Jennifer E. Shirkey
Shareholder, Flora Pettit
Jennifer E. Shirkey concentrates her practice in employee benefits, estate planning, tax, and business law. She daily helps business, non-profit and governmental employers of all sizes navigate their employee benefit plans through the Internal Revenue Code & ERISA. She has special expertise in the area of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and equity compensation programs. She advises on the tax and business aspects of for-profit & non-profit entity startups, and their ongoing operations, mergers, and acquisitions. She has worked with health care providers and educational institutions on benefits and tax compliance issues. In addition, she routinely assists families and individuals with their trust and estate needs daily and serves as an Assistant Commissioner of Accounts for Harrisonburg & Rockingham County. She applies her technical legal expertise to give practical counsel and develop creative strategies to employee benefits, estate planning, and general business challenges. She is a frequent public speaker on tax issues and serves on a number of charitable and bar-affiliated boards and committees. Jennifer lives in Harrisonburg with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include reading, travel, cooking, gardening, and yoga.