Helene S. Jaron

Co-Chair, Private Client, Trusts and Estates

Helene focuses her practice on sophisticated estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals and multi-generational families. Her practice includes advising family-owned businesses on all aspects of succession planning, including the development of tax strategies for liquidity events. Helene also works closely with family office clients to create tax-efficient structures and she provides strategic advice on the multitude of issues facing family offices on a day-to-day basis, including regulatory compliance and income tax planning. Additionally, Helene has extensive experience in the areas of charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations and she provides compliance-related advice to numerous family foundations.

Helene is a frequent lecturer on various topics, including issues related to family-owned businesses and charitable planning. She is a member of the Barnes Foundation Corporate Leadership Board. She is also a member of the Forum of Executive Women, an organization composed of female executives working to increase the number of women in leadership roles. Active in her community, Helene provides pro bono legal services to various nonprofit organizations. She is a former member of the board of Perelman Jewish Day School and the Major Donor Task Force of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. In recognition for driving the creation and launch of HomeBase – The Family Office at Cozen O’Connor, Helene was recognized as a 2020 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Helene was also recognized as a Law Firm Innovator by The Legal Intelligencer.  

Helene earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and her law degree, with honors, from the George Washington University National Law Center.


Cozen O’Connor Announces New Group Chairs, Office Managing Partners, Other Promotions

February 15, 2024

The firm announced several new practice group chairs, office managing partners, and leaders of firm committees and initiatives

Four Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized by Legal Intelligencer Awards

April 28, 2023

Four Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer's 2023 Professional Excellence Awards.

Helene Jaron and Calli Padilla chosen as Philadelphia Business Journal 2020 Women of Distinction Honorees

October 19, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Helene Jaron, co-chair of the firm’s Private Client Services Group, was chosen as a Philadelphia Business Journal 2020 Women of Distinction honoree and Calli Padilla, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was named a Philadelphia Business Journal 2020 Women of Distinction Rising Star honoree.

Cozen O’Connor’s Helene Jaron Named a 2020 "Woman of Distinction" by the Philadelphia Business Journal

October 06, 2020

Philadelphia, October 6, 2020- Helene Jaron, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Private Client, Trusts and Estates Group, has been selected as a 2020 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2018 Family Business Conference

October 04, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Baker Tilly Estate and Trust Conference 2018

June 01, 2018 - Society Hill, PA


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1991
  • University of Maryland, B.S., 1988

Awards & Honors

Law Firm Innovator Award, The Legal Intelligencer, 2023

Women of Distinction Award, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2020


  • Pennsylvania