Meet Our Team

Todd M. Villarrubia
Todd M. VillarrubiaAttorney
Todd earned a Master’s Degree (LL.M) in Tax Law from Emory University, is a Board Certified Expert in Estate Planning and Administration as determined by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.  He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, NAIFA, Atticus, Advisors Forum, Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel and the New Orleans Estate Planning Council.  Todd also serves on the board for the EP Louisiana (Entrepreneurs Organization) and the Jefferson Charter Foundation.
Carl S. Goode
Carl S. GoodeSpecial Counsel
Carl S. Goode is Special Counsel to Wealth Planning Law Group and works out of both the New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices. Mr. Goode received his LL.M in Taxation from Washington University in 1979 and after law school he served his country in the United States Army’s JAGC. Carl is also certified as an Estate Planning and Administration Specialist and as a Tax Law Specialist by Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. He is listed in the 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Tax Law. He has earned an AV® Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.
Monique Hardy
Monique HardyParalegal
Monique Hardy received her undergraduate degree and paralegal certificate from the University of New Orleans. Monique joined the Wealth Planning Law Group team in January 2011. Monique assists the attorneys with basic estate planning, estate and trust planning, advanced estate planning, charitable planning, successions and probate, business planning, and special needs planning.
Monique has fifteen (15) years of legal experience. Prior to joining our team Monique worked for a local firm handling various types of cases: estate and trust planning, successions and probate, personal injury, taxation and real estate.
Sylvia Ulmer
Sylvia UlmerOffice Assistant
Sylvia is responsible for the day-to-day space and facilities management in our New Orleans office as well as file documentation, and communication with firm management. She is also responsible for providing administrative leadership for the office and acting as liaison between the office and firm management. Sylvia has more than 20 years of professional experience in administration and retail sales.  A Louisiana native, she attended Seton Academy and holds a degree in General Studies from LSU and is a certified elementary educator from UNO.  Sylvia enjoys cooking, working, and spending time with her daughter and family.