National Association of Property Tax Attorneys
William M. Blackstrom, Jr.Partner Jones Walker
Louisiana (additional contact)
Bill Backstrom leads Jones Walker’s State & Local Tax practice. His practice, for more than 20 years, has been focused primarily on state and local tax matters in Louisiana and on a multistate basis. These matters include tax and business planning, utilization of tax incentives, audits, governmental relations, administrative appeals, judicial appeals, and legislative issues. In addition to Mr. Backstrom’s state and local tax practice, he also handles controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service.
Speeches & Publications:
Mr. Backstrom is a Board-Certified Tax Specialist as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. He is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of tax topics, including all aspects of Louisiana state and local taxation, as well as state and local tax issues relating to multistate and multinational operations. Mr. Backstrom has lectured at programs presented by the Committee on State Taxation (COST), the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants/The Florida Bar, the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Tax Executives Institute, Inc., the Institute of Professionals in Taxation (IPT), and professional education providers. Mr. Backstrom also developed and teaches the State and Local Tax Course in the Graduate Accounting Program (Taxation Specialization) at the University of New Orleans. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief, as well as co-author, for the Louisiana Chapter of the Property Tax Deskbook, which is published annually by the State and Local Tax Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Taxation. He also is the Louisiana correspondent for State Tax Notes (Tax Analysts) and is a contributing author to COST’s State Tax Report.
Mr. Backstrom is a member of the Advisory Board of the Paul J. Hartman Memorial State and Local Tax Forum, the Advisory Board of Tax Analysts’ State Tax OneDisc, and the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections.