Leon Rittenberg III is a New Orleans native. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he studied economics and graduated magna cum laude. He then returned home to attend Tulane University School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor. Leon is a Board Certified Tax Specialist and Estate Planning & Administration Specialist, as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.
Leon joined the Firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. His practice is focused on serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses and their owners; including taxation, finance, estate planning, probate, real estate and related matters. Leon represents the interests of a number of oil service businesses, marine transportation companies and physician groups. He frequently lectures in areas such as taxation, estate planning and maritime transactions. He has been recognized in Louisiana Super Lawyer (Tax, Estate Planning & Probate and Business/Corporate) and in Best Lawyers in America (Non-Profit/Charities Law and Trusts & Estates).
Leon is very active in the New Orleans community, serving on several Boards and Executive Committees. He was most recently elected to the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization’s Tax Law Advisory Committee. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and attending their many soccer and baseball games.
|LA||Eligible to Practice Law||1993||07/25/2021|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization’s Tax Law Advisory Committee||N/A||2011 - 2011|
|Association of Corporate Growth - Louisiana Chapter||President||2009 - 2009|
|Associated Neighborhood Developments, Inc||President||2009 - 2009|
|Tulane Law Review||Louisiana's Ten Fold Approach to the Duty to Inform||1991|
|Tulane University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Pennsylvania||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|New Orleans Society of Financial Service Professionals’ Sections Day||Community Property, Wills and Life Insurance||2012|
|Louisiana Association of Corporate Counsel CLE||How to Save your Company Money Through Tax Incentive Programs||2012|
|WorkBoat Professional Series||Estate Planning & Business Valuation||2011|
|Sixth Annual OMSA Industry Seminar||IRS Compliance for Vessel Operations and Customs Enforcement||2011|
|Meritas Webinar||Enforcing Maritime Claims||2011|
|National Business Institute||Asset Protection Techniques in Louisiana||2005|
|ALI-ABA||A study in Professional conflicts: Representing the Decedent's Fiduciary||2005|
|SFSP/NIAFA Sections Day Spring Seminar||Society of Financial Service Professionals - Buy-Sell Agreements||2004|
|Estate & Business Planning Seminar||Mass Mutual Financial Group||2004|
|CPA Seminar||Asset Protection||2004|
|Acadian Association of Life Underwriters||Tax and Estate Planning Issues in Drafting Buy-Sell/Redemption Agreements||2004|
|CLU Seminar||Tax and Estate Planning Issues in Drafting Buy-Sell/Redemption Agreements||2003|
|Certified Public Accountant Seminar||Planning Opportunities Under "J. GRO "The Job & Growth Tax Reconciliation Act of 2003||2003|
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