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Jo Karen Parr

Jo Karen
Parr

Phone: 334-420-2957
Fax: 334-834-3172
parr@copelandfranco.com

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Education

  • B.B.A., University of Oklahoma (1967)
  • J.D., Jones Law Institute (1976)

Practice Areas

Association & Community Involvement

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association (member, tax section)
  • Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Montgomery Estate Planning Council
  • Montgomery Humane Society (President, 2010-2012, member of Board of Directors)
  • Montgomery Humane Society Foundation (President)
  • Southern Development Council (Board of Directors)
  • Montgomery Symphony League (Treasurer)
  • Montgomery Symphony Orchestra (member of Board of Directors)
  • Jackson Hospital & Clinic (Board of Trustees)

Honors & Awards

  • Certified Public Accountant (1974)
  • AV Martindale Hubbell rating

Reported Cases

  • Estate of Goree v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 1994-331 (Nonacquiescence - IRS AOD 1996- 10 IRB 4)
  • Fleming G. Brooks, et. ux, v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2005-204 (case gave rise to revision of IRC Reg. 1-1367-2)

Attorney Profile

Jo's practice is focused on family wealth transfers and civil tax litigation. She was the first woman certified public accountant in Alabama to become a practicing attorney, and for over thirty-five years, she has assisted families in planning for the effective transfer of wealth to younger generations while achieving significant asset protection for the family unit. Her transfer strategies utilize family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and other closely held business entities, as well as various types of trusts. In addition to being an effective estate planner, Jo has a proven track record successfully representing individuals, corporations, estates and trusts in federal and state tax controversies, both at the administrative level and in federal courts. During her career, Jo has also managed forensic investigations associated with the prosecution and defense of a number of high profile white collar criminal cases, and she works closely with civil litigators in the development and presentation of the forensic aspects of financial litigation.