Meet Carl Goode…

An Expert In The Field Of Louisiana Estate Planning And Estate Administration

Carl is one of a small sect of lawyers certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as an estate planning and administration specialist.
Serving Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities

What Is Board Certification?

Creating A Wide Range Of Individualized Estate Plans

From small estates to large, Carl understands the importance of establishing a customized estate plan to protect your legacy. He helps individuals throughout Baton Rouge with a wide range of estate planning documents, including:

  • Wills
  • Living wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Guardianships

Carl can ensure that your assets are secured for your use while you are alive and distributed according to your wishes when you pass away.

Guidance During The Louisiana Estate Administration And Succession Process

When a loved one passes away, executors and beneficiaries are tasked with administering a loved one’s estate. This can be daunting and complex.

Carl has the expertise to assist you with all aspects of the estate administration process. Whether you need assistance submitting your loved one’s will via the probate process, inventorying assets and debts, or resolving disputes among property, Carl can help.

Carl Is Also Board-Certified In Tax Law

Along with estate planning certification, Carl is also one of a small percentage of lawyers who is certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as a tax law specialist.

He knows the laws and complex state and federal tax rules. Carl has helped individuals and business owners with:

  • Tax concerns and estate planning
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits
  • Individual retirement account (IRA) negotiations regarding back taxes and installment agreements
  • Tax litigation and disputes
  • IRS appeals

Don’t wait or ignore the problem. Carl knows the law and can work with the IRS to find the best solution for your tax situation.

Selected For Inclusion In Louisiana Super Lawyers And AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rated

Positive peer reviews speak volumes about the integrity, skill and professionalism of an attorney.

Carl is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating. He has also been selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers tax lawyers list for multiple years.

The Experience You Need. Contact Carl Today.

What TheClients Are Saying

“Without question, I consider Carl Goode to be the absolute go to professional in his field. Personally, he constructed our family trust over 20 years ago and has handled highly complicated 1031 exchanges within it (with multiple heirs and their individual situations) to the satisfaction of all concerned. No unexpected surprises and no IRS problems! He does it right from the start…crosses the t’s and dots the i’s, so you can rest assured!”

– EH

“Attorney Carl Goode and Kim, his legal assistant, are very professional, knowledgeable and caring. Carl has guided my Mom, 92 yrs. old, through many legal battles. He has been my Mom’s attorney and friend for over 45 years. We are in excellent hands!”

– DJ

“Outstanding professional service on setting up my Trust, LLCs and all the related documents. Carl and his staff were very courteous and helpful in explaining my options each step of the way. I would not hesitate to highly recommend him for any type of estate planning, no matter how complicated!”

– Dr. CD