ENERGY CENTRE - 36TH FLOOR
1100 POYDRAS STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70163
Jennifer Rigterink was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but considers herself a New Orleans “native by choice.” She received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford and also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Student. After a stint in Austin, Texas, Jennifer moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University Law School, where she was a member of the Tulane Law Review. She spent her second summer clerking for the Office of Chief Counsel for the IRS in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating summa cum laude in 2012, Jennifer received the Conrad Meyer III Award for academic leadership, the Robert Friedman award for academic writing and was designated a member of the Order of the Coif.
Jenny joined Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer in 2015, where her practice is focused on transactional matters. Jenny has particular expertise in legal issues related to tax-exempt organizations, including public charity status, governance, restructuring, unrelated business income tax (UBIT) and use of supporting organizations. She advises tax-exempt entities often on day-to-day compliance issues arising under applicable tax laws.
Through the firm’s partnerships with Idea Village, VetLaunch and the Landing Zone, Jenny has counselled various start-up companies, with a particular focus on tax planning and equity-based incentive plans and arrangements (such as stock options, restricted stock and phantom equity). Jenny has also advised companies and executives on the design and administration of non-qualified plans governed by Section 409A, including “top-hat” deferred compensation plans and supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs).
Prior to joining the firm, Jenny served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and to the Honorable Yvette Kane, District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Outside of work, Jenny enjoys gardening, chasing down her dogs, Buster and Francine, and dancing with the NOLA Cherry Bombs, an all-women dancing and parading troupe founded in 2011.