Rebecca M. Hinton

Special Counsel

Practicing law since 2006, Taylor Porter Special Counsel Rebecca Hinton represents individuals and businesses in the areas of federal, state and local taxation; tax controversies; estate planning; numerous business matters; successions; and trusts.

In her tax practice, Rebecca advises clients on formation and operations of entities for both tax planning and state law compliance issues, and drafting business documents to achieve client objectives.

Rebecca is ranked by her peers among the Best Lawyers in America (2020) in tax law. She is an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and frequently presents at CLE and other seminars on the topics of federal estate and gift taxation, estate planning, and federal taxation.

Rebecca's additional tax law experience includes:

  • Structuring and advising clients concerning business and personal financial transactions and options to lessen tax exposure.
  • Handling large-scale Federal, state and local tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, Louisiana Department of Revenue and local taxing authorities, including audits, administrative negotiations, trial preparation and litigation.
  • Assisting individuals and businesses in obtaining federal, state, and local tax and business incentives.
  • Providing advice to nonprofit entities on formation, corporate governance, tax exemption, and compliance with tax-exempt law.


Rebecca prepares securities offering materials for clients to market to potential investors, ensuring compliance with both Federal and state securities and administration laws. In her estate planning and administration practice, she assists clients with the preparation of their personal estate planning documents, ranging from traditional wills and powers of attorney to establishing large scale trusts, family limited liability companies, and long-term gifting plans to lessen Federal estate and gift tax exposure. She also supports clients in administering successions.

​Rebecca serves as secretary of the Estate & Business Planning Council of Baton Rouge, an interdisciplinary organization for professionals involved in estate planning. In the community, she is a board member of the nonprofit SportsBR, dedicated to uniting sports and the Baton Rouge community.

​Rebecca earned her J.D., in 2006, from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where she was production editor of the Louisiana Law Review, and a member of the Order of the Coif. She earned a bachelor of science in accounting, summa cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University, in 2003. 


Articles and Publications


Seminars and Presentations

  • "Estate and Gift Tax Update," Baton Rouge Financial Planning Association (2018)
  • "Recent Developments in Federal Gift & Estate Taxation," Loyola University College of Law, Annual Estate Planning Conference (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • "Recent Developments in Taxation of Interest to Estate Planners," Baton Rouge CPA Society Tax Day (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • "Estate Tax Repeal and Recent Developments in Estate and Gift Tax," Tulane University Estate Planning Institute (2017, 2018)
  • "Recent Developments in Taxation of Interest to Estate Planners," Estate Planning Seminar, Louisiana State University (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • ​"Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs Lunch and Learn" (2015)
  • "Legal Issues Every Nonprofit and Its Board Members Need to Know," Louisiana Meet-the-Neighbors on Main Street, Louisiana Main Street Group (2015)

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