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Linda S. Akchin

Linda Akchin is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 1986 and practices in the litigation group. Linda represents clients in general and commercial litigation, state and local sales and use tax litigation and controversy, and pipeline expropriation.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented industrial client in state income tax litigation relating to the tax treatment of the proceeds of a sale of a major industrial facility within Louisiana
  • Successfully represented commercial client in state income tax litigation relating to the inventory tax credit
  • Representation of a wide array of industrial and commercial clients, as well as trade associations, in all aspects of state and local tax at the administrative level as well as in litigation
  • Representation of numerous industrial clients in state and local tax litigation
  • Successfully represented multiple industrial clients in state and local sales and use tax cases involving the raw material/reprocessing exclusion
  • Successfully represented multiple industrial clients in state and local sales and use tax cases involving the constitutionality of taxation of railcars operating in interstate commerce
  • Representation of a number of Louisiana's major commercial and industrial trade associations in important state and local tax cases
  • Representation of pipeline clients in expropriation and condemnation actions for under state law and under the federal Natural Gas Act, in property disputes and in property damage claims
  • Experience representing clients in contractual mineral law disputes
  • Experience representing clients in oilfield legacy litigation
  • Experience in general, commercial litigation

Education

Linda earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 1979.  She earned her J.D. in 1986 from the LSU Law Center where she was a Law Review Candidate and graduated Order of the Coif.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 1987; United States Supreme Court; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Memberships

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, and American Bar Associations

Articles, Publications and Presentations

Community Service

  • Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • VIP Pro Bono Volunteer, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Meeting Basic Needs Committee, United Way of Baton Rouge