Jennifer Galstad-Lee, CPA, JD

Senior Manager, Tax


A senior manager in GRF’s tax group, Jennifer is a client-focused, dual licensed attorney-CPA and tax strategist, with extensive experience in a variety of practice areas: U.S. domestic and international tax compliance and consulting, accounting and reporting, and business transaction advisory services. Her practice focus is international taxation, tax controversy, and tax planning for pass-through entities and their owners.

Jennifer started her accounting career as a financial analyst in the financial services sector in 1999. In 2003, she successfully pivoted to public accounting with prestigious assignments at numerous small and large public accounting firms, including Grant Thornton, with increasing management responsibilities across several key practice areas.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Bar Association. She received a Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. She has received Faculty Merit Scholarship for all semesters of her JD program at CUA Law. She was also a semi-finalist at the 19th American Bar Association Law Student Tax Challenge held in Boca Raton, Florida in January 2020.

Education and Certifications

  • Juris Doctor, Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
  • B.A. in Spanish Literature and Linguistics, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
  • CPA Licenses – Maryland CPA (Lic#40622) & Minnesota CPA (Lic#23997)
  • Bar Licenses – Maryland and District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland (WBA)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association (DHHBBA)
  • Equipment Connections for Children (ECFC), Treasurer

Volunteer/Pro Bono Work

  • Alzheimer’s Association (Community Educator)
  • Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (Volunteer Attorney)