Caroline D. Lafourcade

New Orleans, Louisiana

Partner
phone 504-585-3200
fax 504-200-8941
email clafourcade@monbar.com
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Ms. Caroline D. Lafourcade

Caroline Lafourcade has joined the firm as Partner with 20 years’ experience practicing as a tax law specialist. A recent Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Section of Taxation, she is also a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. Caroline is Board Certified as a Tax Law Specialist and provides estate and both federal and state tax planning advice to clients.

Caroline represents businesses and individuals before the Internal Revenue Service in a variety of federal tax controversy and litigation matters including the resolution of disputes involving income taxes, estate and gift taxes, excise taxes, and payroll taxes. She has helped individual taxpayers qualify for innocent spouse relief from the income tax liabilities of their spouse or former spouse, successfully defended the Government’s assertion of the trust fund recovery penalty for employment taxes owed by other responsible persons, and obtained penalty abatements. Caroline has negotiated installment agreements and offers-in-compromise on behalf of taxpayers to resolve their tax liabilities. She has represented clients challenging IRS tax assessments in audits, administrative appeals, and in court.

Caroline represents clients in Louisiana income and franchise tax disputes, and in state and local sales and use tax matters during audits by the Louisiana Department of Revenue, local tax collectors or contract auditors, and in contesting audit assessments and tax refund denials administratively and in court.

In addition, Caroline helps clients devise estate plans to protect their assets and counsels clients in the administration of complex estates and successions.

Caroline is licensed in all Louisiana federal and state courts as well as the United States Tax Court.

Practice Areas

  • Federal, State and Local Taxation
  • Income Tax, Employment Tax, Estate Tax, Excise Tax
  • Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration
  • Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Sales and Use Tax, Franchise Tax, Property Tax
  • Tax Appeals
  • Tax Audits
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax Resolution
  • Tax Planning

Education

  • Loyola Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1995 Juris Doctorate
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992 B.A. in History: Cum Laude

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - 2017
Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. - Lawyer
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