Overby Joins Stone Pigman

John Overby

NEW ORLEANS – Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. announced that John Overby has joined the firm as Special Counsel in its New Orleans office. He will join the firm's robust Estate Planning and Tax Practices.

         Overby focuses his practice on helping privately held businesses and individuals with their estate, tax and business succession planning and other financial endeavors. He assists clients on all legal aspects of estate and succession planning, taxation planning, wills, trusts, marital agreements, powers of attorney and family transfers of wealth. Overby also advises clients on general business transactions, employee benefits, insurance and maritime issues.

         "John's intimate understanding of Louisiana tax and estate laws and regulations, combined with his dedication to customer service, makes him a natural fit for Stone Pigman," said Laura Walker Plunkett, Chair of the firm's Estate Practice. "John is on the short-list of premier trust and estate lawyers in Louisiana, and the firm is honored that he decided to start the next chapter of his professional career with us."

         "I am thrilled to be joining the strongest Tax, Trusts and Estates Practice in Louisiana," said Overby. "The firm is known for its ability to skillfully handle the most complex legal matters, while also having the experience and practical approach to complete more routine matters efficiently. My clients will benefit from Stone Pigman's commitment to excellence."

         Overby previously practiced at Blue Williams in New Orleans and Evans, Jones & Reynolds in Nashville. He received his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law, his LL.M. in Taxation and Certificate in Employee Benefits Law from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He serves as the Secretary of the Board of Governance of the Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy in Harvey, LA.

         Established in 1929, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. is one of Louisiana's leading law firms, with 60 lawyers practicing in offices located in downtown New Orleans and downtown Baton Rouge.

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