John A. Rouchell

Biography

John Rouchell is a New Orleans native and Jesuit High School graduate. He attended Tulane University receiving a bachelor’s degree in English. He received a J.D. at Tulane Law School in 1976 and attended New York University where he received a LL.M. in Taxation in 1977.

John joined the Firm in 1980, and became a partner in 1983. He is currently a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice covers all aspects of state and federal tax law, as well as corporate and business law, estate planning and administration. He also represents authors, artists, and musicians in the New Orleans area, including his only child, John Michael, a professional musician and songwriter since the age of thirteen. 

John enjoys playing the guitar and attending his son’s concerts (MyNameIsJohnMichael). John is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Since 1995, John has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyer (Estate Planning & Probate and Tax) and Best Lawyers in America (Elder Law and Tax Law). In 2013, New Orleans Magazine named John one of their “Top Lawyers of New Orleans” (Elder Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates).


In the Community

New Orleans Estate Planning Council

New Orleans Life Underwriters Association

Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans

University of New Orleans Advisory Board for the Department of Accounting

Fellow, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel



Presentations

BHBM Seminar for Trustees: "Recent Developments in Trust Jurisprudence" (June 25, 2014)

BHBM 31st Annual Seminar for Life Underwriters: "Federal Tax Law Updates" (May 14, 2014)

BHBM 30th Annual CPA Seminar - New Orleans: "Health Care Reform Act: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions" (November 6, 2013)

BHBM 30th Annual CPA Seminar - Covington: "Health Care Reform Act: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions" (October 23, 2013)

BHBM 30th Annual Seminar for Life Underwriters: Panel Discussion on Trust Mergers, Decanting and More (May 15, 2013)

New Orleans Chapter Society of Financial Service Professionals Sections Day: "Impact of Interest Rates on Estate Planning" (March 13, 2013)

Loyola University College of Law 2012 Annual Estate Planning Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Family Limited Partnership/LLC's in Estate Planning (November 30, 2012) 

BHBM 29th Annual CPA Seminar - New Orleans: Current Events (November 7, 2012)

BHBM 29th Annual CPA Seminar - Covington: Current Events (October 17, 2012)

BHBM 29th Annual Seminar for Life Underwriters (May 15, 2012)

FPA of Greater New Orleans - 2012 Education Day; "Impact of Interest Rates on Estate Planning" (May 4, 2012)

New Orleans Chapter Society of Financial Service Professionals Sections Day (March 14, 2012)

BHBM 28th Annual CPA Seminar (October 19, 2011 - Covington & November 16, 2011 - New Orleans)



Publications

Estate and Charitable Planning Tools that Work

Valuation of Closely Held Family Businesses

Private Family Foundations

Louisiana Sales and Use Tax: The Maritime Industry and Interstate Commerce

Louisiana Sales and Use Tax: The Construction Industry

Louisiana Sales and Use Tax: Administrative and Judicial