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Jessica M. Booth


Jessica Booth is a firm shareholder focusing her practice in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning and administration.

In her practice, Jessica advises individuals in estate planning to develop a personalized plan, to minimize estate taxes payable, and to avoid probate. Jessica also advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries in connection with estate and trust administration.

Jessica has co-authored numerous articles, including:

  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step Is Important
  • Premarital Issues in Second Marriages: What to Plan for the Second Time Round
  • Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder Clients

Jessica has also lectured at seminars on topics including:

  • Death and Divorce – Estate Planning Considerations
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish – Ethical Considerations
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Board of Directors
  • Coastal Virginia's Top Lawyers, Wills, Trusts & Estates, 2016-2018, 2021
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star, Estate & Probate, 2019
  • Virginia's Legal Elite, Taxes, Estates and Trusts, 2021
Jessica M. Booth Shareholder Pender & Coward, P.C. Office: (757) 490-6269 Mobile: Fax: (757) 502-7387