Coates, Jenny

Phone: 206-447-1467

Jenny is admitted to practice law in the states of Washington, New York and Massachusetts. She holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where she was an editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and a Deans Merit Scholar.  Jenny received a B.A., cum laude, in English from Yale University. From 1990 to 2006, Jenny practiced law in New York City as an attorney in top tier law firms specializing in the financial sector, representing mutual funds, qualified tuition plans, offshore funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds and other institutional clients.   She was a member of the Investment Company Institute Tax Advisory Group, the New York Bar Association Section of Taxation, serving on the Committees on Financial Instruments and Pass-Through Entities, as well as being a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, serving on the Committees on Financial Transactions and Regulated Investment Companies.  After moving to the Northwest with her husband and young daughter in 2006, Jenny focused on complex transactions as a member of the cross-border Canadian tax practice group of a large international law firm with an office in Seattle.  Jenny is currently a member of the Washington Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Seattle Tax Practice Group and Washington Women in Tax.

Jenny lives on Bainbridge Island with her family. She sings with the Bainbridge Chorale and has studied voice, piano and the mandolin.  She is a published poet, with a number of her poems also selected for public readings.
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