Ms. Phyllis Sims
Kean Miller, LLP
Phyllis Sims is of counsel to the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2000 and practices in the governmental, legislative, administrative and tax practice groups. Phyllis practices primarily in the state and local tax area with an emphasis on Louisiana state and local tax planning, incentive programs, tax litigation, and legislative matters. She represents local, state, national, and international clients in Louisiana taxation matters, and represents some of Louisiana's most prominent businesses in governmental, legislative and regulatory matters. Phyllis has been actively involved in the legislative process her entire career and works closely with LOGA and LMOGA during legislative sessions. Phyllis has represented oil and gas companies in ad valorem tax disputes her entire legal career and in doing so, frequently represents clients before the La. Tax Commission and the district and appellate courts. Most recently, Phyllis was actively involved in an oil and gas property tax matter that resulted in a victory at the La. Supreme Court, as well as a brine mining well and salt cavern ad valorem dispute that resulted in a win at the First Circuit Court of Appeal. Both of those matters, as well as several related matters, will be discussed today.
Louisiana Ad Valorem Tax Issues