Lourdes focuses her practice on analyzing the tax consequences of business transactions including entity formation, corporate mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, and partnership transactions. She also advises clients regarding tax and non-tax business structuring issues arising in the course of operations and in connection with transactions. Additionally, Lourdes counsels corporate clients on ERISA compliance and employee compensation and benefits matters.

Lourdes has experience dealing with federal and state civil and criminal tax issues for individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations, as well as for-profit and nonprofit entities. She also regularly represents clients in tax controversy matters and audits, including civil and criminal tax litigation matters. Lourdes has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service’s civil and criminal divisions, the Internal Revenue Service Office of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court.

In addition to sharing her legal knowledge with clients, Lourdes helps support Ohio’s local farming community as a board member, co-chair and secretary of Cultivate! Ohio Valley. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section and writes extensively about tax issues for Taft’s law bulletins,, and other online websites and publications.

Lourdes received her LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law and earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati. She also received her B.S. in environmental science from the University of Cincinnati.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch,” Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law (2021 – present)

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  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (2012)
  • New York University School of Law (2013)

    L.L.M. in taxation

  • University of Cincinnati (2009)


  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

    Member, Tax Section

Community Involvement

  • Cultivate! Ohio Valley

    Board Member