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Areas of Focus

The Basics


University of Kentucky, J.D., 2008 Kentucky Law Journal, Notes Editor

University of Kentucky, B.S., Communications, 2005

Bar Memberships

  • Kentucky
  • District of Columbia

Select Awards and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2013-2014
  • Featured in Louisville Today's Woman Magazine, April 2013 issue
  • Recipient, Martindale-Hubbell ® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell ® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Jennifer Barber

T 502.779.8154
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, KY 40202-3363

About Jennifer

Jennifer has represented OEMs in connection with numerous state and local tax matters and incentives projects, successfully advising and advocating for OEMs in areas of property, sales and use, corporation income and license taxes, and more. Jennifer has partnered with OEMs, and others in the automotive industry, her entire career. Jennifer is an insider in state politics and governmental affairs, and regarded as a standout in the tax community in Kentucky. In addition to her tax and legal expertise, she has cultivated many valuable relationships with key players who routinely sit across the table. She continually adds value to her clients, always keeping in mind the client’s tax culture, mission and policies on corporate responsibility. Jennifer is also a member of the Automotive Industry Team and the firm’s Regional State Tax and Incentives Team.

Experience Highlights

Tax Advocacy

  • Representation before the U.S. Supreme Court of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce regarding numerous constitutional tax issues concerning the automotive industry.

Tax Counseling

  • Successfully negotiated and secured favorable tax rulings from state taxing authorities to provide protection for a number of OEMs' tax strategies.

Tax Litigation

  • Successfully represented one of Kentucky’s largest private-sector employers in a property tax case concerning the valuation of its truck manufacturing plant, one of the largest in North America.

Tax Savings

  • Implementing a plant-wide review of an OEM to recover state recycling income tax credits.