Benetta P. Jenson JD

Managing Director, Wealth Advisor, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Benetta P. Jenson is a Managing Director and Midwest Wealth Advisor at J.P. Morgan Private Bank based in Chicago. She assists clients with the development of comprehensive, generational wealth transfer planning strategies. She previously was a partner in the Private Client Department of the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery in Chicago. Benetta is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and was invited to join the College as part of its inaugural class of Fellows in the category of Fiduciary Counsel. Benetta frequently speaks and writes nationally on trust and estate planning topics. She is part of leadership of several international, national and local professional organizations, including the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (founding officer and former Chair of the Chicago branch), Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association, Trust Law Committee (former Chair) of the Chicago Bar Association, and the Chicago Estate Planning Council (Board Member). She also is a member of the Business Planning, Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations, and Program Committees of ACTEC. Benetta is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University’s law school LL.M. tax program, co-teaching “International Estate Planning” and serves as faculty for various courses at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and for the national estate planning conference, the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. She has been quoted in news periodicals, including CNBC and Morningstar. She serves on the professional advisory committees of several non-profit organizations. Benetta earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.