Jenny is a partner in the private client and tax team at Withers Bergman LLP. Her practice is focused on US and international estate and income tax planning, trusts and estates administration, family and closely-held business planning and charitable planning and exempt organizations.
She advises US individuals who own foreign assets on the manner in which such assets should be structured as well as their US tax compliance obligations. She routinely employs transfer tax mitigation techniques such as intentionally defective grantor trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and family limited partnerships, among others.
Jenny regularly advises clients with the creation and administration of closely-held family businesses, from choice of entity issues, to the design and implementation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, structuring tax-efficient wealth transfers and addressing income tax solutions arising from investments and operating businesses.
She also advises clients in planning and implementing charitable gifts including structuring such gifts through charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts. She can also assist clients with the formation of private foundations and private operating foundations and advise such clients on issues that arise in the administration of such entities.
Jenny is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She served on the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the California Lawyers Association, and was involved in the passing of the California Uniform Trust Decanting Act effective January 1, 2019. Jenny has been ranked on Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite "Ones to Watch" lists since 2019.