Elkins, P.L.C.


Gary J. Elkins

Gary Elkins



Gary Elkins founded Elkins, PLC in 1989. Gary engages in a broad-ranging general business practice, including real estate development, federal and state tax credits, partnership, corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions. He is a commercial litigator, experienced in tax-related litigation, administrative alternatives for resolution of tax disputes through the Internal Revenue Service appeals procedures, and bankruptcy litigation.

Gary represents publicly held companies with respect to recapitalizations, corporate finance and federal securities law compliance. He has served as an arbitrator of securities disputes for the New York Stock Exchange and has been retained on numerous occasions as an expert witness in securities law and tax litigation matters. He has also served on the Securities Law Committee of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association.

Gary represents and advises public entities and private developers in major real estate developments. Gary is nationally recognized for his expertise with respect to federal tax incentives, including Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, conservation contributions (facade easements), real estate syndications and tax representation of historic property developments. He has served either as general counsel or special tax counsel for most of the residential real estate developments presently located in the Historic Warehouse District in New Orleans, as well as New Orleans counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Areas of Focus:

Real Estate
St. Charles Title Corporation

Success Stories

Saenger Theater
Carver Theater
Le Petit Theatre/Tableau Restaurant
Hibernia Towers
Habitat for Humanity
Ritz Carlton
New Orleans Exhibition Center
1984 World’s Fair
New Orleans Riverwalk
St. Louis Renaissance Grand Convention Center Hotel


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation, 1979
  • Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 1976
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1974


  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bankers Association, Bank Counsel Section

Courts Admitted

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • Federal Claims Court


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