Joseph Gilsoul

Joseph Gilsoul

Gilsoul & Associates, LLC
  • Business Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning...
  • Louisiana
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Summary

Joe has been practicing law for over 32 years. His practice emphasizes estate planning, trusts, successions (probate), Medicaid, VA benefits, Social Security disability appeals, asset protection planning, and general family counseling in these areas. He realizes that each client has individual circumstances that require a unique plan. All planning with his clients is done with the overarching goal of protecting the client’s well being and secondarily preserving the client’s assets over the long term. Joe has given frequent seminars for the general public and for financial planners and other professional groups. He has been honored to present at attorney continuing-education seminars sponsored by LSU Law Center and the Louisiana State Bar Association. Joe was born and raised in Montana. At age 17 he signed up for a three-year stint with the U. S. Army and served a year in Viet Nam. He then worked full time while attending the University of South Florida in Tampa, graduating with honors in accounting. After graduation he worked for the U. S. General Accounting Office and then six and one-half years for the Internal Revenue Service in New Orleans. While working full time at IRS, he attended Loyola Law School at night. Upon graduation from law school he joined a mid-sized Shreveport law firm for 31 years, and on August 1, 2016, he started his own firm, Gilsoul & Associates, LLC, where he was joined by the highly regarded elder law attorney, Lee Aronson.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    First consultation is typically $300, even though it usually well exceeds one hour.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
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Professional Experience
Managing attorney
Gilsoul & Associates, LLC
Current
Joe handles estate planning, Medicaid and VA benefits planning, successions (probate), interdictions (guardianship), trusts and asset protection planning, particularly for the elderly. He takes pride in customizing every client’s plan to their unique needs–cookie-cutter planning is not what he offers. This means that he takes the time necessary to know his clients, their families, and their circumstances. He emphasize clear communication to his clients to make sure our they understand the options available, allowing the client and him to create the best plan for client.
Education
Loyola University New Orleans
J.D. (1984) | Law
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University of South Florida
B.A. (1974) | Accounting/English
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Honors: Honors
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Professional Associations
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
Current
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Academy of Special Needs Planners
Member
Current
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Louisiana State Bar
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
2950 Fairfield Ave.
2950 Fairfield Ave.
Ste. 300
Shreveport, LA 71104
USA
Telephone: (318) 524-9966