Attorneys

Jayne Sykora

Headshot - JayneJayne brings significant business and legal experience to Sykora & Santini PLLP. Prior to law school, Jayne began her professional career as a marketing professional for American Republic Insurance Company in Des Moines, Iowa. For nearly five years, Jayne managed multiple projects and honed her writing and marketing skills on newsletters, executive reports, memos, contracts and business plans. She also facilitated e-commerce projects, worked on various corporate-wide initiatives and regularly participated in extensive legal and compliance review on a variety of marketing pieces.

During law school, Jayne had the opportunity to work closely under a district court judge in Colorado’s Fourth Judicial District Court. Later, Jayne clerked for Associate Justice Thomas E. Hollenhorst on California’s Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Two. While there, she continued to hone her legal research and writing skills on judicial opinions involving reasonable doubt, impeaching witnesses and sufficiency of evidence.

Education

University of Nebraska College of Law
J.D. (2009)

Iowa State University
B.A. in English, with distinction (2000)
B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, with distinction (2000)

Bar Admissions

Minnesota (2009)

Community Involvement

Wills For Heroes, Attorney Volunteer
2013-2016 Hennepin County Bar Foundation Board Member
2010-2013 HCBA New Lawyers Section Social Director

Memberships

American Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers

Jennifer Santini

Headshot - JenPrior to forming Sykora & Santini PLLP, Jen spent the majority of her professional career in the financial services industry in Boston. Before enrolling in law school, Jen began working in the sales and marketing department at Putnam Investments. While at Putnam, Jen implemented marketing strategies for wholesaling territories in the United States and Canada. Additionally, she assisted financial advisors in educating individuals of the need to save and plan for their retirement and children’s educations.

During law school, Jen transferred to the legal department at Putnam and then transitioned to MFS Investment Management. At both companies, she focused on legal matters complying with SEC, FINRA and state regulations. In addition, Jen has worked on corporate governance matters, such as reorganization of departments, rebranding of products, and mergers and acquisitions. Jen witnessed the legal implications of such transactions as well as the effects on employees and clients. Jen’s time at both institutions, as well as her legal education, has prepared her to serve the needs of both estate planning and small business clients.

Education

New England School of Law
J.D. (2009)

Colby College
B.A. in Government (2004)

Bar Admissions

Minnesota (2009)

Community Involvement

Wills for Heroes, Attorney Volunteer
2013-2014 MSBA New Lawyers Section Vice Chair
2013-2014 LawPAC Trustee
2010-2013 MSBA New Lawyers Section Liaison to the Business Law and Probate and Trust Law Sections
Member of the Woodbury Business Development Committee

Memberships

American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers