- New Orleans
Ruddy Ramelli is a partner in the Tax Practice Group and a member of the firm’s board of directors.
Ruddy 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. He focuses his practice on federal and state income tax issues and the tax structuring and consequences of mergers, acquisitions, and related transactions.
Ruddy regularly represents corporations, partnerships, individuals, and other for-profit entities, and has in-depth experience in the energy and real estate industries. He works regularly with financial institutions involved in mergers and acquisitions. Ruddy also represents a number of tax-exempt organizations, with a particular focus on healthcare entities.
Ruddy speaks frequently at national and state tax seminars and has served as 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 on the council of the Section, 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 Louisiana State Tax Section; and Chairman of the Louisiana Tax Specialization Board. He is a Trustee of the American Tax Policy Institute and a member of the American College of Tax Counsel. Ruddy has also served as a member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants.