Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Business Lawyers

R. Chauvin Kean
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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... Read More »
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Maxwell B. Kallenberger
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Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana
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Matthew C. Meiners
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana
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Thomas D. Bourgeois Jr.
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Beau Bourgeois is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2016 and practices in the commercial litigation and construction litigation groups. Beau has represented and counseled... Read More »
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Taylor M. Norton
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Jefferson Parish, 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...
Bradley J Spedale
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Jefferson Parish, 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...
Monica P. Navarro
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Jefferson Parish, 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
Brandon Venegas
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(504) 841-0014 3333 West Napoleon Avenue
Suite 104
Metairie, LA 70001
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Harvard Law School
Scott C Dusang
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer
(504) 368-5223 401 Weyer St
P.O. Box 461
Gretna, LA 70054
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Jonathan L Brehm
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(504) 305-4117 2400 Veterans Blvd.
Suite 485
Kenner, LA 70062
Business, Administrative, Insurance Defense and Municipal
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
The Butler Law Firm is a minority-owned firm dedicated to providing high-quality and value-priced legal services to its individual, business and governmental clients in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, workers' compensation defense, debt collections, contracts and business development.
Mr. Frank Pola Jr.
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(504) 865-1006 #307, 2117 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Collections and Criminal
Tulane University School of Law
Practice in Puerto Rico and the state of Louisiana, admitted to the First and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the U.S.. Thirty five years in a general practice.
Roy J.D. Gattuso
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer
(504) 368-5223 401 Weyer St
P.O. Box 461
Gretna, LA 70054
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans
Edward McCloskey
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer
(504) 267-3122 3045 Ridgelake Dr.
Suite 317
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Tulane University School of Law
Edward J. McCloskey has proudly served the Greater New Orleans area for over 45 years. He is an av-rated expert in Business and Successions Law, making him the one to trust while making important decisions for the future.
Adrian Lapeyronnie III
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(504) 366-8118 848 2nd St
Gretna, LA 70053
Business, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans and Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
I practice law throughout the state of Louisiana and have done so since 1984, having tried many and varied types of civil cases before both judges and juries, and appearing before the appellate courts. Professional History Prior to becoming a lawyer, I was employed as an aide to the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana legislative delegation in the Louisiana legislature. Upon graduation from law school in 1984, I began my practice by working as a landman and by preparing title abstracts for oil and gas exploration sites. After working in the oil industry, I continued my practice of law as an assistant district...
Jeffrey J. Gelpi
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Tulane University School of LawLouisiana
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Tod J. Everage
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience

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... Read More »
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Ronald Wayne Morrison Jr
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(504) 831-2348 209A Canal Street
Metairie, LA 70005
Business, Collections, Elder and Estate Planning
Board Certified Estate Planning & Administration Specialist (Certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization)
Mr. Alan F. Kansas
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer
(504) 210-1150 1743 Stumpf Blvd
Suite 200
Gretna, LA 70056
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Scott Minvielle
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(504) 840-9854 2325 N. Hullen Street, Suite 102
Metairie, LA 70001
Business, Construction, Divorce and Estate Planning
Loyola University New Orleans
I have practiced law in the New Orleans metropolitan area since 1982.
Lauren E. Sarver
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Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer
(504) 888-1220 3005 Harvard Avenue
Suite 102
Metairie, LA 70006
Business
Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Attorney
(504) 830-7800 3838 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
Business and Environmental
Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(504) 834-6500 3850 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
Business and Insurance Defense
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(504) 834-6500 3850 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Civil Rights, Insurance Defense and Municipal
Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(504) 669-8344 3717 Edenborn Ave
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Estate Planning, Insurance Defense and Tax
Emory Univ School of Law
Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(504) 830-3990 3900 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Health Care, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
Jefferson Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer
(504) 837-1230 3027 Ridgelake Dr
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Tax
Glenn P. Orgeron
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience

The George Washington University Law School, Tulane University School of Law, The George Washington University Law School and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University5th Circuit, District Courts for the Middle Districts of Louisiana, District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana, District Courts for the Western Districts of Louisiana, Louisiana, District of Columbia and...
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Jack E. Morris
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Louisiana State University - Baton RougeLouisiana
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Jennifer M. Bonneau
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Orleans Parish, 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
.Attorney and Counselor at Law
Notary Public

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...
Scott M Mansfield
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Orleans Parish, LA Business Law Attorney
(504) 500-1108 318 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124
Business, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Marx David Sterbcow
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Orleans Parish, 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....
Tod J. Everage
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Orleans Parish, 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...
Bruce Kingsdorf
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Orleans Parish, 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...
Mark Philip Glago
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Orleans Parish, 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...
David J. Halpern
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Orleans Parish, 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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Hugh P Lambert
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Orleans Parish, 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...
Nicholas Berg
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Orleans Parish, 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...
D. Alex Onstott
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Orleans Parish, 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.
Georgia N. Ainsworth
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Tulane University School of LawLouisiana
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Amanda L. Howard
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience

Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles5th Circuit, United States District Courts for the Middle Districts of Louisiana, United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana., United States District Courts for the Western Districts of...
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David Sharpe
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Orleans Parish, 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,...
Anthony M. Williams
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Orleans Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(504) 585-3058 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business, Administrative, Construction and Insurance Defense
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Adam Granville Young
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Orleans Parish, 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,...
Zachary Wool
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Orleans Parish, 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...
Kenneth L. Tolar
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(504) 571-5317 1055 St Charles Ave
#208A
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationOrleans Parish, LA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Loyola University New Orleans
Kenneth L. Tolar focuses primarily on general intellectual property matters including patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, intellectual property litigation and licensing on behalf of both corporations and independent inventors nationwide, patentability and trademark availability opinions, inter partes practice before both the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; during his career, he has secured over 350 patents on behalf of independent and corporate inventors.
Mr. Tolar also engages in general commercial litigation, insurance defense, labor disputes arising under The Fair Labor Standards Act, personal injury and first-party insurance claims.
Michael R. Phillips
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Orleans Parish, 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
Sean T. McLaughlin
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Orleans Parish, 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
Jill A. Gautreaux
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Orleans Parish, 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,...
Mr Eric Malveau
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Orleans Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(504) 470-3604 3110 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola University New Orleans
Malveau Law Firm, L.L.C. provides legal representation for clients with Criminal, Family, Juvenile, Personal Injury, Traffic & Municipal matters in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Con Cotter
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Orleans Parish, LA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(504) 541-0248 909 Poydras Street
Suite 1600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business, Estate Planning, Health Care and Tax
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Con has a wide range of experience with business transactions, commercial litigation, federal and state tax law, and wealth transfer planning. He serves clients in various business sectors including energy, healthcare, real estate, and internet technology.
Julie P. Silbert
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience

Tulane University School of Law5th Circuit, United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Louisiana, United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana, United States District Courts for the Middle Districts of...
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Anthony M. Williams
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center5th Circuit, 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 Districts of...
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Jefferson Parish Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Louisiana Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
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Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.