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Lance J. Kinchen
Lance J. Kinchen

Lance J. Kinchen

Partner - Baton Rouge
Lance Kinchen is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. His principal areas of practice include automotive, corporate law, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, estate planning and probate administration.

Automotive Services

Serving as co-chair of the firm's Automobile Industry Team, Mr. Kinchen represents automobile and motorcycle dealerships in Louisiana and throughout the country. Mr. Kinchen serves on the Board of Directors of the National Automobile Dealers Counsel; and as a member of the firm, serves as General Counsel to the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association. In addition to advising dealer-principals and their families in corporate matters, tax planning, franchise matters, and business succession planning, Mr. Kinchen’s services include working with clients on the following matters:
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Factor-Dealer Relations and Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Succession Planning

Corporate and Tax Planning Services

Mr. Kinchen is also a certified public accountant and a Certified Tax Law Specialist certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Kinchen represents a broad range of high net worth individuals, closely-held businesses, shareholders, and members in general corporate or LLC matters; mergers and acquisitions; tax and estate planning; and business succession planning.
  • Formation and Maintenance of Business Entities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements

Business Succession Planning and Estate Planning

Mr. Kinchen has represented numerous business owners on developing strategies to transfer their ownership to the next generation. With his CPA background, Mr. Kinchen works collaboratively with accountants, financial planners, and advisors to help his clients meet their goals.
  • Closely-Held Business Succession Planning
  • Wills and Trust Planning and Drafting
  • Estate, Gift, and Income Tax Planning
  • Probate Administration
  • Shareholder Agreements addressing succession and buy-out matters

Education

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, Masters of Law in Taxation, May, 1993

Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., May, 1992

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Accounting, May, 1989

Admissions

Louisiana

Federal District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2013

U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations

National Association of Dealer Counsel, Board of Directors, Treasurer

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Baton Rouge Chapter of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

YMCA Metro Board, Board of Directors (2006-2016) and Board Chairman (2015-2016)

Baton Rouge Chapter of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants - Past-President (2014-2015) and Board Member, 2009-present

Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Small Business Issues Council, member (2009 - present)

Honors and Awards

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Publications

Presentations

  • Business Succession Planning, Speaker at Annual Conference of Louisiana Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors in Marksville, LA, July 15, 2016
  • Frequent speaker to automobile dealers and their employees regarding Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Law, FTC Customer Information Safeguard Rule, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, and Red Flags Rule.
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