Pineville, Louisiana Business Lawyers

Kyle P. Polozola
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Lafayette, LA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(337) 235-2232 2020 W Pinhook Road
Suite 303
Lafayette, LA 70508
Business, Energy and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans
Con Cotter
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Lafayette, LA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
315 South College
Suite 163
Lafayette, LA 70503
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.
Karli Glascock Johnson
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(225) 389-3704 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Energy, Environmental and Products Liability
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
G. Blane Clark Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(225) 382-3414 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Antitrust, Energy and Securities
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Thomas D. Bourgeois Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(225) 382-4610 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business and Construction
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
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 owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in the industrial and commercial markets and in both the private and public sectors. He has drafted construction contracts for owners, drafted and filed numerous Private Works Act liens, assisted clients with obtaining contractor’s licenses in multiple states, and represented clients in Public Bid Law disputes.

Prior to joining Kean Miller, Beau served as an Issue Editor for the Louisiana Law Review...
M. Dwayne Johnson
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(225) 382-3415 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
Hannah D. Robinson
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(225) 382-3474 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business and Real Estate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Hannah Robinson is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2014 and practices in the business, corporate and real estate practice groups. Hannah represents buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, investors and lenders in all aspects of commercial and industrial real estate transactions, including acquisition and development, leasing, land use and zoning, title and survey matters and project finance.

Hannah earned her B.S. in Finance from Louisiana State University in 2010. She earned her J.D./D.C.L., cum laude, from the LSU Law Center in 2014, where she received the CALI award for the highest...
B. Troy Villa
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
301 Main Street, Suite 2300
PO Box 3197
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3197
Business and Health Care
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Troy Villa practices extensively in the areas of business transactions, corporate advisory, banking and finance. He also represents both lenders and borrowers in leveraged financing transactions, mezzanine financing, private equity funding, venture capital and other high-yield credit facilities. He also represents clients in a wide variety of business transactions, including the structuring, negotiation and drafting of contracts and agreements related to the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, corporate reorganizations, limited liability company and other entity formations and restructuring and other general corporate matters.
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.
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
Charles S. McCowan Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(225) 382-3404 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Antitrust, Appeals and Civil Rights
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
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...
Phyllis D. Sims
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(225) 389-3717 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Administrative and Tax
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
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
Forrest E. Guedry
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(225) 382-3464 400 Convention St
#700
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business
Loyola University New Orleans
Forrest Guedry is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2018 and practices in the litigation group. Prior to joining the firm, Forrest practiced insurance and worker’s compensation defense in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Forrest earned his B.A., cum laude, from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2012. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2015, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal. He also participated in the Loyola Moot Court Program as an oralist on the 2014-2015 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty...
Jeffrey N. Boudreaux
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(225) 389-3716 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business and Construction
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
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
Randy R. Cangelosi
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(225) 382-3723 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Energy, Environmental and Medical Malpractice
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Randy Cangelosi is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He practices in the litigation group. Randy represents clients in complex products liability, general litigation, commercial and business litigation, environmental litigation, healthcare issues and related business disputes, medical malpractice defense, telecommunications law and litigation, trademark and intellectual property claims, and personal injury defense. He has trial experience in products liability defense and large commercial litigation matters. He also has experience in NORM, TERM and asbestos cases in the energy industry. Randy also has served client's needs on a national level, obtaining various admissions to the bar in...
John E. Heinrich
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(225) 389-3718 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Environmental, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
John Heinrich is Of Counsel to the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2000 and practices in the litigation group. John represents clients in commercial litigation, products liability, chemical exposure claims, personal injury defense, medical malpractice defense, toxic tort defense, ERISA, and OSHA matters. John has litigated cases not only in Louisiana but in 14 other states in both state and federal forums.

John earned his B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1973. He earned his J.D. in 1987 from the LSU Law Center where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Order...
Robert A. Hawthorne Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 57 years experience
(225) 382-3402 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Bob Hawthorne is of counsel to the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He is one of the founding members of the firm and practices in the estate planning and probate, business and corporate, and real estate groups. Bob represents clients in the finance, acquisition, construction, purchase, refinancing, management, leasing and sale of various types of real estate developments, both commercial and residential, including office buildings, shopping malls, manufacturing facilities, retail centers, industrial facilities, and commercial developments.

Bob advises business and corporate clients with regard to commercial lending transactions, financings, and the structure and formation of corporate entities. He has extensive...
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...
Melissa A. Hemmans
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(225) 389-3719 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Civil Rights, Energy and Municipal
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Melissa Hemmans is an associate attorney in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2000 and practices in the area of litigation. Melissa represents major Louisiana petrochemical and manufacturing clients and local businesses in a wide variety of litigation. She advises clients with regard to litigation strategy management, and she has particular experience in litigation involving toxic tort and environmental claims. Melissa also represents clients in municipal law matters, civil rights defense and oil and gas litigation.

In March 2012, Melissa was appointed interim Hearing Officer by the judges of the Twenty-third Judicial District Court. As...
Melissa M. Cresson
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(225) 382-3443 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
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.

Wade R. Iverstine
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(225) 382-3448 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
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
John C. Funderburk
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(225) 388-0999 400 Convention St
#700
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Construction and Environmental
John Funderburk is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller and practices in the litigation and construction groups. He represents clients in energy, commercial, environmental, transportation, and construction litigation in both state and federal courts. Prior to joining the firm, John practiced with a global law firm from its Houston, Texas office.

John has represented both individuals and corporations in complex environmental litigation, contract disputes, maritime actions, personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, deceptive trade practices claims, and oilfield contamination litigation. In addition, he coordinates with clients and experts to respond quickly to accidents and incidents across the...
Isaac McPherson  Gregorie Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(225) 382-3411 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Energy and Real Estate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Russel O. Primeaux
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(225) 382-3454 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of San Diego
Donald Cazayoux Jr
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New Roads, LA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(225) 638-3276 143 East Main St
New Roads, LA 70760
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
Don Cazayoux is a former U.S. Attorney, congressman and state representative. He received a B.A. in Psychology in 1985, went on to obtain his law degree from Georgetown University in 1991, and the obtained a M.A. in Psychology in 1993. Don focuses on consumer cases involving severe injuries such as spinal injuries, broken bones, and scarring, while also practicing white-collar criminal defense. Don has substantial trial experience in both state and federal injury claims.
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
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
Tara Montgomery Madison
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(225) 389-3744 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, IP and Trademarks
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
William L. Caughman III
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(225) 389-3724 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, IP, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Reid A. Jones
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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, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Reid's practice is devoted exclusively to litigation. He represents individual and corporate clients, both large and small, in various types of disputes in federal and state courts in Louisiana. Reid has significant experience in the areas of commercial, property, insurance, and construction litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Reid served as a law clerk for the Honorable Tom Stagg, District Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
Cliffe C. Laborde, III
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(225) 930-4772 445 Louisiana Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Cliffe Laborde is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas, and has more than 24 years of experience in a wide variety of business and commercial real estate transactions, and estate planning and administration matters, including:

Asset and stock purchase transactions, and other agreements (employment, non-competition, etc.) arising in connection with business acquisitions and divestitures.
Formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, including the drafting of complex shareholder, operating and partnership agreements, and the purchase and sale of ownership interests in such entities.
Negotiation and documentation of purchase, sale, financing, development and leasing transactions related to all types of commercial real...
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...
Todd A. Rossi
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(225) 382-3434 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Tax
New York University School of Law and Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Mark A. Dore
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Lafayette, LA Business Law Attorney
(337) 235-2232 2020 W Pinhook Road
Suite 303
Lafayette, LA 70508
Business, Energy and Real Estate
Southern University Law Center
Jason R. Cashio
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Baton Rouge, LA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(225) 389-3708 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Business, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
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