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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At Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, there is no problem we see as too big or too small. The firm has built a diverse practice around various areas of law to best serve our clients needs.


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Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes To Avoid | Call for a Complimentary Consultation

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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11 May 2021

Maritime Update: 5th Circuit Decides Sanchez is Not a Seaman

Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the en banc (entire court) case of “Gilbert Sanchez versus Smart Fabricators...

19 Apr 2021

BHBM Celebrates Staff Milestones

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer recognizes that an organization is only as good as its people. That’s why we are...

8 Apr 2021

Video | Preserving Governmental Benefits Using a Special Needs Trust

BHBM attorney Joel Mendler recently spoke with Families Helping Families, an organization that provides support to parents of children with...

15 Mar 2021

Maritime Update: Does the FLSA apply to drilling toolpushers earning in excess of $200,000 per year?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) establishes a standard 40-hour work week by requiring employers to pay a 50% overtime...

11 Mar 2021

Maritime Update: Fifth Circuit Affirms Flood Coverage Post-Hurricane Harvey

This is an interesting insurance coverage case under Texas law after Hurricane Harvey and involving a marina. For that reason,...

13 Jan 2021

Construction Law Update – January 2021

The Construction Law Update is published by Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC for the benefit of its clients and others having an...


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