Liskow & Lewis assists clients on federal, Louisiana and Texas state and local tax matters. In federal matters our lawyers have assisted in tax planning with regard to sophisticated mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, joint ventures, including farmouts and joint development agreements, and tax free reorganization transactions. They also have advised clients regarding federal tax audits and in obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service with regard to various federal tax issues.
The firm has extensive experience in handling Louisiana state and parish tax matters relating to all of the state and local taxes levied in Louisiana. For several years the tax section has assisted oil and gas exploration, production, pipeline, refining, and service entities, chemical and petrochemical companies on Louisiana tax matters for both planning and dispute resolution. The section lawyers also assist clients including hospitals and other healthcare provider entities, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, banks, hotels and other entities in the tourist industry with matters such as sales and use taxes, ad valorem property taxes, occupancy taxes, corporate income and franchise taxes, and severance taxes.
The firm’s tax lawyers have worked with clients in handling state and local tax audits, in administrative appeals with both the Louisiana Department of Revenue and with the various parish and local taxing authorities, and with tax planning on the Louisiana aspects of multi-state business operations. They also have assisted these clients with regard to both state and parish refund requests.