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Jennifer L. Remondino

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Biography

Jennifer is an estate planning attorney who is dedicated to building relationships with clients. She finds it rewarding to help clients with some of life’s most difficult situations – death and disability. She specializes in sophisticated tax planning, estate and gift tax audits, formation and operation of family offices, trust and estate administration, governance agreements and business succession planning. She takes a practical, yet personal, approach to estate planning and enjoys working with clients to structure inheritances that fit each family’s unique circumstances. Jennifer is the Chair of the firm’s Trust and Estates Practice Group, the Executive Partner of Warner’s Holland Office and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She has received numerous awards, including Best Lawyers in America for Closely Held Company, Family Business Law, and Trusts and Estates, Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, and the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty, which recognizes the area’s top business leaders. 

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law J.D. 2005 magna cum laude
  • Michigan State University B.A. 2002 with honors

Admitted

  • 2005, Michigan
  • 2006, Florida

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; Business Law Section; Taxation Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Business Law Section
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Ottawa County Bar Association
    Board of Directors (2013-Present), President (2014-17)

Experience

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Closely Held Company, Family Business Law and Trusts and Estates, 2013-Present
  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2012-Present
  • Named as one of the 2018 Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, 2017
  • Selected as one of the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty, 2013, 2018
  • Leading Lawyers Michigan, 2014
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Certificate holder for Institute of Continuing Legal Education's (ICLE) Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program
  • Founding Member and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Business and Securities Law
  • Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

News

Publications

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Service Fraternity
  • Attorneys for Family Held Businesses
  • National Association of Professional Women

Community Affiliations

  • Inforum - a Professional Women's Alliance
  • Member
  • Foundations Endowments Family Offices
    Steering Committee (2015-Present)
  • Lakeshore Advantage Corporation
    Board Treasurer (2018-Present); Member, Board of Directors (2015-Present)
  • West Coast Chamber of Commerce
    Board of Directors (2013-Present)
  • Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity
    Member, Board of Directors (2008-10)
  • Leadership Holland
    2008-09 Class
  • Holland Young Professionals
    Contributing Member

Speaking Engagements

  • "In Trust, or Not in Trust: An Overview on When Trusts Should Hold Retirement Assets," Michigan Bankers' Association, Lansing, Michigan, May 15, 2017
  • “Financial Wellness: How to Create Peace of Mind Through Estate Planning,” 2015 Women's Business Forum, Royal Oak, Michigan, March 18, 2015
  • "Powers of Appointment and Decanting," Midwest Trust and Wealth Management Conference, Michigan Bankers Association, Plymouth, Michigan, October 7, 2014
  • Jennifer is a regular speaker for the Institute of Continuing Education
  • Jennifer taught at the following ICLE seminars:
    • June 17, 2016 - "Fixing Trusts: Modifying, Reforming, Termination and Decanting Irrevocable Trusts," Plymouth, Michigan
    • May 12, 2016 - "Fixing Trusts: Modifying, Reforming, Termination and Decanting Irrevocable Trusts," Acme, Michigan
    • May 10, 2014 - 54th Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute, “Intersection of Powers of Appointment and Decanting," Traverse City/Acme, Michigan
    • December 6, 2012 - Administration of Trusts under the Michigan Trust Code; "Trustee Duties & Liabilities"; Plymouth, Michigan
    • June 15, 2012 - 52nd Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute; “Michigan Trust Code Update”; Plymouth, Michigan
    • May 18, 2012 – 52nd Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute; “Michigan Trust Code Update”; Traverse City/Acme, Michigan
    • November 29, 2011 – Simple Planning Techniques for the Taxable Estate; “Overview of Estate and Generation Skipping Transfer Taxes”; Plymouth, Michigan
    • October 5, 2010 – Administration of Trusts under the Michigan Trust Code; “Trustee Duties & Liabilities”; Plymouth, Michigan
    • February 16, 2010 – 19th Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents; “A Drafting Perspective on the Michigan Trust Code, Part II"; Plymouth, Michigan
    • January 21, 2010 - 19th Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents; “A Drafting Perspective on the Michigan Trust Code, Part II"; Grand Rapids, Michigan

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