Jennifer B. Goode is a Director of the Institute on Trusts and Estates with Bernstein Private Wealth Management’s Washington, D.C. office. In her role as Director, Jennifer works with Bernstein clients and their professional advisors to develop comprehensive wealth management and wealth transfer strategies. Her articles about tax and estate planning have appeared in a number of publications, including the ABA’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, Bloomberg’s Tax Management Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal, and Practical Law, and she frequently presents to professional groups across the U.S. on topics relating to the intersection of estate planning and investing. Prior to joining Bernstein, Jennifer was a Founding Partner of Birchstone Moore LLC, a Washington, D.C., boutique law firm focused on estate planning and estate and trust administration.
Jennifer’s involvement in the larger Washington D.C. estate planning community includes her tenure as a past Co-Chair of the D.C. Bar’s Taxation Section’s Estate Planning Committee and as a current Co-Chair of the Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council’s Programming Committee. Additionally, Jennifer is an adjunct instructor at Howard University School of Law, where she teaches a course on estate planning, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Council for Court Excellence, a nonprofit focused on enhancing D.C.’s justice system to serve the public equitably.
Jennifer earned her B.A. in Social Thought and Analysis from Washington University in St. Louis and her J.D. from Duke University School of Law.