Jennifer Z. Flanagan
Jennifer Z. Flanagan, a partner, concentrates her practice in all areas of trusts and estates law for a diverse client base, including estate planning, estate administration, trust administration, taxation, and fiduciary advising. She works closely with clients to provide them comprehensive and highly personalized plans that minimize taxes and effectively carry out the clients’ wishes for passing on their legacy. She also assists clients with carrying out their philanthropic goals, providing for family members with special needs, and helping them preserve their assets, including the preparation of prenuptial agreements.
In addition to advising clients on purely domestic estate planning, Jennifer frequently works with individuals who have international planning issues. She counsels such clients on estate planning, gifting, and taxation from the U.S. perspective, often collaborating with attorneys and other advisors from foreign countries to develop a comprehensive, tax-efficient plan. Jennifer also works with clients on estate settlement involving foreign assets, including preparing estate tax returns, requesting transfer certificates, and ensuring foreign tax reporting compliance.
Jennifer is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross (BA 1988), Boston College Law School (JD 1992) and Boston University School of Law (LLM in Taxation 1995). She also received an Advanced Certificate in Cross-Border Estates from STEP.
Jennifer is a member of the Probate Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association, as well as a member of the Boston Bar Association, Boston Estate Planning Council, and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), an international estate planning organization.
Jennifer is a board member of and current president of Womenade Boston, Inc., and a past board member of Barakat, Inc.
Jennifer is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.