November 01, 2019
Taylor Porter attorneys Rebecca Hinton, Justin Mannino, and Skip Philips spoke at the 49th Annual LSU Law Center CLE Estate Planning Seminar, taking place Oct. 31-Nov.1 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.
LSU Law's Center of Continuing Professional Development extends the knowledge and resources of the LSU Law Center to the Louisiana Bar. The Center offers some 20 professional development seminars each year in various locations throughout Louisiana. It is the premier provider of continuing legal education in the state.
Mannino discussed "Income Tax - Basis Planning" for 1 hour of CLE credit. Philips spoke on "Professionalism" for 1 hour of CLE credit, and Hinton discussed "Recent Developments in Taxation of Interest to Estate Planners," offering 1.25 hours of credit. A total of 15 speakers were on hand at the event offering 12.5 hours of CLE credit. Taylor Porter Partner Mary Hester serves on the Planning Committee for the LSU Law Center’s Annual Estate Planning Seminar.
Taylor Porter's estate planning and tax practice of attorneys has more-than 65-years of tax and estate planning experience and ensures the firm’s clients continue to adhere to the oft-changing tax and estate planning statutes and regulations both locally and nationally. From individuals to small businesses to large corporations, tax and estate planning needs vary, depending on the client, and Taylor Porter's estate planning and tax attorneys have extensive experience in business formations, acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations and dissolutions, including structuring to minimize tax and liability exposure.
In addition to counseling clients, we represent clients before local, state and federal tax authorities, including the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation, the Board of Tax Appeals, the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Court, and all other Louisiana and Federal Courts. Taylor Porter also assists individual clients in need of assistance for 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 both State and Federal estate and gift tax exposure. Our attorneys can help clients devise estate-planning strategies to help them stay below the exemption threshold and avoid a huge portion of their estate going to taxes, and sort out complex family or financial situations. State laws are very specific about what can and can’t be in a will, trust, or who can and can't serve as a personal representative to a will or trust, and be a financial power of attorney, so our attorneys are available to help sort out those complex issues.