Thomas B. Lemann Of Counsel, New Orleans
Mr. Lemann's law practice focuses on estate planning and administration areas, as well as the accompanying tax matters.
A recognized authority in succession matters, Mr. Lemann has testified in court as an expert witness in that area. He has more than forty years of experience litigating cases involving gift, estate, and private foundation tax issues in the federal trial and appellate courts and the Tax Court.
His experience encompasses the full range of probate and estate planning instruments. These include dynasty trusts, insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, Qualified Terminable Interest Property (QTIPs), Qualified Personal Residence Trust (QPRTs), Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRATs), Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust (IDGTs) and Family Limited Partnership (FLPs).
Other forms he has used are Limited Liability Company (LLCs), Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUTs), Charitable Lead Annuity Trusts (CLATs), remainder sales, fractional interest discounts, and similar planning techniques.
Mr. Lemann has been lecturing and presenting programs on estate planning and related tax issues since the 1960s and is the author of numerous articles on the subject. He joined Liskow & Lewis in 1998 from Monroe & Lemann.
A well known patron of New Orleans’ arts community, Mr. Lemann has served on the board of directors of leading civic organizations, including the New Orleans Museum of Art and New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony Society.
Included in the listings of The Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Lemann is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Council member and secretary of the Trust Advisory Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute.