Jennifer Lan

Jennifer graduated from Duke University in 2003, with a degree in Economics. While at Duke, when she wasn’t busy performing in musicals or with her various dance groups, she had a number of legal internships, including working for the general counsel of the Susan G. Komen Foundation

and interning in the Anti-Trust department of the Office of the Attorney General in Austin, Texas. The law seemed like a better career path than professional dancing. So after one too many icy North Carolina winters, Jennifer decided to return home and attended the SMU Dedman School of Law and graduated in 2007.

Jennifer is a second generation attorney. After drafting and negotiating 401k trust agreements for Fidelity Investments in Westlake, Texas, she began working with her dad, Don Lan, at Kroney Morse Lan, in 2008 (but only after he begged). Jennifer’s practice involves a broad range of estate and business planning, ranging from simple wills and living trusts to more sophisticated estate and gift planning structures. Jennifer works with a wide variety of individuals and entities. One of Jennifer’s specialties is to assist clients with the drafting of their estate plan documents and, on occasion, has had the pleasure and opportunity to work with same-sex clients regarding their specific estate planning needs. Jennifer also specializes in assisting clients with probate matters, using her skills and experience to guide them through every phase of the probate process. Jennifer has experience in the areas of charitable planning, including the creation of and securing tax exempt status for private foundations. Jennifer also assists the firm in tax controversy and tax litigation matters, with specific emphasis on innocent spouse cases.
Jennifer is married to Ben Lane (yes, her last name is Lan and his is Lane; this is not a typo), a business journalist, and has one son, Jack. She loves spending time with her family and dog Duke (bet you can’t guess where his name came from). When she actually has free time, Jennifer enjoys watching Duke Basketball (especially March Madness, she’s a full on Cameron Crazy), traveling, trying new restaurants and musical theater.

Admissions:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court
Education:
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 2007
    • Managing Editor, Law and Business Review of the Americas, 2006-2007
    • Student Bar Association Mentor
  • Duke University, B.S. in Economics, 2003
    • Vice President, Dance Slam
    • Hoof ‘n’ Horn
Memberships:
  • Co-Founder, The Dallas Young Estate Planners Group
  • Member, Dallas Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Emerging Professionals Initiative Committee
  • Member, North Texas Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Tax and Real Property, Probate, and Trusts Sections, American Bar Association
  • Member, Tax and Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Sections, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Tax and Probate, Trusts, and Estates Sections, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

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