Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC

Coastal Law

Overview

Louisiana’s proximity to water and a resource rich coastal zone is at once our biggest challenge and our greatest opportunity. The entire nation depends on the productivity of our region’s ports, estuaries, oil & gas infrastructure, industrial facilities and agriculture. Likewise, where our mud and water meet has given rise to cultural resources and traditions that grace the dinner plates and ears of millions of people around the world.

However much of this infrastructure rests in the dynamic ecosystem built by the Mississippi River, constantly threatened by the storms and waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

While there are risks of a coastal existence, there are also tremendous opportunities for growth and innovation. Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer has been in Louisiana for over a century and has the experience to help clients maximize opportunities in the coastal region while managing the risks of living, owning a business or operating in this unique environment.

BHBM’s Coastal Law Group recognizes the legal complexities brought on by our geography and focuses on the intersection between environmental, property, water, oil & gas and administrative law. Legal issues arising in the coastal context do not exist in vacuums isolated by traditional practice areas; neither should your attorney.

Our attorneys are ready to assist with your coastal issue, including:

  • Coastal Zone Management Act Permitting
  • Mitigation and Restoration Land Banks
  • Conservation Easements
  • Dredge & Fill Permitting
  • Compensatory Mitigation
  • Floodplain and Water Resources Management
  • Land Use Planning
  • Water Bottoms, Navigability and Boundary Disputes
  • State and Federal Wildlife & Fisheries Matters
  • Expropriation and Property Disputes


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