About Jennifer

Jennifer M. Settles, Esq. has over 25 years of experience representing clients in complex business transactions. 

Jennifer has served as the lead transactional attorney in hundreds of millions of dollars in diverse commercial transactions, including Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Corporate Law and Governance, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Real Estate and Financing Transactions.    Jennifer closes deals quickly and cost-effectively, helping her clients navigate complex transactions with confidence, ease and success.  

Jennifer represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including transportation, eCommerce, medical devices, technology, heavy equipment, infrastructure, real estate development, professional services and more.  Her clients include individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, family offices, portfolio companies, and publicly-traded corporations.

Before founding her law firm, Jennifer practiced law at regional and international law firms, and served as in-house legal counsel for large corporations.  

A Unique Perspective

Throughout her career, Jennifer has represented clients on all sides of the “deal table”, at different times representing lenders and borrowers; buyers and sellers; operators and owners; lessors and lessees; management teams and individual shareholders; entrepreneurs, investors, portfolio companies and publicly-traded corporations.   These diverse experiences give a distinctive edge to Jennifer's clients, providing clients with an unusual combination of depth and breadth of experience and visibility into the strengths, vulnerabilities, priorities and risk on all sides of a transaction. 

Creative and Strategic Problem-Solving

Jennifer's approach is entrepreneurial, strategic and pragmatic, focusing on long-term value creation and shorter-term wins.   Jennifer uses her creativity, knowledge and experience to help clients mitigate risk, spot potential issues on the horizon, and handle small problems before they become large problems.  

Effective Communication

What should you expect as a client?   You will be heard.    Jennifer listens carefully and digs deep, exploring clients' legal issues from different perspectives.     She communicates clearly and succinctly, and ensures that her clients have the necessary information and tools to make informed smart decisions

Low Cost

Jennifer's legal fees are typically lower than the fees charged by larger law firms and placement agencies. The Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles offers low rates and creative fixed fee structures, allowing clients to accurately plan and budget their legal spending.  Moreover, unlike large law firms where matters are often passed off to less experienced attorneys, when you hire Jennifer Settles, your matter will always be in the hands of experience.

Staffing Relief for Law Firms and Corporate Legal Departments

In addition to representing business clients directly, the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles also handles excess workflow for law firms and corporate legal departments who need staffing relief. For law firms and corporate legal departments, Jennifer's services can be an integral part of your strategy for making smart cost reductions and delivering excellent client service, allowing you to improve efficiency and client service to your clients.     Jennifer has the agility to engage quickly and adapt, to meet deadlines and other requirements. 

By hiring the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles, clients save money, save time and reduce risk

About Jennifer Settles

Admitted to Practice Law:

  • 1994, Nevada
  • 1999, Arizona


  • 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 Class.  
  • 1991, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Bachelor of Arts, Major in History, Minor in French.  Graduated "Cum Laude, With Honors".

Giving Back to the Community:

  • Pro Bono Attorney, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
  • Immediate Past-President and Board Chair, Tempe Industrial Development Authority
  • Mentor and Volunteer, Fresh Start Women's Foundation,
  • Board member, Epi-Hab Phoenix, Inc.

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