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Michael L. Eckstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Eckstein Law Firm, APC
1515 Poydras Street, Suite 2195
New Orleans, LA 70112-3753
Phone: 504-527-0701
Fax: 504-566-0040
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax: Business, Tax: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Michael L. Eckstein is a Board Certified Tax Attorney and a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist and an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) who has a broad-based tax and business practice, which includes individual and corporate tax planning, business planning, estate tax planning, closely held business law, entrepreneurial business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate tax practice, and tax controversy work at the city, state, and federal level. Mr. Eckstein also has significant experience in the representation of professional athletes, high-tech/venture capital concerns, and communications businesses. Mr. Eckstein received his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky, his Juris Doctorate degree at Tulane University Law School, and his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University.

Certificates and Credentials

About Michael L. Eckstein

First Admitted: 1979

Professional Webpage: http://www.eck-law.com/about-mr-eckstein.html

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Michael L. Eckstein is a Board Certified Tax Attorney, a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist and an Accredited Estate Planner who has a broad based tax and business practice which includes individual and corporate tax planning, business planning, estate tax planning, closely-held business law, entrepreneurial business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate tax practice and tax controversy work at the city, state and federal level.  Mr. Eckstein also has significant experience in the representation of professional athletes, high tech/venture capital concerns and communication businesses. 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Mr. Eckstein is a member of the New Orleans, Louisiana and American Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the Northern District of California, the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Claims Court. He is a member of the New Orleans, Louisiana State (Sections on: Taxation; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Corporation; Business Law and Intellectual Property) and American (Committee on Depreciation and Investment Tax Credit; Sections of: Taxation; Corporation, Banking and Business Law; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Forum Committee for the Entertainment and Sports Industries and Intellectual Property) Bar Associations; Sports Lawyers Association; and New Orleans Estate Planning Council.  Mr. Eckstein is also a certified agent for the National Basketball Players Association, National Football League Players Association, FIBA, Canada Football League Players Association and the NCAA.

Educational Background

  • Mr. Eckstein received his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky, his juris doctorate degree at Tulane University Law School and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author: "Treatment by an Owner of a Deferred Bonus Contained within a Professional Player Contract," Tax Ideas, Prentice-Hall, 1979; "Subchapter S Corporations-Are You Entitled to the Flow-Through Tax Attributes?" Louisiana Bar Journal, June, 1985; "Investment Credit and At-Risk Rules for S Corporations," S Corporations Tax Choices for Business Planning, Prentice-Hall, October 1985; "How A Sports Franchise Owner Treats a Deferred Bonus to a Player-Revised," The Sports Lawyer, 1992.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mr. Eckstein is a past president and advisory board member for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, a past president and director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana and a director of The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.  He is a past director of the Tulane Law School CLE Advisory Board, Tulane University Alumni Association and Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Program, Inc.

Representative Clients

  • InnoGenomics Technologies, LLC, 2010
  • Fast Tax, Inc., 2007
  • Walton & Johnson, LL, 1998
  • Louisiana Public Health Institute, 2003
  • Baton Rouge Business Report, 1998
  • Scott Armature, LLC, 1984
  • Kencoil, Inc., 1980
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Office Location for Michael L. Eckstein

1515 Poydras Street
Suite 2195
New Orleans, LA 70112-3753

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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