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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Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes To Avoid

October 6, 2020

Estate Planning can be complex, but its core purpose is simple: to transfer assets in a tax efficient manner that addresses family needs and goals. The following are some of the most common estate planning mistakes that people make. Familiarizing…

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COVID-19 and Tax Planning Strategies to Consider Now

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Client alert Never before has a serious health-related event produced such a negative impact on worldwide economies. Both private and publicly held companies have seen huge decreases in value. The silver lining is that these conditions create tax planning…

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23 Nov 2020

Maritime Update: “Borrowed Employee” Entitled Only to LHWCA Compensation, No Tort Suit

Waukesha Pearce Industries, Inc. employed Milorad Raicevic as an offshore platform mechanic beginning in 2008. While still employed by Waukesha...

23 Nov 2020

Maritime Update: 11th Circuit Upholds Application of DOHSA for Jet Crash Into Sea

A recent decision of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the application of the Death on the High Seas...

20 Nov 2020

BHBM Tax Law Alert | IRS Clarifies Position on Deductibility of Expenses Covered by PPP Loans

WELCOME Thank you for subscribing to our firm’s Tax Law Alert. If you have any questions pertaining to this information,...

12 Nov 2020

Maritime Update: Federal Law Controls State Law on Outer Continental Shelf

The legislation known as the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) for the exploration and development of the resources offshore...

10 Nov 2020

Maritime Update: Court Enforces One-Year Limitation on Cruise Line Ticket

On November 6, 2020 in an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case...

6 Nov 2020

Maritime Update: Fifth Circuit to Rehear Sanchez Case on Seaman Status En Banc

Gilbert Sanchez was injured when he tripped on a pipe welded to the deck of a jacked-up offshore drilling rig....


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