Practice Areas

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Business Law

Are you thinking about starting a business? The first step is business formation, and selecting the correct legal entity for the business. Once the legal entity is determined, paperwork must be filed in order for the business to be recognized by the government and to formally exist. Entities that new businesses can choose from vary by state.  We can help decision-makers consider the pros and cons of each business entity during the start-up phase, and can educate business founders about choosing an entity that will serve their best interests.  After a business is up and running, there might be a need for drafting, negotiation and review of contracts, employment agreements, lease negotiations, handling licensing and zoning issues, open account collections, or navigating a business dispute.  You might also need to protect proprietary business information, a brand name, or logo. Whether a company needs help developing a business plan, creating a policy, negotiating a contract, or drafting an employee manual, the details of any transaction or business dispute are best-handled by a lawyer.    

Estate Planning

Everyone has an "estate," and planning isn't just for retired people or for the wealthy.  No one can predict how long they will live, and unfortunately accidents and illnesses happen to people of all ages. Estate planning is providing instructions for carrying out your wishes -- planning in advance for your cars, real estate, bank accounts, life insurance, and personal possessions, and gives you the opportunity to control how those things are given to the people or organizations you care about most.  Good estate planning will include instructions for passing on your valuables, directions for your care should you become disabled or incapacitated before you die, appointing a guardian for minor children, providing for the transfer of your business, minimizing taxes, court costs, and legal fees, and providing for loved ones who may need future protection. Too many people don't plan. When you don't have a plan, the state has a plan for you, whether you like it or not. We can help you with an estate plan that will protect you, your heirs, and your assets.  We can provide guidance and peace of mind that all of your documents are prepared properly and in accordance with the law.

Criminal Defense

Have you been arrested and charged with a criminal offense?  If so, your reputation, livelihood and future are now at risk.  You may feel intimidated and troubled by the fear of facing complex legal circumstances that can leave a permanent impact on your life.  To protect your rights, you need guidance of a compassionate legal advocate who is dedicated to conducting a thorough investigation of the facts, protecting your interests, and preparing the most compelling defense on your behalf.  We understand the need to keep our clients informed during every phase of the legal process, and we work to help our clients avoid or reduce harsh penalties associated with a criminal conviction.  Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a more serious felony, we are here to assist you and help you put your life back together.  We guarantee competent, compassionate, and effective representation.  If you are in need of representation, contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule a free consultation.  We will work together with you to achieve a positive resolution while protecting your rights through our commitment to justice.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation includes a broad variety of lawsuits where a petition is filed by a plaintiff against a defendant.  We provide highly-skilled counsel and effective representation in matters related to torts, construction law, personal injury, life insurance, contracts, collections, employment law, and other civil cases.  We are dedicated to meeting the varied needs of individuals and organizations throughout Louisiana, and we are committed to the highest level of professionalism as we advocate on behalf of each client.  We are devoted to ensuring that our clients understand their rights under the law, and to exploring options for amicable resolution of legal matters.  In some cases, civil disputes are best resolved outside of the traditional courtroom setting, and it may be advisable to use other methods of alternative dispute resolution.  We will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your case and take time to understand your objectives.  If you have suffered damages or if you have been sued, we can work with you to navigate complex legal issues and help you achieve the best possible results.