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Vincent Benedict LoCoco

Vincent Benedict LoCoco

also known as Chip LoCoco

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Wills & Living Wills, Power Of Attorney, Trusts

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About Me

Chip LoCoco was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he attended Jesuit High School and received his BA degree from Loyola University in 1990 with a concentration in History. He then went on to receive his J.D. degree from Loyola University Law School in 1993 and joined his father's firm, Many & LoCoco, after being sworn in as an attorney in October, 1993.

Chip's emphasis in his law practice is probate, wills, estate planning, interdictions, powers of attorney, living wills and trusts. He has also been appointed by the Court in complex matters to represent the interest of individuals in many differing areas of law.

Martindale-Hubbell has given Chip an AV® Preeminent rating as an attorney, which is the pinnacle of excellence awarded by the Bar and the Judiciary to any individual attorney, recognizing that Chip has the highest possible rating available in legal ability and ethical standards. Chip was named by New Orleans Magazine as one of the "Top Lawyers"  in the New Orleans area.

Chip is the member of many professional organizations such as the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association. He is a Member of the Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Property Law Section of the LSBA. He is also a Member of the New Orleans Estate Planning Council.


 


Chip is also involved in many social and community organizations such as the Krewe of Thoth, the Cefalutana Society and he is a Member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Chip is the current President of the St. Pius X Parish Pastoral Council and is the Recording Secretary for the St. Pius X Men's Club. He also serves on the St. Pius X School Board.

Away from law practice, Chip pursues his other interests. He is a recognized novelist. He has authored two novels, Tempesta's Dream and Bellafortuna. He gives talks on opera and Italian culture. He is also involved in coaching baseball and soccer in the community.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Probate: 30%
    22 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    22 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    22 years
  4. Trusts: 10%
    22 years
  5. Power Of Attorney: 10%
    22 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-400/hour)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jacques Francois Bezou Jr

    I highly recommend Vincent to anyone in need of a trust or other estate planning work.

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    Jacques Bezou Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

  • Eric M Schorr

    I highly recommend Chip. I have referred numerous clients to him and I will continue to do so.

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    Eric Schorr Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Many & LoCoco

4833 Conti Street
Suite 109
New Orleans, LA, 70119

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
LAEligible to practice law199308/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts and EstatesAmerican Lawyer Magazine2014
Superb RatingAvvo2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Superb RatingAvvo2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
ExcellentAvvo2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Top Lawyers in New OrleansNew Orleans Magazine2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Semi-FinalistWilliam Faulkner Writing Competition2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMany & LoCoco1993 - Present
Law ClerkHailey MacNamara Law Firm1992 - 1993
Law ClerkSewerage and Water Board of New Orleans1991 - 1992

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Louisiana State Bar Association, Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Law SectionMember2011 - Present
New Orleans Estate Planning CouncilMember2011 - Present
St. Pius X Pastoral CouncilPresident2010 - Present
New Orleans Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
20 So. 3d 528 (4th Cir, 2009 La. App.)Judgments of Possessions vacated

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Many & LoCoco Legal BlogWhat is the Law of Forced Heirship in Louisiana?2012
NovelBellafortuna2012
NovelTempesta's Dream2003

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Loyola University New OrleansHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Estate Planning and Mock Client InterviewEstate Planning2014
Estate Planning and Elder Care ForumEstate Planning2014
Bridging the GapEstate Planning2014
Probate and ProcedureProbate2013
Oschner Golden 50 GroupEstate Planning2013
Loyola Law School - New OrleansEstate Planning and Mock Client Interview2013
Law Talk America Radio ProgramEstate Planning2013
Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning2013
S&WB Retirement SeminarSuccessions and Estate Planning2012
Elder Care IssuesEstate Planning and Elder Care2012
Planning for the Later YearsEstate Planning and Elder Care2011
Preparing for RetirementEstate Planning2008