Robert T. Bowsher
Partner - Baton Rouge
- T: 225.381.8028
- F: 225.387.5397
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.
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
Admitted to Bar, 1978: Louisiana; Louisiana State and Federal Courts, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Tax Court.
Attorney-Advisor (law clerk) to the Honorable William H. Quealy of the United States Tax Court (1976-1977).
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
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.
Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions
- “BSW Tax Blog” September 2013
- “IRS Requirements for A Community Health Needs Assessment for Tax Exempt Hospitals” August 2011
- “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization And Job Creation Act Of 2010” January 2011
- Presenter and author of many articles and seminar materials on various topics in the areas of limited liability companies, tax aspects of various types of business entities, and various estate tax issues of family entities.
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.