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Jones Walker LLP Launches State and Local Tax Blog
Cooking with SALT Goes Live
September 30, 2014

To provide businesses with timely updates and analysis on legal events surrounding state and local taxation (SALT), the law firm of Jones Walker LLP today launched its latest blog, Cooking with SALT (

Produced by sophisticated, award-winning tax practitioners who also happen to be passionate about cooking and food, the blog will offer its readers a dash of fun and flavor as lagniappe to the commentary about SALT issues that arise in the Gulf South states and nationally in such areas as income, franchise, gross receipts, sales/use, business and occupational license, severance, ad valorem property, and other miscellaneous taxes and unclaimed property.

"We are thrilled to have this blog as a way to communicate the latest information in the ever-changing SALT world and share our knowledge about the issues facing our clients," said Bill Backstrom, leader of the Jones Walker Tax & Estates Practice Group. “We are also excited to have some fun and infuse our passion for cooking and food into the Cooking with SALT blog.” 

“We think that state and local tax and food go together perfectly and that is how we arrived at the theme for our blog,” said Jay Adams, partner in the Jones Walker Tax & Estates Practice Group. “Our goal is to share information about state and local tax issues while connecting with readers over our love of food.”

Jones Walker LLP (, with approximately 390 attorneys, provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base through offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, and Texas. The firm’s SALT Team handles matters involving the following industries: oil and gas exploration and production; oilfield services; refining; mining; manufacturing; transportation, including land, pipeline, brown water, and blue water; telecommunications; broadcasting; paper; and health care. For timely updates on SALT issues, visit the Cooking with SALT blog