Matt concentrates primarily on state and local tax matters in Louisiana, Alabama, and on a multistate basis, representing firm clients throughout the Gulf South in all areas of state and local tax. His practice includes tax and business planning, audits, administrative appeals, judicial appeals, identification and utilization of tax incentives, governmental relations, and tax legislation. He has also represented firm clients on various unclaimed property matters. Matt was recently recognized in Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Corporate/M&A: Tax.
Matt is a former Graduate fellow in State and Local Taxation for the Council on State Taxation (COST), where he worked on matters involving state and local tax litigation at the U.S. Supreme Court, state supreme court, and state appellate court levels. He has presented and written on a variety of state and local tax topics, including aspects of taxability, tax procedure, tax legislation, and tax research. He is also a founder and editor of Cooking with SALT , a legal blog committed to providing timely insights on state and local tax developments affecting clients in taxing jurisdictions throughout the Gulf South. Matt was awarded the 2012 Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) national Sales Tax Article of the Year Award for an article he co-authored entitled A Sale Alone is Not Enough: Cynthia Bridges, Secretary, Department of Revenue, State of Louisiana v. Production Operators, Inc., 2010-0905 (La. App. 4 Cir. 12/8/10).
Matt received his LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center, his M.B.A. from the University of Alabama Graduate School of Business, his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, and his B.A. in Psychology and Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University. He has also obtained Bar admissions in Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.
•Recognized in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Corporate/M&A: Tax as an Associate to Watch (listed annually since 2015)
•Backstrom and Mantle Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article
•Backstrom and Mantle Quoted in TaxNotes Article
•Fletcher and Mantle Quoted in Law360
•Mantle Presents at Tulane Family Business Forum
•Mantle Quoted in Tax Notes Article
•Tax Reform Client Alert Series Launched by Jones Walker LLP
• State Tax Research Tools , January 29, 2016, COST SALT Basics School
• SALT Gameday: Key Plays in State & Local Tax , October 8, 2015
• Louisiana and Federal Legislative Update , June 26, 2015
• Louisiana and Federal Legislative Update , June 23, 2015
• Louisiana and Federal Legislative Update , June 22, 2015
• State Tax Research Tools , January 26, 2015, Council on State Taxation's 2015 SALT Basics School
• A Sale Alone is Not Enough
Institute for Professionals in Taxation Tax Report, February 23, 2011
in State and Local Taxation, 2008-2009. Member: Alabama State Bar; State Bar of Georgia; Louisiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member, Section on Taxation).
•American Bar Association (Member, Section of Taxation)
•Alabama State Bar
•Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
•Louisiana State Bar Association
•State Bar of Georgia