A former Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Jennifer Benda is an experienced tax attorney who handles tax controversy and income tax planning and compliance matters. She serves as a steadfast advocate for clients, developing relationships with IRS personnel and IRS Appeals and state departments of revenue, and leverages these relationships to successfully resolve her clients’ tax matters. While Jennifer recognizes that out-of-court solutions can be more beneficial to her clients, she is prepared to take cases to court when necessary to ensure her clients are treated fairly.
Jennifer has developed a niche advising and defending businesses in the cannabis industry with tax related matters. In addition, her decade-long tenure as a CPA prior to entering the legal field enables her to provide additional benefits to clients in cases involving valuation or accounting issues and to effectively solve complicated tax issues.
Jennifer has been ranked by Chambers USA in three practice areas: Nationwide Cannabis Law: Corporate/Transactional practice; Nationwide Cannibis Law: Western United States; and Colorado Tax Law. She is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. In addition, in 2021 and 2022 she was named Top Marijuana Lawyer by 5280 Magazine. Further, she is a frequent speaker nationwide on the topic of Cannabis Law and Taxation.
- George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 2005)
- Texas A&M University - Mays Business School (M.S. in Accounting (Tax), 1995)
- Texas A&M University (B.B.A. in Accounting, 1995)