Jennifer Hannon

Adjunct Professor


Jennifer Hannon is a member of the Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration Practice Group of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., and she also serves on the firm's Management Committee. Jennifer’s practice focuses on estate planning, business succession planning, probate and trust administration, and fiduciary, estate and gift taxation.

Jennifer advises individuals, couples, fiduciaries, and business owners on how to accomplish their objectives while minimizing their taxes. She also counsels private foundations and other charitable organizations on tax and governance issues.

Jennifer’s experience includes:

  • Drafting wills, trusts and related estate planning, including generation-skipping trusts and split-interest trusts
  • Representing Personal Representatives and Trustees on probate and trust administration issues
  • Preparing Federal gift and estate tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns
  • Charitable planning, including the creation and administration of multi-generationally private foundations
  • Counseling closely business owners on succession planning and implementation of succession plans which include installment sales, grantor retained annuity trusts, redemptions, and installment sales to grantor trusts

Jennifer is also an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and speaks publicly on a variety of estate planning, business succession planning, and planned giving topics. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Madison Estate Council, and the Planned Giving Council of Eastern Wisconsin.

Prior to her career in law, Jennifer was an enlisted member of the United States Army serving as a combat medic.

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