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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BHBM CPA Seminar_Lafayette | Register Today

May 8, 2019

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer will be hosting its 36th Annual Seminar for Certified Public Accountants in Lafayette on Thursday, June 13, 2019. We hope that you can join us! Date/Location Lafayette Seminar – Thursday, June 13, 2019 Registration 1:30pm, Program 2pm-4pm…

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Estate Planning in Louisiana | Frequently Asked Questions

May 21, 2019

I. DO I NEED A WILL IN LOUISIANA? Absolutely! If you die without a Will or with an invalid Will, Louisiana law determines who inherits your property. This Louisiana law was written before the invention of the automobile, the airplane…

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23 May 2019

Kendall Vick Public Law Foundation Awarded Calogero Justice Award

The Kendall Vick Public Law Foundation was recently awarded the Calogero Justice Award, named in honor of Chief Justice Pascal...

23 May 2019

Insurance Update: Arbitration Clause Not Preempted Under Louisiana Law

In the case of McDonnel Group, LLC v Great Lakes Insurance, SE, UK Branch, decided on May 13, 2019, the...

21 May 2019

Estate Planning in Louisiana | Frequently Asked Questions

I. DO I NEED A WILL IN LOUISIANA? Absolutely! If you die without a Will or with an invalid Will,...

21 May 2019

Maritime Update: Personal Jurisdiction Decision in Shifting Cargo Case

In the Fifth Circuit case decided May 10, 2019 of Jose Carmona v Leo Ship Management, Inc., the court affirmed...

15 May 2019

BHBM Co-Hosts Opportunity Zone Program | May 14, 2019

On May 14, 2019, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer co-hosted a program on Opportunity Zones at the Southern Yacht Club....

13 May 2019

Maritime Update: La. Supreme Court Rules Collateral Source Rule Does Not Apply to Medical Expenses Charged Above the Amount

In the case of Simmons v. Cornerstone Investments, LLC decided by the Louisiana Supreme Court on May 8, 2019, they...


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