Jennifer Shirkey concentrates her practice in estate planning, employee benefits, tax, and business law. She assists families and individuals with their trust and estate needs daily and serves as an Assistant Commissioner of Accounts for Harrisonburg & Rockingham County. In addition, she helps business, non-profit and governmental employers of all sizes navigate their employee benefit plans through the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA.
Jennifer also has substantial experience in the tax and business aspects of for-profit and non-profit entity startups, as well as their ongoing operations and mergers and acquisitions. She has particular experience advising health care providers and educational institutions on benefits and tax compliance issues. In working with clients, she applies her technical legal expertise to give practical counsel and develop creative strategies to estate planning, employee benefits, and general business challenges. She is a frequent public speaker on tax issues.
Jennifer lives in Harrisonburg with her husband and three children.
Virginia CLE 36th Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar, "Administering Everyday Estates," October 2017
67th Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation, “Where Are We Now with the Affordable Care Act (ACA),” June 2015
Shenandoah Valley SHRM, “The Affordable Care Act What HR Managers Need to Know,” September 2013
Washington and Lee University School of Law
J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Order of the Coif
Washington and Lee University Law Review, Editorial Board
James Madison University
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, with Distinction, English, 1993