Donald M. Meltzer Attorney at Law, LLC - estate planning

Donald M. Meltzer

Donald M. Meltzer

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(225) 216-0015
(225) 216-0988

Donald M. Meltzer has practiced law since 1987. He has broad experience with an emphasis on federal estate tax, federal income tax, Louisiana inheritance tax, and state and local tax. He has primarily been involved with estate planning and administration, business transactions, business formations and tax disputes involving federal taxes, state taxes and local taxes.   

In the course of his practice, Don has handled taxable estates valued as high as $15,000,000.00, and estate planning for estates up to $25,000,000.00. He successfully handled an estate tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service regarding estate and gift taxes in excess of $600,000.00. As a result of that case, the IRS changed its position on the treatment of life insurance policies in Louisiana for estate tax purposes and issued Revenue Ruling 94 - 69. 

Don has represented many clients in business acquisitions, including the acquisitions of numerous radio stations. He has handled numerous tax free corporate reorganizations including Section 355 tax free spinoffs, and tax free reorganizations under Internal Revenue Code Section 368(a)(1)(C) and 368(a)(1)(B).

Don has been a frequent lecturer on federal income and estate tax topics. He has spoken at Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center , on Internal Revenue Code section 1031, like kind exchanges, and on Medicaid planning. He has been a Special Lecturer for National Business Institute on the following topics: Basic Probate Procedures and Practice in Louisiana, 1993; Key Issues in Estate Planning and Probate in Louisiana, 1997; and Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in Louisiana , 1997.

Don is also a Certified Public Accountant, Louisiana (inactive).

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Tax Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Tax Attorney, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified Estate Planning & Administration Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. in Tax - 1987
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX
    • B.B.A. - 1978
    • Major: Accounting

Donald M. Meltzer, Attorney at Law, LLC
6777 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-216-0015
Fax: 225-216-0988
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Donald Meltzer, Attorney at Law, LLC, serves clients in Denham Springs, Zachary, Clinton, New Roads, St. Francisville, Plaquemine, Baker, Walker, Gonzales, Prairieville, Pt. Allen, Brusly, Tangipahoa, Hammond and Mandeville in South Louisiana and Greater Baton Rouge. He also serves clients in the following parishes: East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Livingston Parish, Ascension Parish and Saint Tammany Parish.

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