Ryan C. Toups

Associate

Ryan C. Toups has significant experience assisting clients with their complex transactional and tax needs. He provides each client with a collaborative approach and a dedication to comprehending a client’s issue.  As an associate in the Business and Taxation Section, Ryan advises clients on issues related to various corporate and business transactions including corporate and partnership formations, mergers, acquisitions, and liquidations.

Ryan’s particular areas of emphasis are advising businesses on tax planning and business matters, including capital structure planning, operations, and tax compliance matters. His areas of practice include:

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law
  • General Business, Limited Liability Company, Partnership, and Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Successions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Franchise Law
  • Formation of Tax-Exempt Organizations

Combining broad tax knowledge with experience in many transactions and deals, Ryan provides clients with guidance targeted at the unique concerns of members, partners, and shareholders in closely held companies. He has worked with owners to develop successful transition and exit strategies. He has assisted clients with the review and preparation of title commitments and loan/owner policies for numerous multi-million dollar commercial real estate closings. He also regularly works with clients in the review and preparation of loan agreements, security agreements, promissory notes, and credit facility renewal documents.

Ryan brings a high level of experience, sound judgment, and personal attention to help solve his clients’ tax business matters.  He has a wealth of experience drafting and reviewing operating agreements. He has a knack for researching complicated and unique issues and providing clients with practical and usable advice.

Prior to joining Chaffe McCall, Ryan’s practice focused on assisting clients on a variety of wealth planning matters, including:

    • Preparing estate plans and related estate planning documents, including wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care directives
    • Advising executors and trustees on successions and trust administration
    • Establishing family limited partnerships and limited liability companies

Ryan is a Tax Law Specialist certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.  He received a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University in 2002, where he majored in Philosophy and was a member of the International Golden Key Honor’s Society and a charter member of Theta Alpha Kappa Honor’s Society. He received his Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2005. During that time, he was the assistant editor and writer for the Civilian Society Newsletter. Following law school, Ryan earned his Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from the University Of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2006.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star”, 2018 and 2021
  • Named a “Top Lawyer” in Taxation in New Orleans Magazine, 2013-2017

 



  • Closed $36MM bridge loan for client’s acquisition of oil and gas interests, followed by $54MM permanent financing
  • Advised and negotiated with counsel for principal investors regarding preferential rights on liquidation, merger, and IPO events. Served as counsel for a $30MM recapitalization of a corporation.
  • Researched and analyzed federal and state tax effects to shareholders newly formed holding company in connection with the closing of $22.5MM part sale/part merger of S corporation

Key Matters

  • Closed $36MM bridge loan for client’s acquisition of oil and gas interests, followed by $54MM permanent financing
  • Advised and negotiated with counsel for principal investors regarding preferential rights on liquidation, merger, and IPO events. Served as counsel for a $30MM recapitalization of a corporation.
  • Researched and analyzed federal and state tax effects to shareholders newly formed holding company in connection with the closing of $22.5MM part sale/part merger of S corporation