Commercial Litigation & Business Transactions


Securities litigation has been one of our firm’s significant practice areas since the late 1980’s. We represent clients in FINRA arbitration proceedings, and other arbitral forums as well as in administrative, state and federal proceedings and litigation. Our attorneys routinely advise and litigate issues involving the duty of care owed by brokers, broker-dealers, financial advisers, financial institutions, insurers, registered representatives and other financial professionals as well as individuals and companies involved with the exchange, offering, purchase and sale of securities. We also represent individuals and companies in investigations and other proceedings initiated or conducted by various regulatory and governmental agencies and entities.


The complexity of banking and business insurance law is ever-increasing in response to both macro and micro domestic and international economic events. Our lawyers represent insurers who underwrite and indemnify financial institutions and business entities, including coverage for director and officer liability, employment and professional liability, fiduciary liability, lender liability, general partner liability, employee dishonesty and infidelity, securities claims and various types of errors and omissions coverage.

Real Estate and Leases

Our attorneys frequently provide advice to clients regarding real estate and lease transactions, which services include negotiating leases, subleases, amendments and lease extensions, and counseling clients on proposed real estate purchases and sales. We also represent parties in lease-related litigation, disputes over real estate transactions and developments, and litigation and administrative proceedings involving allegedly improper foreclosures, code violations, boundary disputes, and other commercial ventures.

Regulatory and Administrative

Our attorneys regularly represent individual corporate and insurance clients in regulatory and administrative proceedings before multiple state and federal agencies, including:

  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions
  • Louisiana Department of Insurance

Corporate & Transactional

Every business is unique and requires particular attention to detail in order to thrive in the marketplace. Our firm handles all relevant aspects of business formation, including operating agreements and by-laws, director and officer liability, loss prevention and risk management, insurance and indemnity, regulatory and administrative law compliance, pension and profit-sharing plan administration, employment manuals and policies, ERISA, FSLA, COBRA, FMLA and HIPPA issues and compliance, and real property purchase or lease transactions. We also have extensive experience in preparing and negotiating sales agreements and transactions, distribution and sales representative/agency agreements, intellectual property and other licensing matters, and sales, mergers and acquisitions.

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