Jennifer A. Mendel

Jennifer A. Mendel Partner Barnes Thornburg law firm
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Professional Biography

Jennifer works closely with clients to develop and implement comprehensive estate and business entity planning, including wealth transfer and tax planning, asset protection, and trust and estate administration. She also advises on transfer tax compliance matters and manages the preparation and review of gift tax and estate tax returns.

In particular, Jennifer understands the implications and consequences of tax laws on her client’s future needs. As such, she is readily able to educate her clients on what the applicable taxes are in a way that is easy to comprehend.

Above all else, Jennifer strives to balance protecting her client’s personal needs, helping them understand the legal avenues that will best meet those needs, and working efficiently to save them time and money. She enjoys the complex nature of her work and the flexibility in drafting and modifying strategies to focus on who her clients are and where they need to go.

Before joining Barnes & Thornburg, Jennifer worked with three other Chicago law firms, one for over a decade, in complex trust, estate, and tax administration and planning.

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