Areas of Practice
Practice-Specific Experience
Industry-Specific Experience
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1978; Tax Law Review
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1977; Order of the Coif; Tulane Law Review; Dean's Medal; Faculty Medal
  • Loyola University, B.A., 1974, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1978
Court Admissions
  • La. Dist., 1981
  • Tax, 1979
Rudolph Ramelli
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8206 tel
504.589.8206 fax

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Ruddy Ramelli is a partner in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group and a member of the firm's board of directors. A native of New Orleans, Mr. Ramelli has been practicing tax law for more than 30 years and is a Board-Certified Tax Specialist as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. His practice concentrates on corporate and partnership federal income tax issues. In addition, Mr. Ramelli represents tax-exempt institutions, particularly tax-exempt health care entities.

Mr. Ramelli speaks frequently at national and state tax seminars, and he is a professor of law at Tulane University Law School and an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans. He served as the Chair of the American Bar Association's Section on Taxation and as the Vice Chair – Administration, as well as council and as chairman of the Corporate Tax Committee, the Membership and Marketing Committee and the Nominating Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation; chairman of the State Tax Section; and chairman of the Tax Specialization Board. He is a Trustee of the American Tax Policy Institute and a member of the American College of Tax Counsel. Mr. Ramelli has also served as a member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants.


  • Recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Tax: US Taxes: Non-Contentious (2017)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Tax Law (listed annually since 1987)
  • Named "New Orleans Best Lawyers'® Employee Benefits Law Lawyer of the Year" 2010
  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Corporate/M&A: Tax (listed annually since 2010)
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the areas of Tax (listed annually since 2011) and Corporate/M&A: Tax (2007–2010)
  • Recognized as a 2013 Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine
  • AV Preeminent ® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell






  • "Chapter 16: Partnership Mergers and Divisions"
    Proceedings of the 68th NYU Institute on Federal Taxation, 2010
  • "Section 351: Selected Problems Involving Overlap With Other Code Provisions"
    Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Financings, Joint Ventures, Reorganizations, and Restructurings,
  • "Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs"
    Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1997


  • American Bar Association (Chair, Section of Taxation, 2012–2013; Vice Chair – Administration, 2006–2009; Council Director, 2002–2005; Chair, Corporate Tax Committee, 1993–1994; Member, Limited Liability Company Task Force, 1992–2000; Chairman, Membership and Marketing Committee, 2009–2011; Chair, Nominating Committee, 2014–2015)
  • American College of Tax Counsel (1994 to date)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Tax Policy Institute, Trustee (2011 to date)
  • Board-Certified Tax Specialist as Certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Junior Achievement of New Orleans (Board of Directors, 2008–2011)
  • Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Chair, Section of Taxation, 1989–1990; Chair, Tax Specialization Board, 1992–1993)
  • National Conference of Lawyers/CPAs (2005–2008)