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1515 Poydras Street, Suite 1000, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Michael L. Eckstein



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He has been AV rated by Mardindale Hubbell for over 30 years; he has been selected a “Louisiana Super Lawyer” since the inception of the rating, 2007 – 2023, and a “Best Lawyer in America 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Edition.” Eckstein Law Firm was also selected by Super Lawyers as the top law firm/sole proprietorship in Louisiana Business transactions and recognized by Best Law Firms 2021-2023. Mr. Eckstein is a Board Certified Tax Attorney, a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist certified by the Louisiana Board of Specialization., and an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP).

Practice Areas:

  • Individual and corporate tax planning
  • Closely held business law
  • Estate and gift taxation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Entrepreneurial business law
  • Professional sports law
  • Real estate tax
  • Tax controversy work at the city, state and federal level
  • High-tech venture capital
  • Communication businesses
  • Representation of professional athletes


  • Louisiana State Bar, 1979
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1980
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1993


  • Georgetown University, LL.M. in taxation, 1980
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1979
  • University of Kentucky, B.G.S., 1976


  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Taxation Section
    • Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section
    • Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Corporation and Business Law Section
    • Intellectual Property Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Middle Market and Small Business Committee
    • Taxation Section
    • Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Forum Committee for the Entertainment and Sports Industries, 1980 — present
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • New Orleans Estate Planning Council


  • “Treatment by an Owner of a Deferred Bonus Contained within a Professional Player Contract,” Tax Ideas, Prentice-Hall, 1979;
  •  “Subchapter S Corporations-Are You Entitled to the Flow-Through Tax Attributes?” Louisiana Bar Journal, June, 1985;
  • “Investment Credit and At-Risk Rules for S Corporations,” S Corporations Tax Choices for Business Planning, Prentice-Hall, October 1985;
  • “How A Sports Franchise Owner Treats a Deferred Bonus to a Player-Revised,” The Sports Lawyer, 1992.


  • Certified Agent, National Basketball Players Association; Certified Agent, National Football League Players Association; Certified Agent, Canadian Football League Players Association; Certified Agent, FIBA, NCAA-Certified Agent
  • Board Certified Tax Attorney and a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist certified by the Louisiana Board of Specialization.
  • Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)

Eckstein Law Firm serves clients throughout the United States and primarily in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.