Rebecca M. Hinton

Rebecca Hinton practices in the area of business and finance. Ms. Hinton represents individuals and businesses in the areas of federal, state and local taxation; tax controversies; estate planning; numerous business matters; successions; and trusts.

Experience

  • Advising clients on formation and operations of entities for both tax planning and state law compliance issues, and drafting business documents to achieve client objectives.
  • Structuring and advising clients concerning business and personal financial transactions and options to lessen tax exposure.
  • Handling large-scale Federal, state and local tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, Louisiana Department of Revenue and local taxing authorities, including audits, administrative negotiations, trial preparation and litigation.
  • Preparing securities offering materials for clients to market to potential investors, ensuring compliance with both Federal and state securities and administration laws.
  • Assisting clients with the preparation of their personal estate planning documents, ranging from traditional wills and powers of attorney to establishing large scale trusts, family limited liability companies, and long-term gifting plans to lessen Federal estate and gift tax exposure.
  • Providing advice to nonprofit entities on formation, corporate governance, tax exemption, and compliance with tax-exempt law.
  • Assisting individuals and businesses in obtaining federal, state, and local tax and business incentives.
  • Supporting clients in administering successions.

Insights

Publications
  • "Giving Children a Right to Be Heard: Suggested Reforms to Provide Louisiana Children a Voice in Child Custody Disputes," 65 Louisiana Law Review 1539 (January 2005)
Speaking Engagements
  • "Recent Developments in Federal Gift & Estate Taxation," Loyola University College of Law, Annual Estate Planning Conference (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • "Recent Developments in Taxation of Interest to Estate Planners," Baton Rouge CPA Society Tax Day (2016 and 2017)
  • "Estate Tax Repeal and Recent Developments in Estate and Gift Tax," Tulane University Estate Planning Institute (October 2017)
  • "Recent Developments in Taxation of Interest to Estate Planners," Estate Planning Seminar, Louisiana State University (October 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs Lunch and Learn (March 2015)
  • "Legal Issues Every Nonprofit and Its Board Members Need to Know," Louisiana Meet-the-Neighbors on Main Street, Louisiana Main Street Group (January 2015)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Estate & Business Planning Council of Baton Rouge - Treasurer