Issue 12 2019

Acquisition International - Issue 12 2019 35 Aug19216 Donna J. Jackson, nationally recognised attorney, authority, speaker and educator for estate planning, has almost thirty years’ experience in law and estate planning. With such a wealth of experience at her back, it is no wonder she has been recognised as one of 2019’s leading advisers, particularly as an attorney in estate planning and trust cases across Oklahoma. Outstanding Oklahoma Lawyer ith over three decades of legal experience, Donna J. Jackson is an attorney and certified public accountant, with a myriad of degrees and unrivalled knowledge. Ms. Jackson now limits her practice to estate planning and elder law with a specific emphasis on Medicaid, VA benefits, and special needs planning, including trusts, special needs trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and living wills. In her early years, Ms. Jackson obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University, before going on to receive her Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1988. She continued her study, and finally graduated from Stetson College of Law in Florida with a Master of Law degree in Elder Law. Since then, Ms. Jackson has gone on to earn membership to the Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Oklahoma State Society of CPAs, Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, and Academy of Special Needs Foundation. Serving as a member of the Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Section Committee for the Oklahoma Bar Association, Ms. Jackson has since gone on to have a role in helping steer these organisations to where they are now. Having left a lasting impression, Ms. Jackson has also been a keynote speaker for the Oklahoma Bar Association, Strafford, and National Business Institute. Having presented hundreds of seminars on estate, tax, and other linked topics, Ms. Jackson has worked alongside all manner of clients small and large, including Oklahoma State University and other CPAs, financial planners and attorneys. W Ms. Jacksons work today is as client-focused as it has ever been, putting them and their goals at the centre of everything that needs to be achieved. Having founded her own law firm, Donna J. Jackson & Associates PLLC, she is now ensuring that a whole new generation of legal practitioners are equipped to deal with elderly law and estate planning in the state of Oklahoma. Upon first consultation, Ms. Jackson works to understand the clients wishes for themselves and their family, to truly discover why they have come to her. With such a grounded and personal understanding, the work becomes easier as she can explore a variety of options and present them back to alleviate fears and bestow a peace of mind upon clients. In addition to her work on estate planning, Ms. Jackson’s practice also works with a plethora of clients, including business organisations, corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies. Drawing on all her experience, Ms. Jackson’s work includes taxes, trusts, gifts, estates and probate as well as estate planning for all the aforementioned areas. Across the United States and particularly in Oklahoma, the government are working to eliminate or reduce funding for Medicaid, drastically cutting the services which elderly and special needs individuals rely on. With the growing number of baby boomers who are living longer than ever before, these services are more vital and Ms. Jackson is on the front lines, defending their rights. Defending the elderly and disabled, Ms. Jackson’s success is built on her empathy and kindness in making sure that the most vulnerable in society are looked after. Keeping constantly up-to-date in legal practices, and ensuring that everyone has a voice for their whole life, this Oklahoma-based lawyer is fighting the good fight for everyone. Company: Donna J. Jackson & Associates PLLC Contact: Donna Jackson Website: “Drawing on all her experience, Ms. Jackson’s work includes taxes, trusts, gifts, estates and probate as well as estate planning for all the aforementioned areas.”