Michael A. Mayhall, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduated from Loyola Law Schoolin New Orleans in 1976,where he was a member of the Loyola Law Review, and was admitted to practice in Louisiana Bar that same year. After law school Mr. Mayhall earned a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University and worked as trial counsel for the office of District Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in Newark, New Jersey from 1976 through 1979.
Mr. Mayhall is a board certified tax law specialist certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, who practices in the areas of federal, state, and local taxation. He is experienced in tax controversy and litigation and representing businesses and individuals before federal, state and local taxing authorities. His experience also includes tax and business planning for: (i) business formations, reorganizations, tax free exchanges, mergers and acquisitions, and buying and selling businesses; (ii) foreign tax compliance, including reporting of foreign bank accounts under the IRS’s OVDP program; (iii) preparing partnership agreements, operating agreements for limited liability companies, and buy-sell agreements; (iv) estate planning and successions; (v) advices in connection with the formation and operations of charitable organizations and other tax-exempt organizations.
Mr. Mayhall is a member of the Louisiana and Oregon bar associations and is a member of the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is an AV preeminent rated attorney by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell, was picked as one of New Orleans Top Lawyers in 2009 and has been named numerous times as a Louisiana Super Lawyer. Mr. Mayhall is also a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section Committee on Civil and Criminal Penalties and the American Bar Association Tax Section Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers.
Mr. Mayhall’s has given numerous presentations at continuing legal education seminars such as the Tulane Tax Institute,The Northshore Estate Planning Council,and the Covington Bar Association.
Two of Mr. Mayhall’s reported cases are Bouterie v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 36 F.3d 1361 (5th Cir.1994); and Estate of Johnson v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 985 F.2d 1315 (5th Cir. 1993).
Mr. Mayhall is admitted to practice in the state of Louisiana and in the state of Oregon.
Mr. Mayhall’s recent speaking engagements include: Recent Developments in Some Income Tax Issues Related to Family Law Practice, Covington Bar Association (April 2011); and Employment Tax Law: A Collection of Topics, Tulane Tax Institute (November 2010).
Practice Areas Include:
Tax Controversies; Tax Litigation; Federal Taxation; Business Law; Business Litigation.