Jennifer K. Golden
The emphasis of Jennifer Golden’s practice is banking regulatory and estate planning and probate. She graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1998, and has a broad area of legal experience including banking regulatory and compliance law, business law, Federal, state and local taxation and estate planning and probate. Jennifer was honored to serve as a clerk in 1996 for the late Justice Marion P. Opala at the Oklahoma Supreme Court. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1988 with a B.S. degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.
Before entering law school, she was a practicing tax accountant in both the private and public sectors.
In almost two decades of legal practice, Jennifer has represented both state and national banks, their holding companies and trust departments in regulatory, compliance, probate, trust and business matters. She has worked on various merger and business reorganization transactions, representing the clients from initial formation, regulatory approval and throughout all stages of the subsequent mergers and Subchapter S elections.
Because of her unique background and experience in representing both banks and estate planning clients, she is regularly requested to provide operational and compliance training to her financial institution clients on such topics as trusts, durable power of attorneys and probates. Jennifer has also served as an instructor for the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s Banking Operations School, teaching community bankers about trusts and related operational issues.
Through her wide-ranging representation of various financial institutions and receivership clients, she is also involved in extensive multi-state research and review of trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and probate and estate related documents.
Jennifer resides in Norman and is active in numerous civic organizations including being a graduate of the Norman Citizens Police Academy (Spring 2013); serving as a Member/Director and Secretary of Norman Crime Stoppers.
- University of Colorado at Boulder (B.S., magna cum laude, 1988)
- University of Oklahoma (J.D., with Honors, 1998)
- 1998, Oklahoma
- 1998, U.S District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
- 2000, U.S. Tax Court
- Oklahoma County Bar Association
- Cleveland County Bar Association
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Represented both state and national banks and their holding companies and trust departments in regulatory, compliance and business matters
- Worked on various merger and business reorganization transactions, representing clients from initial formation, regulatory approval, and throughout all stages of the subsequent mergers and Subchapter S elections
- Involved in extensive multi-state research and review of trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and probate and estate related documents for financial institutions and receivership clients
- Extensive research and writing on federal and state income and estate tax issues and tax planning for individual and business
- Assisted individual clients with their estate planning, including assessment of their overall goals and needs, analysis of available estate structures and alternatives
- Developed of applicable estate documents including trusts, wills, powers of attorneys and beneficiary designations
- Representation of financial institutions in regulatory, compliance and business matters
- Representation of individuals in estate planning, trust and probate matters
- Representation of individual and corporate fiduciaries in various matters related trust and probate administration
- Academic Achievement Awards for Legal Research and Writing, II, Professional Responsibility and Agricultural Environmental Law
- Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™
- Norman Crime Stoppers, Inc. (Director and Secretary)
- Author, A Beginners Guide: Estate Planning Through Revocable Trusts (The Journal Record, May 2000)
- Author, Estate Planning Under the New 2001 Tax Act (The Journal Record, July 2001)