My goal is to provide exceptional client service and achieve successful tax results for clients, especially on audits.

Jennifer Ward is known for her expert handling of estate and gift tax returns. She specializes in helping clients stay compliant with and maximize the benefits of estate, gifts and trust laws.

Jennifer brings her clients exceptional customer service. She uses her knowledge of the estate, gift and tax laws to assist her clients with next level planning and easily handles complex returns. She’s the go to person in her department for all gift tax return questions.

Before joining Henry+Horne in 2007, Jennifer worked as a Manager in Personal Financial Services Consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she assisted high net worth individuals and executives with income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax matters as well as financial planning needs.

Jennifer graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with her Master of Laws in Taxation and received her Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, AL. Jennifer also graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN with her Bachelor of Arts in French.

When she’s not working, Jennifer enjoys baking, reading, her book clubs, yoga, and spending time with her son.

Affiliations

Michigan State Bar

North Carolina State Bar

Notre Dame Preparatory Forever Saints Alumni Association

Notre Dame Preparatory High School Mother’s Guild (various clubs and committees)

Scottsdale Estate Planners

State Bar of Michigan

Valley Estate Planners

Did you know?

If you weren’t an accountant, what would you be?
Substitute attorney. I only took one accounting class in college and it was the last semester of my senior year. If I weren’t an attorney, I would want to be a dermatologist assuming I had more aptitude to get through all the math and science classes.

Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. I love and miss the area, but I don’t miss the snow, cold and long winters.

What word describes you best?
Persistent

What would be impossible for you to give up?
Coffee. I’m a regular at Starbucks on my daily commute to work.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Henry+Horne?
The people and our culture.

Articles by Jennifer

2021 Arizona tax credits
November 2021
Arizona's 2020 Charitable Tax Credits
November 2020
2019 Year End Tax Planning
November 2019