Jennifer is a member of the Tax team and focuses her practice on handling state and local tax matters for corporate and individual clients across a wide variety of industries. She handles administrative proceedings before the Kentucky Department of Revenue, and has extensive experience in litigation before the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals and all levels of the judicial system of Kentucky.
Before joining SKO, Jennifer was a member at a major law firm in Lexington where she chaired the State and Local Tax practice. She also previously served as a Staff Attorney and Attorney Manager at the Kentucky Department of Revenue.
Jennifer is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Litigation and Controversy-Tax and is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®. She is a member of the Kentucky Coal Association's Tax Committee, as well as the Council on State Taxation. She has been recognized as a Kentucky Super Lawyer for several years and was rated one of the 'Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky' by Kentucky Super Lawyers. She received her J.D. from Tulane University and is licensed to practice in Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee.
Successfully resolved tangible property tax litigation before the Kentucky Claims Commission for a telecommunications company in 2017.
Successful resolution in 2017 of coal severance tax assessments issued by Kentucky Department of Revenue against coal company.
Successful resolution in 2016 of litigation before Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals reducing public service company tax assessments issued to landfill companies.
Negotiated settlement in sales tax protest for chemical company reducing assessment by several millions of dollars.
Successful resolution in 2015 of litigation before Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals reducing assessments imposed upon purchases of computer software used in the electric utility industry.
Successful resolution in 2016 of litigation before Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals reducing assessments against telecommunications companies by over $3 million.
Successful resolution in 2016 of assessments issued by Kentucky Department of Revenue against telecommunications companies by $17.5 million.
Successfully represented several coal companies in an appeal of personal property tax assessment thereby reducing their taxes due by $4 million.
Successful resolution in 2016 of litigation before Kentucky Claims Commission reducing real property tax assessments issued to thoroughbred race track.
Successful resolution in 2016 of tangible personal property tax assessments issued by Kentucky Department of Revenue on computer software and equipment.
Worked with the Kentucky Department of Revenue in 2016 and the landfill industry regarding repeal of the public service company tax on landfills and enactment of a new landfill property tax statutory and regulatory scheme.