Central, Louisiana Business Lawyers

James P. Doré
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University5th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana, United States District Court for the Western Districts of Louisiana, United States District Court for the Middle...
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Gary P. Graphia
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience

Gary Graphia is Of Counsel to Kean Miller LLP. He re-joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the business, corporate, and litigation strategy groups. A partner in the firm until 1999, Gary served as Chief Legal Officer... Read More »
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Carey J. Messina
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana
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J. E. Cullens Jr.
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Successful Advocacy for Business Law Matters!

I am a knowledgeable, skilled and aggressive business law attorney. I am committed to exceptional service and legal representation! Visit my website to see case verdicts and settlements or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Roy H Maughan, Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
634 Connells Park Ln
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Roy’s law practice includes entertainment law (primarily television, film and music), contracts, transactional work, advising and forming business entities, intellectual property litigation, personal injury litigation and other complex litigation matters. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1986. Roy served five terms as a member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association of Justice and served two terms on the Professionalism Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association. He has also chaired and served on numerous Baton Rouge Bar...
Rahim A. Smith
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(225) 421-1350 4520 S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard
Suite 104-394
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Business, Entertainment & Sports and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
Rahim Smith, raised in the San Francisco Bay area, (Oakland, Ca) attended Morehouse College receiving his B.A. in Psychology and minor in English.

In 1996, he worked as an intern for Turner Sports, working his way up to producer, participating in projects such as: Summer Goodwill Games in 1998 (New York City), the Winter Olympics 1998 (Nagano, Japan), Inside the NBA 1998 through 2007 as a "tease" and "feature" producer.

Rahim is a three-time Emmy award winner for his role as Associate Producer for Inside the NBA playoffs coverage.

He served as a music consultant to Executive Vice President, Shakir...
Roy Maughan Jr
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(225) 926-8533 634 Connells Park Ln
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Roy’s law practice includes entertainment law (primarily television, film and music), contracts, transactional work, advising and forming business entities, intellectual property litigation, personal injury litigation and other complex litigation matters. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1986. Roy served five terms as a member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association of Justice and served two terms on the Professionalism Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association. He has also chaired and served on numerous Baton Rouge Bar...
Corey Lamar Pierce
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(225) 362-0062 660 North Foster Drive, Suite 214A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Business, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
G. Trippe Hawthorne
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(225) 389-3741 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Trippe Hawthorne is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2004 and practices in the construction, ADR and business litigation groups. Trippe has experience in all phases of the construction industry and in a wide variety of commercial litigation, and general litigation matters, including design and construction contracting and dispute resolution across all sectors, including industrial, commercial, public, and residential; public bidding and procurement challenges; and public and private works lien laws. Trippe has experience with administrative law and occupational licensing law, having served as General Counsel for the Louisiana State Licensing...
Amanda Collura-Day
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(225) 382-3463 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Civil Rights, Insurance Defense and Municipal
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Amanda Collura-Day is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2011 and practices in the litigation group. Amanda represents clients in toxic tort and mass tort actions, business and commercial litigation, civil rights and municipal law, and a wide variety of appellate matters. She has particular expertise in class action litigation involving chemical exposures and catastrophic accidents. Amanda also advises clients in the appellate arena.

Amanda is listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2015 - 2019.

Amanda received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2011 from the LSU Law Center...
Mr. Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(225) 282-0602 445 North Boulevard
Suite 625
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Divorce, Family and Probate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He handles difficult and complex custody and community property cases associated with divorce; adoptions, paternity and grandparent custody cases. He also handles personal injury cases, wills and successions and general civil and criminal litigation.
J. Eric Lockridge
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(225) 389-3756 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Bankruptcy and IP
The University of Texas School of Law
Eric Lockridge enjoys helping clients solve problems that arise in their businesses. His practice includes business litigation, bankruptcy and business reorganization, commercial collections, and assisting clients with business transactions. He has tried commercial and tort cases to verdict in Louisiana and Texas, and has successfully defended judgments on appeal. Eric currently focuses on lender work-out agreements, bankruptcy-related litigation, negotiation and dispute resolution, and complex commercial cases for Kean Miller’s construction, energy, and financial sector clients. Eric also works with Kean Miller’s intellectual property team to litigate patent, trademark, and copyright claims.

Eric advises corporate clients, lenders, and distressed-asset investors in asset...
Jason Raphael Brown
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(225) 389-3733 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Administrative and Tax
Southern University Law Center and Southern University Law Center
Jason Brown is a partner in Kean Miller’s business and corporate practice group and he practices with the firm’s state and local tax team. For nearly twenty years Jason has advised local, regional, national and international businesses having operations and interests in the state on all aspects of Louisiana taxation. Jason practices, principally, in the area of tax controversy and dispute resolution, assisting clients navigate Louisiana’s unique two-tiered, independent system of state and local tax levy, administration and enforcement at every stage of the audit, assessment and appeal processes, from audit intake, field work and review; to administrative protests and...
Jay M. Jalenak Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(225) 382-3438 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Antitrust, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Andrée Matherne Cullens
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

Before joining Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC, Andrée Matherne Cullens was a partner for more than fifteen years at Taylor, Porter, Brooks, and Phillips, LLP, one of the largest defense firms in Louisiana. She... Read More »
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Edwin R. Noland III
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer

Edwin Noland is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the real estate and business groups. Edwin has served as a clerk at the Mississippi Court of Appeals, and clerked for the Louisiana... Read More »
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Vance A. Gibbs
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(225) 382-3410 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Construction, Health Care and Maritime
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Angela W. Adolph
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(225) 382-3437 400 Convention St
#700
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Municipal and Tax
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Angie Adolph is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2011, and practices in the tax and municipal finance groups. Angie represents Louisiana, national, and international clients in a variety of tax and corporate matters. In addition to representing clients before the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals, the Louisiana Tax commission, and in the Louisiana courts, she has special experience representing taxpayers in property tax incentive negotiations, including Payments in Lieu of Taxes. Angie is the firm’s representative to the American Property Tax Counsel, an association of property tax firms with members...
Allen P. Jones
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(225) 930-4772 445 Louisiana Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
New York University School of Law and Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Allen P. Jones is a shareholder in Wiener, Weiss & Madison, A Professional Corporation. He practices in the areas of estate planning, tax law, succession and probate law, business and corporate law, and real estate. Allen represents individuals and families in all aspects of estate planning, including the preparation of wills, trusts, partnerships and limited liability companies. His work in the area of business and corporate law includes business succession planning, corporate reorganizations, and business sale transactions. He is Board Certified by the Louisiana State Bar in Estate Planning, and is licensed as a title insurance agent in the state...
Christopher J. Dicharry
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(225) 382-3492 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Administrative and Tax
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Noah M. Wexler
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(225) 412-6348 835 Louisiana Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Consumer, Maritime and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Attorney Noah Wexler is a highly experienced trial lawyer who has handled tens of thousands of cases in the past decade. Due to his commitment to his clients, keen skills in preparing for trials, attention to detail, and his ability to identify strategies that force insurers and negligent companies to pay maximum compensation, Noah has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars. While he is highly skilled in various areas of personal injury law, he focuses the majority of his work handling catastrophic truck accident cases, pharmaceutical cases, complex product liability cases, wrongful death cases, and catastrophic offshore injury cases throughout...
Micajah Daniel 'Caj' Boatright
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(225) 412-6348 835 Louisiana Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Maritime and Personal Injury
University of Texas - Austin
Attorney Caj Boatright grew up in Sweetwater, a small town in west Texas. He attended Southwestern University of Georgetown, and graduated cum laude with Honors as a double major in Political Science and History. He earned his J.D. from the University of Texas Law School, where he also met and became friends with Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin. Following law school, Attorney Boatright worked for the largest firm in Fort Worth, where he handled cases related to all types of litigation and appellate matters. In 2006, he joined Kurt and Jason at their small firm, Arnold & Itkin...
Erich P. Rapp
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(225) 382-3425 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Appeals and Environmental
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Charles S. McCowan III
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(225) 382-3433 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Communications, Energy and Environmental
Tulane University School of Law
Trey McCowan is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 1989 and practices in the litigation group. Trey represents local, regional and multi-national energy and petrochemical clients in a wide variety of litigation matters. He has specific experience representing clients in litigation involving complex commercial agreements and legacy site litigation in the energy industry. Trey also represents clients with regard to environmental litigation and toxic tort defense. He also advises clients on electronic discovery, e-discovery compliance, electronically stored information (ESI), electronic information management, and retention and destructive policies and procedures.

Trey is listed...
Jason Aron Itkin
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(225) 412-6348 835 Louisiana Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Maritime and Personal Injury
The University of Texas School of Law
As one of the nation’s top trial lawyers, Jason Itkin has obtained dozens of verdicts and settlements throughout the years’ worth more $10 million. In fact, Jason has won several victories upward of $100 million each. In addition to these prolific cases, he has won close to 200 verdicts and settlements for more than $1 million each. In total, Jason has won billions of dollars for his clients. These victories have come in courtrooms all across North America, as he has represented clients in all 50 states.

Jason has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors due to his...
Edward H. Warner
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer
(225) 387-0999 400 Convention St
#700 P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Energy and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
Jennifer Moroux
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Free Consultation! Successful and Experienced Business Law Attorney!

I am a knowledgeable and experienced business law attorney. I work tirelessly for my clients to achieve the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for case verdicts and settlements, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Matthew C. Meiners
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

Matthew Meiners is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2009 and practices in the business and corporate group. Matthew has experience in the drafting and negotiation of numerous... Read More »
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James R.  Chastain Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(225) 389-3706 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and IP
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Matthew C. Meiners
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(225) 382-3416 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business
Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Matthew Meiners is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2009 and practices in the business and corporate group. Matthew has experience in the drafting and negotiation of numerous industrial service and purchase agreements. He also has experience representing numerous individuals and small businesses in connection with acquisitions and divestitures of their respective businesses and with formation of new entities, including drafting organizational documents and planning of overall corporate structure.

Matthew earned his B.S. in International Trade and Finance with a minor in Economics from Louisiana State University in 1998. He earned his...
John M. Frazier
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(225) 930-4772 445 Louisiana Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business and Bankruptcy
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
John Frazier is a shareholder in Wiener, Weiss & Madison, APC. He joined the firm in 2005. John has more than 35 years of experience in commercial litigation, mineral law and commercial transactions.

John is an AV-rated lawyer and has been listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers.
Bradley C. Myers
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(225) 382-3421 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Civil Rights, Environmental and Health Care
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Jennifer J. Thomas
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(225) 389-3705 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Appeals, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Andrée Matherne Cullens
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(225) 236-3636 12345 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Free ConsultationBusiness
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Before joining Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC, Andrée Matherne Cullens was a partner for more than fifteen years at Taylor, Porter, Brooks, and Phillips, LLP, one of the largest defense firms in Louisiana. She represented creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, state agencies and businesses in commercial litigation, banks and financial institutions, and Insurance Receivers in regulatory proceedings. Some of her former clients include Chase Bank, State Street Bank and Trust Company, the Louisiana Office of Economic Development, LSU, and the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Ms. Cullens has considerable courtroom experience in both federal and state courts and has been...
Richard D. McConnell
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(225) 389-3770 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Energy and Environmental
Tulane University School of Law and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Richard McConnell is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He is trial counsel for energy and financial companies in high stakes lawsuits involving a wide variety of claims. Prior cases involved soil and groundwater contamination, wetlands loss, toxic tort exposure, lost mineral leasing opportunities, mineral lease cancellation, pipeline right-of-way claims, expropriation/condemnation, and commercial litigation. Richard also serves as appellate counsel arguing before state and federal appellate courts.

Richard’s recent experience includes obtaining a successful verdict as trial counsel for national pipeline companies in a wetlands loss lawsuit involving canals that widened over time, he was lead...
Glenn M. Farnet
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(225) 382-3431 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Antitrust, Environmental and Products Liability
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Alan J. Berteau
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(225) 382-3475 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Bankruptcy, Energy and Environmental
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Alan Berteau is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 1995 and practices in the legacy and commercial litigation defense groups. He represents clients in complex and class action litigation matters involving damage claims relating to oil and gas exploration and production operations, commercial disputes, chemical exposure claims, and industrial accidents.

Alan has particular experience representing clients in class action and mass tort cases involving, long-term exposure and groundwater or soil contamination, air releases, and in the use of computer technology, including mapping and litigation support software, in the management and prosecution of...
Katie D. Bell
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(225) 389-3760 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Civil Rights, Environmental and Insurance Defense
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Troy J. Charpentier
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience

Troy Charpentier is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 1996 and practices in the litigation group. Troy assists local, regional and national clients in general commercial litigation... Read More »
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Jennifer J. Thomas
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University5th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana, United States District Courts for the Middle Districts of Louisiana, United States District Courts for the Western...
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David K. Nelson
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(225) 382-3417 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Construction and Environmental
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Maxwell B. Kallenberger
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(225) 382-4655 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Max Kallenberger is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2016 and practices in the business, corporate and real estate groups. Max has experience in a variety of transactional matters, including asset and stock acquisitions and sales, private placements and offerings, and secured transactions. He also has assisted individuals and businesses with entity formation and structure and governance, including the drafting of corporate by-laws, operating agreements and planning of overall corporate structure.

Max earned his B.S., cum laude, from Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2013. He earned his J.D./D.C.L.,...
Carey J. Messina
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(225) 382-3408 5035 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Richard D. Lamb III
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(225) 930-4772 445 Louisiana Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Loyola University New Orleans
Rich is a shareholder with Wiener, Weiss & Madison. He joined the firm in 2013 and advises businesses, families and individuals in the areas of Taxation, Corporate Law, Securities Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Successions/Probate, Title Insurance and Nonprofit Law.
Shannan Sweeney Rieger
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(225) 382-3486 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Antitrust, Appeals and Environmental
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Edwin R. Noland III
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(225) 387-0999 400 Convention St
#700 P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business and Real Estate
Mississippi College School of Law
Edwin Noland is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the real estate and business groups.

Edwin has served as a clerk at the Mississippi Court of Appeals, and clerked for the Louisiana 20th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Prior to joining the firm, Edwin practiced for a private law firm in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he practiced property law, railroad defense litigation, public utilities law, and insurance defense.

Edwin received his B.S. from Louisiana State University in 2008. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law in 2011.

Matthew B. Smith
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(225) 387-0999 400 Convention St
#700 P. O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Energy and Environmental
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Louisiana State University
Matt Smith is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the commercial litigation, toxic tort defense, and environmental litigation groups. His work focuses on the representation of oil and gas exploration and production companies, mid-stream companies, and other industry companies in various litigation matters including property damage and contamination, property rights, and commercial and contractual disputes.

Matt has extensive experience guiding clients through claims related to soil contamination, groundwater contamination, air pollution, and the associated regulatory standards. His practice covers a wide range of commercial and litigation issues ranging...
Amanda Stephens Bourgeois
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(225) 382-3420 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Amanda Bourgeois is a partner in the Baton Rouge office. She joined the firm in 2012 and practices in the business and corporate group. Amanda has experience representing clients in connection with a variety of transactional matters, including asset and stock acquisitions and sales and the drafting and negotiating of industrial and construction procurement, purchase and service contracts. She has also assisted individuals and businesses with entity formation, structure and governance, including the drafting of organizational documents and planning of overall corporate structure.

Amanda received her J.D. in 2010 from the LSU Law Center where she was a member of the...
Gayla M. Moncla
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(225) 382-3494 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Asbestos and Environmental
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Gayla Moncla is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the areas of toxic tort and environmental litigation, premises liability, and commercial litigation. She has more than 25 years of experience in the chemical and petrochemical industries, defending workplace accidents, chemical exposure cases, products liability cases, as well as advising clients regarding workplace safety issues and OSHA regulations. Gayla also has experience in retail premises litigation having defended retail clients for over 25 years.

Gayla earned her B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1973. She earned her J.D. in 1989 from the LSU Law Center...
Bradley J Spedale
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(225) 343-1300 3301 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Brad’s practice utilizes the Master of Business Administration he earned in addition to his Juris Doctor. In addition to representing businesses of all kinds, he practices many different areas of law, performing both transactional work and litigation. Brad’s trust and estate practice covers everything from simple wills and successions to complex trusts and advanced estate planning. As part of his real estate practice, he is a title agent for Gulf Title Corporation, which is an agent for First American Title Insurance Company of Louisiana. Brad’s collection practice specializes in purchased debt. He also litigates many labor and employment matters and...
Phyllis D. Sims
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana
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Katilyn M. Hollowell
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityU.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana and Louisiana
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