J.E. Pierson, Jr.
Of Counsel

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Mr. Pierson has been in practice for more than 40 years and is Of Counsel to Blanchard Walker. His practice primarily involves taxation, estate planning and administration, and employee benefits matters. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review. Mr. Pierson was admitted to practice in 1972 and joined Blanchard Walker that year. He practiced with the firm until 2003, at which time he went to serve Regions Bank as Senior Vice President and Trust Officer, rejoining Blanchard Walker as Of Counsel in 2013. In addition to the state courts of Louisiana, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and the United States Tax Court. He is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Mr. Pierson has served as President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Shreveport Bar Association and as a member of the Louisiana Law Institute's Trust Code Revision Committee. He also has served on the Boards of the Hal Sutton Foundation and Goodwill Industries of Northwest Louisiana. Mr. Pierson may be reached at (318) 934-0202.
Areas Of Practice
Estate Planning, Successions and Probate Administration, Trust Law Taxation, Employee Benefits, Elder Law
Bar Admissions
Louisiana, 1972 U.S. Courts: U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Tax Court Fifth Circuit Western District of Louisiana
Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1972 Doctor of Jurisprudence Honors: Louisiana Law Review Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1968 Bachelor of Science, Accounting Published Works: Usufructuary Taxation -- Avoiding the Zero Basis, 32 Louisiana Law Review 122 (1972). Case note: Disproportionate Advances by Shareholders of Subchapter S Corporations and the One Class of Stock Requirement; Stinnett V. Commissioner, 54 Tax Court 221 (1970), 31 Louisiana Law Review 510 (1970).
Membership and Honors
Louisiana State Bar Association Shreveport Bar Association American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow Louisiana Law Institute's Trust Code Revision Committee, Member Fraternities: Phi Delta Phi Sigma Chi
Representative Cases
Arkla, Inc. v. United States, 765 F.2d 487 (5th Cir. 1985), writ denied, 475 U.S 1064 (1986). Noram Energy Corp. v. United States, 827 S.W.2d 126 (Arkansas Supreme Court, 1992), writ denied, 506 U.S. 870 (1992). MRT Exploration Company v. McNamera, 648 So2d (La. App. 1st Cir. 1994), writ denied, 654 So.2d 1083 (La. 1994), writ denied, 516 U.S 871 (1995). McNamera v. UOP, Inc., 389 So.2d 741 (La. App. 2d Cir. 1980), writ denied, 396 So.2d 898 (La. 1981). In re: Succession of Boyter, 756 So.2d 1122 (La. 2000).