Jennifer A. Savage

Jennifer A. Savage

Partner

216.696.4200 x1141 or 216.472.2407
jsavage@sssb-law.com

“Jennifer Savage is a strong advocate for her clients. She has a very good head on her shoulders and is very determined… She is a fierce advocate who is very knowledgeable, very thoughtful and smart." – Chambers HNW


Biography

Jennifer serves as a high net worth family counselor with knowledge and understanding of sophisticated estate planning techniques and the broader needs of high net worth families.

Her strength lies in communicating complex matters in plain terms and working collaboratively as part of an advisor team to provide practical counsel to multigenerational families consistent with their risk tolerance, goals, family dynamics, and desire for complexity.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1990, cum laude
  • Rice University, B.A., 1987, cum laude

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section

Professional Involvement

  • Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Member, Estate Planning Institute, 2005 Chairman
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Cleveland,
    • Programming Committee Chair 2010-2011
    • Treasurer 2011-2012, Secretary 2012-2013
    • Vice President 2013-2014, President 2014-2015

Awards & Honors

  • Accredited Estate Planner®
  • Top Rated Lawyers™, Presented by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Badge

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2014 for Practice Areas:
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    • Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers Badge

  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Cleveland 2023
    • Trusts and Estates, Cleveland 2019
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Cleveland 2018
  • Chambers High Net Worth: Private Wealth Law, 2020-present

Chambers High Net Worth Badge

  • Selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers® list: 2012-present
    • Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation

Super Lawyers badge for Jennifer A. Savage

  • Distinguished Advisor Award 2022 - University Hospitals

Articles & Presentations

  • The Inside Scoop on Choosing an Estate Planning Lawyer, Crain's Cleveland Business, Estate Planning, 2020

  • Now is The Time to Tackle Estate Planning, Crain's Cleveland Business, Estate Planning, 2014

Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Awards & Recognition

Jennifer A. Savage
Jennifer A. Savage
Partner
216.696.4200 x1141 or 216.472.2407
jsavage@sssb-law.com

Biography

Jennifer serves as a high net worth family counselor with knowledge and understanding of sophisticated estate planning techniques and the broader needs of high net worth families.

Her strength lies in communicating complex matters in plain terms and working collaboratively as part of an advisor team to provide practical counsel to multigenerational families consistent with their risk tolerance, goals, family dynamics, and desire for complexity.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Areas of Practice

  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Business Law
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Foundations
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Gift, Estate, and GST Tax Planning
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation
  • Retirement Distribution Planning
  • Taxation
  • Tax Controversies and Litigation
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts and Trust Administration

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1990, cum laude
  • Rice University, B.A., 1987, cum laude

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section

Professional Involvement

  • Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Member, Estate Planning Institute, 2005 Chairman
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Cleveland,
    • Programming Committee Chair 2010-2011
    • Treasurer 2011-2012, Secretary 2012-2013
    • Vice President 2013-2014, President 2014-2015
Jennifer A. Savage
Partner
216.696.4200 x1141 or 216.472.2407
jsavage@sssb-law.com

Awards & Honors

  • Accredited Estate Planner®
  • Top Rated Lawyers™, Presented by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Badge

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2014 for Practice Areas:
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    • Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers Badge

  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Cleveland 2023
    • Trusts and Estates, Cleveland 2019
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Cleveland 2018
  • Chambers High Net Worth: Private Wealth Law, 2020-present

Chambers High Net Worth Badge

  • Selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers® list: 2012-present
    • Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation

Super Lawyers badge for Jennifer A. Savage

  • Distinguished Advisor Award 2022 - University Hospitals

Articles & Presentations

  • The Inside Scoop on Choosing an Estate Planning Lawyer, Crain's Cleveland Business, Estate Planning, 2020

  • Now is The Time to Tackle Estate Planning, Crain's Cleveland Business, Estate Planning, 2014