"Previously, I spoke with a couple other lawyers and I did not feel comfortable with their approach prior to calling slnlaw. Jenna did an excellent job in assessing what I wanted to accomplish and completed my will, trust and other documents in a very short time. I am so happy I made the right choice in choosing slnlaw as my estate team." Evelyn W.
Attorney Jenna Ordway
Attorney Jenna Ordway leads the slnlaw estate planning practice. She has helped many individuals and families protect their assets, make a plan for their children or others, and ensure that their wishes are carried out. She regularly drafts wills and trusts to meet a wide variety of needs.
Attorney Ordway also helps clients with business formation and partnership and operating agreements, as well as employment disputes.
Jenna Ordway Background and Experience
Attorney Ordway earned her law degree in 2013 and her LLM in taxation in 2015. She has been affiliated with the slnlaw team since 2011, first as a law clerk and then as an attorney.
While in law school, Jenna also interned at Sikorsky Aircraft’s Tax and Finance Department. Jenna has worked on a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including claims between shareholders, partnership disputes, and employment disputes. Since earning her LLM, Jenna has focused her practice primarily on estate planning, elder planning, and business formation. As an estate planning lawyer, she has drafted simple and complex wills and trusts, and helped many individuals achieve peace of mind by putting in place plans that protect their families and assets.
Jenna Ordway Awards and Publications
Attorney Ordway published a book in 2017 to help people better understand their estate planning needs. The book is The Road to Peace of Mind- What You Need to Know About Estate Planning.
In 2018, Jenna was named one of the Top Ten Estate Planning Attorneys in client satisfaction by the American Institute of Legal Counsel.
Most recently in 2019, Attorney Ordway was recognized as a Rising Star on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list.
Jenna Ordway Educational Background
Attorney Ordway graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in May 2013, receiving a Tax Law Concentration, cum laude.
After being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, Jenna went on to earn a masters degree (LL.M.) in International Taxation from Boston University School of Law in 2015.
Representative Client Matters
Client matters that Jenna has handled at slnlaw include the following:
- Wills and Trusts for Families. Jenna has worked with families of all ages and incomes to create the plans they need to accomplish their goals. These goals frequently include making sure young children are taken care of, protecting assets from Massachusetts estate taxes, planning for long term care and avoiding or minimizing the need to go through the probate process.
- Business formation and operating agreements. Jenna has helped many new business owners prepare and file papers to form an LLC or corporation and draft partnership or operating agreements that reflect the governance and operational agreements between business partners.
- Employment law assessments and litigation. Jenna has helped many clients with employment discrimination and wage and hour claims. She has helped negotiate severance agreements as well as litigate disputed employment claims.
Jenna's Other Interests and Activities
Jenna obtained a Bachelor of Science in Music/Literature from Charter Oak State College in 2007, completing the majority of her degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she was a violinist with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her work as an estate planning lawyer, she is a long-time, avid equestrian competing in events throughout Massachusetts and New England. She is married with a daughter and another child on the way.