John Shreves

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Mr. Shreves was a Board Certified Tax Specialist from 1992 to 2018 and is currently a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist (1996 to present) under the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization who represents individuals and businesses in connection with a variety of tax, estate planning and business issues. Mr. Shreves handles tax controversies, planning and implementation issues involving individuals, estates, trusts and businesses.

Mr. Shreves is experienced in drafting and implementing complex estate planning documents, including wills, living wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts for a variety of purposes (i.e., insurance, charitable giving, asset management and planning for incompetence), powers of attorney, acts of donations, and related documents. He has extensive experience in processing successions, ancillary successions, inter vivos asset transfers, and the transfers of probate and nonprobate assets.

Mr. Shreves also provides a variety of professional services to businesses and individuals in the tax and business areas, including the following: tax controversies at the federal, state and local levels; the choice, structure, formation and operation of business and nonprofit entities; planning and implementing restructuring transactions including mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, reformation, dissolution and liquidation; dispute resolution, transfers of ownership and business planning for business owners; and general tax strategies and planning for individuals and business owners.

Mr. Shreves also handles the elder care, interdiction and tutorship issues for the firm, including the planning issues involving incompetence, establishment of curatorships and tutorships, and advising tutors and curators as to ongoing administrative and compliance issues.

His experience includes the handling of tax, estate, trust and business controversies in state and federal courts, the U.S. Tax Court and the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals, as well as various administrative agencies.


  • Taxation and Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts and Estates
  • General Business


  • University of Florida — LLM in Taxation, 1983
  • University of South Dakota School of Law — JD, 1982
  • Augustana College — Master of Arts in Teaching, 1976
  • University of South Dakota — BS, 1974
  • University of Notre Dame


  • All state courts in Louisiana
  • All state courts in Colorado
  • All state courts in South Dakota
  • United States Tax Court


  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Loyola Law School (1986 – present)
  • Editor - “Wills”, “Tutorship” and "Corporations" Chapters of the Louisiana Civil Practice Forms, Third Edition, West Group
  • Speaker at a variety of forums on estate, tax planning and business issues


  • Member of the New Orleans Estate Planning Council (1988 – present)
  • Member of the New Orleans and Louisiana State Bar Associations
  • Attorney for Louisiana Pro Bono Project; honored by the Louisiana State Bar Association with the 2008 Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Attorney for Gretna Senior Citizen’s Clinic
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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