Paul Damian Rees

Mr. Rees is a founding member of Weiler & Rees.  He concentrates his practice in the fields of taxation, business transactions including start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, partnership and limited liability company law and business transactions, venture capital and financing, tax credit business incentive programs, and sophisticated estate and wealth transfer transactions and planning.  Mr. Rees is also skilled in handling federal, state and local tax controversies and litigation.

Mr. Rees graduated with honors from Tulane Law School after first earning a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and passing the Certified Public Accountant examination, then went on to earn a Master of Laws in Taxation graduate degree, with honors, from Boston University.  Mr. Rees served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge D. Irvin Couvillion of the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. Mr. Rees began his law practice in New Orleans in 1990 with Mr. John J. Weiler at a previous firm and Mr. Weiler and Mr. Rees have worked together for over 20 years.

Honors & Affiliations: 

Mr. Rees is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association and the Section of Taxation. He has lectured on various federal and state tax law topics and has authored articles which have been published in various professional journals, including the Journal of Taxation.  Mr. Rees is a financial advisor to the board of Directors of Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter and a Parishoner of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mandeville, LA.

Covington Office



Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Eastern District of L.A.


  • Boston University, LL.M. (taxation)
  • Tulane University, J.D.
  • Cum Laude
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, B.S. (accounting)