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18 Jun 2021

Construction Law Update – July 2021

The Construction Law Update is published by Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC for the benefit of its clients and others having an interest in the construction industry. It includes discussions of Louisiana state and federal court decisions, legislative developments and tax issues concerning construction-related…


16 Jun 2021

BHBM Welcomes Kendra Merchant to Firm

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer is pleased to announce that Kendra Merchant has joined the firm as a transactional associate. About Kendra Kendra Merchant has joined the firm as a transactional associate. Kendra focuses her practice in the area of…


2 Jun 2021

BHBM Welcomes Alexandra Lamothe to Firm

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer is pleased to announce that Alexandra Lamothe has joined the firm as a litigation attorney. About Alexandra Alexandra “Alex” Lamothe has joined the firm as a litigation attorney, bringing with her over 20 years of…


20 May 2021

Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Leon Rittenberg III

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized Leon Rittenberg III in its 2021 edition. Leon was ranked in the Louisiana – Marine Finance section. Through its research, Chambers noted: Leon Rittenberg has an excellent…


20 May 2021

BHBM Attorney Brian Johnson Receives LSBA Award for Pro-Bono Work

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer attorney Brian Johnson was recognized for the integral part he plays in providing legal assistance to those who might not otherwise have access to an attorney by being awarded the LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org Award at the Louisiana State Bar…


19 May 2021

Maritime Update: Injury to Employee Driving to Work Deemed Covered by OCSLA and LHWCA

The Fifth Circuit issued its ruling on May 14, 2021 in the case of Owensby & Kritikos, Incorporated v. Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs and James Boudreaux. The issue in the case was whether an onshore injury to a…


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 of Texas, LLC” and determined the plaintiff did not have a substantial connection to a vessel or fleet of vessels,…


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 extremely grateful for all of the individuals that contribute to our firm’s success day-in and day-out. We are proud of…


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 disabilities, about how to preserve governmental benefits through the use of Special Needs Trusts. The video is linked below. Click…


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 penalty for any time worked over 40 hours per week. These principles apply, of course, only to those workers who…


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