Areas of Practice2018-10-11T20:09:44+00:00

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Estate Planning

estate planning

Neilson-Spaulding, L.L.C. is devoted to providing its clients with comprehensive and effective estate planning.  Our attorneys provide personal attention to their clients, and understand the sensitivity that goes along with planning estates.  Through individualized service, we create estate plans designed to manage family assets and protect them from creditors.

Neilson-Spaulding, L.L.C. estate planning services include the preparation of wills, inter vivos and testamentary trusts, special needs trusts, pet trusts, powers of attorney for healthcare decisions and asset protection, as well as estate and income tax planning in connection with non-probate assets of an estate.     

Our attorneys also provide advice concerning life insurance, income and transfer taxes, and retirement plans.  

Neilson-Spaulding, L.L.C. also assists clients by creating donations and gifts. 

Successions

Neilson-Spaulding, L.L.C. represents numerous fiduciaries and beneficiaries in connection with successions.  Our attorneys provide advice as to the legality and interpretation of wills, provide valuations with respect to successions, and determine the extent of a legatee’s or heir’s interest in the succession.

Neilson-Spaulding, L.L.C. provides advice to our clients with respect to settlements of disputes that arise in successions, including disinheritance and challenges to the validity of wills.

Business/Corporate

business law

Our attorneys are experienced in analyzing and advising on the intricacies of “C” and “S” corporations, real estate, partnerships, business trusts, limited liability companies, and other business entities.  We provide personalized service to address our clients’ needs.  Neilson-Spaulding, L.L.C. structures corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.  Our attorneys have experience in preparing and negotiating compensation and employment agreements, stock ownership, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and buy-sell agreements.

Neilson-Spaulding, L.L.C. handles a diverse array of business litigation matters, including contractual matters, breach of fiduciary duty matters, non-compete and non-solicitation matters, partnership disputes, commercial litigation, and Unfair Trade Practice claims.  

Our attorneys have represented owners and sellers of closely held businesses, national business entities, and foreign investors in corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and reorganizations.  

Tax Law

tax law

Neilson-Spaulding’s tax lawyers focus on individual, corporate, partnership employment/unemployment, tax-exempt organization, trusts and estates, and transfer tax law.  We have a long history of advising clients, including individuals, US and international businesses, trusts, estates, and non-profit entities on matters of state, local, federal, and international tax matters.  The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in matters dealing with the Louisiana Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service, and have litigated in federal and state courts, including the United States Tax Court and State of Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals. 

Our tax team is known for their ability to deal with the challenges presented in complex tax problems, tax disputes and audits.  Our team is known for research and analysis of the issues, and many of these issues can be resolved without litigation.

Neilson-Spaulding offers sophisticated tax planning services to individuals to take advantage of opportunities to minimize taxes and avoid future tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service.  Our team also provides tax planning to companies, including advices on corporate income tax strategies and potential red flags concerning:

  • Entity selection (LLC, S corporation, partnerships)
  • Dissolving business entities
  • Estate taxes
  • Sale or purchase of a business and assets
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Expensing and depreciation

Bankruptcy

bankruptcy

Neilson-Spaulding, L.L.C. provides legal advice to trustees on bankruptcy estates.

Civil Litigation

litigation

Neilson-Spaulding, L.L.C. attorneys have experience in a wide range of litigation matters, both plaintiff and defense, including commercial litigation, business litigation, and personal injury.