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Nicole  Gould Frey
Danielle L. Borel

Nicole Gould Frey

Of Counsel - Baton Rouge

Nicole Gould Frey, Of Counsel in the Baton Rouge office, practices primarily in the areas of state and local taxation (SALT), estate planning, successions and business formation and disputes.

After serving on Central Staff to the First Circuit Court of Appeal, the Louisiana Department of Revenue was her springboard in to SALT. Her SALT training, such as the MTC Nexus School and Corporate Income Taxation of the Multistate Business, Georgetown University Advanced SALT Institute, UC Davis SALT Institute, and LDR’s own audit school on Louisiana Corporate Income and Franchise Tax, enables her to counsel large and small taxpayers on Louisiana taxes including: corporate income and franchise, sales, occupational license, property (ad valorem), motor fuel, severance, and even charitable bingo tax. Counsel includes opinions, compliance advice, audit, reverse audit, controversy and litigation.

Nicole also works with the BSW Corporate Law team to advise clients on state and local tax matters related to client mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, large contracts, and business formation. Additionally, Nicole advises clients on economic incentives, such as industrial tax exemptions “ITEP” and payments in lieu of tax “PILOT,” tax credit financing involving historic tax credits “HTC” and new markets credits “NMTC”, and transferable tax credits involving film tax credit, solar tax credit, research and development credit “R&D”, and motion picture infrastructure credit.

Ms. Frey is admitted to all Louisiana state and federal courts and her Texas admission is presently inactive. Ms. Frey has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.


Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 2000

Nicholl’s State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, M.B.A., 1998

Louisiana State University, B.S., Business Administration, 1996


Louisiana, 2000

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003

U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2003

U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2003

Texas admission is presently inactive

Professional Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association, 2001 - Present, Member, Tax Section

Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys, 2007 - Present, Member, 2003-2004

Baton Rouge Bar Association, 2003 - Present, Member

IPT, Institute for Professionals in Tax, 2016-present

Community Involvement

Baton Rouge Junior League, 2006-2011, Financial Vice President

Trinity Episcopal Day School, Parent Volunteer Guild Board, Annual Gala Chair 2006-2010

Junior Achievement, 2003 - Present, Teaching Volunteer

Forum 35 (Civic Association), 2001 - 2005

Honors and Awards

Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Tax by Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2015

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


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