Stephen H. Myers

Stephen H. Myers

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Lafayette, Louisiana
Phone:
337-761-6219
Fax:
337-266-2258
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Trial Adovcacy
  • Sales and Use Tax Audits
  • Administrative Law
  • Transactional Work

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • Louisiana, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1980
  • Maryland
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - May, 1979
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Jurisprudence
    • Honors: Member of the International Moot Court Team that represented Loyola University in the Philip Jessup Competition
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity
    • Honors: Rank: top one-third
  • Union College, Schenectady, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude - June, 1976
    • Honors: Phi Sigma Alfa
    • Honors: Departmental Honors
    • Honors: National Political Science Honors
    • Honors: Nott Scholar
    • Honors: Thesis Honors
    • Honors: International Relations Club, President
    • Honors: Phi Delta Theta, Officer
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Constitutional Basis for Impositions of Sales/Tax, State/Federal (NBI Press, October 2013)
  • The Streamlined Sales Tax Project (NBI Press, October 2013)
  • The Marketplace Fairness Act (NBI Press, October 2013)
  • How to Keep Up With Changing Obligations (NBI Press, October 2013)
  • Construction (NBI Press, October 2013)
  • Manufacturing (NBI Press, October 2013)
  • Professional Services (NBI Press, October 2013)
  • Research & Development (NBI Press, October 2013)
  • Transferring a Business or Assets (NBI Press, October 2013)
  • Interstate & Foreign Commerce (NBI Press, October 2013)
  • Drilling & Interstate Commerce (NBI Press, March 2004)
  • Application of Sales and Use Tax Law to Contractors (NBI Press, March 2004)
  • Overview of Louisiana Sales & Use Taxes (NBI Press, July, 2000)
  • Sales of Tangible Personal Property in Louisiana & How it Can Affect Those in the Petroleum Industry (NBI Press, July 2000)
  • Applications of Sales Tax Laws to Contractors Involved with Manufacturing, Building, Repairing Petroleum Drilling Vessels & Machinery (NBI Press, July 2000)
  • Sales Tax on Services & Service Providers (NBI Press, July 2000)
  • Interstate & Foreign Commerce Relating to Petroleum (NBI Press, July 2000)
  • Sales & Use Tax Compliance in Louisiana (NBI Press, July 2000)
  • Audits & Litigation Procedure Involving Louisiana State & Local Sales & Use Taxes (NBI Press, July 2000)
  • Initial Considerations When Working With Expert Witnesses (NBI Press, December, 1998)
  • Ethical Considerations, Rules of Professional Responsibility (NBI Press, December, 1998)
  • Special Techniques for Examining Various Expert Witnesses (NBI Press, December, 1998)
  • Soft Tissue Injury - - The Defense (NBI Press, Dec. 1997)
  • An Overview of Louisiana Sales & Use Taxes (NBI Press, May 1995)
  • Sales & Use Tax Procedure: Administrative & Judicial (NBI Press, December 1994)
  • Application of Sales & Use Tax Law to Contractors (NBI Press, December 1994)
  • Defense Planning for Soft Tissue (NBI Press, July 1994)

Representative Cases

  • Mallard Bay Drilling, Inc. v. John Neely Kennedy, Secretary of Dept. of Rev., State of La., 914 So.2d 573 (La. 2005)
  • Simons Petroleum, Inc. v. Dane Falgout, Sales Tax Collector, for the Sales and Use Tax Department of the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, La. Sup. Ct. Docket No. 2004-C-0695 (La. 2004)
  • Macro Oil Company, Inc. v. Shirley McNamara
  • Power Rig Drilling Company, Inc. and LDC Drilling Company, Inc. v. Collector of Revenue
  • David R. Aloisio v. Secretary, Department of Revenue and Taxation
  • Rowan Companies, Inc. v. John Neely Kennedy
  • ERA Aviation, Inc. v. John Neely Kennedy
  • Vermilion Parish School Board v. Power Rig Drilling Company, Inc.
  • RPI Fibers Program, Ltd.; Fibril Fuels, Ltd.; NSCMP Pulps, Ltd.; New Processes, Ltd.; Transcontinental Network; Seven Peaks Theme Park, et al. vs. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
  • Mallard Bay Drilling, Inc. v. Parish Council of the Parish of St. Mary
  • C. J. Clark and Louis Clark v. Irving Manual, et al
  • Joseph P. Martinez, M.D. v. Wayne Soignier, M.D.
  • Sadie M Davis vs. James N Reinhardt and State Farm Mutual Insurance Company
  • Linda Meche and Fred Meche v. Janet A. Thibodeaux
  • Louis Wyatt, Jr. v. Raymond Robin, Jr
  • Alphan Huckaby, Jr. v. Dr. Charles W. Boustany, et al
  • Steven J. Scherer and Lauren L. Filler v. John Chaisson, et al.
  • Ronnie James Sonnier v. James Clyde Huff, et al.
  • Cameron Equipment Co., Inc. v. Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., et al.
  • Ruby Bohrer Welborn v. Security Industrial Insurance Company
  • Vincent Broussard v. Matthew Meaux
  • Charles Tate vs. Charles Aguillard, Inc. and Real Estate
  • R & B Falcon Drilling USA, Inc. v. Department of Revenue
  • CPL Systems, Inc. v. Lail Services, Inc., Greg E. Lail, Casey Simon, and Advanced Controls and Engineering, L.L.C.
  • Mike Rentfrow v. Epic Companies, et al.
  • Larry M. Bailey, et al. v. City of Lafayette
  • Dunbar v. Seger-Thomschitz

Representative Clients

  • Mallard and business Bay Drilling Company, Inc.
  • Parker Drilling Company, USA, Ltd.
  • Parker Offshore Drilling Company, L.L.C.
  • Parker Technologies, L.L.C.
  • Grey Wolf Drilling Company, USA, Ltd.
  • Omni Geophysical Corporation
  • Omni Energy Corporation
  • Omni Aviation, American Aviation, L.L.C.
  • Oilfield Instrumentation, Inc.
  • CST Drilling Fluids, Inc.

Classes/Seminars

  • Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Seminar (NBI Press, Lafayette, October, 2013)
  • Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Seminar (NBI Press, New Orleans, October 2013)
  • Louisiana Sales and Use Tax - Update (NBI Press, May 2004)
  • Louisiana Sales & Use Tax - Update (NBI Press, September 2000)
  • Sales & Use Tax for TX Petroleum Companies Operating in LA (NBI Press, July 2000)
  • Sales & Use Tax for Manufacturers (NBI Press, May 2000)
  • Louisiana Sales & Use Tax Update (NBI Press, May 1999)
  • Keys to Effective Expert Witness Cross-Examination (NBI Press, December, 1998)
  • Louisiana Sales & Use Tax Update (NBI Press, May, 1998)
  • Soft Tissue Injury - - The Defense (NBI Press, December, 1997)
  • Louisiana Sales & Use Tax Update (NBI Press, September, 1997)
  • Louisiana Sales & Use Tax Update (NBI Press, May, 1997)
  • Louisiana Sales & Use Tax Update (NBI Press, May, 1996)
  • Louisiana Sales & Use Tax Update (NBI Press, September, 1995)
  • Defense Planning for Soft Tissue (NBI Press, July, 1994)
  • Louisiana Sales & Use Tax Update (NBI Press, July, 1994)
  • Louisiana Sales & Use Tax Update (NBI Press, May, 1993)

Honors and Awards

  • BV rated by the Martindale –Hubbell Peer Review Rating System
  • Elected to Membership into Marquis' Who's Who in America Law
  • Oxfords' Who's Who
  • The International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement, Fellow, International Biographical Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana Counsel for Fiscal Reform, Board Member, 1986 - Present
  • Acadiana Youth, Board Member, 1986 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Judge Edward S. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, Attorney Advisor, 1979 - 1980
  • Judge Jules G. Koiner III, U.S. Tax Court, Attorney Advisor, 1982 - 1984

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Theta