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Jane Ochsman Rowny, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®

Partner | Director - Divorce and Litigation Services

"Empowering clients to make informed decisions about their finances, especially preparing for or going through significant life changes, is important to understand the possibilities and evaluate the options."

Jane Ochsman Rowny, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, is a life transition financial planner. She focuses her practice on providing divorce support, financial and tax planning, and wealth management to individuals. Jane helps clients transition through life’s significant changes toward realizing their goals. She believes in the importance of empowering her clients to make informed decisions about their finances.

Those decisions include changes in financial circumstances because of retirement, the death of a spouse, divorce, marriage, inheritance, plans to start a family, college planning and strategic investment management. She helps clients understand the possibilities and evaluate their options, and guides them towards sound financial decisions

A specialist in delivering creative solutions for financial challenges, Jane has more than 25 years of experience that includes expertise in divorce and prenuptial financial planning, financial planning, investment advisory services and individual tax planning and compliance.

As a director of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM)’s divorce finance and litigation support services, Jane guides clients from pre-filing through the finalizing of a divorce and beyond as well as prenuptial financial planning. Her expertise encompasses collaborative divorce, mediation, litigation support and expert witness testimony. Jane has assisted with negotiations in several hundred divorce matters and is qualified as an expert in Montgomery and Howard counties in Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Jane loves to be outdoors and active, from playing tennis, golf and, most recently, pickleball to skiing the slopes in Colorado and Utah. Her most notable outdoor activity, though, is hiking, having traversed sections of the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, the W Trek in Patagonia, old Inca trails to Machu Picchu and the magnificent trails in many U.S. national parks. She’s passionate about conservation and the environment and has participated in a conservation safari in Africa that focused on elephant and lion migration and health. When at home, Jane loves spending time with her family, friends and two cats, and enjoys cooking and gardening.

Professional Qualifications and Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®)
  • B.S. Accounting, University of Connecticut

Professional Associations and Activities

Speaking Engagements:

  • February 9, 2024 – Framing Questions and Gathering Information: the Roles of the Financial Neutral (for the University of Maryland School of Law)
  • August 29, 2023 – Maximizing Social Security Benefits and Avoiding Mistakes (for the Greater Washington Society of CPAs)
  • May 10, 2023 – Home on the Range: Current Approaches and Solutions to the Marital Home (with the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia) 
  • March 9, 2023 – The Collaborative Law Process (for American University’s Washington College of Law)
  • October 30, 2022 – Streamlining the Collaborative Process (at the 2022 International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Form)
  • October 29, 2022 – Maximizing the Magic of the Financial Neutral On the Collaborative Team (at the 2022 International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Forum)
  • June 7, 2022 – Starting Your Own Business? Learn Best Practices and Tax Saving Strategies
  • April 7, 2022 – Collaborative Divorce and Interdisciplinary Team Approach (for the American University Washington College of Law)
  • November 15, 2021 – Maximizing the Role of a Financial Neutral in Unprecedented Times (at the 2021 Virginia Collaborative Professionals Annual Conference)
  • April 9, 2021 – American University Law School Family Law Society and Alternative Dispute Resolution Society: Team Practice of Collaborative Family Law)
  • March 24, 2021 – Hold Onto Your Hats: Strategies for Streamlining Collaborative Practice (for Collaborative Professionals for Northern Virginia)
  • February 28, 2021 – Financial Considerations in Support and Division of Assets (Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD Family Law Division)
  • February 18, 2021- Advocating for Your Clients in Settlement / Mediations (for Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Family Section)
  • October 7, 2020 – Working During COVID-19 (for Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia)
  • August 5, 2020 – The Role of a Financial Professional – Assisting the Attorney and Client (for Offit Kurman)
  • January 14, 2020 – Retirement Assets in Family Cases
  • October 31, 2019 – Equitable Distribution Practices Presentation (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Family Law Seminar)
  • January 14, 2020 – Retirement Assets in Family Law Cases
  • February 1, 2018 – The Impact of the New Tax Legislation on Family Law and Business with an Overview of Cryptocurrencies (for the Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County)