David has 36 years of experience representing clients in a diverse array of corporate litigation and tax controversy matters. His far-reaching expertise includes strategic advice for corporate governance, federal and state income tax planning, and estates and probate.


Representative Matters

  • Advises corporate clients on matters such as structuring and negotiating mergers & acquisitions, asset purchase agreements, and partnership and limited liability agreements and drafting commercial leases, non-disclosure agreements, and contracts.
  • Handles wide range of taxation matters, including drafting tax opinion letters, audit letter responses, claims for refund, and foreign bank account reporting.
  • Advises large and small estates in all aspects of estate planning, such as the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and acts of donation.
  • Counsels tax-exempt entities, including public charities and private foundations, in corporate and tax law issues such as submission of organizational documents and operative agreements and reinstatement of tax-exempt recognition after inadvertent termination.
  • Represents clients in numerous commercial litigation matters, including oil and gas pipeline sales tax disputes, ad valorem tax appeals, and zoning variances.

Professional Experience

  • Private law practice (1986-2022)
  • Adjunct Professor, Paralegal Studies Program, Tulane University (1989-1991)


  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (2020-present)
  • Board Certified Tax Law Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization (1990-present)



LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center

J.D., Baylor University School of Law

B.A., summa cum laude, Louisiana State University in Shreveport

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Louisiana Bar
  • Texas Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • Supreme Court of Texas
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