Federal Estate Tax and Gift Tax Update

About Carey Messina:

Carey Messina is a partner in the Baton Rouge-Bluebonnet office of Kean Miller LLP. He is one of the founding members of the firm and previously served as the administrative partner for six years. Carey leads the firm's estate planning and probate group and represents clients in wills, trust, succession, and federal tax matters. Carey works with individuals and families to establish estate plans. He also works with individuals to create non-profit corporations.  Carey has particular experience in transactions involving valuation of closely held businesses for succession purposes, establishing shareholder agreements, and establishing wealth transfer entities.  Carey is a Certified Public Accountant and is a Board Certified Tax Law Specialist and Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White) in Tax Law and Trusts and Estates and in Louisiana Super Lawyers (Estate Planning and Probate, Estate and Trust Litigation, and Tax).

About Kevin Curry:

Kevin Curry is a partner in the Baton Rouge-Bluebonnet office of Kean Miller LLP. He joined the firm in 1995 and practices in the estate planning, business and corporate, and tax group. His practice includes estate planning, tax law, succession and probate law and nonprofit corporation law. Kevin represents individuals and families in all aspects of estate planning, wills, trusts, successions and corporate and business issues. He is a Board Certified Tax Law Specialist and a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.  He is listed in the 2011 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in area of Estate Planning and Probate Law.

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