Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC

Happy New Year


As we enter a new year, we find ourselves reflecting on all of the things for which we are grateful. Our relationship with you is something we truly value. Thank you for the partnership, the friendship and the opportunity to work together. We wish you much success in 2018.

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Message from the Managing Partner

 

2017 was an exciting year at BHBM with the addition of five highly credentialed and energetic attorneys with diverse practice areas. The firm’s upcoming 104th year in New Orleans should prove to be one filled with further growth and expansion, while continuing to provide core services in maritime and commercial litigation and tax, transactional and estate planning. Our mission statement reflects the firm’s continuing commitment to our clients, the legal profession and the people we work with and for. BHBM will continue its strong commitment to the community and its efforts to make the firm a place where all want to be.

Karl Zimmermann

 

Our Mission

In 2017, the firm embarked on a project to identify our primary aims and values. The result consists of a simple sentence – our firm’s mission statement – which is supported by four cornerstones.

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer’s mission is to be a client-focused organization, recognized for providing the highest level of legal services, resulting in long-term relationships.

The cornerstones of our firm’s existence are:

Our Growth

In 2017, the firm welcomed five new attorneys to the practice. Please join us in welcoming them to the firm.

 

Lawrence “Larry” DeMarcay III
In April 2017, Larry joined the firm’s maritime and commercial litigation practice. Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 


Jeannette Waring
In May 2017, Jeannette joined the firm’s tax practice. Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

George “Jack” Casanova, Jr.
In June 2017, Jack joined the firm’s tax practice. Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

Beaux Jones
In July 2017, Beaux joined the firm’s environmental litigation practice. Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Fontenot
In January 2018, Valerie joined the firm’s litigation practice. Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

Retirement Announcement

 

Leon Rittenberg, Jr., a partner with the firm since 1994 and a practicing attorney of over 55 years, has announced his retirement from the practice of law effective December 31, 2017.

In addition to being a leader within the firm for many years, Mr. Rittenberg has served as a leader and an advocate in the community with his many charitable contributions. His past roles have included serving as president of the Jewish Endowment Foundation and also of the Board of Trustees of Touro Synagogue. He has also served as chairman of Metairie Park Country Day School, director of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and as a member of the Louisiana Bar Association’s Ethics Advisory Council.

 

In the Community

At Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, we encourage one another to not just be “In the Community,” but “Of the Community.” Whether individually or as a collective, we are committed to giving back to the place we’ve called home for over 100 years. Here are just a few notes from 2017:

BHBM T-Shirt Concept

In November, the firm hosted its inaugural BHBM T-shirt Pitch Competition. The contest invited everyone in the office to come up with an idea for this year’s t-shirt theme, with the top three ideas advancing to a firm-wide pitch competition.

Click here to see the winning design and runners-up.

Awards & Honors

U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS “BEST LAW FIRMS”

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer has been named a Tier 1 New Orleans Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in ten practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2018. Click here to see a complete listing of the practice areas for which we were recognized.

BEST LAWYERS

Eleven lawyers from Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Additionally, Leon Rittenberg III was recognized as the 2018 Non-Profit/Charities Law “Lawyer of the Year” in New Orleans. Click here to see a complete listing of our selected attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS USA

In 2017, Chambers and Partners USA recognized Leon Rittenberg III in the Louisiana Corporate/M&A: Tax section, noting “his excellence in the federal tax space.” Click here to read more.

SUPER LAWYERS

Fourteen lawyers from Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer have been recognized by Super Lawyers; eleven as Louisiana Super Lawyers 2018 and three as Rising Stars 2018Rising Stars is a Super Lawyers designation for attorneys 40 years old or younger who have practiced law for 10 years or less. Click here to see a complete listing of our selected attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.

TOP LAWYERS OF NEW ORLEANS

Twelve lawyers from Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, representing nine practice areas, were named New Orleans Magazine’s 2017 “Top Lawyers of New Orleans.” Click here to see a complete listing of our selected attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.

Alerts & Updates

The firm publishes many updates and alerts, which provide discussions on Louisiana state and federal court decisions and legislative developments concerning specific areas of law, including:

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW UPDATES

Click here to sign-up to receive the firm’s Environmental Law Updates via email.

MARITIME UPDATES

Click here to sign-up to receive the firm’s Maritime Updates via email.

CONSTRUCTION LAW UPDATES

Click here to sign-up to receive our Construction Law Updates either by mail or email.

TAX LAW ALERTS

Click here to sign-up to receive our monthly Tax Law Alerts via email.

 

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Sincerely,

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC

New Orleans, LA


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