Jennifer is a partner in HMB’s Private Client, Trusts and Estates Group. She focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate and estate and gift taxation.
Representing families with generational wealth, ultra-high net worth individuals, executives, business owners and entrepreneurs, Jennifer helps clients transform their wants and needs into goals with a plan to achieve them. She advises clients on income, corporate, estate, gift and generating-skipping tax considerations, and helps business owners plan for the future of their companies.
Jennifer provides a range of estate and tax planning solutions including complex tax planning, charitable gift planning, estate and/or trust administration and settlement and transfer tax matters, including gift and estate taxation compliance and audit examinations. She works with private equity firms and family offices on gifting strategies, such as gifting business interests prior to a liquidation event and gifting carried interest, to help minimize wealth transfer tax liability. Prior to HMB, Jennifer previously worked at a boutique law firm in Chicago and at an AmLaw 100 firm, where she drafted complex estate plans for families with net worth exceeding $2 billion.
In addition to being a trusts and estates attorney, Jennifer is a Park Ridge resident who is actively involved in the community, serving as a member of the local League of Women Voters in Park Ridge and the Parent Teach Organization at Emerson Middle School. Jennifer is also a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council, active since 2003.
Representing Clients from Their Perspective
Clients rely on Jennifer to represent their interests with a full understanding of their circumstances and goals. They appreciate that she listens deeply and picks up on the small details that can mitigate challenges for later administration and address any potential family discord.
HMB is pleased to welcome Jennifer Kuzminski and Alyssa Karpinski to its Private Client, Trusts and Estates group.
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