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  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1997; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Louisiana Law Review, Volume 57
  • University of Virginia, B.A. in History, 1992
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Miriam Henry
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8436 tel
504.589.8436 fax

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Miriam Henry is a partner in Jones Walker's Tax & Estates Practice Group and a member of the firm's board of directors. She advises clients on the preparation of wills, trusts, marital agreements, powers of attorney, family wealth transfer plans, and charitable gifts. Ms. Henry's practice includes trust and estate planning advices, as well as representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service in connection with gift and estate tax audits. She works with members of the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group in connection with fiduciary litigation and tax controversies.

Ms. Henry is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Board-Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. Prior to joining Jones Walker, she served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Frank J. Polozola, Middle District of Louisiana, from 1997–1998.

In the community, Ms. Henry has served on the boards of Trinity Episcopal School and the Louisiana SPCA. She is also a member of the planning committee of Louisiana State University's Estate Planning Seminar.

Noteworthy

  • Recipient of New Orleans CityBusiness Women of the Year Award 2017
  • Recipient of New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award 2017
  • Recognized in "Chambers High Net Worth Guide" in the area of Private Wealth Law (2016)
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Litigation - Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates (listed annually since 2007)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Litigation - Trusts & Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in New Orleans
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2014 New Orleans Litigation - Trusts & Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in the 2017 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Estate & Probate (listed annually since 2010)
  • Listed as one of the Top 25 female attorneys statewide by Louisiana Super Lawyers (listed since 2013)
  • Louisiana State Law Institute Trust Code Committee (Member)
  • National Diversity Council Most Powerful and Influential Women Award Recipient, 2014
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

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Presentations

  • “Class Trusts, Substitution and Tips for Multi-Generation Trusts under the Louisiana Trust Code”, October 12, 2017
  • "Revisiting Tax Basis After ATRA: Drafting New Estate Plans with Portability", November 20, 2015
  • "Best Provisions in Estate Planning Documents", October 10, 2014
  • "Discretionary Distributions: Planning for a Smooth Administration", October 2013
  • "Drafting for Flexibility Under the Louisiana Trust Code", October 2012
  • "Estate Planning Case Studies for Taxable Estates", November 4, 2010
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Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections on Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
  • Board-Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist as Certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • Trinity Episcopal School (Board Member, 2008-2015; Served as Board Chair and Treasurer)
  • Louisiana SPCA (Board Member, 2006–2011)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana State University Estate Planning Seminar (Planning Committee)