Distinct Experience And Commitment To Optimal Solutions

Innovative tax law, estate planning and family law representation

Trusted tax law, estate planning and family law advocacy
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for over 30 years

Tax Planning

For individuals and businessesRead more

Estate Planning

Customized estate planning instrumentsRead more

Family Law

Divorce, child custody and property divisionRead more

Individuals And Businesses Benefit From Our Extensive Tax Law Experience

At Melanson Law, we prepare tax returns, provide tax planning advice and represent clients facing tax audits. Our tax law attorney, Ben F. Melanson, has prepared thousands of individual and business tax returns, and resolved numerous tax disputes for our clients. He is committed to reducing our clients’ tax burdens to the greatest degree possible while enabling them to comply with the law. He has received a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* rating. This rating attests to the high regard that other attorneys in Louisiana have for his legal ability and ethical standards.

Comprehensive Estate Planning And Family Law Solutions

Our law firm provides a complete range of estate planning services for business owners and individuals in Louisiana. We can draft a will, create a trust, help you pass your business or farm to your children, and provide advice regarding other issues. When advising you, we take time to understand your family, your financial situation, your values and your long-term goals. Then we will develop the customized estate instruments that can enable you to achieve those goals.
In addition to tax law and estate planning, we provide skilled representation for your family law matters, including divorce, child custody and support, and property division issues. We also can provide advice and services regarding business formation, purchase and sale of businesses, contracts, oil, gas and timber rights, and other business law matters.

Our Commitment To You

The practice of law is an intense and serious business, but many aspects of life are not so solemn. When you come to our office in Baton Rouge to discuss your legal matter, you will meet attorneys who enjoy life, are optimistic and will seek positive solutions to difficult problems. You can be candid when discussing your situation, and in turn we will provide you with an honest appraisal of your legal options. You will have confidence knowing that an experienced and committed attorney is on your side, working hard to obtain the optimal solution for you. Call our office today at 225-754-9847 or email us to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal matter.

Distinguished Attorney For Your Complex Matters

Attorney Ben F. Melanson was recognized by his peers for his legal ability and ethical standards. He received a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* rating.


* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.


We Will Help You Create Positive Solutions To Your Difficult Problems