“I enjoy counselling closely held, family businesses to develop succession plans that take into consideration the varying interests of those family members active in the business as well as those who are not. In those situations where a decision is made to exit the business, I assist in preparing the company for sale; advise with respect to tax considerations; interact with investment bankers and prospective buyers; and assist in negotiating the terms of the deal.”
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’s practice includes advising closely held, family businesses on matters involving taxes, estate planning, mergers/acquisitions and multi-generation ownership succession. He was certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization in Taxation, Estate Planning and Administration.
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.
The 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 State Bar Association (Past Chair, Section on Taxation; Corporate Law Section; Section on Real Property, Probate and Trusts)
Louisiana Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate, and Tax, 2007-2020, 2022-2023