Professor Elizabeth R Carter
LSU Law Center
Professor Elizabeth R. Carter is the A.N. Yiannopoulos Professor of Law and the Judge Anthony J. Graphia & Jo Ann Graphia Professor of Law at the Louisiana State University Law Center, where she teaches and writes in the areas of estates, trusts, taxation, Louisiana civil law, family law, and community property. She is the author of numerous articles and two text books in those areas. Professor Carter also oversees LSU’s Successions/Title Clearing law clinic. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the Law Center, Professor Carter teaches the course in federal gift and estate tax in the University of Alabama’s LL.M. program in taxation. Professor Carter earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Memphis, magna cum laude. She earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude. She was elected Order of the Coif, and awarded a Civil Law Certificate. While at Tulane, Professor Carter served as an articles editor of the Tulane Law Review, Volume 81, worked as a research assistant to Professor A.N. Yiannopoulos, and was a founding member of the Tulane Civil Law Society. Professor Carter was awarded the 2006 Dean Rufus C. Harris Award for the Best Writing on a Civil Law Subject by the Tulane Law Review. Upon graduation, Professor Carter was awarded the 2007 Louisiana Bar Association Civil Law Award for attaining the highest grade in civil law studies. She earned her LL.M. in Tax from the University of Alabama. Before joining the LSU faculty, Professor Carter worked at the New Orleans law firm of Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard.
Ms. Laura E. Fine
Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, LLC
Laura Fine is a partner of the law firm of Lehmann Norman & Marcus, LC. Laura received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Centenary College of Louisiana in her hometown of Shreveport in 2001. Laura graduated with her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California in 2006. She then attended Tulane University Law School and received her LL.M degree in Comparative and International Law in 2007. She joined Lehmann, Norman, & Marcus in August of 2008. Her concentration is in the fields of estate planning, estate administration, and business law. She is admitted to practice in California and Louisiana. She is board certificated as a specialist in Estate Planning and Administration from the Louisiana State Bar Association, a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy through the American College, and an Accredited Estate Planner through the National Association of Estate Planning Councils. She is a Legal Advisory board member of Lift Louisiana, a board member of the Human Relations Commission for the City of New Orleans, a board member of the New Orleans Planned Giving Council, and a a board member of the New Orleans Estate Planning Council. She was also named a SuperLawyers Rising Star in 2016 and 2017.
Jones Walker LLP
Katelyn practices in the area of estate planning, assisting clients with the preparation of wills, trusts, marital property agreements, and powers of attorney. She also works with clients in succession matters and is involved in the preparation of US estate tax returns. Before joining Jones Walker, Katelyn’s legal experience included advising single-employer and multi-employer clients on issues related to qualified pension and welfare plans. Katelyn continues to assist with the preparation of plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and other documents necessary for plan administration. While in law school, Katelyn served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Katelyn also serves on the Board of Directors of HandsOn New Orleans, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting and facilitating volunteerism in the Greater New Orleans community.
Mrs. Rebecca M. Hinton
Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP
Rebecca Hinton represents individuals and businesses in the areas of federal, state and local taxation; tax controversies; estate planning; business matters; successions; and trusts. Rebecca is ranked by her peers among Best Lawyers® in tax law. She is an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and frequently presents at CLE and other seminars on the topics of federal estate and gift taxation, estate planning, and federal taxation. Rebecca serves as secretary of the Estate & Business Planning Council of Baton Rouge. In the community, she is a board member of the nonprofit SportsBR, dedicated to uniting sports and the Baton Rouge community.
Ms. Rebecca S. Luster Radford
Blanchard, Walker, O'Quin & Roberts
REBECCA S. LUSTER RADFORD is an associate at Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts (A Professional Law Corporation) in Shreveport. Rebecca’s practice primarily involves taxation, estate planning, successions, trusts, and business and commercial transactions. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration, cum laude, from Rhodes College in 2008 and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia in 2009. Rebecca earned a J.D. and a Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2012, cum laude. Subsequent to her studies at LSU, Rebecca earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida in 2013.
Dr. Angela White-Bazile
Dr. Angela White-Bazile is a graduate of University of Southwest Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana now known as University Louisiana at Lafayette. She received her juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge in 1996. She also received her Doctorate of Psychology & Counseling.
Dr. Bazile has been a practicing attorney for over 20 years. She has held positions such as Judicial Law Clerk/Research Attorney for Civil District Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, & the Louisiana Supreme Court; Associate Attorney; and a Professor of the law. She was an In-house counsel for Prudential Life Insurance in Jacksonville, Florida.
She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., New Orleans Alumnae Chapter. She is a member of various legal organizations, including but not limited to Louisiana State Bar Association, National Bar Association, American Bar Association, Louis Martinet Society, A.P. Tureaud Inns of Court, St. Tammany Parish Bar Association, National Association of Realtors, etc.
Prior to being named the Executive Director of the Louisiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, Dr. Bazile was the Executive Counsel to the Louisiana Supreme Court under the 25th Chief Justice, Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. She was the Secretary of the Louisiana Human Trafficking Prevention Commission and the Louisiana Judicial Liaison for human trafficking. She is a recipient of various awards: the 2020 National Bar Association’s Hidden Figure Award; the 2018 Southern University Law School’s Distinguished Alumna Award; and the 2017 Louisiana State Bar Association’s President’s Award. She has been a presenter for various Continuing Legal Education seminars and is a well-sought after motivational speaker.
Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Joe Wilson is a business and trust and estates lawyer with a practice concentrated in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration, as well as real estate, finance and commercial transactions.
Joe assists private clients and corporate fiduciaries with various estate planning and probate needs, including the drafting and administration of wills and trusts, and development and implementation of tax minimization plans. Joe further advises real estate clients, such as real estate holders, managers and developers, and manufacturing and industrial facilities owners and operators, in matters relating to the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of commercial real estate, including all associated title matters.
Joe earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Dallas and J.D. from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.