Louis S. Weller Esq.

Lou Weller is managing partner of Weller Partners LLP, focusing on tax and transactional planning for real estate industry clients. He previously served as National Director of Real Estate Transaction Planning and National Director, Like Kind Exchange Services at Deloitte Tax LLP. Mr. Weller has practiced tax and business law for 40 years.  He has extensive experience designing and implementing strategies for real estate and business asset acquisitions, transfers, exchanges, leases, financing, work-outs,  business start-ups, limited liability companies, partnership and joint venture formations, transactions involving REITs, capital raising through placement of partnership interests and stock, as well as counseling clients on achieving business and personal tax planning objectives. He also owned and for more than 20 years operated a like kind exchange qualified intermediary business.
     Mr. Weller is the Real Estate Department editor of the Journal of Taxation and past Chair of the Real Estate Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section and of that committee’s Subcommittee on Like-Kind Realty Exchanges.  He is also past Chair of the Taxation Section, Bar Association of San Francisco, the San Francisco Tax Club and of the Federal Taxation of Real Estate Transactions Committee, American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section.  He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and is active in various professional and civic organizations.
J.D. and Masters in Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Political Science, Yale University, cum laude