Meet Jennifer, an Associate Attorney with Anspach Meeks Ellenberger LLP in the Business and Estate Planning Department. Her practice focus includes wealth preservation, asset protection, trust and probate administration, tax planning and preparation, business transactions, and succession planning.
Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer provided legal services for the Office of the United States Attorney in the Northern District of Ohio. In that capacity, she assisted in the prosecution of federal crimes, including large-scale drug conspiracies, white-collar fraud cases, and crimes against children. Jennifer’s significant contributions in these prosecutions earned her numerous awards and recognition throughout her eleven-year career.
Additionally, Jennifer managed and advised a local condominium association. She performed bookkeeping, financial planning services, and legal services involving real estate transactions, contract disputes, debt collection, and civil litigation. Jennifer also worked in both the civil and criminal-traffic divisions at the Bowling Green Municipal Court.
Jennifer has provided pro bono legal services to clients with financial needs and other need based qualifiers in the areas of estate planning, real estate transactions, tax foreclosure, and debt collection.
Jennifer currently serves as a trustee for the Toledo Women’s Bar Association and the University of Toledo’s Paralegal Advisory Board, and is a member of the Exchange Club of Toledo.
A native of Northwest Ohio, Jennifer enjoys traveling, singing in an acoustic duo, boating, and spending time with friends and family.
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over - It become a butterfly."
What have your personal experience in life have been like?
I grew up in an environment where it would have been easy to make different choices -- I witnessed violence on many occasions as a child and watched as alcohol had a negative impact on my family. I chose to be different, even when it wasn't easy. I didn't receive scholarships or financial aid, but decided to pursue college and graduate school anyhow
because I knew I had something to prove. I always strived to do more and be better. It took awhile for me to realize that I was already doing more and I am already the best that I need to be. I did what I set out to do and I don't have to keep striving to be on top. I've proved all that I needed to prove, but now it's time to help others strive to succeed in their passions.
What advice would you like to give to other women who are working and growing in their careers?
Persistence is key. Sometimes you will feel unmotivated or are discouraged because you don't see instant results, but this is the time to regain focus and double down on your efforts. Look for creative ways to re-impassion yourself: reach out to others in similar fields for inspiration or seek help from groups such as Women of Toledo and HerHub!
What have you enjoyed the most about being a part of Women of Toledo?
I have enjoyed meeting business minded women in the Toledo area and believe that
together we can help each other achieve our goals and passions. This is a great community to belong to and I am grateful for the opportunities and friendships this group has opened up for me.
Connect with Jennifer Ramon: www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferramon