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Jeffrey "Jeff" Birdsong
Associate, New Orleans
Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras Street
Suite 5000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139


Jeff Birdsong is an associate in the firm’s New Orleans office, practicing in the areas of nonprofit law and federal, state, and local taxation.

Jeff helps individuals and companies analyze tax consequences for an array of transactions and works to resolve individual and corporate income tax, franchise tax, property tax, and sales tax disputes.  

He also counsels nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in obtaining tax exemptions, structuring internal governance, and planning related to intermediate sanctions and unrelated business income.

Jeff earned his Juris Doctor from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University where he graduated cum laude. He attended NYU School of Law where he completed their Graduate Tax Program.



  • Music to Life, Board of Directors
  • Connect NOLA, Board of Directors
  • Friends of City Park, Membership Committee



  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2020-2021
  • Recipient of Louisiana Appleseed’s 2019 Good Apple Award for Pro Bono Service
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Jeff frequently speaks on a variety of federal, state, and local tax issues for businesses, professional organizations, and trade groups.  In addition to his in-house presentations for tax groups, his recent presentations include:

  • “Opportunity Zones: Where Are We Now?” – Society of Louisiana CPAs, Louisiana Tax Symposium, Shreveport, LA, December 2019
  • “Louisiana State and Local Tax Update” – Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies – Lafayette Chapter, Lafayette, LA, November 2019
  • “Hot Topics in Louisiana State and Local Tax” – Energy Tax Association, New York City, NY, May 2019
  • “A Red-Letter Year for Louisiana State and Local Tax Developments: An Update” – Society of Louisiana CPAs, Louisiana Tax Symposium, Shreveport, LA, December 2018
  • “Louisiana School Tuition Donation Rebate Program and the Federal Charitable Deduction” – Society of Louisiana CPAs, 2018 State and Local Tax Workshop, Baton Rouge, LA, August 2018
  • “Hot Topics in Louisiana State and Local Tax Law” – Energy Tax Association, San Antonio, TX, May 2018
  • Panelist, “Raising Capital” Workshop Series – Propeller, New Orleans, LA, October 2017

After Hours

“When not at the office, I spend my free time at the music venues and festivals around the New Orleans area.  Enjoying live music is a passion of mine and the majority of my travel consists of going to concerts around the country.  I am a homebrewer, and I frequently spend my time disc golfing in City Park.”