Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC

Happy New Year


With the New Year upon us, 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 a wonderful holiday season and much success in the new year!

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FIRM NEWS

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer is pleased to announce that the Members have elected Karl Zimmermann as the new managing partner. Karl started with the firm in 1982, prior to moving to New York. After five years, Karl returned home to New Orleans and to BHBM, where he has represented closely-held businesses and their owners, providing tax, business and strategic planning guidance for the past 22 years. Karl is excited about this new role and he looks forward to leading the firm into 2017 and beyond.

In October 2016, the firm welcomed Alex Aughtry as an associate, practicing primarily in maritime and civil litigation. Click here to learn more about Alex.

RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please join us in wishing our friends and colleagues many years of health and happiness in retirement.

Bernard Ticer, a litigator with the firm since 1985, retired from the practice of law on September 30, 2016.

Paul Vance, a litigator with the firm since 2000, has announced his retirement from the practice of law, effective December 31, 2016.

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 2016:

Matthew Treuting was named “Project Leader of the Year” by the Young Leadership Council for his contributions to the community and YLC.

In May, the firm proudly sponsored the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s (GNOF) third annual GiveNOLA Day. GNOF generated an astonishing $4M for over 700 nonprofit organizations.

In July, firm attorneys, staff and family members spent a day volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank, where we helped repackage 24,170 pounds of nonperishable food items for distribution to community partners.

In August, the firm donated computers, furniture, hundreds of t-shirts and supplies to support those affected by the flooding in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.

In December, the firm participated in Arnaud’s 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Program, benefiting the New Orleans Police Department and local community. The bears collected are placed in officers’ vehicles and given to children they encounter while on duty who have fallen victim to trauma or tragedy.

STAFF MILESTONES

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer appreciates its staff and celebrates 14 employees who have been with the firm for over ten years each. Click here to read more.

2016 BHBM TSHIRT DESIGN

Click here to see our firm’s 2016 t-shirt theme and design.

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 2017. Click here to see a complete listing of the practice areas for which we were recognized.

BEST LAWYERS

Ten lawyers from Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. Click here to see a complete listing of our selected attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.

SUPER LAWYERS

Fourteen lawyers from Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer have been recognized by Super Lawyers; ten as Louisiana Super Lawyers 2017 and four as Rising Stars 2017. Rising 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.

In addition, five attorneys have been selected and will be published in the 2017 Super Lawyers Business Edition, including: David Carrigee (transportation/maritime), Jerome Reso, Jr. (business/corporate), Leon Rittenberg III (tax), Stephen Schott (real estate) and Bill Schwartz (transportation/maritime).

TOP LAWYERS OF NEW ORLEANS

Ten lawyers from Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, representing nine practice areas, were named New Orleans Magazine’s 2016 “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.

MERITAS RECERTIFICATION

In 2016, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer earned its recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. BHBM joined Meritas in 1990 and as a condition of its membership is required to successfully complete recertification every three years. Membership with Meritas provides our firm and clients with access to 7,300 experienced lawyers serving 236 global markets.

For information on the Meritas Quality Assurance Program, click here.

CONSTRUCTION LAW UPDATES

Our Construction Law Updates include discussions on Louisiana state and federal court decisions, legislative developments and tax issues concerning construction-related matters. Click here to sign-up to receive these updates either by mail or email.

TAX LAW ALERTS

Our Tax Law Alerts provide information on updates and changes in tax law on both the federal and state level. They also highlight firm events and continuing education programs of interest to tax professionals. Click here to sign-up to receive our Tax Law Alerts.

BHBM’S LOUISIANA ESTATE PLANNING HANDBOOK

Our tax and estate planning attorneys have published an updated edition of The Louisiana Estate Planning Handbook: A Guide for the Professional Advisor. Click here to access the order form. Click here to view the handbook’s table of contents.

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Sincerely,
Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC


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