Full Name
Mr. Jacob C. White
Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine, LLC
Speaker Bio
Jacob is a partner at Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine, LLC in Shreveport and is engaged in a transaction-focused practice covering all facets of Louisiana and Texas business and estate planning and operations, from initial planning, structuring, and negotiation stages through closing, with an emphasis on federal income (including corporate and partnership), estate, and gift taxation.

In addition to serving as general outside counsel for various businesses, representative matters include formation, amendment, governance, and recapitalization of various business entities; representation of both purchasers and sellers in taxable stock, membership interest, and asset sales and non-taxable mergers and reorganizations; tax free property exchanges; and structuring multi-tiered estate plans, integrating limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, trusts , and private non-profit foundations.

In addition to his primary transactional practice, Jacob assists clients in Louisiana succession and ancillary succession proceedings, both complex and simple, and in litigation focusing on business and estate related matters, including contested succession, fiduciary, and commercial proceedings.

Jacob has been listed in Super Lawyers® for Louisiana as a Rising Star for his practice in the field of tax law since 2018. Jacob is a Board Certified Tax Law Specialist by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization and currently serves as a member of the Tax Law Advisory Commission of the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.

In 2008, Jacob received his undergraduate degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish, with a Concentration in American Studies. In 2011, Jacob graduated from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2011 and in Texas in 2013. Jacob received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 2014.
Speaking At
Planning for Incapacity: Powers of Attorney, Interdiction, Revocable Trusts, and Related Issues
Jacob White