Burr & Forman

Jennie S. Cerrati

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  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law (2005)
  • B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara (2000)


South Carolina

  • Board Member, Hilton Head Area Council of Estate & Financial Advisors, Inc. (CEFA)
  • Member, South Carolina Women Lawyer's Association (Past Board Member, Regional Representative)
  • Member, Hilton Head Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Named, Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2008)
  • Board Member, Sandbox Children's Museum (Secretary)
  • Vice President, Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts - School Improvement Council
  • Past Member, Parent Executive Board, First Presbyterian Day School on Hilton Head Island

Counsel | Hilton Head Is., SC

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Trusts & Estates Planning


Jennie leads the firm’s Trusts and Estate efforts for South Carolina, where her practice focuses on estate and wealth preservation planning, probate, trust and estate administration as well as tax matters.

Jennie counsels clients in all areas of estate planning including but not limited to complex gift, generation skipping transfer tax and estate tax planning, business succession planning, life insurance planning, lifetime giving and charitable planning and prenuptial agreements. Jennie also handles all aspects of probate and trust administration, including advising fiduciaries throughout the administrative process. Jennie also represents taxpayers in gift, generation skipping and estate tax matters with the Internal Revenue Service. Jennie represents clients of all kinds, whether high net worth individuals and families or families looking to adapt to life changes, such as marriages, children and expanding businesses.

Jennie also has experience in the areas of civil litigation, real estate, corporate and small business matters and family law. She previously practiced in California for several years and was chosen as one of Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars before relocating to Hilton Head in 2008.