Attorney David R. Sherman in New Orleans, LA


Numerous publications have listed Mr. Sherman as one of the Greater Metropolitan New Orleans Area’s business and civic leaders. He is one of the founding partners of Chehardy Sherman Williams and serves on its Management Committee. Mr. Sherman has a multifaceted transactional practice.

David Sherman is one of the founding partners of Chehardy Sherman Williams. Having practiced law for more than four decades, Mr. Sherman has received numerous awards and accolades, and his services are sought out from all over the region. He was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (2010-2020 editions), he was named a Louisiana Super Lawyer (2007-2020 editions), and he was inducted into the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Hall of Fame. Mr. Sherman also received the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory regarding legal ability and adherence to ethical standards, professional reliability and diligence.

Mr. Sherman serves on the firm’s management committee and offers a multifaceted transactional practice. He represents businesses in all aspects of their planning, including structural planning, tax planning, corporate compliance and operations, contract negotiation, and the sale and acquisition of businesses. Mr. Sherman works with individual clients in their business planning, tax planning, and estate planning. He also serves as legal counsel to numerous healthcare providers, including full-service hospitals, surgery and imaging centers, and medical practices.

Mr. Sherman is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1977, where he was a member of its Law Review and published Donations Mortis Causa, 22 Loyola L. Rev. 768 (1976). In 1978, he received his Master of Law in Taxation from Boston University and is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is a Louisiana Board Certified Tax Attorney, a Louisiana Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, and has been awarded Accredited Estate Planner’s designation by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. He is also a member of the New Orleans Estate Planning Council, American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Jefferson Parish Bar Association, and Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Sherman holds licenses to practice law in the United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Claims; United States Tax Court; United States Sales Tax Court; United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana; and United States District Court, Western District Court.

As a lifelong resident of New Orleans, Mr. Sherman has served his community in many capacities and continues to do so today. He was recently chosen as the co-chair of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Final Four Local Organizing Committee and has worked closely with the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation for more than 20 years, serving as chairman of the board numerous times.


1 Galleria Blvd
Suite 1100
Metairie, LA 70001

(504) 830-4110

Practice Areas 


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


  • Louisiana
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Claims
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Sales Tax Court
  • United States District Court,
    Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court,
    Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court,
    Western District Court


  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit
  • Jefferson Bar Association


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