International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Caroline D. Lafourcade
Practice Areas:
  • Tax Audits
  • Property Tax
  • Nonprofit Tax
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Bankruptcy Taxation
  • E-Commerce Taxation
  • Taxation of Foreign Nationals
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Tax Controversies
  • State Tax Controversies
  • Individual Taxation
  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Tax Legislation
  • State Taxation
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Excise Tax
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Business Taxation
  • Federal Tax Controversies
  • Income Tax
  • Municipal License Tax
  • Fiduciary Income Tax
  • Employment Tax
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Corporate Tax Controversies
  • Closely Held Business Taxation
  • Tax
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax Collection
  • Tax Appeals
  • State Income Tax
  • Real Estate Taxation
  • Probate Taxation
  • Real Estate Tax Assessment
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Franchise Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • International Income Tax
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Local Taxation

New Orleans Attorney
Caroline D. Lafourcade

Phone: 504.582.1111

Email: clafourcade@gamb.com

Languages: English

Caroline Lafourcade is a Board Certified Tax Law Specialist – as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization – and has over twenty-three years’ experience advising individuals and businesses regarding federal taxation and Louisiana state and local taxes. She has significant experience in the resolution of federal tax controversies at all stages of examination, administrative appeals and litigation with the Internal Revenue Service. Caroline represents clients in state and local tax audits, in administrative appeals, in state and local tax litigation before the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals and in state courts regarding income tax, sales and use tax, severance tax and ad valorem property tax. In addition to assisting clients with business formation and planning, Caroline helps clients devise estate plans to protect and preserve their assets and counsels clients in the administration of complex estates and successions.

Practices:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Securities Litigation
  • Real Estate and Commercial Leasing
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Tax – Federal
  • Tax – State and Local
  • Business Transactions and Entity Formation and Governance
  • Commercial Financing and Secured Transactions
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

Industries:

  • Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Industrial, Chemical and Manufacturing
  • Real Estate

Admissions:

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of LA
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education:

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D. 1995
  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.A. cum laude 1992

Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Tax Section, Chair, (2014-2015); Vice-Chair (2013 -2014); Secretary/ Treasurer (2011 -2013); Program Chair (2010 -2011)
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Tax Law Committee
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Member
  • Women’s Energy Network, Member

Recognition:

  • 2019, 2020 The Best Lawyers in America, Tax
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Publications:

  • Constitutional Issues in Local Taxation, Presenter, American Bar Association Tax Section 2019 Fall Meeting, October 4, 2019
  • Third Circuit Rules Favorably for Oil Producers, Drill Deeper Blog, April 18,2019
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Creates Refund Opportunity for Taxes Paid to Other States, Drill Deeper Blog, December 17, 2018
  • ALERT- Severance Tax Audit Update, Drill Deeper Blog, April 26, 2018
  • Louisiana Severance Tax Litigation Update, Presenter, Council of Petroleum Accountants Society-New Orleans, February 21, 2018
  • Corporate Issues: Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies,
  • Presenter, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Annual Duck Lunch, October 2017
  • State and Local Tax Issues for Oil and Gas Companies: Audit Procedures; Oil Severance Tax,
  • Presenter, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Annual Duck Lunch & Seminar, October 2017

Contact This Firm

Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett

201 St. Charles Avenue
40th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170
United States

Law Firm Contact: John Y. Pearce, Michael E. Botnick

Tel: 504.582.1111

Fax: 504.582.1121

Email: jpearce@gamb.com, mbotnick@gamb.com

Website: www.gamb.com

Member Since: 2009

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