Jaye Calhoun is a member in the firm's New Orleans office. She has served as Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Section on Taxation in 2004-2005, and is currently the Chair of the New Orleans Bar Association Tax Law Committee. Jaye is Chair-Elect of the State and Local Tax Subcommittee of the American Bar Association, and previously served as the Chair of the ABA's Government Submissions & Legislative White Paper Subcommittee. She is Board Certified in both Taxation and Estate Planning and Administration by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, and is a former attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. Jaye has spoken to numerous professional and community groups on tax-related issues and has been featured in Louisiana SuperLawyers as one of the top twenty-five women attorneys in Louisiana and on WWL radio as a tax law expert. She is a frequent contributor to professional publications and authored the chapter on “Local Taxes” in Bender’s State Taxation: Principles and Practice. She has also contributed to Lexis-Nexis “Practice Insights” on Louisiana law and frequently writes the Recent Developments in Taxation column for the Louisiana Bar Journal. Jaye has published extensively on taxation and dealing with tax agencies and teaches courses in state and local taxation at Tulane Law School and Loyola Law School in New Orleans, in the online graduate tax program at Northeastern University in Massachusetts, and has taught in Georgetown Law Center's SALT Certificate Program since 2012. Jaye's practice in the business section focuses on federal, state and local taxation and regulatory issues, nonprofit, hospitality and health-care related tax issues, Louisiana state entertainment tax credits, estate planning and planned giving, business planning and formation as well as tax audits and tax litigation. As Chair of the Task Force on Business Activity Taxes and Nexus of the ABA Section of Taxation State and Local Tax Committee, Jaye served as Editor-In-Chief of a special report, published in the ABA Tax Lawyer (State and Local edition) in 2009, addressing the issues involved in state and local government imposition of business activity taxes on nonresident businesses. As vice chair, Jaye initiated a task force to work with private and public practitioners to promote transparency and accountability in state tax administration and to protect taxpayer rights.
Professional Affiliations: American Bar Association, State and Local Tax Committee (Chair-Elect); Subcommittee on Government Submissions and Legislative White Papers (former Chair) Louisiana State Bar Association, Section of Taxation (former Chair, 2004-2005), Estate Planning Advisory Commission The New Orleans Bar Association, Tax Law Committee (Chair), Association for Corporate Growth Louisiana, Board Member (Secretary) New Orleans Estate Planning Council, Women's Professional Council, National Council on Planned Giving, Women in Film and Television, Louisiana, Steering Committee, Law360 Tax Editorial Advisory Board (2014);
Honors: Martindale-Hubbell preeminent AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer The Best Lawyers in America ® (Litigation & Controversy - Tax, Tax Law) Louisiana Super Lawyers Estate Planning & Probate, Tax Leaders in Law, New Orleans CityBusiness, 2013 Top Lawyer: Tax Law, Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, New Orleans Magazine, 2012, 2013 Top 25 Women, Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2010 Women of the Year, New Orleans CityBusiness, February 2006 Role Model, YWCA, 1999, 2014 Leadership in Law, New Orleans CityBusiness;
Community and Other Activities: Spring Fiesta Association, Board Member American Red Cross, Southeast Louisiana Chapter (1999-2013), Board Member; Junior League of New Orleans, Sustainer