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Blaise Sonnier

Dr. Blaise Sonnier



Blaise M. Sonnier, a first generation university graduate, is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and attorney (both Louisiana). He holds a Juris Doctorate (Louisiana State University) and a Doctorate of Business Administration (Grenoble School of Management, Grenoble, France). Prior to beginning his career in academics, Dr. Sonnier practiced law for 21 years. During this time, he was a Board Certified Tax Attorney and Board Certified in Estate Planning and Administration.

Prior to joining the faculty at USM, Dr. Sonnier was on the faculty at Florida International University and at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Over his career in academics, Dr. Sonnier has published over 60 peer reviewed journal articles, including in the ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, the Journal of Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Tax Notes, Real Estate Taxation, Taxes, and the Journal of State Taxation. He also writes a column on state and local taxation that is published quartertly in Taxes.

  • DBA - Grenoble Ecole De Management (2007)
  • JD - Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (1985)
  • BBA - University of Louisiana at Lafayette (1981)

Individual Income Taxation
Corporate and Partnership Taxation
Federal Tax Research and Planning
Tax Strategy for Business

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Federal income taxation and state and local taxation