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19 Jul 2019

Property Tax Assessments and Appeal Rights

Tax rolls for various Parishes in Louisiana are now open, or are set to be open this month, for inspection. We encourage all property owners to review the tax rolls to make sure that their assessment is correct. The tax…


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, Louisiana law determines who inherits your property. This Louisiana law was written before the invention of the automobile, the airplane…


16 Apr 2019

Article: Selling a Professional Services Business

Published in the Journal of the Louisiana Dental Association Vol. 78, No. 1 – Spring 2019 Building a successful professional services business takes years of hard work and dedication. In addition to running the day-to-day operations of the business, owners…


1 Mar 2019

Article: Five Questions to Ask if Your Facility Has a Release

Unexpected or unpermitted releases are a common risk of industrial operations. When they occur at a facility or job site, some of the first questions you may think to ask as a plant owner or employee might include: 1. Do…


22 Feb 2019

Article: La., U.S. Supreme Courts Weigh In By Not Weighing In on Highly Watched Cases

Published in Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 66, No. 5. Bayou Canard, Inc., v. State, through Coastal Prot. & Restoration Auth., 18-0095 (La. 10/29/18), 254 So.3d 1209 (denying writ). As discussed in the August/September 2018 Louisiana Bar Journal, the Louisiana 1st…


21 Oct 2018

Article: Arguments to Combine Land Loss Suits Rejected

Published in Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 66, No. 3. In Re: La. Coastal Zone Land Loss Litigation, 317 F.Supp.3d 1346 (Mem) (Multi. D. Lit. 2018.) After being removed to federal court again (the third time for some of the cases),…


8 Aug 2018

Article: A Tale of Two Bayous – Bayou Bridge and Bayou Canard

Published in Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 66, No. 2. Joseph v. Secretary, La. Dep’t of Nat. Res., No. 38,163, 23rd Jud’l Dist. Ct., St. James Parish. In a case centered around the state Coastal Use Permit (permit) granted by the…


19 Feb 2018

Article: Eastern District Finds Pipeline Companies Owe Duty to Servient Estate Landowner

Published in Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 65, No. 5. While most court watchers have been focused on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s (SLFPA-E) pipeline damage case’s rise to and burnout at the United States Supreme Court or on the…


17 Nov 2017

Article: Catching a Jones Act Seaman’s ‘Golden Parachute’

Published in Marine News magazine’s November 2017 issue. A challenging offshore environment produces a different but equally difficult development. Will you be ready when it comes to your fleet? Unfortunately, our industry continues to suffer due to the depressed oil…


9 Oct 2017

Article: Environmental Whistleblower Statute

Published in Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 65, No. 3. The Louisiana Environmental Whistleblower Statute, La. R.S. 30:2027, provides protection from retribution (via treble damages) for employees acting in good faith who disclose or threaten to disclose a violation of any…


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