Jennifer is an associate in the firm’s Tax, Trusts & Estates Department and focuses her practice in the areas of tax and estate planning. Before joining Cole Schotz, she practiced at a boutique estate planning law firm, where she utilized sophisticated estate planning techniques to assist clients in preserving assets for future generations while minimizing taxes. Most recently, she was named as a "Rising Star" by New Jersey Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2020.
Jennifer earned her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law. While at Seton Hall, Jennifer served as Vice President of the Tax Law Society, an extern at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, research assistant to Professor Tracy A. Kaye, and an Associate Editor of the Seton Hall Circuit Review. Jennifer was also the recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation Scholarship and the Bergen County Bar Foundation Scholarship. Jennifer graduated cum laude from Lafayette College where she was a member of the National Honor Society, and was named to the Dean's List.
Jennifer is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, soccer and skiing.
EducationNew York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2012Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2011Lafayette College, B.A., 2007
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew Jersey, 2011New York, 2012
Business Succession Planning: Protecting Your Client's Business and Family Live Webcast CLE PresentationAttorneys Speaking: Steven M. Saraisky and Jennifer M. LotaJuly 16, 2020
Drafting Estate Planning Documents to Avoid Litigation CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey OfficeAttorneys Speaking: Mary W. Browning, David J. Choyne and Jennifer M. LotaDecember 19, 2019
Law360 November 15, 2019Jennifer M. Lota and Melanie M. Lupsa
Law360 August 14, 2019Jennifer M. Lota and Isabelle R. Jacobs