Gheens, Louisiana Business Lawyers

Sye J Broussard
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Houma, LA Business Law Lawyer
(985) 868-4800 7605 Park Ave
Houma, LA 70364
Business, Collections, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans
Broussard & Dove is a boutique law firm located in Houma, Louisiana with a first-rate reputation among it's peers and clients. The firm has thrived on referrals from satisfied clients throughout the years. At Broussard & Dove, you will be working directly with attorneys rather than paralegals or legal assistants. We will personally get to know you and your case. Whether its negotiating a multi-million dollar business transaction, litigating cases as a plaintiff or defendant, closing real estate transactions, drafting contracts or wills, or handling estate planning & successions, Broussard & Dove is well equipped to handle your legal needs....
Kerry Patrick Byrne
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Houma, LA Business Law Lawyer
(985) 879-4957 510 Roussell St
Houma, LA 70360
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Loyola University New Orleans
Houma, LA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(985) 580-4392 400 Lafayette St
Houma, LA 70360
Business and Bankruptcy
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Houma, LA Business Law Attorney
(985) 851-4743 502 Roussell St
Houma, LA 70360
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Houma, LA Business Law Lawyer
(985) 876-4292 106 Ramey Rd
Houma, LA 70360
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Houma, LA Business Law Attorney
(985) 868-3500 1054 W Tunnel Blvd
Houma, LA 70360
Business and Personal Injury
Houma, LA Business Law Attorney
(985) 868-3370 601 Goode St
Houma, LA 70360
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Hugh P Lambert
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(504) 581-1750 701 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Business, Employment, Maritime and Personal Injury
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Hugh Lambert founded The Lambert Firm in 1977 and has since grown the firm to one of the most prestigious and well respected firms in New Orleans, representing individuals and businesses alike in a wide range of legal matters. In addition to his legal representation, Hugh Lambert is a frequent lecturer across the United States on class actions and mass torts. He has also authored and published legal articles. He has held a broad range of leadership positions in many organizations devoted to law, civic and charitable pursuits. He is a member in good standing of numerous state and federal...
David J. Halpern
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(504) 620-3359 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business and Real Estate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
David Halpern is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2015 and practices in the business, real estate, and commercial litigation groups. David has over 30 years of legal and business experience, and assists clients with a variety of legal, corporate, and land use matters. His clients include national, regional, and local businesses, real estate developers, bars and restaurants, and New Orleans area businesses. His practice includes land use issues, zoning ordinances, mergers and acquisitions, and transactions. He also serves on governmental advisory boards and represents businesses and individuals before regulatory authorities.

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D. Alex Onstott
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NEW ORLEANS, LA Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(504) 603-6691 1010 Common St.
Suite 2700
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Estate Planning and Probate
Tulane University School of Law
Ciolino, Pritchett & Onstott provides high-quality, cost-effective outside general counsel services to small and medium-sized businesses in Louisiana and across the United States. We represent clients across various industries, including niche areas, such as non-profit, entertainment, medical marijuana, and tax liens.
Karen M. Fontana
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney
(504) 585-3050 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Tulane University School of Law
Taylor M. Norton
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Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(504) 858-0198 345 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Loyola University New Orleans
Taylor Norton is a native of New Orleans and a Jesuit High School graduate who earned his Bachelors of Science in Pure Mathematics from Louisiana State University and his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University, where he served as a National Science Foundation IGERT Research Fellow, advancing research across disciplines including structures and mechanics, textile engineering, macromolecular engineering and polymer science. He was a LaNasa Providence Law Scholar at Loyola University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree with a Certificate in Civil Law and Common Law. Taylor is particularly skilled...
Marx David Sterbcow
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(877) 854-2182 1734 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Business, Antitrust, Consumer and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School and Gonzaga University School of Law
Mr. Sterbcow’s practice focuses on consumer financial services and real estate regulatory compliance and litigation including: Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth In Lending Act (TILA), Fair Housing Act, Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Dodd-Frank Act, Sherman Anti-Trust Act, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act involving federal and state mortgage lending and consumer credit compliance issues, title insurance compliance, real estate brokerage programs and operational compliance, affiliated business arrangement compliance, financial services marketing and promotional programs, state and federal licensing compliance, multiple listing service compliance, Best Practices compliance, and consumer fair financing practices....
Bradley J Spedale
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Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(504) 613-0894 433 Metairie Road
Suite 600
Metairie, LA 70005
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...
Charles Michael Raymond
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(504) 605-0777 365 Canal Street, Suite 1475
New Orleans, LA 70130-6533
Free ConsultationBusiness, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
Loyola University New Orleans
My practice has varied over the last 40 years. My major areas of concentration involve litigation, family law, wills and estates, oil & gas, environmental, business legal analysis and contracts and most recently expropriations by governmental entities and public works contracts. I have been licensed in Louisiana, Mississippi and District of Columbia. I continue to represent clients in Louisiana and Mississippi today. I have many years of experience in the state and federal courts in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Jeremy Pichon
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(504) 500-0000 201 Canal Street, Suite 3206
New Orleans, LA 70119
Business, Asbestos, Construction and Personal Injury
The Judge Advocate General's School United States Army and Southern University Law Center
Jeremy Pichon has never been a stranger to the meaning of hard work.

By age fourteen, he spent his summers framing houses in the hot Louisiana sun. By sixteen, he worked the Sears stockroom while going to school full time. By nineteen, he joined the military reserves and followed in the footsteps of his brothers, father, and grandfather whose service stretches from WWI to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

These were the three pillars of his early life, and they remain the foundation of his work as a seasoned personal injury lawyer representing those whose lives have been tragically altered and whose...
Michael R. Phillips
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(504) 620-3343 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business, Antitrust, Construction and Environmental
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Nicholas Berg
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(504) 526-2921 400 Poydras Street
Suite 1980
New Orleans, LA 70130
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Securities
Tulane University School of Law
Mr. Berg’s practice has an emphasis on commercial litigation and arbitration, including securities litigation and arbitration. He represents individual and institutional investors, public pension funds and hedge funds in investment disputes with investment banks and brokerage firms in state and federal court, and in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Berg also represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial litigation matters, including derivative suits and claims involving unfair trade practices, fraud, negligence and breaches of fiduciary duties by managers, directors and officers of corporations. In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Berg has also represented many...
Bruce Kingsdorf
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(504) 524-3300 701 Poydras St #3650
New Orleans, LA 70139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Energy and Products Liability
Tulane University School of Law
Mr. Kingsdorf graduated from Tulane University in 1971 and from Tulane University School of Law in 1974. He clerked at the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal for Judges Peter Beer and Ernest N. Morial and then clerked at the Louisiana Supreme Court for Justice Albert Tate, Jr. In 1980, he became a partner in the firm of Cleveland, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix where he remained until 1995 when he co-founded the firm of Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP. In addition to serving as faculty member at numerous seminars, he has lectured at the Tulane University School of Law...
Mitchell Hoffman
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(504) 517-8160 701 Poydras St, Ste 3600
New Orleans, LA 70139
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Insurance Defense
Tulane University
Mitchell J. Hoffman earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tulane University. He received his JD in 1976. He has been in private practice since that time representing individuals and companies throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Over the years, Mr. Hoffman developed an expertise in family law and his practice now includes significant involvement in divorce, custody, community property issues, pre and post-nuptial agreements, partitions and a host of other family law related matters. Mr. Hoffman also has experience trying cases involving insurance defense, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business law, and general litigation. He qualified to become...
Mark Philip Glago
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(504) 599-8666 909 Poydras Street
29th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Tulane University School of Law
Attorney Mark Glago graduated from the University of Richmond in Virginia with Phi Beta Kappa honors, having triple-majored in Political Science, Speech and Sociology. He was the University’s Rhodes Scholar nominee and received the “Most Outstanding Graduate” award. At the Tulane University School of Law, he was Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review and again graduated with honors. Over the past 17 years, Mr. Glago has handled over 2,500 cases and been the “first-chair” lawyer for over 160 trials in Louisiana courts. He has built a respected, full-service law firm devoted to recovering compensation for clients in a range...
Adam Granville Young
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(504) 541-0248 909 Poydras St #1600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Tax
Tulane University
Adam Young grew up in Abbeville, Louisiana and attended Tulane University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree in 2005. Following graduation, Adam worked for law firms and companies in the Oil & Gas industry in Louisiana, gaining business law experience that he has transferred to his own practice. He has experience in bankruptcy law, in which he focuses on complex bankruptcy situations. Adam is a member of the Bankruptcy Section of the Louisiana Bar Association, as well as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Additionally, he has extensive experience representing clients in divorce and family law cases,...
David Sharpe
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(504) 568-1990 601 Poydras St.
Suite 2775
New Orleans, LA 70130
Business, Insurance Defense, International and Maritime
The National Law Center, GW Law School
David Sharpe focuses on marine insurance coverage; marine finance and vessel documentation; bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights; admiralty and maritime; and international and cross-border law. He represents clients that own, operate, charter, or employ vessels, and helps them understand and manage their risks in the United States, Gulf of Mexico, and worldwide offshore maritime oilfield and alternative-energy markets. Mr. Sharpe services clients in the area of concentration on maritime contracts (time and bareboat charter parties, master service contracts, insurance and indemnity agreements, marine-insurance coverage, and ship sale and finance) and related commercial litigation (maritime liens, vessel arrest and attachment,...
Zachary Wool
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(504) 524-3300 701 Poydras St
#3650
New Orleans, LA 70139
Business and Products Liability
New York University School of Law
Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Zachary concentrates his practice in the fields of litigation and general corporate counsel for clients ranging in size from individuals to multi-billion dollar hedge funds. He works on litigation matters large and small, from cases involving one individual to those where he works on behalf of 10,000+ people injured by a defective product. He also advises corporations without in-house lawyers on general business matters. He is also actively involved in the legal community as a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association's LGBT Diversity Committee and Chairman and Founder of...
Gregory Stewart Marsiglia
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(504) 581-2450 One Shell Square
701 Poydras Street, Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA 70139
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Estate Planning and Probate
Tulane University School of Law
In 2005, Gregory S. Marsiglia joined Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver, LLP, having practiced law in New Orleans since 1997 in a variety of commercial, corporate, and general civil litigation, and in a variety of corporate, real estate, and business transactions. Mr. Marsiglia also advises corporate and commercial clients on formation and planning issues, internal governance, in a variety of contractual matters. His construction litigation and contracting practice has been a steady and significant portion of the practice during the past ten years, as has general commercial litigation for clients in other industries. Mr. Marsiglia also has...
Alexandra Mora
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(504) 566-0233 322 Lafayette Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Entertainment & Sports
Tulane Law School
R. Chauvin Kean
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(504) 585-3050 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business and Maritime
Loyola University New Orleans
Chauvin Kean is an associate in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2015 and practices in a variety of areas, including the business and corporate groups. Specifically, his practice areas includes: oil and gas transactions and litigation; admiralty and maritime litigation; international trade; acquisitions and divestitures; customs compliance; construction litigation; insurance coverage; and general and commercial litigation. He has experience with in a variety of issues, including Jones Act compliance, oil and gas exploration, pipeline construction, drilling incidents, well blowouts, cargo damage claims, ship and barge allisions, maritime liens, vessel and marine asset acquisitions,...
David William Nance
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(504) 450-3938 3912 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans
Mr. Nance has a general practice with special focus on all aspects of the Internet, entertainment, immigration, media, business and construction law, civil and criminal litigation. He has over ten years of experience practicing law in Europe, South America and the US; eight years of experience in litigation and administrative hearings; and over six years of first-chair jury trial experience. Mr. Nance speaks fluent English, German, Spanish and conversational Polish and French, having earned a bachelor's degree in German and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990 and a J.D. in civil and common law from Loyola University...
Mr. Andrew Legrand
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(504) 300-9938 3110 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Business
Loyola University New Orleans
Glenn P. Orgeron
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(504) 585-3048 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business, Construction and Maritime
The George Washington University Law School, Tulane University School of Law, George Washington University and Louisiana State University
Glenn Orgeron is of counsel to the New Orleans office of Kean Miller and a Registered Professional Engineer. He practices in the construction and litigation groups. Glenn has over 25 years of experience in complex construction law matters, mold litigation, and product liability litigation in state and federal courts.

Glenn is a Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) in the United States Marine Corps. He has served in a variety of legal positions for the United States Marine Corps, including assignments as Deputy General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, and General Counsel in wide range of jurisdictions including Hawaii, Japan, the Indian Ocean, Washington, D.C.,...
Charles C. Cain
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney
(877) 854-2182 1734 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Business and Real Estate
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Imtiaz A Siddiqui
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
900 Camp Street
Suite 435
New Orleans, LA 70130
Business, Construction, Education and Employment
Tulane University School of Law
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Jennifer M. Bonneau
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New Orleans , LA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(504) 488-0678 118 West Harrison Avenue
Suite 301
New Orleans , LA 70124
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
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Jennifer M. Bonneau has represented individuals, insurers, small businesses, insurance companies, and corporations in a variety of cases. She has extensive experience in helping clients resolve disputes through negotiations, trials, mediation, arbitration, and appeals.

Jennifer has served as both lead and assistant counsel in litigation resulting in millions of dollars in recovery to clients injured as a result of others. She represents clients in state and federal courts in matters both simple and highly complex. Jennifer is a Qualified Family Law Mediator and has also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for...
Jeffrey Mitchell Hoffman
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(504) 517-8160 701 Poydras Street, Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA 70139
Business, Family and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Jeffrey Hoffman first joined Lowe Stein in 2004 as an associate attorney. His success and hard work earned him the title of partner in 2013. As a New Orleans family law attorney, Mr. Hoffman has a comprehensive understanding of the complications involved with domestic disputes. He can litigate and negotiate matters such as custody, spousal support, child support, prenuptial agreements, community property partitions, and more. Mr. Hoffman has had tremendous success in litigating child custody jurisdiction cases. In 2013, his dedication in family law earned him recognition as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® Magazine and he has maintained...
Jack E. Morris
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(504) 454-2769 1055 St Charles Ave
#208A
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Patents and Trademarks
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Jack E. Morris provides professional legal services to clients throughout Louisiana. Engaged in civil litigation and counseling in the areas of business and commercial law, patent, trademark, and copyright law, insurance law, construction law, real estate and property law, legal malpractice law, and appellate law, Mr. Morris represents a diverse clientele including large and small businesses as well as individuals. Mr. Morris has represented clients before state and federal courts at every level, including the Louisiana Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court, and also before various arbitration and mediation forums.
Jill A. Gautreaux
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(504) 620-3366 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans
Jill Gautreaux is special counsel to the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2015 and practices in the real estate, business, and commercial litigation groups. Jill assists clients with corporate matters, real estate, liquor licensing, and business transactions in the hospitality, technology, retail, and professional services sectors. She handles corporate transactional matters including business formation, buy/sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and dissolution/liquidation. Jill also represents individuals and companies in contractual disputes and shareholder litigation in Federal and State courts.

She helps her clients in a wide variety of legal and transactional matters including leases, sales, mortgages,...
Sean T. McLaughlin
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(504) 620-3354 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business, Construction, Energy and Maritime
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Tod J. Everage
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(504) 585-3052 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business, Energy and Maritime
Loyola University New Orleans
Tod Everage is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2011 and practices in the Offshore Energy and Maritime Litigation Practice Group. Tod’s practice primarily involves representing oil and gas operators (offshore, midstream, and onshore) and their service providers and contractors in litigation in both state and federal courts. Tod has gained extensive experience representing vessel owners, shipyards, and diesel engine service providers in warranty claims. Tod’s practice also includes assisting clients in contract review, drafting, negotiations, transactional disputes, and general corporate advices. Tod has tried several cases to verdict as well...
Brad Harrigan
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(504) 571-5317 1055 St Charles Ave
#208A
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationNew Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Boston University School of Law
Brad Harrigan focuses on intellectual property and insurance defense. As part of his intellectual property practice, Mr. Harrigan has managed trademark portfolios for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals consisting of hundreds of domestic and international trademark applications and registrations.

Mr. Harrigan has significant experience representing clients in trademark prosecution matters such as USPTO Office Actions, TTAB proceedings, and ICANN UDRP arbitrations. Mr. Harrigan has also represented clients in IP litigation matters throughout the country, including state and federal disputes concerning trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition issues. His defense work includes a broad range of experience in property...
Monica P. Navarro
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Gretna, LA Business Law Attorney
(504) 368-5223 401 Weyer St
P.O. Box 461
Gretna, LA 70054
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Michigan Law School
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