Recognized for her trailblazing work in digital asset planning and trusts and estates practice

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Kleinbard, a Philadelphia-based law firm, is pleased to announce Jennifer Zegel has been named a 2020 Bar Star by the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. The award recognizes Jennifer’s assistance in assembling materials and being a panelist on two of the Section’s CLE webinar presentations. The webinars were assembled with short notice in response to the practical challenges posed by the pandemic with respect to the execution, witnessing and notarization of legal documents. Jennifer was recognized alongside Karen Fahrner, of counsel at Heckscher Teillon Terrill & Sager, at the Section’s Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday, October 28.

Jennifer was also acknowledged for her work in estate planning and digital asset planning. She was noted as one of the first attorneys in Philadelphia to work with the Register of Wills Office on virtual probate in Philadelphia County and for co-creating the Digital Planning Podcast, which explores all things digital in connection with estate planning, business planning and estate administration. Jennifer is also chair of the Legislative Committee for the Probate and Trust Law Section, which serves as a forum for members to discuss probate, wills, trusts, guardianship and estate law issues.

“I’d like to thank my colleagues at the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Probate and Trust Law Section for this recognition,” said Jennifer. “It’s an honor to work alongside a group of incredibly accomplished professionals as we strive to advance the industry, provide resources for practitioners and mentor young attorneys in the field.”

Jennifer is a partner in Kleinbard’s Business and Finance Department and is Practice Leader of the Trusts and Estate Group. She has a special focus in estate planning and the estate administration of digital assets, which is becoming a fast growing and increasingly complex area. Jennifer is at the forefront of this emerging section of property transfers, which also overlaps and intersects with technology, privacy and accessibility considerations. Jennifer regularly counsels clients on how to incorporate digital asset planning into an estate plan or business succession plan. She regularly speaks at conferences, authors articles and is a media source on digital assets, cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Episodes of the Digital Planning Podcast are available on Kleinbard’s website, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play.

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