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Trostorff and Chevalier Quoted in Baton Rouge Advocate
January 23, 2006

Jones Walker tax attorney Alex Trostorff and public finance and economic development attorney and bond counsel Fred L. Chevalier were quoted in the January 19 edition of the Baton Rouge Advocate in the article, "Workshop Explores Go Zone Legislation."  On January 18, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber in conjunction with Jones Walker conducted a workshop to help business owners understand how to take advantage of recently passed federal legislation that includes tax breaks and tax-exempt financing for rebuilding the Gulf Region in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  Trostorff and Chevalier were presenters at the workshop with over 350 people in attendance.  Trostorff was quoted in the article saying that new construction is eligible for a 50-percent bonus deprecations and that restoring damaged property is also eligible.  Chevalier was quoted saying that the package actually stalled for months in Congress until some controversial business such as massage parlors and casinos were stripped from the Go Zone eligibility.  Both attorneys worked with the firm’s DC government relations team to represent numerous Louisiana companies in Washington during consideration of the Katrina tax relief package.