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Jones Walker LLP and the BCNO Host Discussion on Federal Tax Reform led by Derek Theurer, Tax Counsel to U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy

Jones Walker LLP and the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region recently hosted a discussion on federal tax reform and its potential impact on businesses and individuals. The discussion was led by Derek Theurer, Tax Counsel to U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. Sen. Cassidy serves on the Senate Finance Committee and will … Continue Reading

Thank You for Attending Jones Walker’s Legislative Update Webinar

Thanks to all who participated in our legislative update webinar! Presenters from the Jones Walker State & Local Tax and Government Relations Teams provided an update on the ever-changing dynamics of the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature via a special webinar. With a budget shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year and a looming … Continue Reading

Jay Adams and Team Fleur De Que Compete in 9th Annual Hogs for the Cause BBQ Competition

Jay Adams and his Fleur de Que teammates competed at the 9th Annual Hogs for the Cause BBQ Competition. Hogs for the Cause is a non-profit, annual fundraising music festival and barbecue competition in New Orleans that raises money for families with children fighting pediatric brain cancer. Jay is a proud member of Team Fleur … Continue Reading

Fletcher and Mantle Quoted in Law360

John Fletcher and Matt Mantle were quoted in the Law360 article, “Taxing Remote Vendors Politically Safer Than Tax Hikes.” John cautioned that any ruling in favor of state revenue departments regulating remote retailers has implications beyond the tax area saying, “If under the due process clause, they can get somebody out of state and turn … Continue Reading


PAUL H. FRANKEL – SALT OF THE EARTH AND BEYOND   If you are reading this blog post, it is far more likely than not that you have been touched by the greatness of Paul H. Frankel, who passed away overnight between February 27th and 28th. In fact, without Paul’s influence on many SALT professionals … Continue Reading

Mississippi Lt. Governor: Use Tax Remote Seller Collection Bill “Unconstitutional”, Expected To Die In Senate Committee

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday released a statement that H.B. 480 would not be acted on in the Senate, effectively killing the bill by not advancing it out of the Finance Committee by a February 28 legislative deadline. As previously reported, H.B. 480 would have required remote sellers with over $250,000 of sales … Continue Reading

It’s King Cake Time!

Our JW SALT Team in New Orleans recently had fun trying out some of the best king cakes the city has to offer. We sampled cakes from Sucre, Gracious Bakery, Nonna Randazzo’s, Party Palace (from Langenstein’s), and Dong Phuong Bakery, among others.  With so many great king cakes to choose from, it was impossible to … Continue Reading

Jones Walker LLP and the Business Council of New Orleans & the River Region host Informational Tax Briefing presented by Kimberly Lewis Robinson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue

(Bill Backstrom, Jones Walker LLP State & Local Tax Partner and Kimberly Lewis Robinson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue)   Jones Walker LLP and the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region would like to thank Kimberly Lewis Robinson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Co-Chair, HCR 11 Task … Continue Reading

Louisiana Governor Announces Intent to Issue a Call for Special Session

Today, January 27, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he intends to issue a call to bring the Louisiana Legislature into a 10-day special session beginning February 13 and ending February 23. The special session will address a FY 2017 budget deficit estimated to be in excess of $300 million. The Governor has explained … Continue Reading

Congress Set to Embark on Ambitious Tax Reform Package in First 100 Days of Trump Administration Fundamental Tax Reform

The 2016 elections have laid the foundation for the most significant Congressional tax reform effort since the enactment of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. In the past several years, the leadership of the Congressional tax-writing committees (i.e., the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee) have produced the blueprint for tax … Continue Reading

Jones Walker LLP Launches Tax Reform Client Alert Series

Our Washington office, together with our tax professionals firmwide, will be working closely with the congressional tax-writing committees on tax reform legislation and are available to assist clients as necessary. Our client alert series will provide legal insight and timely content from our tax and government relations advisors. Sign up for our client alerts and … Continue Reading

Bill Backstrom Presents at COST Annual Meeting

Jones Walker SALT Team partner, Bill Backstrom, recently presented on the panel “Why Stop at One? The Joys and Pains of Multistate Tax Litigation” at the Council on State Taxation’s 47th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. The panel discussed challenging tax assessments in a multistate setting often involves addressing common issues, such as choice of forum, … Continue Reading

Jones Walker SALT Memorializes Louisiana Collectors’ Attorney Bob Rainer

Robert R. Rainer, known as “Bob,” passed away on Sunday, October 9th, 2016. Bob was an iconic fixture in Louisiana state and local taxes. He usually represented tax administrators and the Louisiana Department of Revenue. In fact, he represented most parish tax administrators throughout the state. As such, Bob was an institutional adversary of the … Continue Reading

And that’s a wrap!

Thank you for attending our 8th Annual Jones Walker LLP State & Local Tax Seminar in Houston, Texas, to discuss tax law updates in Louisiana and Mississippi! In 2016, Louisiana made some of the most drastic tax changes in history, and we were pleased to review these changes with you as they continue to impact … Continue Reading

Q&A with Kimberly Robinson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue

Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue and former Jones Walker LLP State & Local Tax Partner, Kimberly Robinson, sat down with our own Bill Backstrom and Jay Adams to discuss a few of the items that she will discuss at the Jones Walker SALT Team’s annual seminar in Houston, Texas on Thursday, October 6, 2016. … Continue Reading

SALT Team Partners Present at COST Regional State Tax Seminar

JW SALT Team partners Jay Adams, Bill Backstrom, Andre Burvant, and Matt Mantle recently presented at the Council on State Taxation’s Southwest/West Regional State Tax Seminar in San Antonio, Texas, on June 23, 2016. Bill and Matt discussed nationwide trends in the state and local tax arena, while Jay and Andre discussed recent legislative and judicial … Continue Reading

SAVE THE DATE! The Jones Walker SALT Team will be back in Houston!

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016 WHERE: HILTON AMERICAS-HOUSTON Please Save the Date for Jones Walker LLP’s 8th Annual State & Local Tax Seminar! We will once again be “Cooking with SALT,” presenting a day-long program covering the most important Louisiana and Mississippi state and local tax issues currently facing taxpayers, as well as Louisiana and … Continue Reading

SALT Team Alum Named Distinguished LSU MPA Alumnus of the Year

SALT partners, Andre Burvant, Jay Adams, and Bill Backstrom pictured with the distinguished LSU MPA Alumnus of the Year, Kimberly Lewis Robinson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue Kim, formerly a partner with the Jones Walker SALT Team, was recognized as the 14th alumnus honored by the LSU Public Administration Institute on April 22, … Continue Reading