Jenner & Block boost private wealth practice with partner hire

Date: 27 Mar 2019


Jenner & Block announced today that Julie Olenn, a prominent trusts and estates lawyer, has joined the firm’s Private Wealth practice as a partner in the Chicago office. Olenn advises high-net-worth clients on wealth transfer matters, with a particular focus on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues.

“Julie’s broad experience and technical knowledge provides the right skill set for us to meet existing demand for our services immediately and expand our Private Wealth Practice,” said Terrence J. Truax, the firm’s managing partner. “We are excited for her to join our premier practice.”

Olenn advises wealthy families, executors, trustees and family offices on their sophisticated tax, wealth transfer and estate planning matters. A significant portion of her practice includes counselling fiduciaries and individuals on contested trust, estate and tax matters. Olenn also frequently works across practices to offer lawyers guidance on their clients’ generation-skipping transfer tax issues and related planning techniques, including decanting and other trust modifications.

“Julie is among the best and the brightest in the legal field, a characteristic our clients demand in working with us on their complex matters, including intergenerational issues as well as business and philanthropic matters,” said Barbara Grayson, co-chair of the Private Wealth Practice. “We are pleased to add a professional of Julie’s calibre and experience to our team.”

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