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Katelyn Gunn concentrates her practice in estate planning, counseling individuals, families, and closely held businesses on sophisticated estate planning issues.  Her work includes drafting documents such as wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and matrimonial agreements; administering succession proceedings; preparing U.S. Gift Tax returns and U.S. Estate Tax returns; and working with families and foundations to establish charitable giving plans.

Katelyn also advises clients on changes in tax laws, identifies and carries out tax-efficient wealth transfer opportunities, and assists families with business succession planning with the goal of promoting generational business continuity.  Katelyn has been recognized by Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” for Tax Law and is a former board member of Hands On New Orleans, a nonprofit that promotes voluntarism in the Greater New Orleans area.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association member.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association member.
  • New Orleans Estate Planning Council member.
  • Association of Employee Benefits Planners of New Orleans member.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America:  Ones to Watch 2023 and 2024.
  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyer" 2023.

News & Events


"Settling Difficult Successions," 51st Annual LSU Estate Planning Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 18-19, 2021.

"Renounce Dat!  Renunciations in Estate Planning for Practical and Tax Purposes," Tulane University's 28th Estate Planning Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 14, 2019.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana


Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2015

The University of Georgia, B.A., Political Science and Spanish, summa cum laude, 2011

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