Our Attorneys

Jennifer Klein Strauss Direct dial: 713-980-7725 Email Jennifer jstrauss@ydklaw.com V-Card 3737 Buffalo Speedway
Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77098-3738
Fax : 844-272-0807

Jen concentrates her practice on estate planning and family wealth transfer planning.  She has experience in income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax matters, succession planning for closely held businesses and investment partnerships, charitable planning and tax exempt charitable organization (including public charities and private foundations) matters.  Jen also has experience representing multinational clients with cross-border tax and trust planning.

Prior to joining Ytterberg Deery Knull, Jen served as an Assistant Counsel for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, advising on tax and trusts & estates matters. Jen began her legal career with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, where she was an associate attorney in the Tax Department, advising on credit transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and the formation and administration of investment funds.


  • Admitted to practice: New York, 2008; Texas, 2015
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2007
  • Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, 2004


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • State Bar of New York
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)


  • Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • James Kent Scholar