How Can I Help You Move Forward?

The confidence and trust I have earned from my clients is based not only on successfully protecting their interests, but also on how I work with them. Whether handling a complex tax matter, sensitive estate or business planning, or demanding litigation, my goal is to fully understand my clients’ objectives, be compassionate, and be the lawyer they actually like to call.

Overview

Tyler Arbour has a broad practice that allows him to assist business and individual clients in a multitude of ways. He regularly assists with tax planning and tax controversies, representing taxpayers before the IRS, the Louisiana Department of Revenue and various parishes. He also works with tax-exempt organizations, forming and ensuring ongoing compliance with their special tax and other requirements. For families and individuals, Tyler assists with estate planning and administration, as well as handling high-net-worth community property partitions and negotiating and preparing matrimonial agreements. For businesses, including closely held and family-owned businesses, Tyler has provided experienced guidance through contested and uncontested successions worth tens of millions of dollars.

A highly successful commercial transactional lawyer and litigator, Tyler regularly assists clients in many types of business transactions, such as operating agreements, asset purchase agreements, employment agreements and other business matters. When business conflicts do arise, Tyler is an aggressive advocate for his clients’ interests in both state and federal courts.

Outside the Office

When Tyler is not occupied with his clients’ success, he enjoys spending time with his husband, their children and their rescued standard poodles.

Education

  • University of Alabama, L.L.M. Taxation, 2014
  • Loyla University, J.D., 2011
  • Loyla University, B.A., cum laude, 2006

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the State of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Tax Section, Past Chair
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Estate Planning Council, Associate Member
  • Tureaud American Inn of Court

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021-2024)
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars (2018-2024)
  • CityBusiness Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” (2021, 2023)
  • New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2022-2023)
  • CityBusiness “Leadership in Law” (Class of 2019)
  • LSBA Citizens Award (2018-2019)

  • National Business Institute Webinar: “Tax Reporting and Post-Mortem Tax Matters,” May 10, 2023
  • National Business Institute: “Louisiana Probate Litigation & Fiduciary Duties,” September 10, 2021
  • National Business Institute: “Spousal Elective Share and Disclaimers,” August 5 & 6, 2021
  • National Business Institute: “Trusts that Affect Estate Administration,” August 5 & 6, 2021
  • National Business Institute Webinar: “Charitable Trusts,” June 3, 2021
  • National Business Institute Webinar: “What are Trusts? Main Trust Principles,” June 3, 2021
  • New Orleans Bar Association: “Big Easy Bootcamp, Mastering the Art of Cocktail Conversation,” October 25, 2018
  • National Business Institute: “Probate and Trust Litigation – Wills and Trusts: Contesting, Interpreting, Reforming,” August 6, 2018
  • New Orleans Bar Association: “Big Easy Bootcamp, Mastering the Art of Cocktail Conversation,” October 20, 2017
  • National Business Institute: “Tax-Exempt Organizations Boot Camp,” July 11, 2017
  • National Business Institute: “Establishing Tax-Exempt Status With the IRS” and “Liability of Officers and Directors,” October 19, 2016
  • Tulane Estate Planning Institute: “The New Law of Usufructs: Practical Security, Accounting and Taxation Issues,” November 20, 2015
  • Gulf South Chamber of Commerce: “Proactive Planning for the LGBT Professional,” February 26, 2015
  • National Business Institute: “Establishing Tax-Exempt Status With the IRS” and “Liability of Officers and Directors,” October 22, 2015
  • The Dow Chemical Company: “Proactive Planning for the LGBT Professional,” Various Dates, 2014-2015

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