Taylor Porter Partner Justin Mannino represents individuals and businesses in the areas of federal, state, and local taxation; multigenerational estate planning; numerous business and corporate governance and ownership matters; successions; and trusts.
Justin works with individuals and families to prepare estate plans and implement wills, powers of attorney and to establish trust instruments [grantor trusts, multigenerational trusts, and grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs)]. Justin also advises clients regarding the structure of multi-generational wealth conservation plans to effectively access the exemptions for the gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes and to transfer intra-family wealth with minimal transfer tax cost and without disruption of business operations. He also handles will contests and disputes, the implementation of wealth conservation plans, and the administration of estates and trusts. Justin offers advice to executors in executing his or her duties as administrator and properly administering complex estates. Justin frequently presents at CLE seminars on the topics of estate planning, successions and federal taxation. Justin is a member of the Baton Rouge Estate and Business Planning Council.
Justin regularly advises clients concerning business and personal financial transactions, including developing the tax structure for sales, mergers or acquisitions of businesses, and drafting buy-sell agreements, asset or stock purchase agreements, operating agreements, or other corporate governance instruments. He provides business planning for closely-held corporations, and provides tax advice for matters from formation to liquidation. Justin is ranked by his peers among the Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" and Louisiana Super Lawyers "Rising Stars".
Justin’s additional representative matters and experience include:
Justin was a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Leadership Class of 2016-2017. He is an active member of both the LSBA and the Baton Rouge Bar Association. Justin has been a member of the LSBA Ethics Committee since 2017.
Justin received his J.D./D.C.L., cum laude, from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2013. During his time at LSU Law, Justin served as the SBA Executive President and as the student member of the LSU Board of Supervisors (2012-2013). After law school, Justin continued his legal education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation in 2014. Justin also received a B.S. in 2010 from the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University.
A Baton Rouge native, Justin is a 2006 graduate of Catholic High School, Baton Rouge. In the community, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Catholic High School Alumni Association. Justin chairs the worship committee for St. Aloysius Catholic Church.
Articles & Publications
"Get Your House in Order” - Estate Planning Steps to Take in Crisis Planning," The Taylor RePorter Legal Blog, March 19, 2020