Bob Angelico is the firm’s president and managing partner. He is a nationally known business lawyer with years of experience helping top-tier companies with sophisticated state and local tax issues throughout Louisiana. As the head of the firm's tax practice group, Bob works to minimize the taxes of his clients, which include manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, non-profits, construction businesses and other entities of all types and sizes.
Clients frequently rely on Bob to represent them in state and local tax audits and administrative appeals as alternatives to the court system. Bob works extensively with the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Louisiana Tax Commission, Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals and local taxing authorities around the state. In addition, he represents clients involved in state tax litigation, and parish and local tax litigation, at both the trial and appellate court levels.
Client's benefit from Bob's extensive experience with Louisiana state and local taxes, advising clients in entity formations, restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions. Businesses facing litigation in the energy sector often turn to Bob for income and franchise tax, sales and use tax, severance, and ad valorem tax disputes and other state and local tax claims. "My clients include entities from Fortune 500 companies to very small, local businesses," Bob adds, "and they're from all parts of Louisiana, the U.S. and abroad.”
In addition to oil and gas issues, Bob works on state tax and parish-level sales and property taxes involving complex income, franchise, excise and tobacco tax issues. Bob is closely monitoring the tax climate in Louisiana – “I expect to see more litigation as Louisiana has made significant changes to its tax system and continues to explore other revenue raising options. I also expect more aggressive regulatory scrutiny as tax revenues continue to shrink."
Bob's training and credentials set him apart. He is a Board Certified Tax Specialist - as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization - and a licensed Certified Public Accountant.