Jennifer L. Mispagel

Jennifer L. Mispagel

Jennifer is an associate in Hopkins & Carley’s Family Wealth & Tax Planning Department. She represents individuals, families, trustees, executors and personal representatives in matters including:

  • Estate planning
  • Wealth preservation and transfer
  • Business formation and family business organizations
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Probate

Prior to joining Hopkins & Carley, Jennifer was with Lonich & Patton in San Jose where her practice focused on the interrelated areas of trust and estates, business law and family law. 

As a result of her experience litigating trust, estate and divorce disputes, she is keenly aware of the need to guard against the potential for litigation when working with clients to formulate their estate plans.

 

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • “Estate Planner Liability for Transmutation Malpractice Arising Out of Divorce,” San Mateo County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, November 2019, co-presenter
  • Estate Planner Liability for Transmutation Malpractice Arising Out of Divorce,” Silicon Valley Bar Association, October 2019, co-presenter
  • An Introduction to Estate Planning for the Charitably Inclined,” Sacred Heart Community Service, September 2019
  • An Introduction to Estate Planning for the Charitably Inclined,” The Tech, September 2019
  • We’re Model Citizens Now: A Primer on California’s New Rules of Professional Conduct,” Silicon Valley Bar Association, November 2018, co-presenter
  • Estate Planner Liability for Transmutation Malpractice Arising Out of Divorce,” 14th Annual Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium, October 2018, co-presenter
  • “Trust Administration and Its Common Pitfalls:  A Primer on Administration and Avoiding Litigation,” Silicon Valley Bar Association, July 2018, co-presenter
  • An Introduction to Estate Planning,” Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, March 2018, co-presenter
  • An Introduction to Estate Planning for Lawyers,” Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Associates Committee, January 2018
  • Leadership San Jose, Class of 2019
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, Executive Committee, Education Co-Chair
  • California Women Lawyers
  • California Lawyers Association, Trust & Estates and Taxation Sections
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section 
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • State Bar of California (2008)
  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
  • MBA, Santa Clara University
  • B.S. Political Science, Santa Clara University 

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