(New Orleans, LA/March 28, 2011) Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, is pleased to announce the addition of Robert L. Wollfarth Jr. to its New Orleans office. Mr. Wollfarth was previously with Adams and Reese LLP.
Mr. Wollfarth, who joins as of counsel, concentrates his law practice on assisting business clients in all stages of their organization and operation, including entity formation, entering into contracts, financing operations and projects, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, federal and state tax planning, buy-outs and dissolution. A significant part of Mr. Wollfarth's practice involves assisting clients with financing operations and projects using economic and tax incentives, including New Markets Tax Credits, Louisiana Motion Picture Investor Tax Credits, Digital Interactive Media Producer Tax Credits, Sound Recording Investor Tax Credits and Ports of Louisiana Investor and Import/Export Tax Credits.
Mr. Wollfarth is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, where he obtained both his J.D. and an LL.M. in Taxation in 1997.
"Rob is an outstanding business lawyer and has developed a thriving practice in the area of film tax law," says Roy C. Cheatwood, managing shareholder of the Firm's Louisiana offices. "Louisiana is the third most popular state in the country for filmmaking. Rob is a key player in an industry that has become a big part of our state's economic vitality."
Mr. Wollfarth is the latest addition to Baker Donelson's growing Louisiana presence. In New Orleans, the Firm has grown from three attorneys in 2004 to more than 50 attorneys today. Its Baton Rouge office has seen an increase from a dozen attorneys in January of 2010 to nearly 20 attorneys today. Including its presence in Mandeville brings Baker Donelson's total number of Louisiana attorneys to nearly 80.
"We're committed to being a leading partner for businesses in Louisiana. Continually adding attorneys who are recognized leaders in their field is key to our strategic plan," says Mr. Cheatwood. "We will continue to make strategic additions to our offices here to ensure we are not only meeting but also anticipating our clients' needs."