Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC


Maritime & Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Law & Estate Planning


Representing clients since 1914, we have the expertise to handle whatever complex legal challenges come your way. With roots in Louisiana and resources reaching around the world, we strive to lead in an ever-changing business and litigation environment. Our clients become our family, and they stay with us for generations.


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At Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, there is no problem we see as too big or too small. The firm has built a diverse practice around various areas of law to best serve our clients needs.


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Firm News

BHBM & GNOF Nonprofit Compliance Workshop | August 22, 2017

June 16, 2017

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer and The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) are partnering to host a workshop on nonprofit compliance. BHBM attorneys John Rouchell and Drew Sullivan will be presenting on compliance issues related to: Governance Federal and…

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Eleven BHBM Lawyers Selected by Peers for Inclusion in 2018 Best Lawyers®

August 15, 2017

Eleven lawyers from Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018, representing twelve different practice areas, including: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Closely Held Companies and…

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Representative Matters

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21 Aug 2017

Conservation Easements: How flexible is too flexible?

For conservation easements[1] there is an inherent struggle between the IRS requirement of perpetuity[2] and the need for flexibility. To...

14 Aug 2017

Louisiana Delegation Introduces the Red Snapper Act of 2017

In a move applauded by recreational anglers, Louisiana’s 6th District Representative Garret Graves (R-LA 6) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)...

8 Aug 2017

Maritime Update: Vessel Owner Not Required to Intervene in Unloading Operations

On August 3, 2017, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals determined a vessel owner did not breach its duty to...

7 Aug 2017

Louisiana Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of “Good Faith” in Environmental Whistleblower Statute

Siding with a terminated employee and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), the Louisiana Supreme Court clarified the meaning...

3 Aug 2017

CPRA Establishes a Natural Resource Damage Banking Program

The final regulations for Louisiana’s new Natural Resource Damage (NRD) Banking Program were published last week in the July edition...

1 Aug 2017

BHBM Tax Law Alert 8/1/2017

WELCOME Thank you for subscribing to our firm’s Tax Law Alert. In this newsletter you will find information on updates...


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