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Jennifer L. Zegel

Partner
jzegel@regerlaw.com
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Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Jennifer L. Zegel, Partner in the Firm’s Philadelphia Office, devotes her practice to the representation of clients in the areas of estates and trusts, business law, real estate, and employment law.  Ms. Zegel handles a wide range of estates and trusts matters, including drafting wills, trusts, special needs trusts, powers of attorney, and health care powers of attorney documents.  She also assists clients in estate, trust, and guardianship administration, and business succession planning.  Ms. Zegel devotes a substantial portion of her time to estate planning, with a focus on asset distribution while minimizing potential tax liability on asset transfers.

Ms. Zegel has experience in entity formation, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, shareholder, partnership and operating agreements, and analyzing business structures for legal, liability, and tax issues while providing cost-saving  business solutions to clients.  Ms. Zegel handles real estate matters for both residential and commercial clients.  

In addition, Ms. Zegel has experience in drafting and negotiating employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and in handling employment discrimination litigation.

Education

LL.M. in Taxation, Temple University Beasley School of Law (2012)

Estate Planning Certification, Temple University Beasley School of Law (2012)

Employee Benefits Certification, Temple University Beasley School of Law (2012)

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (2008)

B.A., Temple University (2004)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, Women’s Initiative Committee

Camden County Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Associations
Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
Homeless Advocacy Project of Philadelphia
New Membership Director and Vice President (2014-2015), Executive Women International
Honors & Awards

Named as one of Pennsylvania's Lawyers on the FastTrack by The Legal Intelligencer (2015)
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)
Legal Services Recognition Award, Homeless Advocacy Project of Philadelphia (2013)
First Judicial District Pro Bono Roll of Honor (2011 and 2012) 

Publications & Press Mentions
Featured, 2016 Top Laterals/New Partners. The Legal Intelligencer. (March 22, 2016)
Author, Digital Asset Planning. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (January 2016)
Featured, Lawyers on the Fasttrack: Jennifer L. Zegel. The Legal Intelligencer. (September 29, 2015)
Featured, Reger Rizzo Promotes Two Lawyers to Partner. The Delaware Law Weekly. (July 8, 2015)
Featured, People in the News. The Legal Intelligencer. (June 15, 2015) 
Author, New Year, New You, New Pennsylvania Financial Power of Attorney Laws? Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (April 2015)
Author, Divorce and the Estate Plan. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (March 2014)
Author, Long-term Business Success is in the Planning. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (December 2013)
Author, Estate Planning And the Aftermath of the American Taxpayer Relief Act. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (July 2013)
Author, To Gift or Not to Gift Before the End of 2012? Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (October 2012)
Quoted, Making the Most of That Shiny New HSA. Reuters.com. (April 19, 2012) 
Author, Health Savings Accounts: The Good, The Bad and The Misunderstood. Society for Human Resource Management. (2012) 
Quoted, How to Make Gifts to Grandchildren Without Tax Consequences. The Aging Diva Blog. (April 9, 2012)
Author, Bloody Persecution: Plight of the Falun Gong. 9.1 RUTGERS J. OF L. & RELIG. NEW DEV. 4. (Fall 2007)
Author, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boycott: Why We Should Respond to China’s Religious Persecution and Human Rights Violations by Means Other than a Boycott of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. 9.2 RUTGERS J. OF L. & RELIG. NEW DEV. 4. (Spring 2008)

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Presenter, The Basics of Estate PlanningThe Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2nd Annual New Lawyers Symposium. (August 24, 2017)
Presenter, The Basics of Estate Planning in New Jersey. The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute. (August 17, 2017)
Presenter, The Basics of Estate Planning. The Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 1st Annual New Lawyers Symposium. (August 25, 2016)
Presenter, The Basics of Estate Planning in New Jersey. The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute. (August 18, 2016)
Presenter, Top Mistakes in Updating Estate Plans. The National Business Institute. (November 18, 2015)
Presenter, Business Succession Planning 101. Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 21st Annual Business Lawyers’ Institute. (November 4, 2015)
Presenter, Digital Asset Planning. Citrin Cooperman. (June 24, 2015)
Presenter, Business Succession Planning 101. Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 20th Annual Business Lawyers’ Institute.  (November 13, 2014)
Presenter, The ABC’s of Estate Planning. Executive Women International. (March 19, 2013)