Linda Bounds Keng

Linda Bounds Keng


Jones Walker LLP

Recognized since 2005

Jackson, Mississippi

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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Linda Keng is a partner in the Tax Practice Group. She focuses her practice on ERISA and employee benefits, executive and deferred compensation, trusts and estate planning, taxation, and business transactions. Linda represents for-profit and tax-exempt employers in all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits, including qualified retirement plans, non-qualified executive compensation and equity plans, welfare plans, regulatory issues and disputes, and other employee benefit-related matters. Linda assists her clients with design and compliance issues related to employee benefit and executive compensation plans, and provides representation in correction procedures, audits, and investigations with the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor. Linda also advises trustees and other plan fiduciaries regarding compliance and fiduciary matters. Linda also represents individuals in estate planning, including business succession, trusts, family tax, and similar matters, including planning for what is often an individual’s largest asset: qualified plan or IRA benefits. Linda serves currently on the Business Advisory Council for the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Location

  • Suite 800
    190 E Capitol Street
    Jackson, MS 39201

Education

  • University of Florida , L.L.M., Taxation , graduated 1986
  • Mississippi College , J.D., graduated 1984
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.S., graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, MS

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Sections of Taxation and Real Property Probate & Trust - Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Member
  • Capitol Area Bar Association - Member
  • Financial Planning Association, Mississippi Chapter - Member
  • IRS TE/GE Practitioner Liaison Council, Gulf Coast Region - Member
  • Mississippi Estate Planning Council - Member
  • Mississippi Secretary of State's Trust Laws Study Group - Committee Member, appointed by Delbert Hosemann (2009)
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants - President (2007-2008); Vice President (2006-2007); Treasurer (2002-2003)
  • Mississippi Tax Institute - Board of Trustees (1997-1999)
  • The Mississippi Tax Bar, Sections of Taxation and Estates & Trusts - Member
  • University of Southern Mississippi Foundation - Board of Directors (2008-2011)

Court Admissions

  • US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • US Tax Court

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Jackson, MS (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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