Robert E. Tarcza

Mr. Tarcza’s areas of expertise include federal, state and local taxation with an emphasis on governmental pension tax issues and alternative investment counseling.  He has been certified as a specialist in the field of Tax Law by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization since 1987.

The tax matters that Mr. Tarcza has handled for public pension plans include qualification issues, ongoing tax opinion work, litigation on behalf of governmental plans, and interaction with the Internal Revenue Service.  Mr. Tarcza has also represented individual and corporate entities before the IRS.

In the field of alternative investments, Mr. Tarcza has supervised the acquisition of land for development through construction and leasing management.  He has supervised and handled related commercial litigation involving breach of contract, dissolution, and insurance coverage and zoning issues.  In connection with his counseling work, Mr. Tarcza has assisted in lobbying and passing legislative and administrative solutions on the federal, state and municipal level. 
He had had the honor of representing the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, the National Counsel for Teachers Retirement, the National Association of State Retirement Administrators and the National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems before the United States Supreme Court.

He has published scholarly articles and a section of a commercial estate planning reference tool on various estate tax issues, including the use of trusts in estate planning.


Undergraduate Education:

    Loyola University New Orleans: B.A. in 1978

Legal education:

    Loyola University New Orleans College of Law: J.D. in Common Law, 1981; Managing Editor of Law Review

Other professional designations and distinctions:

    Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating by peer review, for over 25 consecutive years

    Listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

    Peer-elected as a Louisiana “Super Lawyer” in tax law for 10 consecutive years, since the inception of the designation

    Holds the Accredited Estate Planner designation from the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

Memberships and affiliations:

    Louisiana State Bar Association

    Also admitted to practice in federal courts in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Florida and New York; the federal Fifth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals; the U.S. Tax Court; and the U.S. Supreme Court

    National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, serves as a senior counsel member of the Association and serves on the Tax Committee of the Association

    National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

    New Orleans Estate Planning Council

    Psi Chi, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Blue Key Honor Fraternities

Practice areas:

    Public Pensions and Tax-Exempt Organizations


    Contracts and Transactions

    Civil Litigation

    Business and Commercial Law

    General Counsel and General Corporate Representation

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