Jen counsels private companies on a wide range of matters, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and organization. With experience representing start-ups, emerging growth stage companies and mature businesses, Jen also provides strategic business planning and general corporate counseling on day-to-day legal matters, such as reviewing, drafting, and negotiating all types of commercial agreements, corporate governance, equity incentive plans, operating agreements, employment and consulting agreements. Jen’s objective is to provide practical, results-focused guidance to help clients achieve both short-term and long-term goals.

Prior to joining Taft, Jen was a corporate and business law attorney at a regional law firm. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from American University in Washington, D.C., and earned her J.D., cum laude, from Cleveland State University College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Jen worked as a local newspaper reporter.


  • 2024 Progressive Woman Honoree, Smart Business Northeast Ohio

All Service Areas


  • Cleveland State University College of Law (2007)

    J.D., cum laude

  • American University (2002)

    Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude


  • State - Ohio
  • State - Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Supreme Court of Ohio

    Mentor, Mentoring Program

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

    Participant, Ladder Down, Class of 2019

Community Involvement

  • Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K)

    Board Member
    Co-Chair, Products and Services Committees

    Cleveland Bridge Builders
  • Manufacturing Works (formerly WIRE-Net)

    Former Board Member
    Former Chair, Governance Committee