Kenneth "Ken" Weiss is a member of the firm who practices in our New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices and heads the estate planning practice. He is a Board Certified Tax Specialist and a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist (Certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization) practicing in the areas of tax; business and wealth transfer planning wills, trusts and probate; elder law; charitable gift planning; tax-exempt organizations and matrimonial planning.
Ken is a full professor on the adjunct faculty of Tulane Law School, where he has taught Federal Estate and Gift Tax since 1987, and has also taught Federal Income Tax, Corporate Tax, International Estate Planning and Comparative Tax Policy. From 2000 to 2008, he was an adjunct professor of law at LSU Law School, where he taught Federal Gift and Estate Tax.
Since 1993, Ken has been included in Woodward White's Best Lawyers in America (for Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, Non-profit Charities Law and Elder Law in 2012), and is listed in Louisiana SuperLawyers. He has authored three books and numerous articles on tax and estate planning subjects.
Ken is Chair of the Tulane Estate Planning Institute and serves on the planning committee for the Loyola Estate Planning Conference and the Tulane Tax Institute. Ken has participated in programs at Tulane, Loyola and LSU law schools, the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Business Institute and other organizations.
He has been admitted as an expert witness in trusts/fiduciary law in Civil District Court (Orleans Parish).