Richard J. Roth, III, LL.M.

Richard J. Roth, III, LL.M.

Richard is the founder and managing partner of the Roth Law Firm. He specializes in tax credit transactions, business law, estate planning, and successions.

Richard began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in Charleston, South Carolina. After three years of practicing public accounting, he returned to his hometown of New Orleans to attend Tulane University Law School and start his law practice. Before opening Roth Law Firm, Richard was a partner in a boutique tax law firm in New Orleans. Richard annually serves as a guest lecturer at Tulane University Law School and serves on several non-profit committees throughout New Orleans.

In addition to Roth Law Firm, Richard is a founding member of Strata Services, LLC – a multi-family office that serves the needs of high net worth individuals, RAMM SDF – a tax credit investment fund that has provided credit equity to ten projects throughout the country, and with his wife, Mary Martin, RAMM Real Estate which has successfully redeveloped 100,000 square feet of historic buildings into multi-family and office use.


  • Georgetown University Law Center
    LL.M. in Taxation, 2009
  • Tulane University Law School
    JD, 2008
  • Clemson University
    BS in Accounting, 2002

Practice Areas


  • Structuring tax credit transactions resulting in over $250 million in federal and state credits
  • Board Certified Tax Specialist
  • Administering both large and small successions and filing of federal estate tax returns
  • Advising on sales of both start-up and mature business and negotiating spinoffs of corporate subsidiaries
  • Advising clients on both large and small estate plans including Alaskan perpetual trusts and intentionally defective grantor trusts
  • Super Lawyer: Rising Star 2014-2017
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • South Carolina

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kingsley House Board Member and President
  • Trinity Episcopal School Board of Trustees
  • Urban Venture Fund Advisory Board