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Representative Matters

Represented the sellers in the acquisition of a group of medical clinics by a large regional hospital.

Represented a major chemical company in negotiating a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Department of Economic Development involving various employment and investment incentives and grants.

Represented a local grocery store in a financing transaction involving New Markets Tax Credits and federal and state Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.

Assisted a large manufacturing company in obtaining discretionary Louisiana tax incentives for a multi-site industrial project.

Represented a local real estate developer in connection with the sale of the Lowes New Orleans Hotel.

Represented the seller in a 1031 like-kind exchange transaction involving the restructuring of ownership in a New Orleans hotel.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

Mr. Walter is a guest lecturer for the Music Industry Studies program at Loyola University, and has taught the program's capstone senior seminar courses.  He regularly volunteers at local incubators providing advice to entrepreneurs and small businesses through speaking engagements and office hours.  He also volunteers with the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and the ELLA (Entertainment Law Legal Assistance) project, assisting clients with various tax issues including tax liens and wage garnishments, negotiating payment plans with tax authorities, and representing clients in the United States Tax Court.  Mr. Walter is a member of the American and Louisiana State Bar Associations.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Mr. Walter has been named a Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers and a Top Lawyer by New Orleans magazine. 

News & Events

Presentations

Speaker, "Membership Interests and Mergers and Reorganizations," National Business Institute LLCs from Start to Finish Seminar, December 2016.

Speaker, "Corporate and Tax Basics," Energy X, October 2015.

Speaker, "Unique Copyright Issues for Musicians," Y'heard Me? Music Industry Summit, January 2015.

Speaker, "The Business of Being an Artist," Y'heard Me? Music Industry Summit, March 2014.

Panelist, "Tax and Other Incentives for Entrepreneurship in Louisiana," New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, March 2014.

Panelist, "Ways visual artists can use their skills as an asset in any start-up venture," The Artistic Entrepreneur Conference, March 2012.

Practice areas

Bar Admissions

  • United States Tax Court
  • Louisiana

Education

New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2014

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2009

  • Order of the Coif
  • Managing Editor, Virginia Tax Review
  • Recipient of the Edwin S. Cohen Tax Prize

Emory University, B.A. in Economics/Mathematics, 2000

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