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Madison is Wisconsin’s capital and a college town that combines a thriving economy with a laid-back feel.

Madison, Wisconsin

Home to leading companies in tech, energy, and health care, Madison was recently ranked one of the best places to find a job. Downtown Madison hosts diverse restaurants, loads of arts and culture opportunities, and a giant farmers market in the summer. The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus sprawls throughout the city.

The city’s location between two large lakes and proximity to several state parks make it a destination for outdoor sports and recreation year-round.
 

Visiting Our Office

Parking is available in the Block 89 parking structure located at 10 E. Doty Street.

Enter the ramp and take a ticket (please bring your ticket with you for validation). The set of elevators marked "One East Main" will take you to the lobby of our building. As you exit the parking structure elevators, turn right and continue around the corner to the bank of elevators in the One East Main building lobby.

Proceed to our reception desk on the 5th floor.

One East Main StreetSuite 500Madison, WI53703

608.257.3911608.257.3911

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Jennifer Hannon

Jennifer A. Hannon

Madison Office Managing Partner

608.284.2657608.284.2657

4365113/offices/Madison.htm<p>Madison is Wisconsin&rsquo;s capital and a college town that combines a thriving economy with a laid-back feel.</p>One East Main StreetSuite 500MadisonWI53703608.257.3911608.257.0609http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=One+East+Main+Street+P.O.+Box+2719+Madison,+WI+&sll=44.260953,-88.40621&sspn=0.01045,0.019312&g=One+East+Main+Street+P.O.+Box+2719+Madison,+WI&ie=UTF8&ll=43.074029,-89.382341&spn=0.010658,0.019312&z=16&iwlo43.073888, -89.382416<h3>Madison, Wisconsin</h3>

<p>Home to leading companies in tech, energy, and health care, Madison was recently ranked one of the best places to find a job. Downtown Madison hosts diverse restaurants, loads of arts and culture opportunities, and a giant farmers market in the summer. The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus sprawls throughout the city.</p>

<p>The city&rsquo;s location between two large lakes and proximity to several state parks make it a destination for outdoor sports and recreation year-round.<br />
&nbsp;</p>

<h3>Visiting Our Office</h3>

<p>Parking is available in the&nbsp;<strong>Block 89 </strong>parking structure located at 10 E. Doty Street.</p>

<p>Enter the ramp and take a ticket (please bring your ticket with you for validation).&nbsp;The set of elevators marked &quot;One East Main&quot; will take you to the lobby of our building. As you exit the parking structure elevators, turn right and continue around the corner to the bank of elevators in the One East Main building lobby.</p>

<p>Proceed to our reception desk on the 5th floor.</p>/images/Web-Imagery/Office-Heroes/Madison-HERO.png/Godfrey-Kahn/Offices/Madison-bio-background.jpgMadison/images/Web-Imagery/Office-Heroes/Madison-TEASER.pngMadison6420410/people/Jennifer-Hannon.htmJenniferAHannon/Godfrey-Kahn/Attorney-Headshots1/Hannon_Jen_new.jpgJennifer Hannon608.284.2657608.257.0609jhannon@gklaw.com<h2>Meet Jennifer</h2>

<p>Jennifer Hannon is a member of the Estate Planning, Estate &amp; Trust Administration Practice Group.&nbsp;Jennifer serves as the office managing partner of the firm&rsquo;s Madison office and is a member of&nbsp;the firm&rsquo;s Board of Directors.&nbsp;Jennifer&rsquo;s practice focuses on estate planning, business succession planning, probate and trust administration, and fiduciary, estate and gift taxation.</p>

<p>Jennifer advises individuals, couples, fiduciaries, and business owners on how to accomplish their objectives while minimizing their taxes.&nbsp;She also counsels private foundations and other charitable organizations on tax and governance issues.</p>

<p>Jennifer&rsquo;s experience includes:</p>

<ul>
	<li>Drafting wills, trusts and related estate planning, including generation-skipping trusts and split-interest trusts</li>
	<li>Representing Personal Representatives and Trustees on probate and trust administration issues</li>
	<li>Preparing Federal gift and estate tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns</li>
	<li>Charitable planning, including the creation and administration of multi-generational private foundations</li>
	<li>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</li>
</ul>

<p>Jennifer speaks publicly on a variety of estate planning, business succession, and planned giving topics and she was also an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School.&nbsp;She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, American Bar Association, the Madison Estate Council, and the Planned Giving Council of Eastern Wisconsin.</p>

<p>Prior to her career in law,&nbsp;Jennifer was an enlisted member of the United States Army serving as a combat medic.</p><p>Foundation for Madison&#39;s Public Schools, Inc. (2012 &ndash; 2018)</p>

<ul>
	<li>Director</li>
	<li>President/Board Chair</li>
	<li>Chair of the Fund Development Committee</li>
	<li>Chair of the Governance Committee</li>
	<li>Member &ndash; Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Strategic Planning Committee</li>
</ul>

<p>Junior Achievement&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Volunteer (2011-2013)</p>

<p>Leadership Greater Madison</p>

<ul>
	<li>Class of 2008</li>
	<li>Alumni Association Director (2009-2012)</li>
</ul>

<p>Madison Children&rsquo;s Museum&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Committee Member (2011-2015)</p>

<p>Madison Public Library Foundation&nbsp; (2018-Present)</p>

<ul>
	<li>Director</li>
	<li>Chair of the Donor Development Committee</li>
</ul>

<p>Meriter Foundation, Inc.&nbsp;&ndash; Director (2012-2015)</p>

<p>The Business Forum (2004-2010)</p>

<ul>
	<li>Director</li>
	<li>Chair of the Mentoring Committee</li>
</ul>

<p>United Way of Dane County (2016-present)</p>

<ul>
	<li>Director &ndash; United Way of Dane County Foundation</li>
	<li>President/Board Chair &ndash; United Way of Dane County Foundation</li>
	<li>Member &ndash; Affordable Housing Committee</li>
	<li>Member &ndash; Key Club</li>
	<li>Member &ndash; Women United</li>
</ul>

<p>University of Wisconsin &ndash; Madison (2018-Present)</p>

<ul>
	<li>Board of Visitors &ndash; Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies</li>
	<li>Guest Lecturer &ndash; Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies</li>
</ul>

<p>University of Wisconsin &ndash; Law School Adjunct Professor (2019-2021)</p>

<p>YWCA of Dane County&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Committee Member (2012-2013)</p><p>Named a 2017 recipient of the&nbsp;<em>Wisconsin Law Journal</em>&#39;s&nbsp;elite Women in the Law award</p>

<p>Listed in <em>Best Lawyers in America&nbsp;</em>(Trusts and Estates, 2013 - present)</p>

<p>Recognized as a <em>Wisconsin Rising Star</em> (2010 - 2015)</p><p>Juris Doctor, New England School of Law, 2000,<em> cum laude</em>, New England Scholar Award</p>

<p>Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997, Political Science &amp; International Relations</p><p><img alt="" loading="lazy" src="/Godfrey-Kahn/HonorLogos/Best-Lawyers---Firm-Logo.png?Medium" /></p>/Godfrey-Kahn/Attorney-Bios/HannonJennifer_Bio.pdfMadison Office Managing PartnerHannon_Jennifer/images/Attorney---Bio-Page-Photos/Hannon_Jen_Madison.pngJennifer HannonAttorney Type - Godfreykahn Data ModulesTransactionalBar Adm - Godfreykahn Data ModulesWisconsinCourt Adm - Godfreykahn Data ModulesDisplay in Primary List - Godfreykahn Data ModulesGKContact - Godfreykahn Data ModulesFirm LeadershipInitials - Godfreykahn Data ModulesHLaw School - Godfreykahn Data ModulesNew England School of LawLeadership - Godfreykahn Data ModulesFirm Leader 1Offices - Godfreykahn Data ModulesMadisonPeople - Godfreykahn Data ModulesJennifer A. HannonPosition1 - Godfreykahn Data ModulesShareholderPractice Area - Godfreykahn Data ModulesEstates & TrustsPractice Type - Godfreykahn Data ModulesProfessional Assoc - Godfreykahn Data ModulesForum of Women Estate CounselorsMadison Estate CouncilPartnership for Philanthropic PlanningPlanned Giving Council of Eastern WisconsinState Bar of WisconsinPublicationType - Godfreykahn Data ModulesTeam Leader - Godfreykahn Data ModulesEstates & TrustsAttorney Type - Godfreykahn Data ModulesBar Adm - Godfreykahn Data ModulesCourt Adm - Godfreykahn Data ModulesDisplay in Primary List - Godfreykahn Data ModulesGKContact - Godfreykahn Data ModulesInitials - Godfreykahn Data ModulesLaw School - Godfreykahn Data ModulesLeadership - Godfreykahn Data ModulesOffices - Godfreykahn Data ModulesMadisonPeople - Godfreykahn Data ModulesJennifer A. HannonPosition1 - Godfreykahn Data ModulesPosition2 - Godfreykahn Data ModulesPractice Area - Godfreykahn Data ModulesPractice Type - Godfreykahn Data ModulesProfessional Assoc - Godfreykahn Data ModulesPublicationType - Godfreykahn Data ModulesRoleType - Godfreykahn Data ModulesTeam Leader - Godfreykahn Data Modules02023-06-05T15:50:49.01000

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