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 is a Trustee of the American Tax Policy Institute and a member of the American College of Tax Counsel. 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 and the Membership and Marketing Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation; chairman of the State Tax Section; and chairman of the Tax Specialization Board. Mr. Ramelli has also served as a member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants.


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (Copyright 2014 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 2014 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, 2009–2011)
  • 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)