Niswanger Law LLC

R. Fritz Niswanger


Practice Areas

Per Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct 7.4, any description of practice areas does not state or imply certification, specialization, or expertise in any particular area of law, unless a particular lawyer listed holds a certification or other expertise recognized by the applicable state bar association or other regulatory agency.

I can help you with:

  • Last wills & testaments to direct the transfer of your property at your death;
  • Trusts, whether testamentary or inter vivos, & revocable or irrevocable, to hold & manage property during your life or after death;
  • NFA gun trusts;
  • Special needs trusts;
  • Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income eligibility planning;
  • Powers of attorney, whether general or limited to medical, financial, real estate, or child custody, to appoint someone to handle these matters for you;
  • Living wills to state your wishes regarding life support;
  • Minimizing estate, gift, & generation-skipping transfer taxes;
  • Asset protection planning to limit your exposure to creditors, predators, lawsuits, etc.;
  • And much more!

Tax Law

Corporate Law

Estate Planning

I can help you with:

  • Whether you can deduct expenses;
  • Whether you can defer or exclude income;
  • Choosing & complying with the best tax classification for your business, such as partnership, S corporation, C corporation, disregarded entity, etc.;
  • Qualifying a merger, acquisition, division, or restructuring as a tax-free reorganization;
  • Qualifying for tax credits & incentives;
  • Forming a nonprofit & qualifying for 501(c)(3) or (4) tax-exempt status, such as for charitable, religious, educational, or social welfare purposes;
  • Planning to minimize federal estate, gift, & generation-skipping transfer taxes​;
  • Avoiding Louisiana franchise taxes;
  • And much more!

No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship

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I can help you with:

  • Choosing & forming the best business entities, such as LLC, corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, etc.;
  • Choosing the best jurisdiction, whether a US state or foreign nation, for your entity;
  • Converting an existing business to a new type of entity, such as from a corporation to an LLC;
  • ​​Asset protection planning to limit your exposure to creditors, predators, lawsuits, etc.;
  • Drafting & negotiating ownership agreements, such as operating agreements, partnership agreements, by-laws, & buy-sell agreements;
  • Buying an existing business;
  • Buying out existing owners or admitting new owners;
  • Selling a business;
  • Drafting & negotiating business contracts, such as franchise agreements, dealer/distributor agreements, licensing agreements, management agreements, employment agreements, noncompete or nonsolicit agreements, confidentiality or nondisclosure agreements, noncircumvention agreements, leases, etc.;
  • And much more!