J. Alan "Alan" Jensen

Partner
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J. Alan Jensen focuses on tax planning for individuals and businesses, including corporate and estate planning for closely-held and family-owned businesses. Mr. Jensen advises businesses and individuals with regard to the operation, expansion or transfer of their businesses. He also advises clients, agents and insurers about sophisticated applications of life insurance and activities in the life settlement market. Mr. Jensen was on the ABA liaison committee from 2001 to 2003 during the drafting of the Internal Revenue Service Regulations governing split dollar financing of life insurance premiums. Additionally, he counsels on wealth preservation, including the use of asset protection trusts. Mr. Jensen is the National Practice Group Leader for Holland & Knight’s Private Wealth Services, Family Business Group, and the Team Leader for the Northwest Private Wealth Services Team.

Mr. Jensen was a Law Professor from 1970 through 1976 at Lewis & Clark Law School and is periodically an adjunct professor at the Law School. He is a frequent speaker before professional and civic groups on tax and estate planning and succession planning topics.

Honors & Awards

  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Trusts and Estates, 1993-2015
  • Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2014
  • President's Award, Multnomah Athletic Club, March 2009
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine, July 2009
  • Excellence in Writing Award, Best Overall Article - Trust & Estates From Probate & Property magazine, 2008
  • Top 100 Attorney, Worth Magazine, 2006

Memberships

  • Estate Planning Council of Portland, Inc.
  • Portland Business Alliance
  • American Bar Association Taxation and Estate Planning Section Subcommittee on Life Insurance, Past chair
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Oregon State Bar Tax Section
  • Oregon State Bar Association Probate Administration and Estate Planning Section, Past chair
  • Oregon Humane Society, Chair, Planning Giving Committee
  • Portland Marathon, General Counsel
  • Oregon State Bar, Animal Law Section, Executive Committee Member
  • Children's Cancer Association, Planned Giving Advisory Committee