Louisiana Lawyers with a National Reputation

Fishman Haygood provides innovative solutions in both Business and Litigation. Our partners and associates are experienced in a variety of areas of law, and are recognized leaders in their fields.

Recent News

Charles Landry Successful in Annexation of St. George-Area Businesses to Baton Rouge

Charles Landry was successful in petitioning the East Baton Rouge Metro Council to annex several significant St. George-area businesses to Baton Rouge.  The Metro Council’s January 8, 2020 approval of the annexation was unanimous.  The pro-Baton Rouge businesses include Turner Industries, an affiliate of Stirling Properties, the Louisiana School Employees Retirement System, and affiliated businesses that own much of United Plaza.  …

Read more

Charles Landry Leads Charge for St. George-area Businesses Seeking Annexation into Baton Rouge

Charles Landry represents several significant St. George-area businesses that seek annexation to Baton Rouge.  His clients include Turner Industries, an affiliate of Stirling Properties, the Louisiana School Employees Retirement System, and affiliated businesses that own much of United Plaza.  The total assessed value of the real property at issue is $16 million. The Metro Council will vote on the annexation petitions on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.  Read more here.  

Read more

Charles Landry and Lauren De Witt help Lafayette create 5 Economic Development Districts

At the request of Mayor Joel Robideaux, the City-Parish of Lafayette recently hired Charles Landry and Lauren De Witt to assist in the creation of six Economic Development Districts (EDDs) in the City of Lafayette. The Council ultimately voted in favor of creating five EDDs. The EDDs add an important tool to the City’s economic development toolkit, with the ability to levy up to 2% sales taxes and hotel taxes and to partner with third party nonprofit groups and private developers to fund and construct a variety of economic development projects within the EDD. …

Read more

Resources

Maureen Gershanik Weighs in on Securities Law Implications of the Opportunity Zone Program

As more investors eye lucrative investment opportunities in Qualified Opportunity Zones, the SEC and state regulators will be monitoring securities activities associated with the program. Maureen Gershanik advises that, at the federal level, careful compliance with these four areas of securities regulations will help avoid costly violations that could delay or even prevent a transaction: Securities Offering Regulation, Broker-Dealer Regulation, Investment Adviser Regulation, and Investment Company Act Regulation.  Learn more in Maureen’s article that was recently published by the ABA Probate & Property Magazine.

Read more

CDFI Fund Opens 2019 NMTC Application Round

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund today announced the opening of the calendar year 2019 allocation round of the federal new markets tax credit (NMTC). Applications are due October 28, 2019. The CDFI Fund anticipates announcing 2019 NMTC awards in summer 2020. The CDFI Fund provides resources including an introduction to the NMTC program, the NMTC program application, the Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA), an Awards Management Information System navigation guide, an application FAQ and an application roadmap presentation here.

Read more