Kenneth A. Weiss
Kenneth "Ken" Weiss is a member of the firm who practices in our New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices and heads the estate planning practice. He is a Board Certified Tax Specialist and a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist (Certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization) practicing in the areas of tax; business and wealth transfer planning wills, trusts and probate; elder law; charitable gift planning; tax-exempt organizations and matrimonial planning.
Ken is a full professor on the adjunct faculty of Tulane Law School, where he has taught Federal Estate and Gift Tax since 1987, and has also taught Federal Income Tax, Corporate Tax, International Estate Planning and Comparative Tax Policy. From 2000 to 2008, he was an adjunct professor of law at LSU Law School, where he taught Federal Gift and Estate Tax.
Since 1993, Ken has been included in Woodward White's Best Lawyers in America (for Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, Non-profit Charities Law and Elder Law in 2012), and is listed in Louisiana SuperLawyers. He has authored three books and numerous articles on tax and estate planning subjects.
Ken is Chair of the Tulane Estate Planning Institute and serves on the planning committee for the Loyola Estate Planning Conference and the Tulane Tax Institute. Ken has participated in programs at Tulane, Loyola and LSU law schools, the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Business Institute and other organizations.
He has been admitted as an expert witness in trusts/fiduciary law in Civil District Court (Orleans Parish).
Professional Affiliations
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
Louisiana State Law Institute, Trust Code Revision Committee and Successions and Donations Committee
The District of Columbia Bar, Member
Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, Section of Taxation; Board Certified Tax Specialist and Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist (Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization)
Louisiana State University Law Center, Former Faculty, Adjunct Professor of Law, Federal Gift and Estate Taxation
Loyola University College of Law, Planning Committee, Annual Estate Planning Conference
The New Orleans Bar Association, Chairman, Taxation Law Committee, 2004
New Orleans Estate Planning Council, Member
Tulane Estate Planning Institute, Chair
Tulane Law Review Board, Advisory Editor, Former Associate Editor
Tulane Tax Institute, Member, Planning Committee
Tulane University School of Law, Faculty, Adjunct Professor of Law, Federal Gift and Tax Planning; Dean's Advisory Board; Continuing Legal Education Advisory Committee

2013 New Orleans Elder Law Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2013
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer
The Best Lawyers in America ® (Elder Law, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Non-Profit Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)
Louisiana Super Lawyers Estate Planning & Probate, Tax
2012 New Orleans Litigation - Trusts & Estates Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2012
Top Lawyer: Trusts and Estates, New Orleans Magazine, 2012
Leadership in the Law, CityBusiness, 2006
Monte M. Lemann Distinguished Teaching Award, Tulane Law School, 2009

Community and Other Activities
Professional Education Seminars, Inc., Faculty, Louisiana: The Complete Trust Course, 2003-2004
Loyola State University Law School, Faculty, CLE programs: Working with Louisiana's New Independent Executorship Law, 2002
Tulane Law School Annual Estate Planning Seminar, Faculty, How to Draft Bypass and Marital Deduction Trusts (with forms), 2000
Louisiana State University Law School Annual Estate Planning Seminar, Faculty, Drafting Louisiana Income Spray Trusts, 2000
Jewish Endowment Foundation, Professional Advisory Committee
Greater New Orleans Foundation, Development Committee
Tulane University, Planned Gifts Advisory Committee
The Audubon Institute Planned Gifts Advisory Committee, Chair
Greater New Orleans Chapter of National Committee on Planned Giving

Contact Kenneth A. Weiss

McGlinchey Stafford
601 Poydras Street
12th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130
Phone: (504) 596-2751
Fax: (504) 910-9607


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