Hannon has been actively involved in the community by serving as a director for various organizations, including the United Way Foundation, the Madison Public Library Foundation, the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools and the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Community and Non-Profit Studies. Additionally, Hannon is an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School where she teaches estate planning law. Prior to her career in law, Hannon served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic.

“We are excited to elevate Jen into the managing partner role for our Madison office,” Nicholas P. Wahl, President and Managing Partner of Godfrey & Kahn said. “Jen is an exceptionally talented lawyer and truly understands the value of working together.”

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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. was founded in 1957 and has more than 170 attorneys located in six offices throughout Wisconsin and in Washington, D.C. As a leading Wisconsin business law firm, Godfrey & Kahn provides a wide range of legal services to businesses and their owners, including guidance on corporate, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, data privacy, digital business, tax and estate planning matters. Visit or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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