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.
- Thirty-Three Lawyers Named 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; Wayne Lee Featured on the Cover12.24.2015
- Thirty-One Lawyers Named 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; Phil Wittmann Ranked Number One for Second Year in a Row12.24.2014
- Twenty-Seven Lawyers Named 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; Phil Wittmann Ranked Number One12.30.2013
News & Events
- Scott Whittaker and Dan Walter to address Tax and Other Incentives for Entrepreneurship in Louisiana at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week03.27.2014
In the News
Speaker, "Opportunity Zones for Business Location," 2019 Concrete & Aggregates Association of Louisiana and Arkansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association Joint Summer Convention, June 2019.
Speaker, "Opportunity Zones in Jefferson Parish: A new investment strategy for communities," Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission Conference Center, May 2019.
Speaker, "How Opportunity Zones Can Help Entrepreneurs," New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, March 2019.
Speaker, "Legal matters, taxes, accounting and opportunity zones panel discussion," Crypto Current Conference, March 2019.
Speaker, "Opportunity Zone Investing and Tax Advantages for Family-owned Businesses," Tulane Family Business Forum, March 2019.
Speaker, "Opportunity Zones: Raising Capital and Investing Responsibly while Saving Taxes," Louisiana Technology Park, March 2019.
Speaker, "Understanding Opportunity Zones," Propeller, February 2019.
Speaker, "Seize the Opportunity (Zones): Using OZs to Save Taxes and Raise Capital," Stone Pigman webinar, December 2018.
Speaker, "Angel Tax Credits Available for Investors in Louisiana," NO/LA Angel Network, December 2018.
Speaker, "Tax Issues for Louisiana Businesses – Qualified Business Income Deductions," Louisiana State Bar Association's Corporate and Business Section CLE, October 2018.
Speaker, "TAX REFORM: Implications for M&A," Stone Pigman webinar, May 2018.
Speaker, "No HR Department, No Problem: Employee-Related Legal Matters for Emerging Companies," New Orleans BioInnovation Center, September 2018.
Speaker, "State Tax Exemption Strategies" and "Board Governance, Compensation and Liability - Legal Landmines," National Business Institute Tax Exempt Organizations Boot Camp, August 2017.
Speaker, "Handling Common Business Tax Issues" and "Understanding Sales and Use Tax," National Business Institute's Business Law: Start to Finish seminar, June 2017.
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.
- United States Tax Court
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