Taylor Porter Adds Estate Planning and Tax Attorney Justin Mannino

July 09, 2019

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce the addition of estate planning and tax attorney Justin Mannino as Special Counsel for the Firm and a member of the Taylor Porter estate planning and tax practice. 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.

Mannino frequently presents at CLE seminars on the topics of estate planning, successions and federal taxation. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Estate and Business Planning Council.

In his estate planning practice, Mannino 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)]. Mannino 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. 

In his tax practice, Mannino 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. He handles large-scale federal and state tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and Louisiana Department of Revenue. Mannino also represents clients in the formation of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and foundations, including application for tax exempt status with the IRS, and providing advice to nonprofit entities on formation, corporate governance, tax exemption, and compliance with tax-exempt law.

Mannino 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. He has been a member of the LSBA Ethics Committee since 2017.

Mannino received his J.D./D.C.L. cum laude from Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University in 2013. During his time at LSU Law, Mannino served as the SBA Executive President and as the student member of the LSU Board of Supervisors (2012-2013). After LSU Law, Mannino 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. He received a B.S. in Accounting in 2010 from the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University.

A Baton Rouge native, Mannino 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. Mannino chairs the worship committee for St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

Louisiana’s Law Firm® founded in 1912 in Baton Rouge, Taylor Porter is one of the oldest, largest and most respected law firms in Louisiana. As a full-service, law practice with more than 75 attorneys covering more than 30 practice areas, Taylor Porter’s capabilities cover the complete spectrum of civil law, including state and federal trial and appellate practice. Taylor Porter is the exclusive Louisiana law firm member of the MSI Global Alliance, enabling the Firm to source reliable, local expertise wherever in the world clients are doing business.

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