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"No matter the type of issue I’m helping my clients through, I strive to exceed expectations. I want to be the catalyst for their happiness in business and relieve stress whenever possible through my role as advisor and counselor."  

Jeff Surprenant uses his background as a Certified Public Accountant to counsel individuals and family offices on their estate planning, income tax, and other business matters. Jeff’s estate planning practice also includes the traditional areas such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. Jeff has experience advising clients in both large and small succession/probate matters, including representing heirs in successions that can be adversarial, and he guides clients in corporate, matrimonial, and charitable transactions.

In his financial service practice, Jeff helps banks and commercial lenders on a broad range of issues relating to commercial and consumer lending, leases, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and corporate governance.

Jeff graduated second in his class from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and he was a Case Note & Comment Editor on the Loyola Law Review. Before attending law school, Jeff worked at a local accounting firm and graduated from Fordham University in 2014 with an undergraduate degree in accounting, summa cum laude.

After graduating law school, Jeff spent a year clerking for Judge Jay C. Zainey in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana before joining Adams and Reese.


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2019, summa cum laude
  • Fordham University, B.S., 2014, Accounting, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Community Involvement

  • The Pro Bono Project


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Acurio v. Acurio: Parens Patriae in Marital Regimes, 64 Loy. L. Rev. 257 (2018)
  • Pulling the REINS on Chevron, 65 Loy. L. Rev. 399 (2019)