Jenny is a trusts and estates attorney based in the firm's Asheville office. Her practice focuses on preparing estate plans tailor-made to fit the individual needs of her clients and their families. Jenny is experienced in assisting clients in a wide range of trusts and estates legal matters including estate and trust administration and related tax filings. She is also well-versed in revising and drafting wills, trusts, and ancillary documents to help each client protect and preserve their assets, as well as meet personal goals and objectives.
Additionally, Jenny advises clients on business formation and business succession planning for family and closely-held businesses. She is also knowledgeable in drafting and negotiating loan agreements, and performing collateral due diligence on commercial and residential properties.
Before becoming an attorney, Jenny worked as a paralegal specialist in the Procedure and Administration department of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. She reviewed and edited various Tax Court pleadings and motions as the lead paralegal for the division's litigation program. She also drafted internal procedural and legal memoranda, in addition to preparing responses used by the Department of Justice in FOIA requests.
While in law school at the University of Virginia, she was an editorial board member for the Virginia Law & Business Review and worked at the University's Legal Aid Justice Center in the Elder Law Clinic.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2014;
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
Honors and Distinctions*
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, 2022
- Leadership Asheville, Graduate of Class 36
- Biltmore Beacon's 40 Under Forty Honoree, Class of 2017
Professional and Community Affiliations
- United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, Co-Chair of Women United
- Pisgah Legal Services' Development Council and Young Professionals Board Member
- Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Women for Women Member
Admitted to Practice
North Carolina, 2014
* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions: www.bestlawyers.com; businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/; and www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina.
Highlights + Insights
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