Jennifer M. Settles, Esq. has over 25 years of experience representing clients in business transactions.  She previously worked in regional and international law firms and as in-house corporate counsel for large corporations.  

Being in the legal industry for many years as both a provider and consumer of attorneys' services, she recognized that there was a shortage of experienced business lawyers providing stellar service to clients at an affordable rate.  She established The Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles in response to this need, combining her depth and breadth of experience with her practical and strategic approach.     

Admissions and Education

  • 1994, State Bar of Nevada
  • 1999, State Bar of Arizona
  • 1991, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Bachelor of Arts, Major in History, Minor in French.  Graduated "Cum Laude, With Honors".
  • 1994, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, Juris Doctor.  Graduated “With Great Distinction, Order of the Coif”.   Editor of Pacific Law Journal.  Top 2% of graduating class.  

Community Involvement 

Committed to pro bono and improving the community. Jennifer's community involvement includes:

  • Pro Bono Attorney, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project 
  • Board and Compensation Committee member, Epi-Hab Phoenix, Inc.
  • Advisory Board Member, Storagetrader.com
  • Board Member and Selection Committee Member, Tempe Sister Cities
  • Immediate Past-President and Board Chair, Tempe Industrial Development Authority
  • Mentor and Volunteer, Fresh Start Women's Foundation
  • Past Mentor and Volunteer, State Bar of Arizona

Recent Blog Posts

Recommendations

  • Top Notch Recommendation - From An M&A Advisor

    "Jennifer has been great to work with and I've referred her to many clients and businesses looking to complete a buy-side or sell-side transaction. Her expertise, communication and work product is top notch and I definitely recommend her to anybody looking for an M&A attorney."
  • Got The Job Done Extremely Well

    "Mrs. Settles is supportive of her client from start to finish. She is very sharp and punctual with the deliverables. There was a lot of material to review and quite a few edits. Mrs. Settles was outstanding and got the job done extremely well. I would definitely hire her again and recommend her ...
  • As Firm As Possible With The Other Side

    "I had an excellent experience with the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles. I was looking for a small law firm that would be able to provide me with personalized service, and with patience, since this was my first experience with M&A. Jennifer was responsive, and was always clear, thorough and can...
  • We Get Things Accomplished

    "I really like that, although we have never met in person, it feels like Jennifer is familiar with my business and we are able to get things accomplished through email correspondence---for the most part.  For a busy business owner like me, this is much more convenient and effective timewise than ...
  • Experienced Real Estate Attorney

    "Jennifer has the knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to negotiate the terms of a commercial lease while protecting a business owner's interests. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a qualified and experienced real estate attorney. We will certainly be using her services again."
  • Highly Recommend

    "Jennifer did a great job. She communicated with us well and her final product exceeded our expectations. She also started the job immediately. We highly recommend her."
  • Careful And Diligent; Kind And Pleasant

    "Working with Jennifer Settles as our representation for a business sale was a true pleasure. She was careful and diligent in her approach, gracious and responsive in her communication. She is also a kind and pleasant personality to deal with which can go a long way during the stress of resolving...
  • Go-To Firm For Legal Services

    "The Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles has been our firm's go-to for legal services. The attentiveness to detail, fast turnaround, and hands-on advice and expertise goes unmatched when compared to other firms. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Jennifer and would highly recommend!" 
  • Top Of The List

    “I would recommend the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles to family and friends, and feel comfortable putting you at the top of the list. I had a time sensitive need and you responded immediately and made yourself available at almost any hour to provide service.”
  • So Thankful I Found the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles

    "Working with Jennifer Settles was a pleasure. She was very responsive and showed genuine concern for me as a client.  I knew I had to hire an attorney due to a dispute with my real estate business partner, and I'm so thankful I found her. Thanks to Jennifer's attention to detail, she helped me r...
  • A Dream Deal Team Counselor

    "Jennifer Settles has been instrumental in helping me with two successful acquisitions. Her extensive knowledge and insights were crucial in drafting operating agreements and asset purchase agreements (APAs). Jennifer adeptly played the role of a dream deal team counselor, ensuring every detail w...
  • I Knew Immediately I Had Chosen The Right Person

    “When we received an offer for our business, I knew I needed a good attorney. I asked my broker to recommend someone with the right background for our transaction. Jennifer came with my broker's  highest recommendations.  I knew immediately that I had chosen the right person. She is sharp. She gu...
  • She Delivered Exactly What I Was Looking For

    "Jennifer was top notch. We were in need of a Pre-Construction agreement and she delivered exactly what I was looking for. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Will definitely use her services again."
  • I Would Definitely Recommend Jennifer

    "I have worked with Jennifer on two different projects and have been happy both times. Recently she handled all of the legal work for the sale and transfer of a business that included real estate. At the onset, she asked sufficient questions to obtain a grasp of the situation. During the process ...
  • Meticulous Job, From Start to Finish

    "Jennifer's work on this project was extremely thorough; I felt lucky to have the opportunity to work with someone who was both very experienced in contract law, and who also fully understood the nature of the project and did a meticulous job from start to finish. I look forward to working with h...
  • Best Attorney - Highly Recommend

    “Jennifer has been monumental for the company. Her counsel has allowed us to successfully execute our business plan for our projects. She has represented the company on over $400m worth of real estate deals and continues to do so. Jennifer is absolutely one of the best attorneys I know and couldn...
  • Highly Recommend

    "Jennifer is fantastic! I have been searching for a great attorney for a while. Jennifer is thorough, very responsive, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!"   
  • Exceeds Expectations

    "Jennifer is best in class. If there were expectations, she exceeded them."   
  • Highly Qualified Business And Real Estate Attorney

    ‍"Jennifer is amazing to work with. Her expertise covers many areas beyond real estate. She has successfully helped us with various lease agreements, commercial and corporate contracts, affidavits, deeds, and many more. She's always been there to answer our questions and provide timely revisions ...
  • Knowledgeable And Skilled Attorney

    "Jennifer is a very knowledgeable and skilled attorney. She was very easy to work with and definitely provided the expertise I was seeking. Will use her again no question."