Jaye Calhoun

Jaye Calhoun

Kean Miller
400 Convention Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 3513
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Professional Experience:

Jaye Calhoun is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. Jaye provides clients with full-service tax representation covering federal, state, and local tax challenges and business opportunities. She has more than 25 years of experience and assists her clients with tax compliance and planning, guidance on the use of tax and business incentives, and represents clients in tax audits and controversies. She regularly represents clients in audits and administrative and judicial appeals before the IRS, the State of Louisiana Department of Revenue, and numerous local taxing authorities. Jaye is board certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization in both Taxation and in Estate Planning.

Jaye has been listed for a decade as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2007-2018), and in Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007-2018). She is AV-rated preeminent by Martindale-Hubble. She has been recognized by New Orleans City Business as a 2005 Woman of the Year and selected as a 2014 recipient of the Leadership in Law award. Jaye was also recognized by New Orleans Magazine as a Top Lawyer in 2012 and 2016 as a Top Woman Attorney by Louisiana Super Lawyers.

Jaye is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston (online program). She is also a guest lecturer at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.

Practice Focus:

Federal, State and Local Tax


Jaye earned her B.S. from Tulane University, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College in 1987. She earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 1991, and her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1997.


Jaye is an in-demand speaker at seminars and conventions, a contributing author to numerous tax and professional publications and is frequently quoted in the media on tax topics. A full list of presentations, articles and publications is available upon request.

Professional and Community Activities:

Louisiana Tax Law Institute (Member, 2017-2019); American Bar Association Section of Taxation, State and Local Taxes Committee (former Chair), Nominating Committee (2016-present), Subcommittee on Government Submissions and Legislative White Papers (former Chair), Publications Committee (2017); New Orleans Bar Association (Tax Law Committee Chair); Louisiana State Bar Association (Section of Taxation, 2004-2005 Chair); National Association of State Bar Tax Sections (Chair, Executive Board); 2015-2017 ABA/IPT Advanced Sales/Use Tax Seminar (Co-Chair); Georgetown Law’s SALT Institute Advisory Board (2016-present)

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