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
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.
- Scott Whittaker and Dan Walter to address Tax and Other Incentives for Entrepreneurship in Louisiana at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week03.27.2014
- 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