Kerry Hand Joins Kean Miller in New Orleans

Kean Miller is pleased to announce that Kerry Hand has joined the firm’s New Orleans office as Special Counsel.  Kerry is a Board Certified Tax Law Specialist, as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.  Kerry concentrates his practice on tax and corporate matters, including sophisticated domestic and international tax planning, corporate and partnership transactions, private equity offerings, restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions.  Kerry has particular experience in the oil and gas, construction, real estate, health care and entertainment industries.  “We are thrilled to welcome Kerry our firm.  His extensive tax background will be of significant benefit to our clients across the board,” said Blane Clark, Managing Partner of the 152-attorney law firm.  

About Kerry Hand
Kerry strives to provide clients creative tax and corporate planning in a responsive and cost-efficient manner.  His practice has a reputation for providing sophisticated counseling on U.S. and foreign tax issues and transactional matters, as well as effectively representing clients in tax disputes with governmental authorities.  Kerry is licensed to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and federal and Louisiana district courts. 

Kerry represents families and individuals in estate planning designed to preserve, manage and transfer wealth in a manner that is tax-efficient and accomplishes non-tax objectives.  He advises individual and corporate fiduciaries in connection with the planning and administration of trusts and estates.  He also counsels public and private charities with respect to formation, tax and corporate compliance, and advises individuals and charitable institutions regarding the design of major lifetime and testamentary charitable gifts.
Kerry holds a J.D. from the Loyola University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

About Kean Miller
Kean Miller was formed in 1983, based on a foundation of mutual respect among attorneys, meaningful collaboration with and an overarching commitment to serve clients, and a commitment to serve the communities in which we work and live. Thirty-one years later, this fundamental philosophy is stronger than ever - from the people and companies we represent, to the people we employ, from the charitable organizations we serve, to the civic causes we support.  With more than 150 attorneys in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Lake Charles, Kean Miller is one of the largest full-service law firms in Louisiana. The firm serves the legal needs of the people, businesses, and industries that drive the Bayou State. We have particular dedication to serving Fortune 500 companies with significant operations in the South, providing them with legal resources focused on growth. From the courtroom to the boardroom, our people provide creative solutions, unique strategies, and unparalleled value that allow our clients to perform at the highest level.

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