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Mark Fry represents individuals and business entities in the areas of business formations, transactions, and operations. As a Louisiana Board Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning and Administration, he handles a full range of estate and wealth preservation planning needs as well as the administration and settlement of trusts and successions. As a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) with a background in finance, Mark has a keen understanding of client needs in the various areas of business and individual tax planning, as well as client needs in pursuing tax-efficient business formations, mergers and acquisitions. He works with private entities and tax-exempt organizations to ensure proper business succession planning, and to develop planned charitable giving strategies. Within his trusts and estates practice, Mark works with clients to implement strategies for long-term life planning for physically or mentally disabled adults and children, including the development and implementation of special needs and supplemental care trusts.

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Mark Fry represents individuals and business entities in the areas of business formations, transactions, and operations. As a Louisiana Board Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning and Administration, he handles a full range of estate and wealth preservation planning needs as well as the administration and settlement of trusts and successions. As a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) with a background in finance, Mark has a keen understanding of client needs in the various areas of business and individual tax planning, as well as client needs in pursuing tax-efficient business formations, mergers and acquisitions. He works with private entities and tax-exempt organizations to ensure proper business succession planning, and to develop planned charitable giving strategies. Within his trusts and estates practice, Mark works with clients to implement strategies for long-term life planning for physically or mentally disabled adults and children, including the development and implementation of special needs and supplemental care trusts.

Mark also practices in the area of entertainment law and has represented a number of local, independent film makers and assisted with a variety of contract matters for directors and executive producers.

In the community, Mark enjoys serving as a professor at the Louisiana State University E.J. Ourso College of Business where he currently teaches. Throughout his career, he has taught Business Law, Business Law II, and Estate Planning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Fundamentals of Personal Estate Planning," The Shobe Financial Group (2017)
  • Speaker, "Nuts and Bolts of Successions," Baton Rouge Bar Association (2016, 2017)
  • Speaker, "Recent Legislative Developments Affecting Financial Planners," Baton Rouge Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (2015)
  • Speaker, "Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important," National Business Institute, Inc. (2014)
  • Speaker, "Tax Planning for Trusts and Estates," National Business Institute, Inc. (2013)
  • Speaker, "Top 10 Estate Planning Techniques," National Business Institute, Inc. (2012)
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Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Louisiana Board of Specialization Estate Planning and Administration (Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member and Co-chair, 2016-Present)
  • Louisiana Board of Specialization Estate Planning and Administration Advisory Commission (Member, 2015-Present)
  • Baton Rouge Little Theater (Treasurer, 2005-2008, 2017-Present; Board Member, 2005-2013, 2016-Present)
  • Baton Rouge Rotary Club - Downtown District (Member, 2004-Present)
  • Estate and Business Planning Council of Baton Rouge (Member, 2000-2010, 2017-Present)

Recognition

  • LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business Outstanding Instructor Award (2015)
  • LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award (2015)

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    J.D., 1993
  • Louisiana State University
    B.S., 1986

Admissions

  • Louisiana
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Fundamentals of Personal Estate Planning," The Shobe Financial Group (2017)
  • Speaker, "Nuts and Bolts of Successions," Baton Rouge Bar Association (2016, 2017)
  • Speaker, "Recent Legislative Developments Affecting Financial Planners," Baton Rouge Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (2015)
  • Speaker, "Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important," National Business Institute, Inc. (2014)
  • Speaker, "Tax Planning for Trusts and Estates," National Business Institute, Inc. (2013)
  • Speaker, "Top 10 Estate Planning Techniques," National Business Institute, Inc. (2012)
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  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Louisiana Board of Specialization Estate Planning and Administration (Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member and Co-chair, 2016-Present)
  • Louisiana Board of Specialization Estate Planning and Administration Advisory Commission (Member, 2015-Present)
  • Baton Rouge Little Theater (Treasurer, 2005-2008, 2017-Present; Board Member, 2005-2013, 2016-Present)
  • Baton Rouge Rotary Club - Downtown District (Member, 2004-Present)
  • Estate and Business Planning Council of Baton Rouge (Member, 2000-2010, 2017-Present)
  • LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business Outstanding Instructor Award (2015)
  • LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award (2015)