New Orleans Office • Associate

Tyler J. Arbour

Tyler’s practice is built on the basis of protecting his clients’ interests. Through his warm, confident disposition he has earned trust from his clients to see them through all their tax matters, complex transactions and litigation.

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Biography

From the New Orleans office, Tyler’s broad practice includes tax planning and tax controversies, tax-exempt organizations, estate planning/administration and litigation, commercial transactions and general commercial litigation. Tyler also has substantial experience handling high-net-worth community property partitions and the negotiation and preparation of marriage contracts (prenuptial agreements). Specifically, his experience includes representation of taxpayers before the IRS, the Louisiana Department of Revenue and various parishes. Tyler has also handled the administration and litigation concerning of contested and uncontested Successions worth tens of millions of dollars.  

Tyler regularly advises clients concerning operating agreements, asset purchase agreements, employment agreements, and other business matters. He has also negotiated sales of several businesses worth over $5 million. Tyler’s experience is not limited only to transactional business work. Tyler regularly handles litigation matters as well and has successfully argued motions in both state and federal court.

While in law school, Tyler developed an interest in tax law and gained hands-on experience as an Extern for the United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel in New Orleans. This experience also encouraged him to seek a second specialized law degree in taxation.

Tyler received his L.L.M. in Taxation from the University of Alabama in 2014 and his Juris Doctor in 2011 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts and the United States District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana.

Tyler is very engaged in his community and currently is a board member of Project Lazarus. In the past, Tyler has been a board member of the Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans, Inc., and obtained their tax exempt, 501(c)(3) status on a pro-bono basis. He also has previously served on the local leadership committee for Lambda Legal and provided pro-bono legal services through the Idea Village’s IDEAx growth accelerator program.

When Tyler is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his husband, their children, and their rescued standard poodles.

Speaking Engagements

  • The Dow Chemical Company, Various Dates, 2014-2015, “Proactive Planning for the LGBT Professional”
  • Gulf South Chamber of Commerce, February 26, 2015, “Proactive Planning for the LGBT Professional” • National Business Institute, October 22, 2015, “Establishing Tax-Exempt Status With the IRS” and “Liability of Officers and Directors”
  • Tulane Estate Planning Institute, November 20, 2015, “The New Law of Usufructs: Practical Security, Accounting and Taxation Issues”
  • National Business Institute, October 19, 2016, “Establishing Tax-Exempt Status With the IRS” and “Liability of Officers and Directors”
  • National Business Institute, July 11, 2017, “Tax-Exempt Organizations Boot Camp”
  • New Orleans Bar Association, October 20, 2017, “Big Easy Bootcamp, Mastering the Art of Cocktail Conversation”
  • National Business Institute, August 6, 2018, “Probate and Trust Litigation - Wills and Trusts: Contesting, Interpreting, Reforming”
  • New Orleans Bar Association, October 25, 2018, “Big Easy Bootcamp, Mastering the Art of Cocktail Conversation”

Professional Organizations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association Tax Section, Chair
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Estate Planning Council, Associate Member

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