Michael T. Durham

Michael is a graduate of McNeese State University (B.S., 1999), Louisiana State University (J.D., B.C.L., 2002) and the University of Denver (LL.M., 2003). After graduating from LSU, Michael relocated to Denver, Colorado, where he obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver. After initially practicing in Colorado, Michael returned home to Louisiana in 2005. Michael was admitted to the Louisiana Bar and United States Tax Court in 2003, and the Colorado Bar in 2004. Michael holds membership in the Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association-Taxation, the Colorado Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Education:

  • McNeese State University, B.S., 1999
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 2002
  • University of Denver, LLM Taxation, 2003

Memberships:

  • Licensed in Louisiana, Colorado and United States Tax Court
  • Colorado State Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bart Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association

Practice Areas:

  • Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Corporate/Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Complex Commercial Litigation

Publications and Seminars:

  • Speaker, 23rd JDC CLE, Gonzales, LA- Tax Law for Non- Tax Attorneys: A Primer, 2009
  • Speaker, International Facility Management Association, Baton Rouge, LA- Update-Business and Investment Tax Benefits and Incentives in Louisiana from Damages caused by Hurricane Katrina 2006
  • Article- Business and Investment Tax Benefits and Incentives in the Gulf Opportunity Zone, Around the Bar 2006
  • Speaker, Foundation for Historical Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA- Sustain America- Vision, Economics and Preservation: Tax Incentives from Damages caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 2006
  • Speaker, Associated Builders and Contractors, Pelican Chapter Baton Rouge, LA and Louisiana Oilfield Contractors Association, Lafayette, LA- Opportunity Knocks: Business and Investment Tax Benefits and Incentives in Louisiana from Damages caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 2006
  • Speaker and Co-author, Tax Shelters Update: Reportable Transactions and Offshore Deferred Compensation Agreements, Denver, CO 2003
  • Speaker and Co-author, Accountant Malpractice: What Every Accountant Should Know; Ethics in Tax Practice, Denver, CO 2003
  • Judge, LSU Law Center Appellate Advocacy 2007-2008
  • Judge, National Trial Competition, 2007