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Robert T. Bowsher
Robert T. Bowsher

Robert T. Bowsher

Of Counsel - Baton Rouge

Bob Bowsher is in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. His principal areas of practice are business and corporate law, federal income tax matters, mergers and acquisitions, and securities transactions.

Mr. Bowsher has experience with the various economic incentives, including tax credits, offered by the State of Louisiana and the United States to promote new and expanded business, with the negotiation of cooperative endeavor agreements with the Louisiana Department of Economic Development and between the Louisiana Community and Technical College Systems and various non -and for-profit parties. He has extensive experience in sales, acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations of businesses in the form of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, as well as, the structuring and implementation of venture capital transactions and joint ventures between various types of business entities. He is counsel to a number of local and regional businesses with regard to day-to-day business matters, such as reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts and other business agreements, providing tax advice on structuring financial arrangements, qualification of tax-exempt organizations and various other business planning matters.

Education

Louisiana State Bar Association Specialization Board, Board Certified Tax Specialist, (since 1985).

Georgetown University, L.L.M. in Taxation, 1977

University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1973

Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1970

Admissions

Admitted to Bar, 1978: Louisiana; Louisiana State and Federal Courts, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Tax Court.

Experience

Attorney-Advisor (law clerk) to the Honorable William H. Quealy of the United States Tax Court (1976-1977).

Professional Associations

Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association, Member; Chairman, Section of Taxation, Louisiana State Bar Association (1994-1995).

Fellow Louisiana State Bar Foundation

Honors and Awards

Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Publications

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Representative Matters

Representation of tax-exempt corporations in connection with cooperative endeavor agreements with the State of Louisiana, bond financing and the construction of community college facilities for over $230 million and the legal problems of the corporation’s business operation.

Representation of a number of venture capital corporations in Louisiana, such as CAPCO’s and BIDCO’s in their investment in various Louisiana based businesses with transactions totaling over $15 million.

Representation of a Delaware corporation in the acquisition of five shipbuilding facilities located in Texas for over $45 million.

Representation of various companies in obtaining venture capital funds in transactions totaling over $20 million.