Ryan C. Toups  has over 18 years of experience assisting clients with their complex tax, transactional, real estate, wealth management and estate planning needs.  Mr. Toups advises clients on issues regarding different types of business transactions including corporate, limited liability company and partnership formations, mergers, acquisitions, buy-outs and liquidations.  

His primary areas of practice include:

Mr. Toups’ extensive tax knowledge and vast experience in handling many transactions and deals allows him to provide clients with guidance targeted at the unique concerns of managers, members, partners and shareholders in closely held companies. He has a wealth of experience drafting and reviewing operating agreements for companies just getting started; and, he has worked with owners to develop successful transition and exit strategies for companies who want to sell their businesses or transition them to the next generation.  Such strategies may be implemented in conjunction with his clients' estate planning in the preparation of their last wills and testaments, inter vivos donations and trusts.

Mr. Toups also regularly works with borrowers and lenders to review and prepare loan agreements, security agreements, promissory notes, and credit facility renewal documents.  As a licensed title producer, he has assisted clients with the preparation of title commitments, loan and owner policies, and the review of ALTA surveys for numerous multi-million-dollar commercial real estate closings.  

Mr. Toups brings a high level of experience, sound judgment, common sense and personal attention to help solve his clients’ matters.  He has a knack for researching complicated and unique issues and providing clients with practical and reliable advice.

Ryan C. Toups



Houma, Louisiana


University of Denver Sturm College of Law (LL.M. in Taxation 2006)

Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., B.C.L. 2005)

Louisiana State University (B.A. 2002)

Bar Admissions

Louisiana (2005)

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern District


Board Certified Tax Law Specialist certified by the Louisiana Board of Specialization

Louisiana State Bar Association

LSBA Taxation Section

LSBA Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Law Section

New Orleans Estate Planning Council

Licensed Title Agent for First American Title Insurance Company and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

Honors and Activities

Named a “Top Lawyer” in New Orleans Magazine (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2022)

Selected as a “Rising Star” in Business/Corporate Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine (2018, 2020 and 2021)