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I have extensive experience in the use of revocable living trusts of varying complexity for contingency planning; the design and implementation of irrevocable trusts for gifting purposes, both charitable and non-charitable; and the use of limited partnerships and limited liablity companies for purposes of asset management.


 


My practice includes:



  • Wills & Trusts

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Advanced Health Care Directives

  • Lifetime Gifting Trusts

  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts

  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs)

  • Grantor-Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs)

  • Charitable Trusts

  • Multi-Generational/Generation-Skipping Truts

  • Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts

  • Private Annuties

  • Family Limited Partnerships

  • Limited Liablity Companies

  • Gift Tax, Estate Tax, Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax, and Property Tax Planning

  • Non-Citizen/Multi-National Estate Planning

  • Post-Death Administration of Trusts & Probates

  • Probate & Trust Dispute Resolution

  • Succession Planning


 


My clients have included founders and executives of technology companies, prominent entrepreneurs and land owners, members of the venture capital community, high-net-worth individuals, family business owners, investors and others.


 


I was awarded a "Northern California Super Lawyer" distinction in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by San Francisco Magazine as one of Northern California's "Rising Stars" - a distinction awarded to only a small percentage of attorneys in each state.  I also serve as a Triathlon Team Mentor for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program.


 


Prior to founding my estate planning firm, I practiced trusts & estates, gift planning and probate law with prominent Silicon Valley law firms.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
  2. Wills: 30%
  3. Trusts: 30%
  4. Tax: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Edward Nuddleman

    Jenny is a wonderful resource and a wealth of knowledge. Jenny handles a wide variety of estate sizes, and is very knowledgeable. I'm glad I am able to refer clients to Jenny.

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    I've had the pleasure of both supervising Jenny and being her client. She is professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. She did a great job preparing our estate plan and was a wonderful colleague.

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    Frank Maiorana Real estate Attorney
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Contact info

Silicon Valley Estate Planning

99 S. Almaden Blvd., Suite 600
San Jose, CA, 95113

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200705/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust LawState Bar of California2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySilicon Valley Estate Planning2013 - Present
AttorneyBerliner Cohen2013 - 2013
AttorneyHopkins & Carley2010 - 2012
AttorneySheffield Law Office2009 - 2010
Attorney GeneralSilicon Valley Law Group, A Law Corporation2006 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2013
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of California - IrvinePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Los Gatos High SchoolN/AN/A1999