Education:

  • University of New Orleans — B.S., in Business Administration, 1974
  • Loyola University — J.D., 1977
  • Boston University — LL.M. in Taxation, 1978

Licenses:

  • Admitted to the Louisiana Bar, 1978.
  • Licensed to practice law in all Louisiana state courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Claims, the United States Tax Court, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana.

Professional Organizations & Memberships:

  • America College of Tax Counsel
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • Board Certified Tax Law Specialist (Louisiana) and Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist (Louisiana).
  • New Orleans Estate Planning Council.
  • American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association and Jefferson Parish Bar Association.

Awards & Accolades:

  • Received the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory regarding legal ability and adherence to ethical standards, professional reliability and diligence.
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Hall of Fame.
  • Named to Leadership in Law, Top 50 Lawyers by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of Best Lawyers in America
  • Named Louisiana Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Named to Top Lawyers in the New Orleans area by New Orleans Magazine
  • Listed in numerous editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in Practicing Attorneys and Who's Who in New Orleans.
  • Selected by New Orleans Magazine as one of New Orleans’/Jefferson's most influential citizens and a “Person to Watch”
  • Selected by Governor Bobby Jindal to serve on his Health Care Transition Team
  • Recipient of the University of New Orleans 1989 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus award.
  • Recipient of the University of New Orleans 1991 College of Business Alumnus of the Year award.

Community & Civic Involvement:

  • Chairman of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy Charter School.
  • Past President of the University of New Orleans Alumni Association, past Officer / Director of the University of New Orleans Foundation and past President of the University of New Orleans Athletic Association
  • Past Member of the Board of Trustees of Metairie Park Country Day School and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Children's House Montessori School
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Specialization Board
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation
  • Past Member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Gates of Prayer
  • Past Chairman of the Jefferson Parish Health Services Task Force, Jefferson Parish Financial Evaluation Committee, Jefferson Parish Tourism Advisory Board and Jefferson Parish Metropolitan Baseball Commission
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Association and Southern Hearing and Speech Foundation
  • Past Chairman of the Medical Services Sector for the Junior Achievement Fund Campaign

Published Work:

  • Donations Mortis Causa, 22 Loyola L. Rev. 768 (1976)

Contact Information

Phone: (504) 830-4110

Email: drs@chehardy.com

David R. Sherman

Numerous publications have listed Mr. Sherman as one of the Greater Metropolitan New Orleans Area’s professional, business and civic leaders. He is one of the founding partners of Chehardy Sherman Williams and has served on its management committee since its inception. Mr. Sherman has a multifaceted transactional practice. He represents businesses in all aspects of their business planning including structural planning, tax planning, corporate compliance/operations and negotiating all types of contracts. He handles the sale and acquisition of businesses. Mr. Sherman assists individuals in their business planning, tax planning and estate planning. He also serves as legal counsel to numerous healthcare providers including full service hospitals, surgery/imaging centers and medical practices.

Mr. Sherman graduated from the Loyola University School of Law in 1977, where he was a member of its Law Review. In 1978, he received his Masters of Law in Taxation from Boston University. He is a Louisiana Board Certified Tax Attorney and Louisiana Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist. Mr. Sherman is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and has been awarded the designation of Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils.

    PRESENT

  • Director, Jefferson Community Foundation
  • PAST

  • Past Chairman, Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation
  • Member of Governor Bobby Jindal's Health Care Transition Team
  • Past Chairman of the Jefferson Parish Health Services Task Force
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation
  • Past Chairman of the Medical Services Sector for the Junior Achievement Fund Campaign
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Assocation
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of Southern Hearing and Speech Foundation
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Specialization Board (Taxation)
  • Past Chairman of the Jefferson Parish Metropolitan Baseball Commission
  • Past Member of the Jefferson Tourism Advisory Board
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the University of New Orleans Foundation
  • Past President of the University of New Orleans Alumni Association
  • Past President of the University of New Orleans Athletic Association
  • Past Member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of Metairie Park Country Day School Dads Club
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Children's House Montessori School
  • Past Member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Gates of Prayer