The best step a person can take to avoid a potential real estate dispute is to seek advice before buying, selling, developing, or leasing property. Whether you are a buyer, seller, landlord, or tenant, becoming informed about your legal rights and obligations is crucial to being successful. I will work with you in drafting a purchase agreement, lease, or joint venture agreement, with the goal of minimizing your potential liabilities and maximizing the strength of your position.
At times, litigation may be a necessary step to protect your rights. I have years of experience handling lease and purchase agreement disputes, evictions, warranty claims, fraud claims, and boundary/servitude issues.
I also handle suits to quiet title, representing tax deed purchasers and original owners.
Generally, the Real Estate practice areas include:
- Lease drafting
- Section 8/HUD evictions
- Suits to quiet title (tax title)
- Real Estate Litigation
- Purchase agreement disputes
- Lease disputes
- Warranty cases
- Servitude/easement disputes
- Redhibition (hidden defects)
Whether you are a contractor, renovator, subcontractor, or owner, you need legal advice and guidance to minimize your exposure and maximize your position. Before entering into a construction contract, it is important to negotiate fair terms and be aware of potential pitfalls that may arise. If a dispute arises, you can rely on my guidance to seek a resolution or, if necessary, take action to protect your rights.
For 14 years I have focused my practice on assisting those involved with construction projects – contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, homeowners and other property owners.
Construction Law services:
- Contract drafting
- Mechanic Liens
- Construction disputes (litigation/arbitration)
- New Home Warranty Act
- Contractor Licensing
Personal injuries happen every day. Sometimes others are to blame, sometimes they are not. Automobile accidents, dangerous premises conditions, and intentional acts of others can cause serious and debilitating injuries.
It is easy to find an attorney to take an accident case, and there are a lot of personal injury attorneys in New Orleans. It is difficult to find an attorney who will pay personal attention to your case. I strive to build a relationship of trust and accountability with my clients, and will always provide straightforward and practical advice.
Prior to litigating against insurance companies, I worked for firms that defended insurance companies. I understand how adjusters and insurance companies approach personal injury cases. I devote my time to making sure clients understand the strengths (and sometimes weaknesses) of their case in order to obtain solid results.
Personal Injury Services include:
- Auto Accidents
- Premises Liability (slip and fall)
- Wrongful Death
- Crippling Injury Cases
If you are in business, it is just a matter of time before a legal need will arise. As a New Orleans business owner myself, I understand the day-to-day challenges business owners face. I work with start-ups, entrepreneurs, and established business owners to provide guidance, advice, and serve their legal needs.
As a commercial litigator, I represent a wide array of businesses, large and small, that range from:
- Real estate developers
- General contractors
- Engineering firms
- Landscape design/maintenance
- Bar owners
- Grocery store owners
- Convenience/Gas Station owners
- Security guard services
I provide guidance in preparing initial formation documents (LLCs, corporations, partnerships), drafting and negotiating operating agreements, joint venture/partnership agreements, and offer general advice. Depending on your needs, we can discuss flat-fee arrangements or retainer-based agreements.
I have experience in dealing with State and local regulatory bodies, and can assist with licensing (alcohol and tobacco), permitting, and compliance. I also have specialized knowledge and experience in the business of convenience store/gas stations, and co-own and operate a local c-store in New Orleans.
Business practice areas include:
- Commercial Litigation/Contractual Disputes
- Insurance Disputes
- Business formation
- Operating Agreements
- Contract/Service Agreement Drafting
- Employment Contracts
- Non-Disclosure Agreements