Metairie Business Lawyers

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Jill A. Gautreaux
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience

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... Read More »
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Ben K. Jumonville
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer

Ben Jumonville is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. Read More »
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Meaghan M. Donovan
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer

Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLouisiana and U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
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Anthony M. Williams
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University5th 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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Taylor M. Norton
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Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 13 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...
Ronald Wayne Morrison Jr
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Metairie, LA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(504) 831-2348 3813 N. Causeway Blvd.
Suite 200
Metairie, LA 70002
Offers Video ChatBusiness, Elder and Estate Planning
Ronald “Chip” Morrison, Jr. is a Board Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.

Chip has litigated and administered many complex successions and business buy-outs and disputes, and has given numerous presentations to attorneys, CPAs, financial advisors, certified financial planners, insurance agents, the National Business Institute, the Louisiana CPA Society, and individual CPA firms and insurance agencies throughout the State of Louisiana.

He has been qualified by the Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana Department of Insurance, and the Louisiana Society of CPA’s to present continuing education programs discussing various Elder Law, Medicaid, Business and Estate Planning...
Bradley J Spedale
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Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 12 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...
Edward McCloskey
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Metairie, 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.
Brandon Venegas
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Metairie, LA Business Law Attorney with 21 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 Minvielle
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Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 37 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.
J. Douglas Sunseri
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Metairie, LA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(504) 837-1304 3000 18th Street
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Divorce, Entertainment & Sports and Family
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Mr. Frank Pola Jr.
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Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 40 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.
Lauren E. Sarver
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Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer
(504) 888-1220 3005 Harvard Avenue
Suite 102
Metairie, LA 70006
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Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(504) 830-7800 3838 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Environmental and Maritime
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Thomas D. Bourgeois Jr.
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney

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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Metairie, LA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(504) 837-2500 3838 N. Causeway Blvd
Suite 2850
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Maritime and Products Liability
University Of Miami
Metairie, LA Business Law Attorney
(504) 830-7800 3838 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
Business and Environmental
Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(504) 837-3878 3850 N Causeway Blvd
Ste 1750
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Insurance Defense, Maritime and Personal Injury
Tulane University School of Law
Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(504) 828-1600 3636 S I 10 Service Rd W
Ste 210
Metairie, LA 70001
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(504) 834-6500 3850 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and IP
Tulane University School of Law
Metairie, LA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(504) 837-2500 3838 N. Causeway Blvd
Suite 2850
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Administrative, Bankruptcy and Construction
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(504) 834-6500 3850 N Causeway Blvd
Ste 500
Metairie, LA 70002
Business and Insurance Defense
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Metairie, LA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(504) 838-9090 3000 W Esplanade Ave N
Ste 200
Metairie, LA 70002
Business and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Metairie, LA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(504) 836-5270 3900 N Causeway Blvd
Ste 1450
Metairie, LA 70002
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Environmental
Mississippi College School of Law
Metairie, 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 and Emory University School of Law
Amanda Howard Lowe
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Louisiana Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Amanda Howard Lowe is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2009 and practices in the admiralty and maritime, energy and corporate litigation groups. Amanda has considerable... Read More »
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Julie Parelman Silbert
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I am a knowledgeable and skilled business law attorney. I provide exceptional counsel and advocacy for a vast array of business law matters and disputes! Visit my website for more information! Read More »
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Jonathan L Brehm
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Kenner, LA Business Law Attorney with 7 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.
Jennifer M. Bonneau
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New Orleans , LA Business Law Lawyer with 17 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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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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New Orleans, 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
D. Alex Onstott
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NEW ORLEANS, LA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(504) 524-0120 400 Poydras St.
Suite 2145
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Construction and Real Estate
Tulane University School of Law
Ciolino & Onstott provides high-quality, cost-effective outside general counsel services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in Louisiana and across the United States. We represent clients across various industries, including niche areas such as real estate, construction, entertainment, medical marijuana, and non-profit.
Charles Michael Raymond
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 41 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.
Nicholas Berg
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 9 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 46 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...
Kenneth L. Tolar
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(504) 571-5317 1055 St Charles Ave
#208A
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationNew Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 26 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.
Tod J. Everage
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(504) 585-3052 909 Poydras Street, Suite 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...
Zachary Wool
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 12 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...
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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Jeffrey J. Gelpi
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer

Jeff’s practice includes representing major international oil and gas companies in a broad range of high-stakes lawsuits, primarily involving allegations that soil, sediment, groundwater, drinking water, and other... Read More »
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Sean T. McLaughlin
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(504) 620-3354 909 Poydras Street, Suite 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
Kervin Wayne Doyle
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(504) 881-1320 1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70163
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Personal Injury and Probate
Southern University Law Center
I attended law school at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1978. I completed law school and was admitted to the State Bar in 1981. I have worked in the personal injury field and defended criminal cases throughout the State of Louisiana. I have worked as legal counsel for the State of Louisiana in children in need of care matters.

I have served as a college professor and taught in the paralegal programs, and criminal justice. I am comfortable in the small towns and in the big cities. Nothing satisfies me more...
David Sharpe
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 30 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,...
Hugh P Lambert
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 46 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...
Michael R. Phillips
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(504) 620-3343 909 Poydras Street, Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business, Antitrust, Construction and Environmental
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Glenn P. Orgeron
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(504) 585-3048 909 Poydras Street, Suite 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.,...
Jack E. Morris
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Attorney with 27 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.
Melvin David Albritton
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(504) 517-4635 400 Poydras Street
Suite 900
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Tulane University School of Law
Melvin Albritton obtained a degree in Political Economy from Tulane University. He was also the recipient of a Louisiana Legislative Scholarship. During his time at Tulane he was chosen to represent Tulane at American University’s Washington Semester. After college Mr. Albritton worked for an Internet startup, “babygift.com” drafting copy for the online catalog. In 1999 he was awarded the Wiener, Weiss & Madison Merit Scholarship Award to Tulane Law School. In law school, Mr. Albritton was selected to join the Ruby Vale Appellate Moot Court Team, which focuses on the area of corporate law. In addition, he wrote on to...
Jeffrey J. Gelpi
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(504) 293-5769 909 Poydras Street, Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Business and Environmental
Tulane University School of Law
Jeff’s practice includes representing major international oil and gas companies in a broad range of high-stakes lawsuits, primarily involving allegations that soil, sediment, groundwater, drinking water, and other types of environmental contamination were caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities. He has extensive experience drafting motions and briefs in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Jeff served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where he assisted in the disposition of numerous...
R. Chauvin Kean
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New Orleans, LA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(504) 585-3050 909 Poydras Street, Suite 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,...
Matthew C. Meiners
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Louisiana Business Law Lawyer with 11 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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Glenn P. Orgeron
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Dedicated and professional legal representation for all your business needs.

I am a knowledgeable and skilled business law attorney. I am committed to vigorously advocating for the rights and interests of those with business law matters! Visit my website for more information! Read More »
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Metairie Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Louisiana Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(504) 523-1465
New Orleans, LA

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