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Jaye Calhoun

Jaye Calhoun


Jaye Calhoun is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller.  She joined the firm in 2017 and practices in the tax group.  Jaye provides clients with full-service tax representation covering federal, state, and local tax challenges and business opportunities.  She has more than 25 years of experience and assists her clients with tax compliance and planning, guidance on the use of tax and business incentives, and represents clients in tax audits and controversies.  She regularly represents clients in audits and administrative and judicial appeals before the IRS, the State of Louisiana Department of Revenue, and numerous local taxing authorities.  Jaye is board certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization in both Taxation and in Estate Planning.

Jaye has been listed for a decade as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2007-2021), and in Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007-2020).  She is AV-rated preeminent by Martindale-Hubble.  She has been recognized in 1999 as a YWCA Role Model, by New Orleans City Business as a 2005 Woman of the Year and selected as a 2014 recipient of a Leadership in Law award. Jaye was also recognized by New Orleans Magazine as a Top Lawyer in 2012, 2016 and 2020. She was also recognized as a Top Woman Attorney by Louisiana Super Lawyers in 2020. She was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC) in 2017 and she was accepted into the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) in 2019.  In 2015, TaxAnalysts profiled Jaye in that publication’s, “State Tax Spotlight.”

Jaye is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston (online program).  She is also a guest lecturer at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.

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