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Jennifer Justice McEwen
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Jennifer's Profile

Jennifer is a Corporate lawyer and focuses her practice on business planning, estate & trust planning, general counsel services, and tax planning. Her clients include closely-held businesses and their owners, as well as high net worth individuals and families. Jennifer facilitates planning strategies with her clients by counseling them on risk management and asset protection, succession and exit planning, and wealth preservation. She assists clients with business formations and choice of entity issues. Jennifer also has experience managing strategic business transactions for her clients, including mergers and acquisitions.

Jennifer works closely with her clients to ensure their estate and business plans mesh seamlessly and help them reach their goals. Her skills have earned her recognition by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Trusts & Estates.

Jennifer holds an LL.M. in taxation from New York University and received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law. She has a B.A. from Wake Forest University.

 

Jennifer's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section Executive Board
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Tax Forum
  • Estate Planning Council of Birmingham

Civic Involvement

  • UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Young Supporters Board – Vice President of Strategic Planning
  • Leadership UAB (2013)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Junior Board – Secretary (2011-2013)

Jennifer's Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning for Business Owners, National Association of Home Builders, Birmingham, Alabama (September 29, 2016)
  • “Table of Experts: Insights into Succession Planning”Birmingham Business Journal panel discussion, Birmingham, Alabama (September 23, 2016)
  • Trust Basics and Taxation, Way, Ray, Shelton, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (September 22, 2016)
  • Cover Your Assets: Asset Protection Planning in 2016, AL Probate and Estate Planning Conference, Birmingham Marriott at Grandview Parkway (May 9-10, 2016)
  • Alabama Small Estates, Birmingham Probate Section Lunch and Learn (June 26, 2015)
  • GRATs, DINGs, and Things, Huntsville/Madison County Financial and Estate Planning Council (May 28, 2015)
  • Trust Taxation 101, Oakworth Trust Department, Birmingham (April 7, 2015)
  • Alabama Small Estates, Cumberland School of Law CLE, Wynfrey Hotel, Hoover (September 26, 2014)
  • Cover Your Assets: Asset Protection Planning in 2014, Embassy Suites, Hoover (November 21, 2014)
  • Business Succession Planning, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America Forum of Female Business Owners, Daniel George, Birmingham (October 29, 2014)
  • Trust Taxation 101, Regions Bank Trust Department, Mobile, Alabama (June 4, 2014) (May 16, 2014)
  • Estate Planning Portability Presentation, Bankers’ Fall Trust Conference, Birmingham (September 26, 2013)
CONTACT
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F 205.714.6305
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Assistant
Tammara Smith
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
EDUCATION

New York University School of Law (2010, LL.M. in Taxation)

University of Alabama School of Law (2009, J.D., magna cum laude; Alabama Law Review, Senior Editor; Hugo Black Scholar; Recipient of Anna C. Curry Leadership Award; Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society; SBA Vice-President)

Wake Forest University (2006, B.A.)

August 15, 2019
130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting att...
August 6, 2019
Maynard Cooper & Gale Estate Planning Practice Earns Top Marks in 2019 Chambers High Net Worth Guide
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that the Firm and four of its estate planning attorneys have earned top rankings in the 2019 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide: The World’s Leading Private Wealth Advisors....
June 22, 2018
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April 20, 2018
TAX CUT AND JOBS ACT UPDATE
As you probably know, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act made a wide variety of changes to the Internal Revenue Code, which affect most taxpayers in one way or another...
January 2, 2018
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ANNOUNCES FIVE NEW SHAREHOLDERS
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated five deserving attorneys to shareholder, effective January 1, 2018: Mat...