Commercial Real Estate
Our real estate and transactional attorneys are generally recognized as leaders in the industry. We represent developers, lenders, realtors, and individual and corporate clients in a variety of commercial and industrial real estate closing transactions, including exchanges, real estate, refinancing, sales, and UCC secured transactions and work-outs. Our real estate and transactional attorneys are licensed title insurance agents, and the firm is authorized to write title policies for First American Title Insurance Company of Louisiana and Chicago Title Insurance Company.
Further, we have an established commercial real estate development practice, representing clients in sophisticated development transactions nationally, regionally, and locally. Our development practice covers a broad range of property types, including office, retail, industrial, multifamily, hotel, resort/hospitality, and mixed-use developments. Our lawyers and professionals are dedicated solely to our clients’ real estate development needs. We walk you through all phases of the real estate development process, including purchase options and rights of first refusal, land acquisitions, construction, protective covenants, easement agreements, leasing, government economic incentives, joint ventures, and much more.
Finally, the firm also represents landlords, lenders, and tenants in negotiation and documentation of commercial and residential lease transactions, including free standing building leases, lease financing, and office, retail, and shopping center leases.
Our attorneys have represented clients in virtually every aspect of a variety of types of business deals. We take pride in providing the full range of services in our representation of our clients, from “soup to nuts” representation down to limited contract negotiation, drafting or review. Among other things, we have regularly provided representation in the following areas:
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Business Banking and Finance
- Operating Agreements
- Outside General Counsel
- Public/Private Partnerships
- Cooperative Endeavor Agreements
- Master Service Agreements
- Construction Contracts
- Contract Drafting, Review and Negotiation
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
The practice area of cybersecurity and data privacy includes, but is not limited to, the following: Privacy Policies; Online Cookies policies; HIPAA compliance; California Consumer Privacy Act Compliance; Biometric Privacy Rights, Risks, and Responsibilities; Employee Technology Policies; Employee Cyber Hygiene Training; Cyber Hygiene Policies; Cyber Insurance Negotiation; Data Breach Coaching and Reporting Compliance; Data Security Policies in business transactions and vendor agreements; Advice and counsel on Electronic Stored Communications Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act advice, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act information, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act guidance.
Estate Planning & Successions
Relying on more than twenty-five plus years of experience, we help you determine what legal documents (Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will) you need in place as you contemplate not only end-of-life decisions but also whose help you may need as you get older. Upon the passing of a loved one, we prepare the necessary succession documents to have the deceased’s assets and property transferred to his/her heirs.