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Loyola University New Orleans School of Law Presents St. Ives Award

Loyola press release - January 10, 2001

(New Orleans)—Jerome J. Reso, Jr. received the seventh annual St. Ives Award, named for the patron saint of lawyers, from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law on January 12, 2001. This award is the highest honor from the School of Law Alumni Association and is presented to an alumnus who has volunteered services to the law school or the university, maintained the highest standards of the profession, and furthered the mission of the alumni association.

Reso received a business degree from Loyola in 1958 followed by a law degree in 1961. While in law school, he was a member of the Loyola Law Review Board. His wife and four children are all Loyola alumni.

As an active Loyola alumnus, Reso has served on Loyola’s Board of Trustees since 1992 and presently serves as the vice chair of the board. He has served as an emeritus member of the School of Law Visiting Committee and Loyola’s Heritage Society. He is a past chair of the President’s Council, the Council’s Planned Giving Committee, the Law School’s Annual Fund Campaign and a past president of the Law Alumni Board.

Reso is a partner with the New Orleans firm of Baldwin & Haspel and practices corporate, estate planning and tax law. In a recent publication, The Best Lawyers in America 2001 – 2002, he is listed as one of the best lawyers practicing tax law and trusts and estates law. This list is compiled by a national firm and is based of recommendations of lawyers’ peers.

He is a board certified tax law attorney and also specializes in estate planning and administration. Earlier in his career, he was a trial lawyer for the Tax Division of the U. S. Department of Justice. He was elected president of Commercial Law Affiliates, an affiliation of independent business and commercial law firms in 1998. The author of numerous publications on tax, trust and estate planning law, Reso has served as an adjunct faculty member in the law school.

Reso’s other community service includes serving as president of the Catholic Foundation of New Orleans and currently serving as president of the Kendall Vick Public Law Foundation. He also has served on the board of his high school, Brother Martin, and was honored by the school with an Alumnus of the Year Award.

Founded in 1914, the Loyola School of Law operates both a day program for full-time students and evening program for part-time students with a total enrollment of approximately 680 and 32 full-time faculty members. The law school is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is accredited by the American Bar Association.