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Jason Raphael Brown

Jason Raphael Brown

Kean Miller LLP
  • Business Law, Tax Law, Gov & Administrative Law
  • Louisiana
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Summary

Jason Brown is a partner in Kean Miller’s business and corporate practice group and he practices with the firm’s state and local tax team. For nearly twenty years Jason has advised local, regional, national and international businesses having operations and interests in the state on all aspects of Louisiana taxation. Jason practices, principally, in the area of tax controversy and dispute resolution, assisting clients navigate Louisiana’s unique two-tiered, independent system of state and local tax levy, administration and enforcement at every stage of the audit, assessment and appeal processes, from audit intake, field work and review; to administrative protests and appeals; to formal tax litigation before the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals and Louisiana’s courts. His experience extends to all taxes imposed by the state of Louisiana and its various local jurisdictions, including sales/use; corporate income/franchise; severance; ad valorem (property); withholding; occupational license; hotel occupancy; and other miscellaneous taxes. Jason has a particular expertise in the thorny area of Louisiana tax procedure, ensuring taxpayers’ protest/appeal rights (in both the assessment and refund contexts) are protected.

Jason also advises clients on tax planning opportunities, including credits and incentives; seeking and obtaining refunds (administratively and, after denial, through appeals to the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals and the courts), voluntary disclosure agreements; private letter rulings; and in legislative matters (where he is often consulted to formulate and present taxpayers’ perspective – generally or by specific industry – on proposed substantive or procedural law). Jason is the firm's representative to the Independent SALT Alliance, a national association of state and local tax attorneys.

Education
Southern University Law Center
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude, National Law School Dean's List.
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Southern University Law Center
B.A. | Political Science
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: President of the Student Government Association, Member of the Southern University System's Board of Supervisors.
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Professional Experience
Partner
Kean Miller LLP
- Current
Attorney
Adams and Reese LLP
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Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer, Georgetown University Law Center’s State & Local Tax Certificate program
Frequent Presenter, American Bar Association – Taxation Section
Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Baton Rouge Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Volunteer Committee
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Forum 35
Member
Current
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Independent State and Local Tax Alliance
Member
Current
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Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Baton Rouge Chapter
Member
Current
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BREC Foundation, Inc.
Board of Directors
- Current
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HAART, Inc.
Board of Directors
- Current
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Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge
Member
- Current
Activities: Chairman, Board of Directors 2008-2009; Chairman, Audit Committee 2006-present
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Redstick Lofts Homeowners Association
President, Board of Directors
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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5th Circuit
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United States District Courts for the Middle Districts of Louisiana
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United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Louisiana
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United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Tax Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Jason R. Brown's Website Profile
Website
Kean Miller LLP Website
Blog
Louisiana Law Blog
Contact & Map
Kean Miller LLP
Baton Rouge, Downtown
400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
USA
Telephone: (225) 389-3733
Fax: (225) 388-9133