Lauren   A.   Jenkins  
Principal

Contact

Phone: 703.745.1821
Fax: 703.745.1835
Mailing: 8000 Towers Crescent Drive ,
Suite 1500 , Tysons Corner , VA   22182
Linkedin: Lauren Jenkins

Practice Focus

Lauren A. Jenkins focuses her practice on tax and estate planning, trust and estate administration, and tax compliance in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Ms. Jenkins represents individuals and families with creating and implementing estate plans to achieve their personal and financial objectives. Such planning often includes drafting wills, revocable trusts, and powers of attorney, as well as more advanced estate planning to preserve wealth for future generations. Ms. Jenkins also has experience advising clients who require both domestic and international components to their estate plans.

Ms. Jenkins guides clients through the complexities and nuances of trust and estate administration. She advises fiduciaries with respect to their powers and responsibilities, including filing obligations under state and federal law. Additionally, Ms. Jenkins represents beneficiaries who desire separate counsel to ensure their interests are protected and they receive their full entitlement.

Ms. Jenkins also represents clients before the IRS, including offers in compromise and voluntary disclosures to resolve noncompliance with respect to U.S. reporting obligations.

Honors & Awards

  • Top Financial Professional 2016, Estate Planning, Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Top Lawyer 2015, Trusts & Estates, Washingtonian
  • Top Financial Professionals 2015, Estate Planning, Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Top Financial Professionals 2014, Estate Planning, Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Top Money Advisers 2014, Estate Attorneys, Washingtonian

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Joint Trusts: Does it Take Two (Revocable Trusts) to Make a Thing Go Right?, D.C. Bar Estate Planning Tax Series Luncheon, Washington, D.C., May 17, 2017
  • Estate Planning: The Basic and Not So Basic, Hancock Financial Group Seminar, Reston, Virginia, April 25, 2017
  • Smart Estate Planning, Cassaday & Company Retirement Symposium, Tysons Corner, Virginia, June 18, 2016
  • Business Planning and Estate Planning, Fairfax Bar Association, Business Law/Corporate Counsel Section, Tysons Corner, Virginia, April 21, 2016
  • Estate Planning: Answers to the Questions You Were Afraid to Ask, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Program, Rockville, Maryland, November 18, 2015
  • 2014-2015 Virginia Developments in Estate Planning and Administration, Virginia CLE Seminar, Roanoke, Virginia, October 22, 2015
  • Estate Planning: What You Need to Know from a Legal Perspective, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Program, Rockville, Maryland, September 29, 2015
  • Estate Planning: Your Bridge Over Troubled Waters, U.S. Government Publishing Office Program, Washington, D.C., July 29, 2015
  • Smart Estate Planning, Cassaday & Company Retirement Symposium, McLean, Virginia, June 13, 2015
  • Estate Plans: No Two Are Alike, Lynch Retirement Investment Group Estate Planning Seminar, Falls Church, Virginia, June 4, 2015
  • Estate Planning: Answers to the Questions You were Afraid to Ask, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Program, Rockville, Maryland, May 27, 2015
  • Special Challenges in Probating Estates of Non-Citizens: Your Passport to Probate & Beyond, D.C. Bar Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Luncheon Series, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2015
  • Maximizing Your Future by Avoiding Legal Pitfalls, Offit Kurman, P.A. Program, Bethesda, Maryland, April 30, 2015
  • Estate Planning: Your Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Program, Rockville, Maryland, April 7, 2015
  • Best Tips for Preparing Business Owners for an Exit, Omega Wealth Management Advisor Forum, Tysons Corner, Virginia, January 16, 2015
  • Leveraging the GST Exemption: An Alternative to Portability Planning, Strafford CLE Webinar, December 2, 2014
  • Taking Care of Business: Coordinating your Business and Estate Plans, XPX DC Metro Program, Rockville, Maryland, November 20, 2014
  • Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them, SunTrust Private Wealth Management Program, McLean, Virginia, November 5, 2014
  • You Give Trusts a Bad Name: Avoiding Pitfalls in Joint Trust Administration, Virginia CLE Seminar
    • Williamsburg, Virginia, October 21, 2014
    • Lexington, Virginia, October 23, 2014
    • Fairfax, Virginia, October 29, 2014
  • Key Issues in Estate Planning, Cassaday & Company Retirement Symposium, McLean, Virginia, May 31, 2014
  • Building and Preserving Your Wealth Outside of Traditional Capital Markets, Holland & Knight Program, McLean, Virginia, September 19, 2013
  • Smart Estate Planning, Cassaday & Company Retirement Symposium, McLean, Virginia, June 15, 2013
  • Your Step-by-Step Guide through Troubled Probate, National Business Institute CLE Seminar, Fairfax, Virginia, October 31, 2011
  • 529 Plans: Everything School Didn’t Teach You, Estate & Gift Taxes and Fiduciary Income Tax Young Lawyers Subcommittees, ABA Section of Taxation, May 6, 2011
  • Drafting Basic Estate Planning Documents, National Business Institute CLE Seminar, Fairfax, Virginia, August 23, 2010

 

Education & Admissions

  • Georgetown University, LL.M., Taxation
  • Georgetown University, Certificate, Estate Planning
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • University of Massachusetts Boston, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar, Trusts and Estates Section, Secretary
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Posts

"Welcome to the Jungle: The Mini-Guidebook for an Irrevocable Trust"

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