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Carl S. Goode - Baton Rouge, LA

9800 Airline Hwy.Suite 259 Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Updated: 09/27/2022

Baton Rouge Estate Planning Lawyer

Overview

I practice in the areas of tax law, estate planning, estate administration, trusts, and elder law. I received an accounting degree and a law degree from LSU. After graduating from law school, I served my country for three years as a Captain in the U. S. Army Judge Advocate General's Court (Army lawyer). Upon completion of my military service, I attended Washington University in St. Louis and earned a Master of Law's (L.L.M.) in taxation...

I practice in the areas of tax law, estate planning, estate administration, trusts, and elder law. I received an accounting degree and a law degree from LSU. After graduating from law school, I served my country for three years as a Captain in the U. S. Army Judge Advocate General's Court (Army lawyer). Upon completion of my military service, I attended Washington University in St. Louis and earned a Master of Law's (L.L.M.) in taxation.

I have two sons and three grandsons, all of whom live in the greater Houston area. On the personal side, I actively participate in my church and love to play golf. I also regularly attend LSU football and basketball games.

I was formerly a partner in a mid-size law firm, but after the reorganization of that firm I decided to open my own office. I am actively assisted in my law practice by my assistant Kim Moss Pinegar, who has been with me for 32 years.

I actively assist clients in tax planning, drafting wills and trusts, long term care planning, and forming and selling businesses. I practice law because I enjoy helping people deal with legal issues. My goal is to explain the issues my clients face, and the options they have, in as simple a way as possible so they understand the issues raised and the solutions I suggested. My clients constantly express their satisfaction that I am able to discuss their issues in "plain English."

About Carl S. Goode

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Successions
  • Tax Law
  • Elder Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1974
  • Missouri, 1979

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified as an Estate Planning and Administration Specialist and as a Tax Law Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization

Other Affiliations

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association (Member)
  • Louisiana Bar Association (Member)
  • Missouri Bar Association (Member)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Active member of First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge

Past Positions

  • Army JAGC program, Captain
  • Louisiana Law Firm of Seale & Ross, Partner

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Juris Doctor
  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1979
    LL.M.
    Honors: Characterized by the first director of the Washington University Graduate Tax Program as being one of the top six graduates in the ten year history of the program
    Major: Taxation
  • Louisiana State University
    Bachelor of Science
    Major: Accounting

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

9800 Airline Hwy.Suite 259 Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 Louisiana list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Louisiana Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Carl S. Goode on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Listed in the 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2019, and 2020, editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • AV® Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Selected as an Expertise Top Probate Attorney in Baton Rouge, 2021

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