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William P Stubbs Jr

Estate planning Attorney at Lafayette, LA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1973
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Board certified in Estate Planning and Administration, certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialists.

    49 years, 400 cases

  2. Business

  3. Mergers and acquisitions
    Seven (7) transactions above $25 Million in the last six (6) years; 25 transactions ranging from $1.8 Million to $112 Million in last six (6) years, totaling approximately $600 Million.

    51 years, 300 cases

  4. Tax
    Board certified Tax Law Specialist by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialists. Member of Louisiana Society of CPAs.

    51 years

William P. Stubbs, Jr., has over thirty-five years of legal experience with primary practice areas of business transactions and wills, trusts, and estates. He is board certified as a tax law specialist and in estate planning and administration, certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialists.

He has represented principals in hundreds of company transfers in diverse fields including oil service and production, transportation, communications, distribution, logistics, timber, manufacturing, sports, hotels, restaurants, advertising, print media and healthcare, including nursing homes, specialty hospitals and professional practices of dentists and physicians.

Martindale Hubbell has rated Mr. Stubbs  AV Preeminent® (4.) for over 30 years and he has received multi-year selection to SuperLawyers.



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Stubbs Law Firm, LLC
201 Rue Beauregard
Lafayette, LA, 70508


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Posted by Bobby | August 1, 2015
Selling of company and my personal will
Bill was a very personal and to the point advisor. He took the time to explain whatever I did not understand in more depth. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family which I have already done
Posted by Garett | July 31, 2015
Professionalism, Integrity, Honesty and Service
I was completely satisfied with my experience of Bill Stubbs handling our merger. His professionalism, integrity, and honesty was a true benefit in helping us close our deal. His staff is service oriented and always took the opportunity to make sure we fully understood every angle of the deal. I have already recommended a few people to his firm and will continue to do so in the future. Another added benefit, his conference room is stocked with a endless supply of peppermints and soda pops!
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Posted by F.L. LeBlanc, CMfgE, P.E. | June 12, 2015
Sale of my one of my Companies / Tax ramifications
Nineteen years ago, I was in the process of selling a Company, my then attorney of record, called in Bill Stubbs to evaluate tax ramifications. He was thorough and pragmatic. I have used his talents ever since in multiple business decisions and estate planning. He is a man of high moral character, who is dependable,responsive and efficient.. I have recommended him on numerous occasions, as of this writing--- no complaints.
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Posted by Scott Sonnier | June 12, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Great attorney. Very thorough in his estate planning work. Has helped my business tremendously over the years.
Posted by Jerry | June 12, 2015
Bill Stubbs Review
I have known Bill and worked with him for approximately 25 years. I first met him because he handled my father in laws legal business and I was named as a co trustee with my wife in his will. As time went on we starting using Bill in our family business of which I was President. I also had dealings will with Bill informally on State University matters as I served on its Board of Supervisors and Its Chairman. Bill handles our family personal legal business and started a Family LLC for us several years ago. We also have had several companies we started with Bill serving as our advisor. In 2009 we sold our main family business with Bill serving as our attorney in the $125,000,000 deal. His advice helped us to get much more than we expected out of the sale and has kept us out of legal hassles since the sale. Bill has recently served as my advisor for the purchase and valuation of $1,000,000 in the stock of a privately held company preparing for an IPO. Again his keen insight has been of great assistance. Just today I called him on a new venture my son and I are buying into on June 30. We need operating agreements, services agreements and legal advice complete by June 30. We have to have $3,500,000 loan finalized. He is heading on vacation but we will meet Monday before he leaves and he will take our file with him. That is the kind of guy he is, always looking to do what needs to be done to help his client. I am proud to not only have Bill as my attorney but to call him a true friend.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Stubbs Law Firm, L.L.C. (formerly William Stubbs Firm)
  • 1989 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • McLeod, Swearingen, Verlander, Dollar, Price & Noah
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Sole Practioner
  • William P. Stubbs, Jr., Attorney
  • 1983 - 1988
  • Partner in charge of Tax Department
  • Broadhurst, Brook, Mangham, Hardy & Reed
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Partner
  • Ledbetter, Percy & Stubbs (formerly Polke, Foote, Randolph, Percy & Ledbetter)
  • 1976 - 1980
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wright, Dawkins, James, Hogg & Bleich
  • 1975 - 1976
  • Tax Staff
  • Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young)
  • 1973 - 1975
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  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Louisiana State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • Specialized cargo container and logistical equipment company
  • $37.6 Million Sale
  • Machine Shop Division
  • $400,000 Sale
  • Print media regional monthly magazine
  • $450,000 Sale
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  • Lafayette Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Louisiana Society of CPAs
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Texas Society of CPAs
  • Member
  • 1973 - 1975
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Specialist - Tax Law
  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016
  • Board Certified Specialist - Estate Planning and Administration
  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Louisiana Attorneys List
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Louisiana Attorneys List
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Louisiana Attorneys List
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Louisiana Attorneys List
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute
  • Estate Planning
  • 2001
  • Louisiana Society of CPAs
  • Business Sales
  • 1995
  • National Business Institute
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 1994
  • National Business Institute
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in Louisiana
  • 1993
  • National Business Institute
  • Administration of the Estate in Louisiana
  • 1991
  • National Business Institute
  • Business Acquisitions, Sales & Liquidations.
  • 1989
  • Louisiana Society of CPAs
  • Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts
  • 1989
  • National Business Institute
  • Basic Drafting of Wills and Trusts in Louisiana
  • 1988
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Attorney endorsements

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Tax Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would recommend Bill to anyone considering buying or selling a business. His knowledge of handling mergers and acquisitions extends to the tax implications of the transaction which can result in substantial benefits to the client.."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a highly experienced Mergers and Acquisitions professional. He keeps the clients, other parties, and all attorneys involved updated at all times. He has helped me simplify transactions and minimize tax issues."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Lafayette Estate planning Lawyer William P Stubbs Jr
William P Stubbs Jr
Estate planning Attorney
Lafayette, LA
Licensed for 50 years