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Jerome J. Reso, Jr.
Of Counsel, New Orleans
Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras Street
Suite 5000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139


Jerry Reso's experience includes extensive foreign travel in connection with the representation of U.S. based clients doing business in Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Upon graduating from law school, Jerry joined the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington D. C. as a trial attorney. Prior to joining Liskow, Jerry was an attorney at Baldwin & Haspel. Jerry was a Member of the Adjunct Faculty of Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law teaching Taxation (1971-76) and Louisiana Probate Procedure (1987-1996). In 2001, Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law named him the recipient of the St. Ives Award, the law school’s highest honor for an alumnus.

Jerry has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America publication in the areas of Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law and Trusts & Estates since 1983. He has also been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2007 for his work in Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate and Tax. Jerry was most recently named to New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers of New Orleans” list for Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates. In addition, he has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers as “Top 50” in his field for Business/Corporate law in Louisiana and was named “New Orleans Best Lawyers Tax Law Lawyer of the Year” in 2012.

Watch an Oral History provided by Jerry to the Louisiana Bar Foundation here.


  • Best Lawyers in America, Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates - 1983-Present
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate, and Tax - 2007-2020, 2022
  • New Orleans Magazine “Top Lawyers of New Orleans,” Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates, 2020
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Top 50 attorneys in Louisiana for Business/Corporate Law - 2007-2008, 2013-2015
  • “New Orleans Best Lawyers Tax Law Lawyer of the Year,” 2012
  • CityBusiness Leadership in Law Class of 2009




  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Past Chair, Section on Taxation; Corporate Law Section; Section on Real Property, Probate and Trusts)
  • American Bar Association (Section on Taxation [Committee on S Corporations]; Section on Real Property, Probate and Trusts [Community Property Committee, Chairman 1985 – 1988]; Section on Economics)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • President/Chairman of Meritas (1998-2001), an international affiliation of business law firms; recipient of the Grahovac Award for outstanding service (April 2007)
  • Tulane Tax Institute Planning Committee (1969-2008)
  • Loyola Estate Planning Seminar Committee
  • New Orleans Estate Planning Council (Past President, Director)
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Fellow, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
  • Academician of the International Academy of Estate & Trust Lawyers
  • Loyola University New Orleans Board of Trustees (Vice Chairman, 1997-2004)
  • Loyola University New Orleans, President’s Council (Chairman, 1988-1992)
  • Loyola University Law School Visiting Committee (Chairman, 1984-1987)


  • Christian Health Ministries, Planned Gifts Committee
  • Catholic Foundation, Archdiocese of New Orleans (President, 1987)
  • Archdiocese of New Orleans, Finance Committee (2002-2017)
  • Brother Martin High School Board Of Directors (1988-2017)
  • Brother Martin High School, Alumnus of the Year (1983)
  • Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Namesake for the Jerome J. Reso, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Mt. Carmel Academy Board of Directors (1992-1995; 2001-2010)
  • St. Aloysius Century Foundation Board of Directors (1968-present)
  • Metairie Country Club, Board of Governors (1992-1996), President (1996-1997)


  • BHBM 29th Annual Seminar for Life Underwriters (May 15, 2012)
  • BHBM 28th Annual CPA Seminar (October 19, 2011 – Covington)


  • Louisiana Probate and Succession Procedures, 2nd Edition, The Harrison Company, Jos. E. Berrigan, Jr. and Jerome J. Reso, Jr. (1992)
  • Practical Considerations in Planning an Estate with a View Toward Continuing a Closely Held Business, Southern Methodist University Symposia on Federal Taxation (1981)
  • How to Deal with the Many Problems of the Incorporated Professional, 23rd Tulane Tax Institute 428 (1974)
  • When the Grantor of a Trust will be Treated as the Owner for Income Tax Purposes, Prentice-Hall, Successful Estate Planning Ideas and Methods (1978)
  • The Trust Device and the Louisiana Tax Planner, 18th Tulane Tax Institute (1968)
  • The Taxpayer and Civil Rights, 14 Loyola Law Review 323 (1968)