Wm. Allen Schafer practices in the areas of real estate, general business transactions, corporate, limited liability company and partnership formation and structuring, acquisitions, mergers, federal, state and local taxation, IRS representation and audits, estate planning, preparation of wills and trusts, successions, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, and oil and gas law.
Mr. Schafer is also a licensed title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company. He regularly advises clients on various real estate matters involving zoning, permitting and regulatory compliance, where he often represents both sellers and purchasers in sales and exchanges of developed and undeveloped real estate, including subdivisions, office buildings and shopping centers; preparation and negotiation of leases on improved and unimproved office; subdivision and reclassifications of zoning of property; development of residential and commercial subdivisions and other related transactions.
Mr. Schafer has also served as the court appointed Special Master and Class Administrator in that Sun Drilling class action matter entitled Tessie Sylve Ancar, et al. versus Sun Drilling Products Corporate, et al., in the 25th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Plaquemines, where he was directed to assist the Court in devising a plan for evaluating claims filed by class members along with preparing an allocation and distribution plan of the settlement funds due to each class member.
Florida State University, B.S., 1998; Loyola University School of Law, J.D. 2003.
Louisiana Bar Association; Plaquemines Bar Association; Louisiana Bar Foundation; Federal Bar Association; Louisiana Land Title Association.
All Louisiana state courts; United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Tax Court; United States Court of Federal Claims.