- Business Law
- Real Estate Law
- Wills, Trusts and Estates
|Contact Info||Telephone: (713) 651-2982|
Fax: (713) 651-2908
|University ||Louisiana State University, B.S., 1971|
|Law School||Louisiana State University, J.D., 1993 Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi|
|Admitted||1993, Louisiana; 2005, Texas|
|Born||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1950|
Ms. Dougherty is a tax attorney dealing primarily with estate planning, trusts and probate, as well as closely held businesses in both Texas and Louisiana. In addition, she works on formation and compliance for charitable organizations and private foundations. She is a Board Certified Tax Attorney and a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, both in the State of Louisiana. She previously practiced as a CPA.
Her work involves planning and preparation of will and trusts for individuals and their families. This planning often involves use of family LLCs or family limited partnerships; GRATS; charitable remainder trusts; charitable lead trusts; grantor trusts; generation skipping trusts; private foundations; charitable organizations; and other vehicles for effective tax and family planning. She has significant experience handling Louisiana successions and Texas decedent's estates, including IRS disputes and tax court cases. In addition she advises on corporate and individual income tax matters for closely held businesses.
Ms. Dougherty is a former partner at Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Houston Bar Association.
She also has written articles for various legal publications, and spoken at seminars in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Houston.
Honors & Affiliations:
· State Bar of Texas - Member
· Houston Bar Association - Member
· Baton Rouge and Louisiana State Bar Associations - Member
· Louisiana Board Certified Tax Law Specialist
· Louisiana Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist
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